Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Falling For You - Review and Interview -Lisa Schroeder

"In the dark,
the flowers hide.
They wait for the right time to come up.
Warmer temperatures and sunshine encourage them to come out,
to reach, to grow.
They are proud of who they are.
They bloom, giving the world color and joy.

In the dark,
 the people hide.
They wait for the right time to speak up.
Compassion and kind words encourage them to come out,
to reach, to grow.
They are proud of who they are.
They bloom, giving the world light and hope.

Sometimes it’s dark where I am.
I don’t want to hide anymore.
~~ By  Rae Lynch 

 Well ,I don't know where to start reviewing .It's one of those books which even a million words can't be described . Here are few words I will use to describe it - Fabulous , Broken ,Grey ,Kind Revolution ,Light . (Warning : Keep a box of tissues next to you and make sure you don't begin it on a workday or you will be a victim of such a long hangover ) . Rae ,female protagonist , has to live with her abusive step-father and mom who wouldn't be her mom for anything . She acts tough though inside she's bleeding , her only cure  is writing poetry in her journal .She keeps everyone at a bay and is afraid to let anyone inside .But when handsome Nathan asks her out , she agrees ( though her friends push her to take a chance ,for Rae can't believe a guy like Nathan ,whom every girl wants to date ,will have eyes for her ) . Nathan is guy with beauty in looks but is ugly at heart- not because of his dad who cheated or cause of his family ,is ugliness comes from the very fact that he lets his insecurities take very best of him every time and doesn't even try to change or believe in goodness .It gave me creeps when he took Rae to cemetery only to make out with her their and the way he pressurised her . Comes in her  friend Leo ,who unlike Nathan , reads between the  lines in her poems , supports and heals her slowly .But then the ill-fated tragedy lands her in ICU, will she able to make her way back from all this and still hope and love ? ( Read it ASAP to find out ) 
Overall Rating : 5 Roads !!

 Here is interview with author Lisa Schroeder 

1.What made you write Falling For You (or prompted you as in the first time you thought about it's characters) ?

I had the idea to start a book where the reader knew on page one something had happened to the main character, but it's a mystery exactly what. I also wanted to have a story with a flower shop in it, because I've always thought delivering flowers would be such a cool job. And as I thought about Rae's story, I knew the flower shop would be her safe and happy place, while her home life wasn't very good. From there, I just started writing to see how things played out. The book had a lot of revisions and many things changed, but those two things stayed from the first draft.
2. Which is your favorite novel and why?
It's so hard to answer this question - I have a lot of favorite books. But one of my very favorites is FLASH BURNOUT, by L.K. Madigan. She was a dear friend, and passed away from pancreatic cancer a couple of years ago. I'm so glad I have this little piece of her to read and remember her by.
3. Did you have a music playlist while working on Falling For You?
Yes, here is the playlist:
Everlong by Foo Fighters
This is Rae’s favorite song by Rae’s favorite band
It Is What Is by Lifehouse
About someone feeling lost at times, just like Rae. “I was only trying to bury the pain…”
My Hero by Foo Fighters
A song about ordinary, everyday heroes. Rae needs more of those in her life.
Give me Love by Ed Sheeran
This was almost the title of the book. So many people in this book, hungry for love.
Birds of a Feather by Civil Wars
A haunting song about conflicting feelings. Gives me chills. Reminds me of Nathan and Rae.
I Won’t Give Up On Us by Jason Mraz
I imagine if Leo was going to sing a song to Rae, it would be this one.
Dancing Queen by ABBA
This one’s for Rae’s friend and co-worker, Spencer.
Arms by Christina Perri
I love this line and it fits so perfectly for Rae: “I can’t believe if I’ll let you save my life or if I’ll drown.”
Sooner Surrender by Matt Nathanson
Beautifully heartbreaking. It makes me think of Nathan, who is a hurting soul.
Fallin’ For You by Colbie Caillat
Oh come on, I had to do it, didn’t I? As the last page is turned, imagine this song playing. :)
4. If you had a minute to go live on an International network, what message would you give to the world? 
Wow, that's an interesting question. Maybe I would simply say, what Rae learns in Falling For You.
"Please remember, where light shines, darkness disappears. The world needs more light - so be kind, show love, practice peace. Be the light!"
 5. What are you planning to work on next?
I'm working on a YA novel now, but I don't like to say a lot when I'm drafting, just because it's kind of a fragile place. I have no idea if it will sell or not, we'll see. This year I'm going to be writing some novels for younger readers too, around the subject of friendship, so that will be fun.
Drop In a visit to her at Lisa Schroeder 


  1. I love this review and interview. I bought the book and I am going to read it this weekend because that playlist and interview has me itching to read it!

    Love your review and this book screams READ ME READ ME!!!!!!!!!!!!


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