Thursday, April 12, 2012

Feature & Follow [10]

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Q: What is one book that you would be nervous to see a movie adaption of because you think the movie could never live up to the book

A:  I'm always nervous when my favorite books are adapted into movies.  For me, movies almost never live up to the book.  Here are three that would make me very nervous to see on the big screen:

1)  The Night Huntress series by Jeaniene Frost - This entire series is fantastic, but in particular, I think Hollywood would butcher One Foot in the Grave.  There are a lot of emotional scenes in this book, and a lot of paranormal scenes that might not work with special effects.  And do I even need to say Chapter 32?  How would film execs screw that up?  Oh, I would guess in many, many ways.

2)  The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare - This is one of my favorite YA series.  I think Hollywood execs would definitely make a mess out of this series, especially City of Glass.  Again, I'm always wary of Hollywood special effects in paranormal movies, and I feel that this book might be "dumbed down" in a movie version.  This is why I am not looking forward to this movie.

3)  The Maker's Song series by Adrian Phoenix - This is one of my favorite dark vampire series, although I know this book isn't as popular as some.  I think Hollywood would get the world building right - the dark, underbelly, industrial, hard metal side of New Orleans.  I think that Dante, Heather, Lucien and Vaughn would be cast correctly.  What I don't think would work on film would be the various plot lines.  Adrian Phoenix has a way of weaving several threads together to intersect in the main plot line.  She uses flash backs, flash forwards and random side characters that affect the main characters later on down the line.  I think on film, this would be difficult to pull off.  

 Which book are you nervous to see made into a movie?  Leave us a comment!  We'd love to hear your thoughts!  Check out our Autism Hop!  Happy Friday!


Shelley Romano said...

Hiyas Jamie :)

Those are actually some really good choices! I still say the Downside series by Stacia Kane would be excellent on the big screen.

Have a great Friday!

Jamie said...

I don't know if it would translate, but I didn't pick Downside or 50 b/c I already talk about those two series way too much, lol! And I almost chose Sirantha Jax but I don't think my poor heart could take that movie :)

Alissa said...

Oooh, I haven't read The Mortal Instruments series yet, but I know my friends who have would HATE to see them try to be turned into movies. So much going on, which ups the chance of it all being ruined or interpreted much differently.

Great pick!

sonya@sonythebooklover said...

Good choices click on name to see my answer, New follower.

Miss Vain's Paranormal Fantasy said...

Oh Jamie :)

You know me so well!! That's how, it's like you can read my mind!!:)
P.s. did you notice I messed up and put Fever not BDB, so I added BDB, I don't know how I did that lmao!!

Anyways love you!! Happy Friday!! Love your pics! XOXO

Love you too Cat XOXO

Ning said...

Great picks! I can think of a million ways of how Hollywood will mess up Night Huntress and the Mortal Instruments. I don't even want to think about the movie for City of Bones.


Ning @ Reading by Kindle Fire

Marla said...

I wholeheartedly agree with your assessment of The Immortal Instruments as films. I'm still worried about how City of Bones is going to turn out.

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Herding Cats - Burning Soup said...

Right there with you on Frost's book. Can't imagine any of that series working out all that well.

Anna@ Herding Cats & Burning Soup

Alison Can Read said...

Hopping through. I'm very nervous for the TMI movie. But I do like Jamie a lot. More than Lily.
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Jac said...

Cassandra Clare's books are a popular answer this week! Her characters are so vivid that I think it would be very tough to cast them correctly.

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Night Sky Reviews said...

Great answer. I'm a new follower via GFC :)

soulunsung said...

Hi, I'm a new follower for sure, hopping through the Friday Follow and Feature and I'm definitely following your awesome blog. :)

I have some of the same fears that you do in regards to the movie adaptation of CoB, but at the same time I'm hoping that the writer's/director's will end up getting it right and it will come out as good as The Hunger Games was. Here's to keeping fingers crossed and all that. :)

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Book Slave said...

Hi there :) just hopping through. I’m a new follower…

Night Huntress series are great books and I can see why you may be nervous.

Here is my choice...

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Sharon ObsessionwithBooks said...

Hi & Happy Friday!

A great answer, I agree..

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Have a nice weekend, Sharon

Lilly @ (LillysBookIsland) said...

I'm not sure of what but I have always thought that the movie in twilight never live up the book. also, I think the adaption movie for Divergent will never live up the story if there is any :)

Varsha Dinesh said...

Lots of people seem leery of the Mortal Instruments as a movie. New follower. Here' my FF

Lu said...

Hopping by to say have a great weekend!
New email follower (amugglesmagicalbookblog at yahoo).

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Agnieszka Nashi said...

I'm actually reading The Mortal Instrument series right now and I while I enjoy them, I think the movie can be even better? I think. I'm certainly excited to see it on big screen soon. :)

I'm a new follower!

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Agnieszka @ Nook of Books

Patricia said...

Same here. I'm very wary about movie adaptions. ;/

Patricia // My FF

Kayla Graham said...

Great picks! I haven't read any of these, but I get really nervous about books being made into movies :) These all sound like really good books/series though :D Thanks for stopping by my #FF!!!!

I hope you have a great Friday!
Kayla @ Bengal Reads

TheReadingPenguin said...

I'm not going to lie, I would LOVE to see the Night Huntress books on film. Provided they cast Bones well!

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Jennifer York said...

I think all the Frost fans are listing her Night Huntress series. I totally agree. I don't think they would get it right on the big screen. Especially since the one I would want casted as Bones is a little too old for the role now. James Marsters that played Spike in Buffy the Vampire Slayer. He is who I pictured when I first read the book. The accent and bleached hair did it I think.

Ellen said...

Hi, I agree with you about the Mortal Instruments Series. Haven't read the Night Huntress Series or the Maker's Song Series yet. I am a new follower via GFC.

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Tribute Books Mama said...

I agree sometimes a movie could ruin a good book.

Melliane said...

It must be so difficult with UF books, I agree with you, mainly for these ones.

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Krista said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog, following back vis Linky! Love the Zombies on your blog! And yes I think the Maker's Song series was a good example of a movie they shouldn't make.
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Rebecca said...

Unfortunately they are making a TMI movie. I can only hope they pull a "Hunger Games" and not a "Percy Jackson" or "Eragon." :(

Here's my FF.

J.R. said...

I don't think they could cast anyone who could do Bones justice! I haven't read the other 2 series so I'm not sure about them. Great picks!

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Mel - Thedailyprophecy. said...

I still need to read Mortal Instruments, but I've seen a couple of other bloggers who feel the same.

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Jenny said...

Happy FF! Just sneaking through to say hey. I'm a new follower!

I hope you're stop by & visit me too.

Jenny @ Into the Morning Reads

Jennifer said...

I think Night Huntress would be better suited to an HBO or Showtime like tv show...they wouldn't have to worry about Ch. 32 then!

Old follower.

Jennifer @ Feminist Fairy Tale Reviews

Memoriesovertakingme said...


New follower (gfc & linky)

Have a great weekend!

Brianne @

Alice said...

Hi! Great job with your blog! I just joined it, would you have a look at mine and join it if you like it?

Thank you :-)

all best,

Michelle @ Book Briefs said...

I totally agree about TMI

Thanks for stopping by my FF post. Im a new follower of yours :)

Shannon said...

I need to reread City of Glass but I don't think I would like to see it on the big screen.

Mirely Rodriguez said...

Happy Friday! I'm hoppin' along.
I almost want to say that perhaps City of Glass could make it. I think that it might have a chance with the right director/writer.

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Mirely @ Rumor Has It

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