By: Lauren James
Genre: YFM - Romance & relationships stories (Children's / Teenage)
Published by: Walker Books
Published: 1 Mar 2019
ISBN: 9781406375510


A sci-fi mystery adventure about the last surviving members of the human race.

How far would you go to save those you love? Lowrie and Shen are the youngest people on the   planet after a virus caused global infertility. Closeted in a pocket of London and doted upon by a small, ageing community, the pair spend their days mudlarking and looking for treasure – until a   secret is uncovered that threatens not only their family but humanity’s entire existence. Now Lowrie and Shen face an impossible choice: in the quiet at the end of the world, they must decide who to save and who to sacrifice…


Lauren James has a knack of writing in a way that immediately endears her characters to you, while creating a storyline that just flows.

She is often known for writing apocalyptic stories, and this is no different. We look at life on Earth 85 years after what started as severe nose-bleeding, which was only later discovered to be total global infertility.

Firstly, embryos were artificially fertilised. However, with these rapidly running out, what does a world do to continue existing?

I won’t tell you here, but I will tell you that you will love the last two human teenagers, Lowrie and Shen. Particularly the way these two react to the many discoveries and hard truths that they encounter, and how beautifully they deal with these challenges.

This is a fantastic sci-fi romance, full of humanity (even though it features a human race that is nearly extinct!). You will be left with a heartfelt warmth that will resonate with you long after you finish reading.

It is a fantastic novel that is suited to all teenagers.

Reviewed by Rob