The Best Of: YA Books That Should Have TV Adaptations #2

With so many book adaptations coming out right now got me thinking about which books I would like to see adapted. I would no doubt watch an adaptation of pretty much any book I’ve read, but the books I’ve spoken about below are some of the top ones that I think would do very well as a TV show. 

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo 

Now I know what you’re thinking, Shadow and Bone exists and it has Six of Crows in it. But no, that is not enough for me. Six of Crows should 100% be its own show and honestly, I would have liked to see it adapted rather than Shadow and Bone. Don’t get me wrong I absolutely loved season one of Shadow and Bone, but let’s be honest the Six of Crows story is way better. 

Obviously, I don’t know what will happen crows-wise in the Shadow and Bone series, but I would love to see the Ice Court heist in a show. Now I doubt we would be getting that any time soon unless the show writers are not following the books (not that they have been anyway). Imagine just how incredibly dramatic and high intensity it would be to see Inej scaling an incinerator on your TV screen. 

Please make this happen Netflix even if it’s just a short spin-off that focuses purely on the Ice Court heist. 

Goodreads synopsis: Ketterdam: a bustling hub of international trade where anything can be had for the right price—and no one knows that better than criminal prodigy Kaz Brekker. Kaz is offered a chance at a deadly heist that could make him rich beyond his wildest dreams. But he can’t pull it off alone. . . .

A convict with a thirst for revenge

A sharpshooter who can’t walk away from a wager

A runaway with a privileged past

A spy known as the Wraith

A Heartrender using her magic to survive the slums

A thief with a gift for unlikely escapes

Kaz’s crew is the only thing that might stand between the world and destruction—if they don’t kill each other first.

The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare 

It was announced that the BBC was adapting The Infernal Devices around two years ago now. Well BBC where is it? I need it. 

I’m desperate for a Shadowhunter chronicles adaptation that is actually good, I don’t hate the film or TV show, but neither did the book justice. Plus this is a lot of people’s favourite series of Cassandra Clare’s and I’m sure they would like to see a great adaptation of it. 

The fact that this one would be in period dress is what really sells it as a TV show for me. Imagine how amazing the costumes would be. Also, I am curious to see exactly what shadowhunters in the 1800s wear to fight. 

The casting for this would have to be done very carefully. Like who would play Will is anyone out there good enough?

Goodreads synopsis: In a time when Shadowhunters are barely winning the fight against the forces of darkness, one battle will change the course of history forever. Welcome to the Infernal Devices trilogy, a stunning and dangerous prequel to the New York Times bestselling Mortal Instruments series.

The year is 1878. Tessa Gray descends into London’s dark supernatural underworld in search of her missing brother. She soon discovers that her only allies are the demon-slaying Shadowhunters—including Will and Jem, the mysterious boys she is attracted to. Soon they find themselves up against the Pandemonium Club, a secret organization of vampires, demons, warlocks, and humans. Equipped with a magical army of unstoppable clockwork creatures, the Club is out to rule the British Empire, and only Tessa and her allies can stop them…

The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater 

For some reason, I find this series very comforting and I can only imagine how cosy a TV adaptation of it would be. Not that it’s all sunshine and rainbows obviously, I would also love to see all of the cool supernatural happenings as well as the heartbreaking moments. 

This series is one that really makes me feel things and I love to think it would translate well into a TV show. 

Goodreads synopsis: It is freezing in the churchyard, even before the dead arrive.

Every year, Blue Sargent stands next to her clairvoyant mother as the soon-to-be dead walk past. Blue herself never sees them—not until this year, when a boy emerges from the dark and speaks directly to her.

His name is Gansey, and Blue soon discovers that he is a rich student at Aglionby, the local private school. Blue has a policy of staying away from Aglionby boys. Known as Raven Boys, they can only mean trouble.

But Blue is drawn to Gansey, in a way she can’t entirely explain. He has it all—family money, good looks, devoted friends—but he’s looking for much more than that. He is on a quest that has encompassed three other Raven Boys: Adam, the scholarship student who resents all the privilege around him; Ronan, the fierce soul who ranges from anger to despair; and Noah, the taciturn watcher of the four, who notices many things but says very little.

For as long as she can remember, Blue has been warned that she will cause her true love to die. She never thought this would be a problem. But now, as her life becomes caught up in the strange and sinister world of the Raven Boys, she’s not so sure


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