🧐Flashback Friday: Old Novels That Became Movies

Happy Friday, everyone! TGIF!!
This week has been crazy busy, oh my goodness! I haven’t really had much time to read at all or catch up with blog related stuff. If I haven’t responded to one of your comments or visited your TTT or WWW Wednesday post, I promise you I will catch up later today or over the weekend!

Flashback Friday is a weekly meme hosted here at HerBookishDesires that focuses on bringing older novels back into the spotlight. It is my hope that we can discover – and rediscover – oldie but goodie novels together. Each week, there is a new topic. You can find the topics and meme information here. Anyone and everyone can participate and it would absolutely make my life if you posted your very own Flashback Friday post!😊

Old Novels That Became Movies

Divergent (Divergent, #1)

Author: Veronica Roth
Book published: 2011
Movie: 2014

While I loved the books, I was not too crazy about the movie. I will say, though, no matter how good or bad a movie adaptation is, I always enjoy watching the story and the characters come to life. I actually have not even watched the other movies – I just haven’t really felt like it!

Vampire Academy (Vampire Academy, #1)

Vampire Academy
Author: Richelle Mead
Published: 2011
Movie: 2014

I will (hopefully) be starting Vampire Academy tomorrow once I finish Crooked Kingdom tonight (I hope, unless I just completely knock out and fall asleep on my bed after work 😂). What got me interested in these books was the movie so I am interested to see how they compare! Hm.. Maybe I should watch the movie again so I can attain the highest accuracy when comparing the two😂

City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments, #1)

City of Bones
Author: Cassandra Clare
Published: 2007
Movie: 2013

I have a pretty similar reaction to City of Bones as a movie as I did with the film adaptation of Divergent. I love watching the characters come to life even if some aspects of the movie stray away from the book. I tend to look at film adaptations with a sort of separation. By that, I mean that they are their own work of art and there are just some things that are too difficult to translate from the page of a book to the screen!

Beautiful Creatures (Caster Chronicles, #1)

Beautiful Creatures
Authors: Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
Published: 2009
Movie: 2013

I loved the Beautiful Creatures series when I read them… I would be interested to see if I still loved the books at my age now as I read them when I was around…15 or 16 maybe? I wish I had the first book with the cover above. I have the other books with the same set of covers, but I was never able to find that^ cover for Beautiful Creatures and settled for the movie cover. I hate it 😂 I wish I had the original covers!

*Ahem, Maya reminiscing warning*: I remember when I first picked up Beautiful Creatures. I was in my hometown library (a beautiful beautiful that mostly consists of glass windows through which you can view the mountains in the distance) and I passed a cart full of books needing to be shelved. I was intrigued by the cover of BC and picked it up! I was also going through a rough patch in life at the time I read Beautiful Creatures and it provided me with an escape and a sort of sanctuary. It will always hold a special place in my heart!

The Host

The Host
Author: Stephanie Meyer
Published: 2008
Movie: 2013

Man, all of these movies came out around 2013-2014 😂 I didn’t love The Host but I think if I read it now I would appreciate it more than I did back in 2013… Maybe I will pick it up again this year! I thought that the movie was pretty entertaining, though.

What are some of your favorite book to book to film adaptations? Let me know in the comments below!


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