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You know, you think these lists would be easy and then yeah, they aren't. However, let's give this list a go, because there have been some wonderful books lately that I have specifically thought, why isn't this story being optioned for film or television.
1} Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer: These fairytale retellings, that are a grunge-steampunk epic space odyssey remind me of the brilliance of Firefly and Buffy the Vampire Slayer which means... Joss Whedon, have you read these books?! Please do and then turn them into a movie. Okay. Thanks.
2} Bridgerton Series by Julia Quinn: Always and forever, I will want to see these stories turned into film. The Duke and I, The Viscount Who Loved Me and so forth... these siblings and their spouses are hilarious, mostly because Julia Quinn has a way with witty, funny dialogue like no other. Give this woman a pen and she will make you laugh.
3} Lock & Mori Series by Heather Petty: I don't even need a second book in this series to know that these characters would translate extremely well to a TV screen! It probably doesn't speak to my bias that Young Sherlock Holmes remains one of my favorite films of all time, does it? Or that BBC Sherlock gets watched on repeat here?
4} A Darker Shade of Magic Series by V. E. Scwab: These books have all the makings of a fantastic movie. If you like The Prestige or are intrigued by the upcoming Magicians from SyFy... you're on board with this choice!
5} Leviathan Series by Scott Westerfeld: A historical retelling with imaginary steampunk elements that just beg for a special effects division to bring to life. Amazing sets and strong female hero types that totally rule the big screen. Brad Bird, I am looking at you!
6} The Old Kingdom series by Garth Nix: To be honest, I am surprised this series has yet to make it to the big screen. An older fantasy series, it still is one of the most brilliant series of all times and again with kick-butt female heroes that deal with their problems realistically even if they're living in a made-up world and can walk the waters of death.
7, 8, 9} The Song of the Lioness Quartet, Wild Magic or Trickster Series by Tamora Pierce: Never ever will I stop wanting to see the Tortall characters show up on the big screen. Also, has anyone else read THIS ARTICLE and just been like YES... to all of THIS!
10} Bartimaeus Sequence by Jonathan Stroud: A pesky demon with an affinity to humans that gets him burned nearly every single time. However, with Nate, he suddenly finds out that no matter who or what you are, eventually you will be called upon to make a decision that will forever alter your life. Yeah... these books are amazing and would do so well if made into films. David Heyman aren't you due for another fantasy series?!