The Next Together is released!!

“Funny, romantic and compulsively readable” – The Bookseller

Perfect for holidays” – Marie Claire

How many times can you lose the person you love?

Katherine and Matthew are destined to be born again and again, century after century. Each time, their presence changes history for the better, and each time, they fall hopelessly in love, only to be tragically separated.

Spanning the Crimean War, the Siege of Carlisle and the near-future of 2019 and 2039 they find themselves sacrificing their lives to save the world. But why do they keep coming back? What else must they achieve before they can be left to live and love in peace?

Maybe the next together will be different…

A powerful and epic debut novel for teenagers about time-travel, fate and  the timelessness of first love. The Next Together is told through a mixture of regular prose, diary entries, letters, “original” historical documents, news reports and internet articles. 

As of RIGHT NOW, my book has been released in the UK and Australia! I’ve already been sent pictures of it in real life bookshops, oh my god guys.


At Queen’s Park Books!

At Foyles Stratford!

I started writing this book in 2010, when I was a young innocent of eighteen, and I can’t believe my story has come so far that I now have an actual book which I can hold in my hands, that people can read and love as much as I do. I even have incredibly cool things like animated covers, and fans! There are already gifsets! For a book that has been officially released for… minute!

I mean…..who ever thought this would be real life? I definitely didn’t.

I’m so grateful to everyone who has supported me on this journey. Your endless enthusiasm has made my jump into the world of publishing, which could have been terrifying, into an absolutely thrilling experience. I feel like the luckiest person in the world and I’m so proud to be part of such a loving community. The YA book world is a magical place.

I really, really hope you enjoy the book as much as I’ve enjoyed writing and publishing it. Here’s to many more books to come!

Before I get completely teary, I’m going to leave you with my final treat. It’s a good ‘un.

This beauty was made by the genius Jack Noel, as always! Check out that shooting star! MY HEART HURTS.

(Reblog here

Happy Birthday to The Next Together! I hope that everyone loves you as much as I do.

If you’ve missed any of the extra goodies I posted over the last few days, here is a complete list:

If you use an e-reader, you can request a free personalised digital signature from me using Authorgraph to go with your eBook here!
Get your e-book signed by Lauren James

If you’d like to buy my book, it’s available online here:

Amazon UK | Waterstones | Amazon USThe Book Depository (free international shipping) |Wordery | Foyles | Kobo | iBooks | WHSmithGoodreads

A rebloggable version of this post can be found here.


15 thoughts on “The Next Together is released!!

  1. Jess @ Princessica of Books 02/09/2015 / 11:35 pm

    HAPPY BOOK BIRTHDAY! Such exciting news and will definitely be sharing this on social media :). Can’t wait for this to hit the shelves in the US so I can pick it up and read it ASAP! Again, congratulations on this amazing endeavor.


    • Lora 31/10/2015 / 1:01 am

      Has it been released in the US yet?


      • Lauren James 31/10/2015 / 9:15 pm

        Not yet! It won’t actually be out in the US until 2017…… I know that’s a long time to wait, sorry!


      • Lora 01/11/2015 / 6:02 pm

        Wow, that is a long time!! I’ll definitely be ordering it from the UK now then 🙂 I can’t wait to read it!!


  2. Christa 03/09/2015 / 1:00 pm

    Congratulations on the release of the book! Hope you have a great time at your launch tonight 😀


  3. twinsturnpages 03/09/2015 / 7:34 pm

    YAAAAY HAPPY RELEASE DAY! We’re wishing you all the best for this incredibly written book!!! -A & M x


    • Lauren James 03/09/2015 / 10:26 pm

      Thank you! You’ve been so lovely and supportive, I really appreciate it! x


  4. natashasolae 30/10/2015 / 1:10 am

    Seriously, Congrats! I can feel your emotions through the screen! Your baby is on the shelves! Whoo hoo! And I LOVE the animated cover.

    xo, N


    • Lauren James 30/10/2015 / 2:03 pm

      Thank you, Natasha! It’s still exciting to think about it being out there in the world! x


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