As we all know, these past few years have seen many YA and adult books adapted for the big screen, and they've mostly had great success. And this got me thinking - what are some of the books that I've read that I would love to see translated to the big screen?
Here are my top five books/series that I think would have a lot of potential as movies.
Trylle Trilogy by Amanda Hocking
When I started this trilogy a couple of years ago, I had no idea what to expect - but it was amazing! The story follows Wendy Everly, who discovers that the first seventeen years of her life have been a lie, and that she is in fact a Princess about to inherit a magical kingdom. She is unable to comprehend the situation, given that she has been living a relatively normal life (except for that time on her sixth birthday when her 'mother' tried to kill her because she was switched at birth).
While she struggles to learn about royal life, controlling her powers, and the duties of an Heir to the Throne, outside forces attempt to steal her crown and take away her life. Things only get more difficult when she is torn between two guys - one working for good, and one for supposed evil, neither of whom are who she actually is betrothed to...
It's a wild ride and I thoroughly enjoyed the books, and would love to see a movie adaptation, because it would be an amazing experience.
And, can we just appreciate how epic the book trailer is for the series? It could literally be the movie trailer!
There has been word that the series will be adapted, but there hasn't been any solid news about it, so I hope something eventually happens!
Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
Fangirl is my favourite Rainbow Rowell book so far (I am yet to read Landline), and I absolutely loved it. So much so that I stayed up all night reading the last two-thirds of the book.
The book is about twins - Cath and Wren - who are heading off the college for the first time. They are both massive fans of the Simon Snow series (mirrored from Harry Potter) and have spent their high school years writing fan fiction, and becoming very well known in the online community. However, at college, Wren wants to be more out there and not joined at the hip with Cath, who just wants to write her fanfiction. Cath is soon falling for her roommates best friend, but has never really experience loved outside the world she writes in.
In all, it's just another teen romance, but it was so beautifully written and fangirls everywhere can relate the Cath and her story.
I don't know how popular or good the story would be as a movie, but it would be interesting.
Mobile Library by David Whitehouse
This was such a great story filled with love and action and adventure, and I definitely recommend it to anyone.
The story follow 12-year-old Bobby as he struggles to cope with the absence of his mother, his abusive father and his girlfriend. But then he meets Rosa and her mother Val, and discovers the magical world of books at the mobile library that Val cleans each weekend. But soon, things get messy when Val discovers that Bobby's life at home is far from happy, and she decides that the only way to save him is to go on the run in the mobile library. While trekking across England, they meet an ex-soldier, and they visit an old mansion in the Scottish mountains. However, all their secrets and true identities are soon revealed, and they must try to outrun the police in order to stick together as an unlikely family.
The book was filled with so many plot twists and action, and the ending was simply amazing. It is definitely something that can be transferred to the screen, so it will be interesting to see if something comes of it.
The Messenger by Markus Zusak
I read this book way back in year nine for school, and it was pretty good (the fact that it was for school probably made it worse than it was, but it was still such a good book).
The book follows Ed Kennedy as he receives the four aces, each with a message written on them, hinting at the task he must do - Protect the Diamonds, Survive the Clubs, Dig Deep Through Spages, Feel the Hearts.
To be honest, I can't really describe the book in much more detail, as it was a few years ago that I read it, but it is definitely a story that can be produced into a movie. And after the success of Zusak's The Book Thief as a movie, it seems only logical that this book is adapted too.
Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
I am nearly finished the book, but it is seriously so amazing and I can't wait for the next book in the series.
The book follows Mare as she discovers that, despite her red blood, she possesses the powers of a silver - the elite royals who rule society. In order to protect themselves, and use her in the neverending war the nation is fighting, the king betroths her to his youngest son Maven. But Mare only has eyes for his older brother, and crown prince, Cal. Mare decides that the only way to bring down the royals is from the inside, and she joins the Scarlet Guard in order to bring about social equality.
There are so many twists in the book, and its full of so much action that it's no surprise that it's gotten such great reviews. This book, and series, would have so much potential as a movie, so hopefully Hollywood has its eyes on this fantastic story!
So I really hope that some of these are turned into movies, because they have great stories that would just be fantastic on the big screen. Even if they don't become movies, they are still such great books that I will definitely be reading again.
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