Book To Movie Adaptions

Friday, September 1, 2017

Happy Friday Ya'll!

So I wanted to share some books that have been optioned into Movies/TV shows that I'm looking forward to seeing

Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed.

Soon afterward, his death is a national headline. Some are calling him a thug, maybe even a drug dealer and a gangbanger. Protesters are taking to the streets in Khalil's name. Some cops and the local drug lord try to intimidate Starr and her family. What everyone wants to know is: what really went down that night? And the only person alive who can answer that is Starr.

But what Starr does or does not say could upend her community. It could also endanger her life.

In a far future, post-nuclear-holocaust Africa, genocide plagues one
region. The aggressors, the Nuru, have decided to follow the Great Book and exterminate the Okeke. But when the only surviving member of a slain Okeke village is brutally raped, she manages to escape, wandering farther into the desert. She gives birth to a baby girl with hair and skin the color of sand and instinctively knows that her daughter is different. She names her daughter Onyesonwu, which means "Who Fears Death?" in an ancient African tongue.

Reared under the tutelage of a mysterious and traditional shaman, Onyesonwu discovers her magical destiny – to end the genocide of her people. The journey to fulfill her destiny will force her to grapple with nature, tradition, history, true love, the spiritual mysteries of her culture – and eventually death itself.

Lilith Iyapo has just lost her husband and son when atomic fire consumes Earth—the last stage of the planet’s final war. Hundreds of years later Lilith awakes, deep in the hold of a massive alien spacecraft piloted by the Oankali—who arrived just in time to save humanity from extinction. They have kept Lilith and other survivors asleep for centuries, as they learned whatever they could about Earth. Now it is time for Lilith to lead them back to her home world, but life among the Oankali on the newly resettled planet will be nothing like it was before.

The Oankali survive by genetically merging with primitive civilizations—whether their new hosts like it or not. For the first time since the nuclear holocaust, Earth will be inhabited. Grass will grow, animals will run, and people will learn to survive the planet’s untamed wilderness. But their children will not be human. Not exactly.

This is the way the world ends...for the last time.

A season of endings has begun.

It starts with the great red rift across the heart of the world's sole continent, spewing ash that blots out the sun.

It starts with death, with a murdered son and a missing daughter.

It starts with betrayal, and long dormant wounds rising up to fester.

This is the Stillness, a land long familiar with catastrophe, where the power of the earth is wielded as a weapon. And where there is no mercy.

Sierra Santiago was looking forward to a fun summer of making art, hanging out with her friends, and skating around Brooklyn. But then a weird zombie guy crashes the first party of the season. Sierra's near-comatose abuelo begins to say "Lo siento" over and over. And when the graffiti murals in Bed-Stuy start to weep.... Well, something stranger than the usual New York mayhem is going on.

Sierra soon discovers a supernatural order called the Shadowshapers, who connect with spirits via paintings, music, and stories. Her grandfather once shared the order's secrets with an anthropologist, Dr. Jonathan Wick, who turned the Caribbean magic to his own foul ends. Now Wick wants to become the ultimate Shadowshaper by killing all the others, one by one. With the help of her friends and the hot graffiti artist Robbie, Sierra must dodge Wick's supernatural creations, harness her own Shadowshaping abilities, and save her family's past, present, and future.

Carlos Delacruz is one of the New York Council of the Dead’s most unusual agents—an inbetweener, partially resurrected from a death he barely recalls suffering, after a life that’s missing from his memory. He thinks he is one of a kind—until he encounters other entities walking the fine line between life and death.

One inbetweener is a sorcerer. He’s summoned a horde of implike ngks capable of eliminating spirits, and they’re spreading through the city like a plague. They’ve already taken out some of NYCOD’s finest, leaving Carlos desperate to stop their master before he opens up the entrada to the Underworld—which would destroy the balance between the living and the dead.

But in uncovering this man’s identity, Carlos confronts the truth of his own life—and death…

I haven't read any of these as of yet but I do have Dawn and Half-Resurrection Blues on my TBR list. What books that are being turned into movies/TV shows are you looking forward too?

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  1. I've never heard of any of these books but then again I am so clueless about book to movie adaptations I doubt I would have noticed. Some of them sound super interesting.

    1. I heard about most of these messing around on Twitter, lol. I think they are going to be awesome adaptions or at least hope so :D

  2. I haven't heard of any of these, but if I read a book, I usually don't watch the movie. The only exception to this rule that I can remember is the great Robert Ludlum's Jason Bourne series. Not only have I read every book over and over again, I've done the same with the movies. The books you've chosen look interesting, though. Hugs...

    1. Some books I've read and saw the movie adaption I was pretty disappointed but I've come to realize most adaptions aren't going to stay true to the books which is messed up :(

      I hope they do a good job with these ones though

  3. I'm not surprised they will adapt The Hate You Give. I haven't heard of the other books. Thanks for sharing

    1. I gotta read the Hate You Give, but I don't think I'm in the mind set as of yet but I will one of these days :)

  4. I didn't know about Half Resurrection Blues! I have a copy around here somewhere, I guess that I better get on that one too!

    1. I read Anika Rose picked up both his series for tv options. like dude is winning :D

      I'm going to pick it up myself.

  5. The Hate U Give was already on my radar, but oooh, Half Resurrection blues looks good, too.

    1. Mines too Sophia, I'll be reading it sometime soon. Ikr, I really want to read it, the author has a whole series and it just looks good!

  6. True confession, I haven't heard of any of these books but they all look like they'll make for great movies especially the fantasy ones.Half Resurrection & Shadowshapre would be the ones I would want to get acquainted with, I just hope they don't bungle the world building.

    1. lols, girl...I only know these authors because of my Twitter timeline and I did read the Fifth Season which a very good sci-fi fantasy series.

      I hope they don't ruin the worlds either.