Books into Movies: Angefall and Break My Heart 1,000 Times (Both Optioned for Film)

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Today we're reporting two books that have been optioned.  The post-apocalyptic angel book, Angelfall by Susan Ee has been optioned by Good Universe under Sam Raimi. You know, that guy who produced the Spider-Man movies. Yeah, him. Then we've got Break My Heart 1,000 Times by Daniel Waters, which have hired the directors from the new Bradly Cooper movie, Words. Continue reading for more details!

Angelfall by Susan Ee

Angelfall (Penryn & the End of Days, #1)

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.

Producers: Good Universe, Sam Raimi (Spider-Man)
Goodreads Rating: 4.33 (10,370 ratings)
Genre: Paranormal/Post-Apocalyptic - Angels
Publisher: Feral Dream
Main Character: Penryn (Age: 17)
Location: Northern California
Basic Plot: Penryn fights to save her sister after an angel apocalyptic event

Break My Heart 1,000 Times by Daniel Waters

Break My Heart 1,000 Times

Living in the aftermath of the Event means that seeing the dead is now a part of life, but Veronica wishes that the ghosts would just move on. Instead, the ghosts aren't disappearing--they're gaining power. 
When Veronica and her friend, Kirk, decide to investigate why, they stumble upon a more sinister plot than they ever could have imagined. One of Veronica's high school teachers is crippled by the fact that his dead daughter has never returned as a ghost, and he's haunted by the possibility that she's waiting to reappear within a fresh body. Veronica seems like the perfect host. And even if he's wrong, what's the harm in creating one more ghost? 

From critically acclaimed Generation Dead author Daniel Waters, comes a delectably creepy and suspenseful thriller. Break My Heart 1,000 Times will leave readers with the chills. Or is that a ghost reading over the page?

Producers:  Paul Brooks (Pitch Perfect)
Directors: Brian Klugman and Lee Sternthal (Words)
Script Adaptation: Jason Fuchs (Ice Age: Continental Drift)
Goodreads Rating: 3.72 (102 ratings)
Genre: Paranormal - Ghosts
Publisher: Hyperion
Main Character: Veronica (Age: 16)
Location: Nondescript location
Basic Plot: Veronica believes she is being stalked by the ghost of a serial killer


I haven't read either book but after seeing the insane rating on goodreads for Angelfall, I went and purchased a copy for consumption. Break My Heart 1000 Times was actually only released in October, and was optioned long before it even came out. So it'll be interesting to see what people are saying once more reviews come in. But I have to say, I love me some ghost stories! Either one sound like they would be great on film. Break My Heart is much further in production than Angelfall. But let's be honest, it's Sam Raimi backing Angelfall. It already has my support! 

What do you think? Have you read either of these books? Excited for more adaptations? Thoughts below!


  1. Ohh! Can't wait to see what you think of Angelfall. I was already interested in it but now that I know it's being optioned I super-need to read it. You and I are so similar! The moment I hear any YA is being optioned for TV or film I want to jump on the wagon and check it out. Lol.

  2. I LOVED Angelfall. It was a huge surprise for me. And the whole time I was reading it, I kept thinking how it would make a fantastic sci-fi movie. So exciting!

    ~Sara @ Forever 17 Books