Today is day 5 of 12 Days of Book Lists. Which means it is time for 8 books that should be movies. I do realize that most of the books I’ve chosen are young adult series, but that stems from the fact that I haven’t read many books in the past year. And time-consuming series are definitely the most memorable. I also think that these books are popular enough and have interesting enough storylines that the movies would also be fairly successful.
8. Everlost (Skinjacker trilogy) by Neal Shusterman
The Skinjacker trilogy is amazing. I read the first book in middle school and recently caught up on the next two. This trilogy really needs to be more popular. Neal Shusterman’s ideas are amazing, and his characters are so complex. It’s about Everlost, the life between the life and the afterlife, but the only people living this “interlife” are children that don’t make it to the light at the end of the tunnel. I foresee this series becoming popular in a couple of years. So a movie might actually happen at some point.
9. Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles) by Marissa Meyer
The Lunar Chronicles is definitely the next YA craze. These books are undoubtedly going to become movies, and rightly so. If you haven’t heard of these, where have you been?
7. Branded (Fall of Angels trilogy) by Keary Taylor
I read this series last year. It is also not as popular as it should be. The Fall of Angels trilogy is about a girl that has nightmares every time she sleeps. These nightmares are about people who are being judged by a guild of angels. But in the next few days after each nightmare, she figures out that the people who she saw being judged were the recently deceased. I feel like the screenplay and cinematography of these books could be amazingly wonderful.
6. Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality by Eliezer Yudowsky
Realistically, this fan fic is probably not going to become a movie because of film rights and stuff. It does have J.K. Rowling’s seal of approval though. This book could probably become about 5 movies. I could see it as a Sherlock-ian take on the wizarding world. Having this as a movie would definitely confuse the Muggle public, which would be incredibly entertaining.
5. City of Masks (Stravaganza series) by Mary Hoffman
City of Masks is set in a parallel universe that is somewhat similar to ours, but the countries are different, time runs much slower, and science is replaced by magic. Oh, and a couple of people called “Stravagante” can travel between the universes. I feel like this series as a movie would be a historical fantasy/sci-fi, which we don’t see much of in the film industry.
4. Delirium (Delirium series) by Lauren Oliver
So Delirium has been tried out as a TV show, and the pilot was absolutely terrible. I think that it could have been a great series, so they should give it another try. And completely disregard the ideas from the pilot.
3. Shatter Me (Shatter Me series) by Tahereh Mafi
Shatter Me is also becoming very popular, as it is a YA dystopia. It will probably end up being a movie. YA dystopias are always popular because they are entertaining. And they make us think about the effects of our actions on the future Earth.
2. Fairest by Gail Carson Levine
Gail Carson Levine was a very dominant author from my preteen years. Ella Enchanted has already made an amazing movie, and I think Fairest can make an even better movie, especially if it is done in the same comedic style as Ella Enchanted.
1. Legend (Legend trilogy) by Marie Lu
The Legend series is also a wildly popular YA series. It is also another dystopian series. CBS has the film rights, which means a movie is probably on the way. But the producers were the producers of the Twilight series. And those movies ruined the series for me. Hopefully, that doesn’t happen with this series.
What books do you think would make fantastic movies?