November 08, 2018

#Discussions: Books that should get a second chance at adaptations!

Have you ever went to watch a movie or tv show of your favriote book only to wonder what in the world had they done to it?  Well here are four books that I think should get second and one that will be getting a third chance!  What are your thoughts let us know in the comments below! 

City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
If you didn't know City of Bones has gotten two chances.  The first was a horrible movie where they down graded the rating to more of a middle school story and added a lot of goofy things that just didn't need to be there.  They made Valentine look like some goth reject and well it just didn't work out at all.  The second chance came with Freeform picked up the seires for TV called Shadowhunters. Where once again things were changed and not for the better.  This time around they aged the characters from 16 to 18 and added an entirely new rune that never even excisted. Some parts of this show were great but for the most part it was another failed attempt for this amazing series!

So what do I want from this as a third chance?  I would love to see this picked up by the CW, Netflix, or even a primium channel like Starz. I mean look at what they have done with Outlander!  It is by far the best adaption out there to date in my eyes.  Yes things were changed BUT they were changed for the better!!  So what would you like to see in the world of Shadowhunters?

When fifteen-year-old Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murder― much less a murder committed by three teenagers covered with strange tattoos and brandishing bizarre weapons. Then the body disappears into thin air. It's hard to call the police when the murderers are invisible to everyone else and when there is nothing―not even a smear of blood―to show that a boy has died. Or was he a boy? This is Clary's first meeting with the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the earth of demons. It's also her first encounter with Jace, a Shadowhunter who looks a little like an angel and acts a lot like a jerk. Within twenty-four hours Clary is pulled into Jace's world with a vengeance when her mother disappears and Clary herself is attacked by a demon. But why would demons be interested in ordinary mundanes like Clary and her mother? And how did Clary suddenly get the Sight? The Shadowhunters would like to know... 

I am Number Four by Pittacus Lore
I am one of the few who loved the movie and the book.  This one had sat on my TBR shelf for sometime and I finally picked it up.  Although a few things were changed I think they did very well with the movie.  But it didn't do very well at the box office so we never got more.  I think this one would be another great title to be a seires for TV versus a movie just so that they could take the right time to make it amazing.  I think Netflix could do this one justice!  What do you think?

 Nine of us came here. We look like you. We talk like you. We live among you. But we are not you. We can do things you dream of doing. We have powers you dream of having. We are stronger and faster than anything you have ever seen. We are the superheroes you worship in movies and comic books--but we are real. Our plan was to grow, and train, and become strong, and become one, and fight them. But they found us and started hunting us first. Now all of us are running. Spending our lives in shadows, in places where no one would look, blending in. We have lived among you without you knowing. But they know. They caught Number One in Malaysia. Number Two in England. And Number Three in Kenya. They killed them all. I am Number Four. I am next.

Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
For this one we got a movie that bombed they changed a ton of stuff in this one.  I am one of the people who actually loved the movie but hated the books.  I would love to see this one as another movie or even as a tv show or mini series.  They could cut out a lot of the filler that the book had and give it all to us in a 10 part mini series!  

Lena Duchannes is unlike anyone the small Southern town of Gatlin has ever seen, and she's struggling to conceal her power, and a curse that has haunted her family for generations. But even within the overgrown gardens, murky swamps and crumbling graveyards of the forgotten South, a secret cannot stay hidden forever. Ethan Wate, who has been counting the months until he can escape from Gatlin, is haunted by dreams of a beautiful girl he has never met. When Lena moves into the town's oldest and most infamous plantation, Ethan is inexplicably drawn to her and determined to uncover the connection between them. In a town with no surprises, one secret could change everything. 

The Lightning Theif by Rick Riordan
This is another one that got not one but two movies from the books made. However, the second movie flopped.  I did love both of them and loved the changes that were made. But I think this one would be a great one for a kids tv series on Netflix or TV.  Maybe something for ABC family to pick up.  It could be something to get kids watching and reading!  

Percy Jackson is a good kid, but he can't seem to focus on his schoolwork or control his temper. And lately, being away at boarding school is only getting worse - Percy could have sworn his pre-algebra teacher turned into a monster and tried to kill him. When Percy's mom finds out, she knows it's time that he knew the truth about where he came from, and that he go to the one place he'll be safe. She sends Percy to Camp Half Blood, a summer camp for demigods (on Long Island), where he learns that the father he never knew is Poseidon, God of the Sea. Soon a mystery unfolds and together with his friends—one a satyr and the other the demigod daughter of Athena - Percy sets out on a quest across the United States to reach the gates of the Underworld (located in a recording studio in Hollywood) and prevent a catastrophic war between the gods. 


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