Fallen is a good book. Much to what i've been looking to read over the past few weeks. I was looking for something new and Lauren Kate certainly has peaked my interest. I definitely recommend this book as well, and i guarantee you won't be disappointed. :)
Disney have bought the options for the film... it doesn't necessarily mean there *will* be a movie, but it's a good sign :)
Lauren Kate says on her blog:
"In other news......the film rights to Fallen have been optioned by Disney! This all happened yesterday, it's still a developing story, but we are all very very excited! I usually get up pretty early in the morning, but this week, I happen to have ordered a fantastic new bed, which arrived on Wednesday night, which forced me to stay under the covers yesterday morning until the nearly obscene hour of eleven. When I finally crawled out of my cloud/mattress, I was greeted with about 30 emails from friends who'd already heard the good news: "Why didn't you tell me there was going to be a movie???"" (http://laurenkatebooks.net/born-in-time)
Fingers crossed it gets off the ground!
There are a couple of more links with news here: http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=61558 http://scifiwire.com/2009/12/will-disneys-fallen-angel.php
Actually, in EXCELLENT news, there is an entry on Mark Ciardi's entry on IMDB (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0161891/), saying that FALLEN is in development--that's a VERY good sign :)
I hope not, too! I don't think it is.. Pirate of the Caribeen was Disney, and it was pretty excellent! I think if anything they'd want to be capitalising on the success of adaptations like Twilight, so fingers crossed!
OH seriously???? a movie? fallen wasn't that spectacular.....it felt kind of......well honestly it was a little painful to make myself finish it...it felt so wooden of a plot line, the characters were a little flat to me and the emotions she was trying to portray....a little grayscale in a technicolor world.... I hope her next book is a bit better, but for disney to hop on this like a starving dog.....well, it's a bit presumptuous...
I get what you mean... I do think perhaps it's kind of a reaction to the Twilight mega-success story; trying to replicate the success with a book with a lot of promise to be as popular in the same market?
I *did* enjoy the book, personally, but I entirely understand what you mean about the writing/plot/characterisation :)
I agree, I think it's in reaction to Twilight success. The book was OK. But it didn't have the plot curve or character development that Twilight had. I think it has the potential for it, but it seemed like the first book was so drawn out in an attempt to create a series that it became flat. Also the POV was funky, I kept having to reread sentences because one minute it'd be from Luce's perspective then it would jump to a narrator. I honestly think the editor dropped the ball on this book because if it had been more thoroughly looked at it could have been much better. The mythology is sometimes the hardest to create in supernatural drama/ romances and she has it, but just not the plot skills.
All in all I look forward to reading the second book because I feel like it will unfold much better now that the first daunting book set down the foundation. If you're more about mythology than excellent writing you will still enjoy it.
I am almost finished the book and it's pretty good. I liked Twilight better cuz it moved faster but, I do like that I have to unravel what's going on. In twilight you didn't have to figure out anything it was all laid out for you. I am a sucker for the unrequited love story and its still a fast read- it does keep my interest. I hope the second one gives more details, but overall its a good read.
Torment is a sequel to Fallen. I like both books but Torment actually picked up more than the first book. And Luce has to go to a different boarding school to be safe from the outcasts. And things get tense between Luce and Daniel. I can't wait to see the movie! Finally a movie being made on angels instead of vampires.
For those that still check in on this thread and haven't read the books yet....
I'd suggest holding off on making any judgements about the series until you read all four books. There are a ton of unanswered questions from the first two and even three in the series that are mostly explained when you finish book four.
If a few plot holes and unanswered questions really bother you, though--you may want to skip the series. Though, I'm an adult, not the intended audience, and I enjoyed the series.
It is in third person--and doesn't really jump to first--it just goes from what one is thinking to what the other is.