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Lauren James

  • 4 stars across 10 books
    Lauren James was born in 1992, and graduated from the University of Nottingham, UK, in 2014, where she studied chemistry and physics. Her first novel, The Next Together, a YA reincarnation romance, has been translated into five languages worldwide. It was also longlisted for the Branford Boase Award, a prize given to recognize an outstanding novel by a first-time writer. Lauren is also an Arts Council grant recipient. She lives in the West Midlands. You can find her on Twitter at @Lauren_E_James or her website laurenejames.co.uk.

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    2nd September 2021

    Green Rising

    Set in a near-future world on the brink of ecological catastrophe, Lauren James's novel is a gripping, witty and rom... More

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    7th March 2019

    The Quiet at the End of the World

    "Lauren James is a genius at building tension." SFX Magazine "James is one to watch." Kirkus Reviews How far would you... More

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    1st July 2019

    The Starlight Watchmaker

    Wealthy students from across the galaxy come to learn at the prestigious academy where Hugo toils as a watchmaker. But... More

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    3rd September 2020

    The Reckless Afterlife of Harriet Stoker

    Shortlisted for the 2021 CrimeFest Award for Best Crime Novel for Young Adults Shortlisted for the 2022 Gramp... More

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    4th February 2021

    The Deep-Sea Duke

    Hugo is spending the holidays on his friend Dorian's home planet, Hydrox. Although thrilled at the invitation, Hugo is... More

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    3rd September 2015

    The Next Together

    How many times can you lose the person you love? High-concept romance from debut writer Lauren James. A powerfu... More

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    6th October 2016

    The Last Beginning

    A mystery to be solved in the past. A love to be uncovered in the future. The thrilling follow-up to The Next Toge... More

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    7th September 2017

    The Loneliest Girl in the Universe

    Nominated for the 2019 Carnegie medal One of Barnes & Noble's Top 15 YA Books Shortlisted for the STE... More

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    7th September 2017

    The Loneliest Girl in the Universe

    A romance set in space from the beloved author of The Next Together series. Can you fall in love with someone you've ne... More

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    7th September 2017

    The Loneliest Girl in the Universe

    A romance set in space from the beloved author of The Next Together series. Can you fall in love with someone you've ne... More

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