Walker Books has acquired two more YA novels from Lauren James, author of The Next Together and The Last Beginning.
The first book, The Loneliest Girl in the Universe, will be a romantic thriller set in space, due for release in autumn 2017. A second title will follow in 2018.
Commissioning editor Annalie Grainger acquired world rights in all languages, excluding North America, in a two-book deal from Claire Wilson at RCW.
Grainger said: “We’re delighted to be building on Lauren’s success. She is such a talented writer and has already gained a real following. Loneliest Girl has everything we’ve come to expect from her: an ingenious concept, fast-paced storyline and fabulous characters. There’s also a killer twist that readers won’t see coming.”