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Falling in Love with Fallen

“Fascinating and scary... I loved, loved, loved it!”

“One of my favorites!”

“Fell in love with the characters and the story. I couldn’t put it down!”

These are just a few of the praises from reviewers of Lauren Kate’s novel, Fallen.

Fallen is the first book in a young-adult paranormal romance series. After being falsely accused of murdering a boy, 17-year-old Lucinda (Luce) Price is sent to the Sword & Cross Reform School in Savannah. There, she meets Daniel, a beautifully mysterious boy, who she believes she’s met before. The book centers around the friendships Luce makes, the love triangle between “cute boy” Cam, and Daniel, and the secret all of her new friends are keeping from her.

Readers will love this book because of the romance and mystery of why Luce was sent to the reform school. Fallen kept me on my toes with every turn of the page, and Lauren Kate’s biblical tone is intriguing, to say the least.

Lauren Kate had always wanted to be a ballerina until she was 15, when people told her she didn’t have the right feet for ballet. It was then that she turned to writing as a hobby, eventually going on to major in creative writing in college, and later earning a Master’s degree in fiction.

Within five years of the book being released in 2009, rumors of it being turned into a movie arose. Scott Hicks, the director of the film, took character descriptions into consideration when choosing the cast. Kate believed it important for her readers to perfectly envision her characters, which not only caught readers’ attention, but caught a casting director’s attention as well. The actors for this film perfectly fit the characters of the book. Filming took place during the spring of 2015 and the movie is set to premiere in the fall of 2016.

"It's strange to see a movie based on one of your books. I'm still figuring out how to express what it meant to me,” says Kate. “I believe we're on a path to something wonderful. I hope the film will touch you like it has already touched me." Don’t fall behind on the phenomenon compelling millions of people - be sure to read the book first.

 

Holly Myers

April, 2016