Top Ten Books I Want to Be Turned Into Movies
1. Gallagher Girls series by Ally Carter. I have been waiting for this one forever. There was a movie deal, then it was bought out, then there wasn't and now there is again. I feel like I'm watching a soap opera. Honestly, these would be great as movies or as a tv show. Spy shenanigans, girl power, cute boys, mystery, drama, cute boys... This needs to happen.
2. My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick. I think this is one of those books that people who don't like to read young adult will love. It's raw and real and hard-hitting while also being sweet and romantic. Definitely has the potential to be a hit.
3. Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor. Laini's writing is so cinematic that the movie writes itself. It would be absolutely stunning. I would love to see how a mixture of costuming, makeup, and effects would create the bodies of the monsters.
4. Just Like Fate by Cat Patrick & Suzanne Young. This will be on my top 10 of 2013 part 2. It was gorgeous. Like My Life Next Door, this is a book that has a lock on the contemporary teenager. I would love to see the dual timelines playing out on-screen.
5. Lunar Chronicles series by Marissa Meyer. Sooo cinematic. Fairy tale stories are quite en vogue these days, and this series is fantastic. Plus, there are so many unexpected (well, sometimes they're a little obvious, but they distract you from seeing the unexpected htings) twists with these stories that movie audiences would eat them up.
6. Mediator series by Meg Cabot. I have been wanting to see this movie for years. I think there's some talk of a tv show, which I suppose could work out. I just need to see Suze, Jesse, and Paul sometimes before I die. Is that too much to ask?
7. Beauty Queens by Libba Bray. This is exactly the kind of smart, sassy, and witty novel that makes for a great movie. I can absolutely see the people behind Pitch Perfect (now working on PP2 and Ally Carter's Heist Society!!) turning this into a hit.
8. Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld. Alternate history + steampunk + fantastical creatures. This would be super cool as a movie. Peter Jackson and the fine folks at Weta Digital could use the amazing talents they showcased so well in the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit to knock this out of the park!
9. Grisha trilogy by Leigh Bardugo. GIVE IT TO ME NOW. I mean, seriously, who do I have to pay off to see this be a movie? The effects would be amazing, and if you can find the right actors, the chemistry between the characters would be absolutely palpable. Please, dear heaven, let this happen.
10. The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare. So I'm one of the less-than-thrilled with City of Bones. Sorry if that bothers you. I just wish that filmmakers didn't feel the desire to change perfectly good source material. But I digress. TID would be a lovely movie trilogy. I would love to see the historical costuming and steampunk elements combined with the shadowhunter/demonic elements.