The Quiet at the End of the World

By Lauren James

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

"A hugely rewarding read." SFX Magazine “James is one to watch.“ Kirkus Reviews 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 their entire existence. Now Lowrie and Shen face an impossible choice: in the quiet at the end of the world, they must decide what to sacrifice to save the whole human race...

Categories: Fiction

For readers aged: 14+

  • Publication details:
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781406375510
  • Published: 07 Mar 2019
  • Price: £7.99
  • Size: 198 x 129 mm
  • Pages: 352

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Customer reviews


'“I adored The Quiet at the End of the World and it will be one of the books I’ll recommend more often to anyone who cares to listen. It is essential that you read this if you love realistic post-apocalyptic stories.”' Parabatai Reviews

'“[…] a credible, hugely rewarding read.”' SFX

'“This book made me cry, it made me laugh and it made me yell uncontrollably at 1am and I would absolutely do it all over again.”' Fantastic Books and Where to Find Them

'“Honestly, I was hooked from the first two pages and I did not want to put this book down.”' MamaMummyMum

'“Everything is nigh on perfect. This is a clever, clever book that marks Lauren James as a storyteller of enormous talent.”' Geek Dad

'“Layered, nuanced, compelling, beautiful and completely believable, this is science fiction as it should be.”' Fallen Star Stories

'“There are so many things within the pages of this story that are so very real. Perfect for teens & YA, but for all the adults out there – never be afraid to pick up a book such as this. If your children are reading it then it’s important but more than that it will also tap in to that part of you that was young and full of dreams as to what the world could be for you.”' Shelley Fallows

'“It is a book that stays with you long after reading…”' The School Librarian

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