Wednesday, May 21, 2014

10 YA Books I Want To See As Movies - If They're Done RIGHT!

A lot of YA Books are making the transition to the big screen, here's my list of books that I think would make amazing movies. If done correctly!

1. Alanna: The First Adventure by Tamora Pierce - This novel is rich with detail, but short enough to make
a good feature length film without having to scrap huge swaths of the novel. The story features a kick-ass heroine, magic, knight training and would be a fantastic fantasy film.

2. Oddkins by Dean Koontz - If you haven't had the pleasure of reading this "fable for all ages" try to get your hands on a copy. The print version is hard to find, but you can grab a copy on kindle here. Good and evil clash as the Oddkins, a group of special toys made for kids who need true friends, race against time to find a new Toy Maker before the evil toys have a chance to find an Evil Toy Maker.

3. Life in Outer Space by Melissa Keil - This is one of those rare realistic fiction novels that I LOVED. The emotion, setting and plot all worked to create a unique romance that left me feeling warm and fuzzy rather than rolling my eyes.

4. The Rithmatist by Brandon Sanderson - I don't have words to describe my love of this book. The entire premise lends itself to a visual medium and I'd love to see this book turned into a movie.

5. Hold Me Closer, Necromancer by Lish McBride - If done correctly, this novel would be a fantastic addition to the horro-medy film genre. Violent garden gnomes, werewolves, & necromancers FTW!

6. The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer - These novels lend themselves wonderfully to the feature film format and I'd love to see them adapted.

7. Pinocchio: Vampire Slayer by Dusty Higgins & Van Jensen - He's a puppet who kills vampires with wooden stakes broken from his nose. How is this not already a movie?!

8. Elfquest by Wendy & Richard Pini - These were my introduction to graphic novels and hold a special place in my heart.  The story is also incredibly rich and peopled with characters that refuse to release your thoughts.

9. Something Strange and Deadly by Susan Dennard - This is such an atmospheric novel - love, love love!

10. Gallagher Girl Novels by Ally Carter - As I read this series I saw the movies in my head.  Would love to see them adapted!

What YA titles would you like to see made into feature films?