Virtual Reality Nearly Overshadows Video at the NewFronts

{Advertising Age}

StyleHaul . . . is adapting the young adult sci-fi book "Free to Fall" for a series that includes VR. The book tells the story of a teenage girl, Rory, who lives in a society where every decision is dictated by an app. Each of the 22-minute episodes will include a three-to-five minute 360-degree segment where viewers will be able to follow Rory from a first-person perspective. [...] {click to keep reading}
 

Book Review: "Free to Fall"

{The Nerdist}

To the pantheon of Young Adult fiction that includes “dystopian future” and “paranormal teen romance,” we now add “sci-chic.” Lauren Miller’s Free to Fall is her second novel categorized as such: It’s the intersection of popular science, culture, and “cool.” And, in another sense, we can read it as “sci-chick,” which sort of follows logically from the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo sphere of influence. Enter smart, feminine protagonist, and throw her deep into a bio-tech conspiracy that calls for basic coding, a hacker friend, and a working understanding of the Fibonacci sequence. [...]  {click to keep reading}

Interview: Lauren Miller, author of 'Free to Fall'

{USA Today's "Happily Ever After Blog}

Free to Fall by Lauren Miller is an awesome dystopian-esque book that centers on an app that tells you what to do … for everything! From the song to listen to, to the person you should date. It’s called Lux and it optimizes decision making for the best results to be happy. Sixteen-year-old Rory Vaughn is no exception and uses the app religiously to ensure her personal happiness … until feelings of wrongness and one boy who doesn’t use Lux begin to open her eyes.
I loved this book! It has been one of my favorites of 2014 and I couldn’t put it down. On its surface it may seem like a teenage prestige school romance, but it goes so much deeper. Rory has to decide if making her own choices is worth facing her own consequences. And North is awesome. He’s hot and deep, and there are layers, people! Layers! Now, the romance doesn’t take center stage, but adds spice to this already intense and interesting world. I definitely recommend to all! Enjoy!
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Book Club Pick: "Parallel"

{Seventeen Magazine}

Why we're buzzing about it: This is author Lauren Miller's first book and it's as drama-packed as your fave TV show. And no wonder—Lauren is a T.V. writer and entertainment lawyer in Los Angeles! The way Parallel is written in alternating chapters between the two realities makes it crazy addictive!  [...] {click to keep reading}