By: Lauren James
“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…
A powerful and epic debut novel for teenagers about time-travel, fate and the timelessness of first love. The Next Together is told through a mixture of regular prose, diary entries, letters, “original” historical documents, news reports and internet articles”
~ From Goodreads
Release Date: September 3, 2015
Hello everyone! It’s the end of another Wednesday and I’m really excited to share this latest addition to my MUST READ pile. The Next Together is about two teenagers who are constantly connected to each other. Throughout history, they always meet, always fall in love, and then are tragically torn away from each other. First of all, this book spans multiple centuries, which is completely awesome. I love reading about different time periods and I’m excited to watch the two main characters meet and love under so many different circumstances. I also have a soft spot for romance and these two characters sound adorable. Romance aside, the plot seems to suggest that Kate and Matt play a larger role in the overall balance of the world, as if their existence keeps history on the right track . Overall, this sounds like something new in a genre saturated with dystopian hum drum. I haven’t read a good time travel/reincarnation story outside of fanfiction in a very long time. I can’t wait to get my hands on this baby in September!