Sep 30, 2011

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Q. What book that hasn't been turned into a movie (yet) would you most like to see make it to the big screen, and who would you like cast as your favorite character?

This is actually something I have thought about frequently (some might say obsessively). I would rather see standalones on the big screen rather than series' because I feel a two hour movie cannot adequately depict an entire series. A series need to be serialized in a TV show for maximum effect (i.e. The Vampire Diaries).

But I digress. So, books I would like to see as movies ... Shut Out by Kody Keplinger I think would be awesome. I recently read and reviewed The Beginning of After by Jennifer Castle. That would make a good, dramatic movie. I could see Demi Lovato tackling that role.

I'm gonna cheat a bit and say which of my favorite series I think would make killer TV shows:

Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead
The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting
Nightshade by Andrea Cremer

All three have stellar casts with interweaving storylines that could easily be dissected into an hour-long show on a weekly basis.


  1. I really need to hop on the VA bandwagon and read that book ... soon!

    Trish - My Memes

  2. Ohh I never thought about making the VA series into a TV show but that would be awesome! Great idea! I'd definitely watch that :) Thanks for stopping by!
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  3. I agree with you about some books being better as tv shows. I like that we'd find out a lot more about supporting characters than we might in a film. They could show character development better as well - it might not seem as rushed - especially since that can play a major part in some series books.

    I haven't read the Beginning of the After but really want to. I've still got to read The DUFF by Keplinger (let alone Shut Out haha) & I've heard that's been optioned for film.

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  4. Shut Out would be a lot of fun as a movie! And a total twist on the typical teen romcom.

    I think you're right about VA as a tv series as opposed to a movie too. At least with a tv series, I could let go of my OMG IT MUST BE PERFECT preconceptions. Wonder how many vampire/paranormal shows we can talk the CW into doing (if the movie deal falls through).

  5. I just started watching The Vampire Diaries and I agree that most series would work better on TV than in the movies!

    Thanks for stopping by! I think I was actually already a follower!

    Goldilox :)

  6. Very cute blog and blog title. I agree that longer books and series can not be done well enough as one movie.
    check out my FFF post when you get the chance

  7. The Vampire Academy would be an amazing TV series! I'm already addicted to way too many shows, but that one would probably take precedence over everything else. There would be no way a movie could ever do each of those books justice! There are just too many details and scenes that I know would have to be cut out and there's nothing from those books worth missing.

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  8. I never thought about The Body Finder being a tv show, but I would definitely be on board!

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  9. I don't generally read YA so I haven't read any of these books but I might have to check out Vampire Academy. It's everybody's choice. New follower.


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