Welcome to the Books to Movies Blog Hop!
I couldn’t decide what kind of post I wanted to do for this blog hop, so I ended up doing all of them: movies from books that I’ve liked, movies from books I’d like to see happen, and my dream movie of my own book! So check out the various posts below, tell me about a book you’d like to see made into a movie, enter to win a copy of Fairy, Texas, then HOP to the rest of the participating blogs!
Recent Movie Adaptations of YA Books I enjoyed
The Hunger Games
I love the first movie—but like the novels, I thought the second movie was weaker than the first. Nonetheless, I’m looking forward to seeing how the third novel is handled. I like that it was split into two movies; part of the problem with the third book, in my opinion, is that it took on too much for a relatively short novel.
It certainly doesn’t have the star power that The Hunger Games had, and sometimes the voice-overs were absolutely cringe-worthy, but the film won me over in the end—it’s fluffy and ridiculous and fun.
YA Books I’d Like to See Adapted to Film
Uglies by Scott Westerfeld
Everybody gets to be supermodel gorgeous. What could be wrong with that?
Tally is about to turn sixteen, and she can’t wait. Not for her license — for turning pretty. In Tally’s world, your sixteenth birthday brings an operation that turns you from a repellent ugly into a stunningly attractive pretty and catapults you into a high-tech paradise where your only job is to have a really great time. In just a few weeks Tally will be there.
But Tally’s new friend Shay isn’t sure she wants to be pretty. She’d rather risk life on the outside. When Shay runs away, Tally learns about a whole new side of the pretty world — and it isn’t very pretty. The authorities offer Tally the worst choice she can imagine: find her friend and turn her in, or never turn pretty at all. The choice Tally makes changes her world forever.
Obsidian by Jennifer Armentrout
Starting over sucks.
When we moved to West Virginia right before my senior year, I’d pretty much resigned myself to thick accents, dodgy internet access, and a whole lot of boring…until I spotted my hot neighbor, with his looming height and eerie green eyes. Things were looking up.
And then he opened his mouth.
Daemon is infuriating. Arrogant. Stab-worthy. We do not get along. At all. But when a stranger attacks me and Daemon literally freezes time with a wave of his hand, well, something…unexpected happens.
The hot alien living next door marks me.
You heard me. Alien. Turns out Daemon and his sister have a galaxy of enemies wanting to steal their abilities, and Daemon’s touch has me lit up like the Vegas Strip. The only way I’m getting out of this alive is by sticking close to Daemon until my alien mojo fades.
If I don’t kill him first, that is.
And of course, I’d love to have my own YA novel, Fairy, Texas, adapted to film!
Laney Harris thinks there might be monsters in Fairy, Texas.
When her mother remarried and moved them to a town where a date meant hanging out at the Sonic, Laney figured that “boring” would have a whole new meaning. A new stepsister who despised her and a high school where she was the only topic of gossip were bad enough. But when she met the school counselor (and his terminal bad breath), she grew suspicious. Especially since he had wings that only she could see. And then there were Josh and Mason, two gorgeous glimmering-eyed classmates whose interest in her might not be for the reasons she hoped. Not to mention that dead guy she nearly tripped over in gym class. Boring takes on an entirely new dimension in Fairy, Texas.
If she’s going to live here, she’ll have to learn to wing it.
Here’s my dream cast for this dream film:
Laney: recently moved to Fairy, Texas
Played by: Hayden Panettiere
Mason: the gorgeous football player with a blinding smile
Played by: Adam Gregory
Josh: the glimmering-eyed classmate
Played by: Zac Efron
Mr. Bartlef: the school counselor with death-breath and invisible bat wings
Played by: Jeremy Irons
Hazel Biet: a teacher at the school, in league with Mr. Bartlef
Played by: Christina Applegate
Kayla: Laney’s new stepsister
Played by: Emma Roberts
Sarah: Laney’s one real friend at the school
Played by: Haley Pullos
Laney’s Mom: sweet, but a little scatterbrained
Played by: Sandra Bullock
Laney’s New Stepfather: owns a Texas ranch
Played by: Woody Harrelson
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Hmmm. So hard to choose–and given how often “books to film” go wrong, it could end very, very badly…but how about the Jane Jameson books by Molly Harper? They could be a lot of fun to watch 🙂
I would love to see Kim Harrison’s Hollow series made into a movie.
I think Stones Data by Jacob Whaler should be made into a movie.
I really do not know, I do not watch movies, but there are a lot of good books out there I am sure would make great movies!!
ONCE UPON A TOWER by Eloisa James
I liked that one, too, Mary!
(Eloisa James is a professor at the school where my husband got his Ph.D. in English–he took literature classes from her. 🙂 )
Shotgun Lovesongs by Nickolas Butler would be a great movie! The characters are so well developed.
I would love to see Ignite by Lily Paradis made into a movie.
Vampire Academy will be good to become a movie.
I would like to see Guarding Poppy by Christine Wenrick made into a movie.