Book Launch: THE NEXT TOGETHER by Lauren James

Posted by on Sep 5, 2015 | 4 comments

On Thursday, Lauren James’s much-anticipated YA debut The Next Together was released. I interviewed Lauren on the Author Allsorts blog (here), and last night headed to Leamington Spa for her launch party. (Thank you for inviting me, Lauren!)

I’ve been excited about The Next Together for a long time. I read it when it was still a Word document, and loved the clever storyline and swoony romance. It’s a real mix of genres, from romance to historical to sci-fi, and uses various forms of media (emails, pie charts, maps etc.) which look amazing in the finished book. The final copy also includes a quote from my original review — my first author blurb!






The launch party was lovely, with books, flowers, wine, and book-cover-themed cupcakes dotted around. I got to catch up with some bookish friends and meet some new ones (bookish people are the nicest).



And, of course, I got my copy of The Next Together signed!



Lauren James, Kendra Leighton


If you haven’t grabbed a copy of The Next Together yet, make sure you do! I’m excited to see what happens next with book two, The Last Beginning.


  1. Thank you for coming, Kendra! It was such a lovely evening. <3

  2. Aww, sad I couldn’t be there! Would have loved to see you again Kendra. Got to meet Lauren at a Walker Books event and I have The Next Together lined-up as one of my next reads. I’ve heard so many great things about it so I can’t wait!

    • It would have been lovely to see you too, Ashleigh! Hopefully will bump into you at a book event soon. The Next Together is fabulous, enjoy! Looking forward to hearing what you think.

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