I rarely review a newly released book, as there are plenty of others who do so.
This said, I finished this book last night and I was surprised how much I enjoyed it.
I preordered The Loneliest Girl in the Universe on my Kindle. It’s not uncommon for me to preorder books, so this in and of itself doesn’t speak to the quality of a particular book per se. However, if you like Sci-Fi and are looking for a very quick read that’s engaging and surprising, this just may be your next choice. I didn’t love this book, but I really, really liked it, and it was a breath of fresh air from the disappointments I’ve been attempting to read lately: books that are hailed as amazing by the general droll but have fallen flat for me in so many ways. It’s not brilliant, but it’s fast, fun, witty, and engaging. And if you’re looking for a main character to relate to, oddly enough this book–with quite an unusual premise–has her in spades.
Meet our protagonist, a sixteen-year-old girl named Romy Silvers. She’s pretty much your average teenager emotionally, but her circumstances are unique: she was born on a spaceship, the Infinity, which is on its way to a faraway planet to colonize the human race in outer space. Oh, and all the adults are dead because of a horrific accident.
She’s completely alone.
I don’t want to give any more away, but if the premise interests you, go ahead and buy the book. It’s definitely YA, but don’t let this stop you if this isn’t usually your genre. The only part I found trying were her attempts at fanfic, which I won’t explain to you as it’s not bothersome enough to get in the way of enjoyment and I understand why it’s there plotwise.
Refreshing, offbeat, with a rewarding twist ending.
Muchier Scale: 6 out of 10.