Is the book really always better than the movie?
I have had some pretty bad experience with book to movie adaptations, and some decently good ones. So when I hear that a book that I love is being turned into a movie/ tv show, my reactions can vary from ..
There is always the chance that they will screw it up *cough* Percy Jackson *cough* , and viewers will have a negative experience with something I love. But occasionally I feel differently…
If it ends up being a decent movie/ show, I finally get to share my love for the book with other people! YAY!
Now, with the recent movie release of Miss Peregrines Home for Peculiar Children, book by Ransom Riggs, it got me excited for other upcoming YA movies and shows…
The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith
When I learned that this was going to be a movie I almost lost my mind right in the middle of class. Not only is it going to be a movie but Robert Sheehan is suppose to play in it.. what?! I am full on in love with him, how can this even go wrong? I don’t know when it is supposedly going to be released but I am just happy it is happening.
Let it Snow by John Green, Maureen Johnson & Lauren Myracle
This was originally set to release December of this year but has apparently been pushed back another year, I would usually be upset about this because I love this book so much and have read it the last two Christmas eves, but I just want them to do it right, so I am okay with waiting.
The Death Cure by James Dashner
This isn’t a shock considering this is the third one but I am still excited to see what they do with it. I enjoyed the first two movies ( and the first two books) but I didn’t really enjoy the third book as much so I am interested to see how the movie goes.
Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
This is in very early stages but has been taken up by the producers of Harry Potter which I think is incredibly exciting because the entire aesthetic of Shadow and Bone would go really well with the darkness of the the last few HP movies.
Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas
This has been taken up by Hulu as a tv show.. my reaction to this was (and still is) more toward the Steve Carrell gif.. Oh I sure hope they don’t screw this up for me.
Now there are a few others that are being thrown around and the rights have been acquired but nothing is happening yet, a few that I would like to see of these are..
Illuminae by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff
Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
Happy Reading and Happy watching all!!