Falling Fast by Sophie Mckenzie

Falling Fast

Written by Sophie Mckenzie

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March 2012 Book of the Month. From the author of bestsellers Girl, Missing, the Medusa Project series, Blood Ties and the Luke & Eve romance trilogy (Six Steps to a Girl, Three’s a Crowd, The One and Only) among others, comes a brand new four-part romance series, starting with Falling Fast. Sophie McKenzie's storytelling powers are second to none whether she's writing thrillers or romance. Here in Falling Fast there's passion and romance but is it true love for both River and Flynn?


Falling Fast by Sophie Mckenzie

This is life, not a rehearsal...When River auditions for a part in an inter-school performance of Romeo and Juliet, she finds herself smitten by Flynn, the boy playing Romeo. River believes in romantic love, and she can't wait to experience it. But Flynn comes from a damaged family - is he even capable of giving River what she wants? The path of true love never did run smooth...

There are four books in this romance series from Sophie McKenzie...follow the links to download an extract of each.

Burning Bright
Casting Shadows
Defy the Stars

As well as Falling Fast, the first book in the series, don’t miss the special short story, Acting Friends, written for the World Book Day Teen App 2012. Acting Friends is a prequel to the series and can be downloaded for free at www.sophiemckenziebooks.com.


“Romantic and heart-wrenching.” - Chicklish

Praise for Blood Ties:

"Gripping." - The Guardian

"A fast-paced, action-packed thriller… gripping, thought-provoking and compulsive." - The Bookseller

"You'll be clinging to the edge of your seat as you follow the twists and turns." - Red House

"A terrific read that will generate much discussion." - Carousel

Praise for Girl, Missing:

"written with assurance and style, this is page-turning material." - The Independent

"This entertaining book will have you gripped for hours." - Sunday Express

"Excellent - gripping, sympathetic, moving and well-plotted." - The Ultimate Book Guide

About the Author

Sophie Mckenzie

Sophie McKenzie was born and brought up in London, where she still lives with her teenage son.

She worked as a journalist and magazine editor until she was made redundant, at which point she seized the opportunity to pursue her ambition to become a writer and enrolled in a creative writing course.

Her debut was the multi-award winning Girl, Missing (2006), and she is also the author of Blood Ties and sequel, Blood Ransom, The Medusa Project series, Luke and Eve trilogy and most recent novels, the thrilling Split Second and Every Second Counts. She has clocked up numerous national and regional book awards, including the Red House Children’s Book Award, has been a featured World Book Day author twice and has twice been longlisted for the Carnegie Medal.

Her first book for adults, Close My Eyes, sold almost 100,000 copies, received rave reviews and was a Richard and Judy Book Club choice.

You can see Sophie giving her writing tips in a video - click here.

Author photo © J. Ring

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256 pages
Interest Age: From 11


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Simon & Schuster Childrens Books an imprint of Simon & Schuster Ltd

Publication date

1st March 2012




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