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FALLEN is the kind of novel you tumble into heart first, immediately lost in a thicket of emotion where hope-filled light shines through intertwining thorny points of fear and devastation. The author creates a cadence where revelation is ripe and ready, as if she knows exactly how much we need to see and understand in order to recognize Emma’s struggles as our own. Go ahead, allow yourself to fall into FALLEN. While the ending is one of those “things that make you go hmm,” you can exhale in knowing there are three more books in the After series. Phew.
Traci L. Slatton, international best-selling author and founder of Pavrati Press, takes us on a creative journey — from taking editorial notes on a Stairmaster, to supporting artists through her podcasts and publishing endeavors, to imagining which books she would inhabit if she could step into their stories