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These Books Should Be Adapted to Movies


These Books Should Be Adapted to Movies


I love movies almost as much as I love books. Okay, that’s not quite true, but I do like movies. A lot.

These are the books I can’t wait to see adapted to film…


Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor 

This book will remain one of my favourite reads forever. Rich and memorising with unique, enchanting characters.

Once upon a time a little girl was raised by monsters. But angels burnt the doorways to their world and she was all alone…

Do I want to see them on screen? Yes and no. . . The storyline full of complex, interweaving layers and I would be so heartbroken if the movie was a disappointment. But I’d still watch it. I think.


Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein 

I adore WWII books and movies, and this story is one I am so glad I read and would watch the movie over and over again if it was made. I need this movie. Where’s my fairy godmother?

Oct. 11th, 1943-A British spy plane crashes in Nazi-occupied France. . . 

I can’t say much because I don’t do spoilers but don’t miss this book. It may start a little slowly, but it doesn’t end that way… Read it now before the movie is made.


Across the Universe by Beth Revis 

I don’t really like Sci-Fi but every now and then I am blown away. This story was totally unexpected with unpredictable with twists and turns. I loved the whole series and hope it’s adapted to movie.

A love out of time. A spaceship built of secrets and murder. 


The Elephant Whisperer by Lawrence Anthony

A local South African hero, this true story deserves to be seen. The beautiful African bush and the graceful and intelligent elephants would look so good on screen.

He was the herd’s last chance of survival – notorious escape artists, they would all be killed if Lawrence wouldn’t take them.

I have no idea why it’s not a movie. No elephant actors you say? What about elephant puppets, it worked for the stage production of War Horse…


Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr 

Beautiful and frightening, this Faerie world overlappings our human world. Beware – follow the rules or things will never be the same again.

Rule #3: Don’t stare at invisible faeries. 
Rule #2: Don’t speak to invisible faeries.
Rule #1: Don’t ever attract their attention.

There are just not enough Fae movies – at least not dark, sinister ones…


Reckless by Cornelia Funke 

Another brilliant, magical and dangerous world. Find it through a mirror… If you dare.

Dark magic will turn the boy to beast, break the heart of the girl he loves, and cause chaos to rule forever….

Woah! Yes. Please.


The Ruins of Gorlan – Ranger’s Apprentice #1 by John Flanagan

Ranger’s Apprentice is one of the most popular series in our school library. Readers of both gender aged from ten to eighteen fight over the battered copies. The books have been read more often that they can last and the pages are literally just holding on with a lick of glue.

The Rangers are the protectors of the kingdom. Highly trained in the skills of battle and surveillance, they fight the battles before the battles reach the people.


Mice by Gordon Reece

This psychological thriller is quirky and full of dark comedy.

On the eve of Shelley’s sixteenth birthday, an unwelcome guest disturbs their peace and something inside Shelley snaps.

I loved it and it would translate to screen so well.


Defiance by C.J. Redwine 

A fast paced plot, a strong, feisty female protagonist and a dragon that puts all the dragons that came before to shame. What’s not to love?

As Rachel and Logan battle their way through the Wasteland, they discover a truth that will incite a war decades in the making.


Banished – The Blackhart Legacy #1 by Liz de Jager 

Another fast-paced fantasy, this time with a feisty heroine and an enchanting Faerie prince. Add betrayal and treachery and this would make a movie worth watching.

Sworn to protect, honour and slay. Because chaos won’t banish itself…


These books should be adapted to movie…. What do you think? 

Would you vote for any of these or do you have the perfect book for a movie adaption? I would love to hear about it.

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  1. Daughter of Smoke and Bone and Across the Universe, yes! Although I agree with you that adapting DOSAB could be an issue since it is a complex storyline, I would love to see them both adapted. Across the Universe probably won’t happen soon because now we have The 100 on tv and it is a somewhat similar plotline :/

  2. The Elephant Whisperer seems like a great book. I haven’t read any of the book on your list but do plan to get to Across the Universe soon. Thanks for stopping by my blog!!

  3. Yes! I would totally see a Daughter of Smoke and Bone movie. Across the Universe would be amazing too. Fab list!

  4. I so agree on Wicked Lovely. It would make a fantastic movie!

  5. I’ve not read “Verity” but I hear it really good, plus I love period films set in the 30s or 40s. If BBC (or some company like them) were to tackle it, I think it could be an interesting film. I’m also really interested in reading “Defiance.” It looks like a fierce series!

    Thanks so much for visiting Dreaming Under the Same Moon today.

  6. I would DIE if they did a Daughter of Smoke and Bone Tv series or movie. OMG. Great choice!!

  7. YES to Daughter of Smoke and Bone and Wicked Lovely! I know what you mean about being apprehensive to see a movie of a book you really love, but on the flip side of disaster it could be something really wonderful to watch 🙂

  8. I’ve been waiting for a Rangers Apprentice movie FOREVVVVER. XD I hope it happens soon! omg that series was my life when I was small. *nods* And I’m a bit worried about Daughter of Smoke and Bone being a movie, but of course I’d still watch it. Code Name Verity would go SO WELL on screen! AJFDKLSAFDA I love your list! Here’s my TTT!

  9. I enjoy historical fiction set during WWII too so Code Name Verity sounds like a good read (and movie adaption).

    Nihaad – Read & Seek

  10. I feel the exact same way about Daughter of Smoke and Bone–so torn. One of my favorite reads too (the whole trilogy) <3

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