Review: The Next Together by Lauren James

the-next-togetherTitle: The Next Together

Author: Lauren James

Pages: 356 Pages

Publisher: Walker Books

The Blurb

A powerful and epic debut novel about fate and the timelessness of first love.

Katherine and Matthew are destined to be born again and again. Each time their presence changes history for the better, and each time, they fall hopelessly in love, only to be tragically separated. How many times can you lose the person you love? For Matthew and Katherine it is again and again, over and over, century after century. But why do they keep coming back? How many times must they die to save the world? What else must they achieve before they can be left to live and love in peace? Maybe the next together will be different.

The Review

Well knock me over with a feather. You know, for someone who reads as vociferously as I do it is hard to find something that feels totally new, fresh and exciting. With The Next Together by Lauren James that is exactly what I have found.

It is best described as a YA Historical Sci-Fi Time Travel Romance (try finding a section for that in your local bookshop) and it is unlike anything I have ever read before. To be honest, if someone had described The Next Together as I previously did then there is no way I would have read it. Sci-Fi is just not my thing but I am awfully glad I chose a book solely based on its cover because I loved it.

I was completely sold on Matt and Katherine’s relationship (no matter the timeframe) and I loved how little hints were peppered in the story for future books. The Next Together is just a gem of a book that I, for one, will be recommending to everyone to read.

The Next Together by Lauren James is available now.

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