Top Ten Books I'd Love to See as Movies18:10
It’s been quite a while since I took part in a Top Ten Tuesday, a literary link-up hosted by TheBroke and the Bookish, but this week’s prompt was too good to pass up, combining two of my favourite things: books and movies. This week I’m listing ten books that I think would make awesome movies. If this were a perfect world and the full awesomeness of every book could be translated exactly onto the screen, then these would be my top books that I think would be AMAZING as movies.
The whole H.I.V.E series would make the best series of action packed movies. With a cast of awesome heroes/villains, A.I., robots, cool gadgets, dramatic fight scenes, unique settings, and a gripping plot, these books are just asking for a movie series with the cinematics of the Avengers to bring them to life.
The Bones of Faerie Trilogy
Janni Lee Simner
I’ve seen plenty of post-apocalyptic books and movies, but very, very few post-apocalyptic fantasy ones. This series has man eating plants, portals to other worlds, and desolate landscapes that would make for beautiful cinematography and CGI, and the plot, with all its fantasy elements in the apocalyptic world, is so cool. It would make a perfect addition to the post-apocalyptic category.
The Lunar Chronicles
I have no idea whether this book would really work as a movie. All I know is that if someone could do it well, then I would be the first to buy a ticket. I want to see Cinder and her friends in full colour on the big screen, please? I’m seeing this movie with gorgeous visuals like in the new Cinderella, or like the Thor movies.
Heist Society Series
These books were just made to become at least one movie, if not more. If you took Now You See Me, mixed it with a little of The Prestige, and added a little of The Italian Job to a sassy main character and completely crazy supporting cast, then you’d pretty much have the movie I’ve got playing in my mind when I think of these books.
The Looking Glass Wars Trilogy
This Alice in Wonderland retelling has such great potential for a movie. It’s got so many cool elements to it, and such great characters. Plus the Hatter. I need that Hatter and his awesome weaponized hat to become a thing in a movie. I could see this movie having the same weirdness factor Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland movie had, but with action and magic multiplied by six.
Dead To You
While this wasn’t my absolute favourite book, it makes it onto my list just for the sheer weird factor this story has. It’s the story of a formerly kidnapped boy trying to fit back in with a family he doesn’t remember with such a surprise twist at the end. It wouldn’t be an epic, sweeping movie, but it could make for a really great suspense-filled film.
The Shadow of the Bear
I love a good fairytale retelling, whether it be in book form or in a movie, and Regina Doman’s retelling of Snow White, Rose Red would be just gorgeous in movie form. Set in the city with a cast of amazing characters and a bit of a mystery to drive the plot on, this would make for a movie like Cinderella mixed with a little of the gritty city atmosphere.
The Raven Boys Series
I have no idea if these books would make good movies at all, but if they could be made perfectly with all the awesomeness of Gansey, Blue and their friends, I think I could die happy. After watching them about a million times of course. I need to see these characters for reals. Plus the epic plot. Stiefvater on the big screen? Sign me up!
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
While I enjoyed this book, I kind of felt that the weirdness I was promised didn’t really come out that well. But take the characters and their peculiar powers, like the boy spews bees from his mouth, put that on the screen and all of a sudden it becomes a lot weirder. This movie could have such a great creepy atmosphere to it.
I couldn’t end this list without adding yet another of my favourite fairytale retellings, Juliet Marillier’s beautiful retelling of The Twelve Dancing Princesses. This one needs beautiful visuals, like in Cinderella (I seem to be referencing that movie a lot), along with some creepy-gorgeous fae. This would just be so pretty in movie form.
These are the top ten books I’d like to see as movies. What books are you dying to see on the screen? Are you participating in Top Ten Tuesday this week? Link me to your posts!