Lauren Kate’s Fallen series acquired by Random House Children’s Books
Random House Children’s Books has acquired the first four titles in the Fallen series by Lauren Kate. The deal, made with sister company Random House Inc in New York, was for a major six figure sum. The books will be rushed into production, with the first title published this winter on both sides of the Atlantic.
Featuring angels and menacing demons, FALLEN will appeal to the Stephenie Meyer generation.
Fantasy Book Review has now read and reviewed Fallen. It looks like it is going to be a massive hit both here and States side, to read the review click here.
Annie Eaton, Publisher at RHCB comments, ‘I am extremely excited about the potential for this new series, which is a delicious mix of temptation, impossible love and the supernatural. No teenage girl will be able to resist the handsome and tormented Daniel.’
17 year old Lucinda falls in love with a gorgeous and highly intelligent boy Daniel at their reform school. But then she discovers Daniel is a fallen angel, cursed, destined neither to ascend to Heaven or descend to Hell, and tormented by love. The two realise that they have spent their lifetimes finding and losing one another, and face the final challenge to keep evil forces at bay and seek redemption for all.
RHCB is planning an aggressive marketing and publicity campaign in the UK to launch the series which will be published in December 2009.
Lauren Kate is finishing her MA in Creative Writing at the University of California.