Friday, September 15, 2017

Book Review :: The Loneliest Girl in the Universe

The Loneliest Girl in the Universe

"Can you fall in love with someone you’ve never met, never even spoken to – someone who is light years away?"

Yusss!!  I so needed to read a book set in a spaceship!  I knew from the blurb that it would hook me, and I was so right.  Initially my interest lay in how Romy had constructed a life/world for herself all alone in her spaceship.  A daily audio message (sent months ago, from Earth) is her only link to anyone in the universe.  I mean.  How do you.  Even..  It's beyond horror.  And yet, so intriguing, and somehow not completely horrifying...  Her daily routine, origami construction, fan fic writing, etc, set a cosy scene...  How is it that being stuck in space is basically the most terrifying thing to imagine, and so much fun to read about?  I had the same feels reading Cress... (I need to read more in this genre, stat).

The story develops pretty quickly, tightly plotted and un-put-down-able.  Some of Romy's back story comes to light and it's dark-as, but makes her existence all the more remarkable.  There is a steady build of tension and small reveals.  So good.  Romy grows in my esteem with every challenge set down, and... I dunno, can I say more?  Maybe not.  It's already out, so go read it! You'll see...

Review copy kindly provided by Walker Books

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