The Best Of: Books That Should Have Adaptations

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 make very good adaptations.

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.

Two Can Keep a Secret by Karen M. McManus 

I’ve not long finished watching the adaptation of One Of Us Is Lying and I really enjoyed it. I think this would also make a great adaptation, but as either a film or mini series. There isn’t enough content to fill out mutiple seasons of a show, but it would be great to see either way. 

Two Can Keep a Secret is a really fun mystery that will play well to a teen audience. Well not just teens, but I don’t think older audiences would enjoy it so much. 

Goodreads synopsis: Echo Ridge is small-town America. Ellery’s never been there, but she’s heard all about it. Her aunt went missing there at age seventeen. And only five years ago, a homecoming queen put the town on the map when she was killed. Now Ellery has to move there to live with a grandmother she barely knows.

The town is picture-perfect, but it’s hiding secrets. And before school even begins for Ellery, someone’s declared open season on homecoming, promising to make it as dangerous as it was five years ago. Then, almost as if to prove it, another girl goes missing.

Ellery knows all about secrets. Her mother has them; her grandmother does too. And the longer she’s in Echo Ridge, the clearer it becomes that everyone there is hiding something. The thing is, secrets are dangerous–and most people aren’t good at keeping them. Which is why in Echo Ridge, it’s safest to keep your secrets to yourself.

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…


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