The Hunger Games may be the only young adult fantasy series succeeding at the box office, but everyone is still eager to find its successor. Divergent comes out next year, and The Mortal Instruments has refused to die, so other book series with the basic plot of “teenage female protagonist attempts to save the world” have a reasonable chance to make it to the big screen. The latest contender is Fae, which has just been optioned by Ridley Scott. Per Deadline, “Protagonist Caroline Ellis reaches 16, a birthday that triggers the battle fated for centuries between the Dark and Light Fae, forcing her to confront who she is and discover whether her tumultuous relationship with Devilyn Reilly, who’s battling the power of the Dark within him, will destroy them both along with humanity.” Kind of makes “Sweet 16” parties look even sillier by comparison.
According to Deadline, Scott and Giannina Facio will produce the adaptation. The book has apparently been a big hit on digital (even though it’s ranked #98,876 in Amazon’s Kindle store) , Twitter, Facebook, and Pintertest, and social media is never wrong. Authors Colet and Jasmine Abedi have already completed the second book, The Dark King, so this franchise is primed to take off if the first movie is a hit. Hit the jump for the book’s official synopsis.
Here’s the synopsis for Colet and Jasmine Abedi’s (a.k.a C.J. Abedi; here’s their disconcertingly corporate background) Fae:
The battle between Light and Dark is about to begin.
Caroline Ellis’ sixteenth birthday sets into motion a series of events that have been fated for centuries. A descendant of Virginia Dare, the first child born in the lost colony of Roanoke, and unaware of her birthright as the heir to the throne of the Light Fae, it isn’t until Caroline begins a tumultuous relationship with Devilyn Reilly that the truth of her heritage is revealed.
Devilyn is the only Fae who is both of the Light and of the Dark, and struggles to maintain that precarious balance to avoid succumbing to the power of the Dark within him. He is the only one who can save Caroline from those who would destroy her and destroy all hope for unity among the Fae. He promises Caroline that he will protect her at all costs, even when it means protecting her from himself.
Told from the alternating perspectives of Caroline and Devilyn, FAE draws on mysteries, myths and legends to create a world, and a romance, dangerously poised between Light and Dark.