Last Thursday, I was off on a special mission. A mission that took me all the way to Kenilworth, faster than a shooting star, headed for Kenilworth Books to make it on time for the launch of The Loneliest Girl in the Universe.
Last time I was at a launch for a Lauren James book, I’d already read the book. This time, I had to wait until the launch to get my own copy, so anticiaption levels were high, because 1) book launches are inherently cool, 2) I haven’t seen Lauren in a little while and 3) I could finally get my hands on a copy off The Loneliest Girl.
It’s such a pretty cover, guys
Me and Beth rocked up in our finest space gear. The Loneliest Girl is set aboard a spaceship called The Infinity, and so the invitation encouraged space inspired outfits. And the first thing we did when we walked through the door was get glittered up.
Not featured: my space skirt and Beth’s space top.
As ever the food was themed, meaning lots of star and moon shaped biscuits, star sprinkled brownies and a fabulous looking cake inspired by the book cover. Fun fact: the cake had skittles and popping candy inside it. Absolutely delicious.
Lauren’s editor made a speech about how great the book has been to work on and how great Lauren has been to work with. And then Lauren made a speech about how excited she is about The Loneliest Girl. Last week it was announced that Harper Collins will be publishing the USA run, so it’s no wonder that Lauren’s super excited for her third book.
Srs author business
Before cutting the cake and signing everyone’s copies of The Loneliest Girl, Lauren read the first chapter aloud. I’m so looking forward to reading The Loneliest Girl – a space romantic thriller. Not a combination of words you hear every day.
You can read the first chapter for free here or listen to Lauren read it here. And if you want to get your hands on The Loneliest Girl in the Universe by Lauren James, you should be able to at your nearest bookshop.
I had a great time at the launch, and I’m sure reading The Loneliest Girl is going to be just as good. Watch this space for a review.
Space glitter nerds
I was invited to the launch of The Loneliest Girl in the Universe as a friend, not as blogger. This blog post is entirely just because I had a great time, and book launches are cool.