Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Book to Film Adaptations-August

Film adaptations of popular books is a tricky thing: most seem to fall a little short of the mark in matching the magic created in the book. But sometimes, some do strike it just right. Here are a couple of book-to-film adaptations I'm planning to see this month.

The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones based on City of Bones (Mortal Instruments, Book 1) by Cassandra Clare. 

I read City of Bones a while back. I remember liking it, but not loving it (3/5 stars on my Goodreads account). It's a paranormal YA novel about a girl named Clary Fray who starts seeing events and people that none of her friends seem to be able to see. With the help of a heartthrob named Jace, she learns that she has gained the Sight, and that these invisible beings are a league of demon-fighters called Shadowhunters.

This trailer looks great! The actors cast as Clary and Jace are pretty close to the images I had of these characters in my head. I'm also thrilled by the big names playing all those supporting roles: Robert Sheehan, Lena Headly, CCH Punder, Aidan Turner. Yup, I'm really looking forward to catching this when it comes out.

The Spectacular Now based on The Spectacular Now by Tim Tharp

I haven't read The Spectacular Now, but this story has been building up some hype ever since the movie adaptation got announced. The trailer seems really promising and it's also nice to get a break from supernatural beings and delve into what seems like a more realistic and rather mature YA drama. I kinda just want to read this book right now, actually. 

See what Goodreads says about The Spectacular Now
See what Amazon says about The Spectacular Now.

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