The Chosen
Author: Liz Braswell
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Publication Date: May 25, 2004
Language: English
Pages: 256
Next: The Stolen

The Fallen by Liz Braswell, formerly credited as Celia Thomson, is the first book in the The Nine Lives of Chloe King series. It was originally published in 2004. It is a young adult novel about a girl who discovers she is from an ancient race of supernatural beings.

Plot SummaryEdit

Chloe King was a normal sixteen-year-old girl.

She did her homework and got good grades, but she wasn't afraid to ditch class sometimes to hang out with her best friends. She slept at home, but otherwise avoided all human contact with her mom. The usual stuff.

Then she fell from San Francisco's highest tower, and her life changed. For starters, she died. And then, she woke up.

Now Chloe's life is anything but normal: Suddenly guys are prowling around her, she's growing claws, and someone's trying to kill her.

Luckily for Chloe, she still has eight lives to go.

Differences Between the Show & the BooksEdit

  • In the books, Chloe is a brunette with a bob haircut. In the TV show, she's blonde with long curly hair.
  • In the books, Chloe goes up to the Coit Tower to celebrate her birthday with Amy and Paul, then falls off because she wanted to see if a penny would make a cloud tunnel if it dropped from the top. In the TV show, she is running from two people in hoodies then Scarface pushes her off.
  • In the books, Chloe's Mai abilities don't manifest until after she survives the fall. (Amy states that "the Chloe King she knows could barely touch her toes" implying that Chloe's catlike skills hadn't existed until that point). In the TV show, Chloe demonstrates some abilities already, such as excellent balance.
  • In the books, the leader of the Mai is a man named Sergei. In the TV show, the leader of the San Francisco Mai is Valentina.
  • In the books, Brian is fully aware of Chloe's nature as a Mai and is, in fact, a member of The Order. In the TV show, he doesn't know Chloe is a Mai and has no knowledge of his father's involvement with the order.
  • Some characters from the books are absent from the TV show, such as Kim, an assassin named Alexander, and so on.
  • In the books, Alek is Russian. In the TV show, he's British. However, it is explained in "Heartbreaker" that he was actually born in Russia, but later moved to England after being orphaned.
  • The Jackal race doesn't exists in the books.
  • Jasmine is a TV show-only character, and is not present in the books.
  • In the books, there is not a Uniter, instead, there are Mai who are born natural leaders, or are chosen leaders by the other Mai. These leaders are physically stronger than the rest of the Mai and possess nine lives.