Competition + The Last Beginning cover reveal!

The cover of The Last Beginning is being revealed THIS TIME NEXT WEEK by some lovely Instagram and Tumblr bloggers. Whaaat!!

If that isn’t enough, there’s also going to be a VERY EXCITING ANNOUNCEMENT by the folks over at Maximum Pop! alongside the cover. Here’s a clue to what it’s about……do you have any guesses?

Clue #1



I’ll be posting more clues between now and Friday on my instagram and tumblr – anyone who guesses correctly what the announcement is will be sent a signed bookmark! I’ll update this post with the new clues too, if you would rather revisit this page.

Here’s Clue 2!



Clue 3!


No one has got it quite right yet…. 🙊 Any ideas? If you’re feeling confused, don’t worry – the clues will get more obvious as the week goes on.
You might want to go back and reread TNT looking for hints…


Clue number 4! We’ve already have a winner – the lovely @rachel_starkidx messaged me privately guessing the announcement. Congratulations Rachel!
Anyone else who guesses it right can still win a signed bookmark though – only 3 more clues left before Friday…..

Clue 5:


Clue 6:


FINAL CLUE. This is your last day to win a signed bookmark by guessing my super exciting super secret announcement about The Next Together. It’s going to be revealed on Maximum Pop! at 8pm tomorrow, along with the (amazing!) cover of The Last Beginning.
You’ve had 7 clues, and yesterday 4 people got it right, so I want to see you guys going wild with suggestions in the comment section down here. 👇👇👇👇👇👇

If you really have no ideas, here’s the answer in hangman.

_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _  _ _ _ _  _ _ _ _ _  _ _ _ _ _

Leave a letter in the comments and I’ll update it over the course of today and tomorrow.



In other news: Event update!!


Published by Lauren James

Lauren James is the twice Carnegie-nominated British author of many Young Adult novels, including Green Rising, The Reckless Afterlife of Harriet Stoker and The Loneliest Girl in the Universe. She is a RLF Royal Fellow, freelance editor and screenwriter. Lauren is the founder of the Climate Fiction Writers League, and on the board of the Authors & Illustrators Sustainability Working Group through the Society of Authors. Her books have sold over a hundred thousand copies worldwide and been translated into six languages. The Quiet at the End of the World was shortlisted for the YA Book Prize and STEAM Children’s Book Award. Her other novels include The Next Together series, the dyslexia-friendly novella series The Watchmaker and the Duke and serialised online novel An Unauthorised Fan Treatise. She was born in 1992, and has a Masters degree from the University of Nottingham, where she studied Chemistry and Physics. Lauren is a passionate advocate of STEM further education, and many of her books feature female scientists in prominent roles. She sold the rights to her first novel when she was 21, whilst she was still at university. Her writing has been described as ‘gripping romantic sci-fi’ by the Wall Street Journal and ‘a strange, witty, compulsively unpredictable read which blows most of its new YA-suspense brethren out of the water’ by Entertainment Weekly. Lauren lives in the West Midlands and is an Arts Council grant recipient. She has written articles for numerous publications, including the Guardian, Buzzfeed, Den of Geek, The Toast, and the Children’s Writers and Artist’s Yearbook 2022. She has taught creative writing for Coventry University, WriteMentor, and Writing West Midlands.

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