Monday, February 9, 2015

We Want Movies!!! Part 1

As book lovers we are in a constant battle of if we want a book to become a movie or if we don't... Honestly I'm pretty sure we just always want them to become movies we are just in a constant fear that if they do, they wont live up to the book (lets be real they almost never do). But there are so many books that we would just love to see play out on the big screen. Books that we know if they picked the perfect cast, stuck to the book, and had a strong director behind would make amazing films. These are a few of those books.
The Throne of Glass Series by Sarah J. Maas 

After serving out a year of hard labor in the salt mines of Endovier for her crimes, 18-year-old assassin Celaena Sardothien is dragged before the Crown Prince. Prince Dorian offers her her freedom under the condition she acts as his champion in a competition to find the royal family an assassin. She must compete under an allies and battle against fellow criminals. If she beats her opponents in a series of eliminations, she'll serve the kingdom for three years and then be granted her freedom. We would guess that fantasy isn't an easy genre to write... throw in magic, fight scenes, a love triangle and you think this book would fail. No, it shine in all areas. This is a series that has more than "so much going for it". Throne of Glass is a five star series. The picture on the left is a fan-made movie poster, and we know our top pick for Celena wouldn't be Amanda Seyfried. This is a book with such amazingly written characters. A plot that is non-stop, and features one of the strongest leading females we've ever had the pleasure of reading. A girl who kicks ass, takes names, delievers severed heads, and has a soft spot for shopping. 

The Mara Dyer Trilogy by Michelle Hodkins 

Mara Dyer believes life can't get any stranger than waking up in a hospital after the crash of a building on her and her friends. She believes there must be more to the accident, but she can't seem to remember it. How can an accident kill them but leave her unharmed? With all that and more going on she doesn't believe that after everything she's been through, she can fall in love. She's wrong. The more we think about The Mara Dyer Trilogy the more it repeatedly blows our minds. They're are so many tiny tiny details that make this paranormal read one of the best. If all three could be made into a movie it would play out amazing on the big screen. There's nothing about this series that we don't like. The banter, one liners, twist, and plot give this story so many strong bones. I think we can all agree that we would love to see Noah Shaw on screen. The way this story was planned and laid out is amazing. The best thing this trilogy has going for it is that you will never know what to think... Is Mara a hero or is she an amazingly written villain?

The Shatter Me Series by Tahereh Mafi 

Juliette hasn’t touched anyone in exactly 264 days. The last time she did, it was an accident, but The Reestablishment locked her up for murder. No one knows why Juliette’s touch is fatal. The world is too busy trying to put itself back together to care what happens to the 17-year-old girl they threw into a cell. The world is falling to pieces. Now so many people are dead that the survivors are thinking the answer to their problems is war... and The Reestablishment might just be changing its mind about the young girl. Juliette has only two choices: Be a weapon. Or be a warrior. I can't decide of the three series on this post which one we would like to become a movie the most, but to me (Angela) I think the Shatter Me Series would be my pick. Since I'm a huge fan of X-men and this is like its sister story. The rights to this story have been bought, but then again we have that same worry we said above... Could the movie ever live up to the high standards the book set for us? Could they ever find someone who could completely encompass Warner? There are a lot of "WTF" moments that happen in this book, and it's on that you see playing out step by step in your head. With the perfect concept, to the unique writing style we know that with a solid lead this book could en-capture a movie unlike a lot of other ya books out there. Juliette is the definition of character developement. If a someone could just hand some amazing actors the book and tell them just to read out of that, and we were allowed to hear those wonderful poetic lines that Mafi gave us... wow this movie would be beyond phenomenal. That and for a million other reasons we hope this book becomes a movie one day.