Hello, lovely readers and welcome to Top 5 Tuesday! It’s hosted by Bionic Book Worm and is quite simple: check out the topic and write a post with your picks. So here we go with 5 books that just need to be turned into movies!
#1 A Court of Thorns and Roses:
Well, I actually finished reading the entire series. Twice. I have a LOT of thoughts and feelings on this these books by Sarah J. Maas. I didn’t like the first book as much as the rest of the series, but I think it would make for an awesome movie. It’s a bit like The Hunger Games but with faeries and a dash of fairy-tale. There actually is an adaptation in planning (for a couple of years now), so I’ve got my hopes up.
#2 Throne of Glass:
As we are talking of Sarah J. Maas. After I was done with ACOTAR, I immediately picked up another series of books written by her. Book number one there is Throne of Glass. It also goes in the same direction: a strong female lead who is actually an assassin and super badass. So a big yes for a movie about that one. However, once upon a time, it was said we’d get a Throne of Glass TV show. But that project seems to be currently dormant.
#3 Rules of Magic:
This might be the best book I read in all of 2018. It’s a prequel to Practical Magic. Both novels are written by Alice Hoffman. Practical Magic already has a pretty famous movie adaptation, but Rules of Magic is ba far the more interesting story of those two books. By the wait, it’s partially set in the ’60s, so I’d watch the movie for the soundtrack alone.
After finishing Scarlet, I couldn’t wait to get started with the next installment in Marissa Meyer Lunar chronicles. So, let’s see whether Cress is just as good!
Cress by Marissa Meyer – Cover from Goodreads
So far, our two storylines from Scarlet crossed paths and melted into one. However, shortly after Scarlet, Wolf, Cinder, Iko and Carswell continued their adventure together, we are introduced to someone new: Cress. She’s Queen Levana’s IT specialist, who can hack everything and surveils basically the whole earth for her. So how is she involved in this upcoming revolution? What side will Cress be on?
As usual, Marissa Meyer loosely based her story on a fairy-tale. This time, she was inspired by Rapunzel. You have no idea how creative Meyer is with the topic and delivers something completely new and fresh. She really is the only one how is able to pull off fairy-tale retellings! Continue reading →
As you know, I’m currently making my way through Marissa Meyer’s Lunar Chronicles. After I loved part one, Cinder, I couldn’t wait to get started with Scarlet, the second installment!
Scarlet by Marissa Meyer – Cover from Goodreads
While Cinder is sitting in prison after making a discovery that changed her life, somewhere in a little town in France Scarlet has her own problems. Her grandmother vanished without a trace and a mysterious stranger appeared in town. Is there a connection between them? And what has Scarlet’s grandmother to do with Cinder’s past?
Fairy-tale retellings are super hard to pull off, and very often are a huge disappointment. However, Marissa Meyer really surprised me with Cinder, so I had my hopes of for her Red Riding Hood inspired second installment of the Lunar Chronicles, Scarlet. Continue reading →
Today is book review day. The one I chose this time is a novel by Marissa Meyer, I’ve read tons of good stuff about it and the blogosphere seems to be in love with the entire series, so I finally decided to give Cinder, part 1 of The Lunar Chronicles, a shot!
Cinder by Marissa Meyer – Cover from Goodreads
Cinder is a 16-year-old Cyborg living in New Beijing. Loathed by her stepmother, she works as a mechanic to earn the family’s income. Her life is about to change when Prince Kai, soon-to-be emperor, visits her shop and asks her to repair his android. Cinder gets pulled into something she didn’t think she was part of, but believe me, she was wrong…
It’s incredibly hard to pull of fairy-tale retellings. Most of those end up a cheesy copy, unimaginative or simply weird. However, Marissa Meyer surprised me by kicking off The Lunar Chronicles with a fascinating modern version of Cinderella.
One of the reasons this works so well is because Marissa Meyer doesn’t attempt to stick too closely to the original story. There are many moments where she hints at something but still strays far enough from the fairy-tale to deliver something completely new. Continue reading →