Lauren Kate returns to Manila for Passion tour

Last year, one of my most memorable interviews was that with YA author Lauren Kate for the National Book Store Fallen event, and I even had the pleasure of bringing along 12-year old Daniela to meet her favorite author!

This July, National Book Store brings back New York Times bestselling author Lauren Kate, author of Fallen and Torment, to launch Passion, the third installment in her supernatural romance series Fallen.

Lauren Kate fans both in Manila and Cebu will thank their lucky stars: National Book Store will take the Passion Tour to the Glorietta 5 Atrium on July 16, and the Ayala Center Cebu Activity Center on July 17. Every purchase of Passion at National Book Store gets them exclusive invites to the event.

With Fallen and Torment debuting at #3 and #1 in the New York Times Bestseller List, respectively, Passion is one of the most awaited YA releases this year, and I have to admit I’m really curious about this one after Lauren told us about it in our interview.

“I think it’s absolutely the coolest book I’ve ever written,” Lauren told us. ” It’s very strange, it’s a departure from the first two books because it goes back. A big part of Luce’s character is how she’s been reincarnated, and Passion is the book that goes back in time and looks at all these past lives, and sees her across different centuries and different continents, different lifetimes, and different parents, and sometimes siblings. It sort of drifts in the rituals and her past history, and the dread that you know that Daniel is there and they fall in love and the other angels appear… It was a really fun book to write and a really hard book to write, but I think it will give a really strong foundation to the love story.”

I think interviewing Lauren again will be interesting — I still have a month to finish reading both Torment and Passion. I’m sure I’ll have a lot of questions after I read the next two installments, and I’m looking forward to asking about her plans for the big finale in the fourth book, Rapture.

I’ll keep you guys posted!


The Passion Tour is part of NBS’ continuing efforts to provide quality titles that can capture the hearts, minds, and imaginations of diverse Filipino readers. Expect more of the best author events and book releases this year only from National Book Store.

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