The Best Of: Books That Should Have Adaptations #4

I’m the type of person that loves imagining who I would like to play certain characters in books, which always leads to me wanting adaptations. I’m somewhere in the middle of thinking there are too many adaptations but also not enough. I want more!

Spin the Dawn by Elizabeth Lim 

This was my most recent read and I loved it so much that I gave it five stars. Now if you’ve also read this you will definitely understand why I think it should have a movie as let’s be honest it would be absolutely stunning. 

Just imagine what the costume design would be like. I’m a huge fan of costume design and just thinking about how beautiful and magical the clothes would be gives me chills. Just reading the descriptions of them was incredible so getting to see them come to life would be amazing. Although thinking now this would be a tall task for a costume department.

Check out my review of Spin the Dawn here.

Synopsis: “Maia Tamarin dreams of becoming the greatest tailor in the land, but as a girl, the best she can hope for is to marry well. When a royal messenger summons her ailing father, once a tailor of renown, to court, Maia poses as a boy and takes his place. She knows her life is forfeit if her secret is discovered, but she’ll take that risk to achieve her dream and save her family from ruin. There’s just one catch: Maia is one of twelve tailors vying for the job.

Backstabbing and lies run rampant as the tailors compete in challenges to prove their artistry and skill. Maia’s task is further complicated when she draws the attention of the court magician, Edan, whose piercing eyes seem to see straight through her disguise.

And nothing could have prepared her for the final challenge: to sew three magic gowns for the emperor’s reluctant bride-to-be, from the laughter of the sun, the tears of the moon, and the blood of stars. With this impossible task before her, she embarks on a journey to the far reaches of the kingdom, seeking the sun, the moon, and the stars, and finding more than she ever could have imagined.

Air Awakens by Elise Kova 

This is another one of my favourite series. With a similar ‘magic’ style to Avatar: The Last Air Bender, I think the magic effects have the potential to either look really great or really bad. However, with how far CGI and SFXs have come, I’d like to believe it would be the former.  

Packed full of action and also romance I think this would appeal to a lot of people, myself definitely included. 

Synopsis: A library apprentice, a sorcerer prince, and an unbreakable magic bond…

The Solaris Empire is one conquest away from uniting the continent, and the rare elemental magic sleeping in seventeen-year-old library apprentice Vhalla Yarl could shift the tides of war.

Vhalla has always been taught to fear the Tower of Sorcerers, a mysterious magic society, and has been happy in her quiet world of books. But after she unknowingly saves the life of one of the most powerful sorcerers of them all—the Crown Prince Aldrik—she finds herself enticed into his world. Now she must decide her future: Embrace her sorcery and leave the life she’s known, or eradicate her magic and remain as she’s always been. And with powerful forces lurking in the shadows, Vhalla’s indecision could cost her more than she ever imagined.

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