This is a feature hosted by me, Kimbery from The Windy Pages, Thuy from Nite Lite Book Reviews, and Crystal from Books Unbound, where we discuss different bookish topics. This week is all about the book-to-film adaptations we're most excited about. I'm only going to include ones coming out this year.
- Insurgent: To be honest, I didn't really like the book, so I don't have high hopes for the movie. I've heard it's not that great, but that Shailene Woodley was amazing as always.
- Paper Towns: This is another book that I wasn't enthralled with, but I'm hoping it'll translate better on screen. I'm actually more excited for them to make Looking For Alaska.
- Fallen: Despite the fact that the rest of the series turned out to be not so fantastic, I fell in love easily with Fallen. I'm hoping that they'll do a great job with the movie, but not a lot of people go to see it so that way they don't make any of the other movies.
- The DUFF*: They kind of twisted this one, but I think it was to suit it more for the movies. I thought the book was alright, but the movie was great.
- The Jungle Book: Not sure this needs an explanation. The Disney animated version was one of my favorites as a kid, and I'm so excited for all the voices coming together for this version.
- Pan: So this looks more like a prequel to the original Peter Pan, but it looks so fantastical; I can't wait!
- Cinderella*: It was predictably cute, but they added some things that were in the actual story, so I loved that about it. Plus, the romance is better than the Disney version, since they actually kind of know each other.
- The Scorch Trials: I still haven't read the book yet, but this series is very intriguing to me. I thought The Maze Runner movie was better than the book because the action translated really well onto the screen, but I'm not sure what to expect for this one yet.
- Love, Rosie*: So, the characters never get to the age of fifty like they do in the book (no I haven't read it), but I loved this story. I watched the version that they already released in the UK.
- Goosebumps: I don't even care who's in this, I just can't wait to see what they do with my lovely creepy Goosebumps stories.
Slowly but surely, YA is getting more of its books getting made into movies. It's great to see that other people want these stories to be heard. I can't wait for these, and more!
What YA adaptations are you most excited for? Let me know in the comments!