This is older news, from November of 2012, but I’m just so excited yet scared I have to post about it. Angelfall by Susan Ee is one of the best books I’ve read (one of these days I’ll get a review for it up). Its compelling, dark, and just wonderful all around. Sam Raimi (of Spiderman, Evil Dead fame) is set to produce the movie version. Not only that but they picked up rights to the entire Penyrn and the End of Days series. You can read Susan Ee’s thoughts here on the movie here.
Summary (via Goodreads):
It’s been six weeks since angels of the apocalypse descended to demolish the modern world. Street gangs rule the day while fear and superstition rule the night. When warrior angels fly away with a helpless little girl, her seventeen-year-old sister Penryn will do anything to get her back.
Anything, including making a deal with an enemy angel.
Raffe is a warrior who lies broken and wingless on the street. After eons of fighting his own battles, he finds himself being rescued from a desperate situation by a half-starved teenage girl.
Traveling through a dark and twisted Northern California, they have only each other to rely on for survival. Together, they journey toward the angels’ stronghold in San Francisco where she’ll risk everything to rescue her sister and he’ll put himself at the mercy of his greatest enemies for the chance to be made whole again.
Please, if this sounds like anything you are interested in go check out the first five chapters for free on Susan Ee’s blog. I really can’t stress how wonderful this book is though be warned it is pretty dark . I’m concerned any time a much loved book gets turned into a movie and if you are a fan you know why. It can go so horribly wrong so easily. I just pray that Susan Ee has a huge part in every aspect. I fell so in love with Penryn and Raffe that I can’t dream of who they will cast and I’m afraid I’m going to be really tough on them. The violence in the book is pretty graphic and I’m not sure how that will be handled on the big screen. Will they try to tone it all down to meet a PG13 rating? I would imagine so. Really all I can do is be optimistic about how it’ll be handled. I can guarantee that no matter who they cast I’m going to be seeing it in the theater. I’m so happy for Susan Ee. She put such a remarkable book out there. After my first time reading (which I literally could not stop until I finished) I just sat there shocked and then had to run to Susan’s blog to see if there was any news on when the next one came out (fall of this year).