Tuesday, 28 February 2017

The Next Together

The Next Together by Lauren James

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... {goodreads summary}

Time travel, romance and an action-packed adventure - what more could you ask for in a novel?

"I don't think there are any true heroes. Just people who ignore their survival instincts long enough to do something incredibly foolhardy."

When Kate meets Matt in a university biology lab, he seems strangely familiar - right down to the Scottish accent she's expecting before he even opens his mouth. The more time they spend with each other, the more they get the sense that they have done this before. Many times. The Next Together follows Kate and Matt as they find and lose each other across various timelines. A brilliant blend of sci-fi, action and romance, The Next Together is a novel not to be missed.

"All throughout history they had been doing this, finding and loving each other and then being ripped apart before they even had a chance to live."

I particularly loved the way the different time lines weaved together; James' ability to keep track of all the threads and keep the pace moving was superb. 

"She had been here before. She knew she had, except she definitely hadn't."

My favourite parts of TNT were the really cute emails/texts/fridge notes between 2019 Katherine and Matthew which were often used to start the chapters. They were funny and gave a great insight into the characters. 

"This conference is everything I want in life: sun, sand and four talks a day about health and safety."

I'm really intrigued to see what happens in the sequel - The Last Beginning (which is a brilliant title!) - as I'm not really sure where the story will go next. 

No comments:

Post a Comment