6 Books Coming to a Screen Near You

On-screen adaptations of books have been doing really well lately and I think studios and streaming platforms are all excited to get their hands on the next big thing. There are a number of books being turned into movies or TV shows as we speak, but here are the 6 I’m most excited for. Titles link to their IMDB page.

1) The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness (2020)

Chaos Walking movie

I liked the book quite a bit, but I don’t plan on continuing with the series for various reasons. It’ll be interesting to see how this movie comes across as so much of the book is in the main character’s head. And also, the movie is going to be called “Chaos Walking” instead of “The Knife of Never Letting Go” so does that mean the movie is covering the whole series? Looks like a great cast though.

Starring: Tom Holland, Daisy Ridley, Nick Jonas

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2) The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon (May 17, 2019)

The Sun is Also a Star movie

This is one I haven’t read yet, but I’ve only heard good things and I think it’s amazing that Yoon has come out with two books and gotten two movies deals (that actually came to fruition). She is rocking it!

Starring: Yara Shahidi, Charles Melton

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3) Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer (August 9, 2019)

Artemis Fowl movie

I loved Artemis Fowl as a kid! Was I the only one who was obsessed with decoding the symbols on every page? Even though it was a repeating message, I did the whole thing because I was sure there might be a difference or something new later haha. Anyway, I think it’s interesting that they’re finally coming out with the movie now. I have almost no recollection of the storyline, so I might have to pick this back up as a refresher before the movie comes out.

Starring: Ferdia Shaw, Judi Dench, Josh Gad

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4) The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn (October 4, 2019)

The Woman in the Window movie

This book has made quite a splash and especially with this article coming out about the author, I’m a little more wary of supporting this author (he kind of creeps me out now, and that transfers over to his book). But, it’s got a great cast and I’d be interested to see if they follow the book exactly or if they throw in some new twists.

Starring: Amy Adams, Gary Oldman, Julianne Moore, Anthony Mackie

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5) Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli (2019)

Stargirl

Another one of my childhood favorites! I’ve reread “Stargirl” a few times over the years and it’s always so good. It’s magical and emotional and I hope, hope, HOPE that they don’t ruin it with the movie!

Starring: Grace VanderWaal

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6) Good Omens by Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett (TV Series, 2019)

Good Omens tv show

Another one that I haven’t read yet, but I love Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett and David Tennant seems like the PERFECT person for them to team up with. This book has definitely moved a few places up my TBR so I can be ready for this show. Honestly though…Pratchett and Gaiman…what a pairing.

Starring: David Tennant, Michael Sheen

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If you’re interested in purchasing any of these books and are anything like me, you should consider making that purchase now before the only cover that exists are the dumb movie tie-in covers.

Which of these movies are you most excited about? What other books are you excited to see on the big screen soon?
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The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness

Todd Hewitt is the last boy in Prentisstown. He only has one more month until he becomes a man and then everyone will stop treating him like a boy. One discovery turns his entire world upside down. Todd starts to question if anything he’s ever been told is actually true.

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I picked this book up because I’d heard some really great things about it, but I honestly am not really sure what to make of it. It’s an interesting world that’s been created where the reader isn’t sure what’s true and what’s not. You’re not even sure, initially, if this planet is Earth or somewhere else. I spent most of the beginning of the book feeling really confused (and some of my readers might know, I HATE feeling confused in a book). The reader sees the world completely through Todd’s eyes so whatever he doesn’t know, we don’t know. In addition to that, he’s learned how to hide his thoughts from other people–the reader included. Early on, Todd finds out something but pushes it out of his mind before the reader gets a hold of it. I don’t know why, but that was EXTREMELY frustrating to me. I generally like being in the position of knowing more than my protagonist so knowing that he knows something that we don’t know was pretty hard for me.

Another thing was that I never really felt invested in the story all the way. There was plenty of action and suspense throughout, so maybe this was just me, but I would put the book down for a bit and didn’t feel excited to get back to the story. For whatever reason, I did not find myself caring what happened to the characters next. I didn’t care if they ever made it to their destination. I didn’t even care if they made it out alive. It was seriously so strange! My head knew, “This is an exciting book. You should be feeling really excited about getting back to it.” But then my heart said, “Meh.”

Overall, the book was good–great even! I stand by my four star rating. At the same time I’m just not sure if I’m going to continue on with the series.

Overall Rating: 4
Language: Moderate. Some language, a lot of implied language (effing).
Violence: Heavy. A lot of violence throughout, but nothing too explicitly described.
Sexual Content: Mild. Some crude things are implied, but go over the main character’s head.
Smoking/Drinking: None