The Best Of: Books That Should Have Adaptations #3

I’ve been thinking about TV adaptations a lot lately and I love imagining the books I’ve read being made into shows. So once again I’ve talked about a couple (this is a short post today sorry) more books I would like to see adapted as TV shows.

Up All Night by Various Authors

An anthology series would work so well for this. Although I didn’t massively enjoy every story in this book, so many of them were gripping and very entertaining. There are stories featuring almost every genre and an episode for each would be amazing. 

Synopsis: When everyone else goes to bed, the ones who stay up feel like they’re the only people in the world. As the hours tick by deeper into the night, the familiar drops away and the unfamiliar beckons. Adults are asleep, and a hush falls over the hum of daily life. Anything is possible.

It’s a time for romance and adventure. For prom night and ghost hunts. It’s a time for breaking up, for falling in love—for finding yourself.

Stay up all night with these thirteen short stories from bestselling and award-winning YA authors like Karen McManus, Tiffany D. Jackson, Nina LaCour, and Brandy Colbert, as they take readers deep into these rarely seen, magical hours.

Full contributor list: Brandy Colbert, Kathleen Glasgow, Maurene Goo, Tiffany D. Jackson, Amanda Joy, Nina LaCour, Karen M. McManus, Anna Meriano, Marieke Nijkamp, Laura Silverman, Kayla Whaley, Julian Winters, Francesca Zappia

The Raven Boys (The Raven Cycle #1) by Maggie Steifvater 

I find this series so entirely gripping and poetic that it would 100% be an excellent show. Just imagine the cosy vibes you’d get. I love how even though this book is set during summer it has pure autumn vibes for me. There is nothing I love more than a cosy show with autumnal vibes.

They would have to be so careful with the casting for this though because a lot of people are very protective over these characters. Myself included.

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 anymore.

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