Another day, another adaptations post. I’m really enjoying sitting down and thinking about all of the great books I’ve read that would make great adaptations. Obviously, if these were all to happen, the industry would get over-saturated with adaptations, but honestly, I wouldn’t mind. It’s not like anything original has been released lately anyway.
Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia
I’m a sucker for small animated/illustrated moments in films and TV shows and I know if this was every adapted it would definitely have some. I’d love to see Eliza’s drawings come to life and jump through the screen.
Goodreads synopsis: Her story is a phenomenon. Her life is a disaster.
In the real world, Eliza Mirk is shy, weird, and friendless. Online, she’s LadyConstellation, the anonymous creator of the wildly popular webcomic Monstrous Sea. Eliza can’t imagine enjoying the real world as much as she loves the online one, and she has no desire to try.
Then Wallace Warland, Monstrous Sea’s biggest fanfiction writer, transfers to her school. Wallace thinks Eliza is just another fan, and as he draws her out of her shell, she begins to wonder if a life offline might be worthwhile.
But when Eliza’s secret is accidentally shared with the world, everything she’s built—her story, her relationship with Wallace, and even her sanity—begins to fall apart.
All These Bodies by Kendare Blake
Who doesn’t love a mystery film involving brutal murders? I know that makes me sound kind of psychotic, but you know you agree.
The changes between tense in this book would work really well in a film format and the high intensity would make for epic entertainment. I really loved this book and seeing it adapted would be amazing.
Goodreads synopsis: Sixteen bloodless bodies. Two teenagers. One impossible explanation.
Summer 1958—a string of murders plagues the Midwest. The victims are found in their cars and in their homes—even in their beds—their bodies drained, but with no blood anywhere.
September 19- the Carlson family is slaughtered in their Minnesota farmhouse, and the case gets its first lead: 15-year-old Marie Catherine Hale is found at the scene. She is covered in blood from head to toe, and at first she’s mistaken for a survivor. But not a drop of the blood is hers.
Michael Jensen, son of the local sheriff, yearns to become a journalist and escape his small-town. He never imagined that the biggest story in the country would fall into his lap, or that he would be pulled into the investigation, when Marie decides that he is the only one she will confess to.
As Marie recounts her version of the story, it falls to Michael to find the truth: What really happened the night that the Carlsons were killed? And how did one girl wind up in the middle of all these bodies?
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