The Last Beginning

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About The Book

The epic conclusion to Lauren James's debut The Next Together about true love and reincarnation.

Sixteen years ago, after a scandal that rocked the world, teenagers Katherine and Matthew vanished without a trace. Now Clove Sutcliffe is determined to find her long lost relatives.

But where do you start looking for a couple who seem to have been reincarnated at every key moment in history? Who were Kate and Matt? Why were they born again and again? And who is the mysterious Ella, who keeps appearing at every turn in Clove's investigation?

For Clove, there is a mystery to solve in the past and a love to find in the future, and failure could cost the world everything.

About The Author

Lauren James graduated from the University of Nottingham, where she studied chemistry and physics. She is an Arts Council grant recipient and was longlisted for the 2016 Branford Boase Award for her debut novel, The Next Together. She lives in the West Midlands in the United Kingdom.

Product Details
  • Publisher: Sky Pony (March 2018)
  • Length: 312 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781510710221
  • Grades: 9 - 9
  • Ages: 14 - 99

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Raves and Reviews

Praise for The Last Beginning:

“As in the first book, this installment is peppered with love notes, diagrams, and photos of future events, which cleverly foreshadows some of the plot twists. Teens will relate to Clove’s struggles with identity and sexuality.” —School Library Journal

Praise for The Next Together:

"An ambitious, promising premise . . . James is one to watch." --Kirkus Reviews

“A heartbreaking and unpredictable love story spanning time and space.” --Melinda Salisbury, author of The Sin Eater’s Daughter

“Such an absorbing book. Lauren James spins together multiple timelines and plot threads to create a story that’s complex and intriguing without ever being confusing. An accomplished debut.” --Kendra Leighton, author of Glimpse

“An explosion of storytelling. It’s everything that I love about books. Read it.” --Alice Oseman, author of Solitaire

“Packed with humor, adventure, conspiracy, and epic romance, The Next Together is a sensational debut that is sure to put you on the edge of your seat and keep you there.” --Catherine Doyle, author of Vendetta

“A funny, gripping, and incredibly imaginative story of true love and reincarnation.” --Louise O’Neill, author of Only Ever Yours

Praise for The Last Beginning:

“As in the first book, this installment is peppered with love notes, diagrams, and photos of future events, which cleverly foreshadows some of the plot twists. Teens will relate to Clove’s struggles with identity and sexuality.” —School Library Journal

Praise for The Next Together:

"An ambitious, promising premise . . . James is one to watch." --Kirkus Reviews

“A heartbreaking and unpredictable love story spanning time and space.” --Melinda Salisbury, author of The Sin Eater’s Daughter

“Such an absorbing book. Lauren James spins together multiple timelines and plot threads to create a story that’s complex and intriguing without ever being confusing. An accomplished debut.” --Kendra Leighton, author of Glimpse

“An explosion of storytelling. It’s everything that I love about books. Read it.” --Alice Oseman, author of Solitaire

“Packed with humor, adventure, conspiracy, and epic romance, The Next Together is a sensational debut that is sure to put you on the edge of your seat and keep you there.” --Catherine Doyle, author of Vendetta

“A funny, gripping, and incredibly imaginative story of true love and reincarnation.” --Louise O’Neill, author of Only Ever Yours

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