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HEY. HOLLYWOOD. HIRE ME. THANKS.
Related: If YA Books Were Musicals (Broadway should hire me too)
The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater
There is almost nothing in the entire bloody worldI need more. The atmosphere. The characters. The creepiness. The beauty. JUST LOOK AT WHAT IT COULD BE:
The Fixer by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
On: The CW
A teenage DC fixer coming up against rich classmates, inscrutable politicians, plots and terrorists. It would play off the popularity of Scandal and Quantico while reeling the Veronica Mars crowd back in with the tough cookie leading lady and the cute boys and the dark af mystery.
The Diviners by Libba Bray
Imagine the lush 20's New York sets and costumes plus GHOSTS and MURDER and THINGSSS
The Princess Diaries series by Meg Cabot
On: ABC (if she's an adult) or The CW (if it's teen Mia)
I love the movie deeply and infinitely and forever, but I read and loved the book series first, and I think a serialized version of Mia dealing with being a regular, dateless girl WHILE being a surprise princess would be immensely entertaining. Also more chances for Michael Moscovitz to be a reality.
The Seven Realms series by Cinda Williams Chima
Since Game of Thrones is ending semi imminently. But GAH, I would love to see the locations for the Fells, and the mountains where the Clans live. The many characters and their intricate storylines would make AMAZING TV. Also I'd get to see Raisa and Amon and Han IN REAL LIFE omg.
The Lioness Quartet by Tamora Pierce
GETTING REAL TIRED OF ASKING THE TV AND MOVIE WORLD FOR TAMORA PIERCE ADAPTATIONS AND THEM NOT LISTENING
My Life Next Door/The Boy Most Likely To by Huntley Fitzpatrick
I just really want a super cute, heartfelt family drama about the Reeds and the Garretts and Tim and Sam and Jase and Alice and their siblings and their town, like a modern day Dawson's Creek but without Dawson's stupid face
The Dark Days Club by Alison Goodman
Regency Era set and costume goodness with Buffy badassery and demon slaying?? YASSS. Plus hot Lord Carlston can join the Starz JAMMF ranks of hot historical men in breeches. Or they could do The Falconer by Elizabeth May instead, because it's the same combination of historical setting/bad ass Buffy girl slaying monsters/extraordinarily hot and rather forbidding mentor dude.
Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers
Historical. Assassin. Nuns. And politics and ye old Brittany and Duval and Beast and ISMAE AND SYBELLA AND ANITH and the clothes and the knives and the poison and the god of Death and NFFFFF
Every Breath by Ellie Marney
On: Australian TV, imported to the US via Netflix, we all become obsessed
I want to see Mycroft and Watts solving mysteries in gritty Melbourne while being utterly fucking adorably in love/extremely damaged, as is their way
The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer
LOOK. If the world simply refuses to give me the Cinder movie I've been bellowing about for nine hundred years, then I'm going to demand a TV series. It's the least they could do.
Anna/Lola/Isla series by Stephanie Perkins
On: The CW
JUST THINK OF THE ADORABLENESS. (It should also be a musical, obviously.) You could either just do an Anna/Isla show, and set it in an American boarding school in Paris, or do the whole thing, I don't care
Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
How perfect would a show following Cath's adventures through college, sisterhood, fandom, and first love be? UGHHH I die.
Books that deserve FAR BETTER than their filmic incarnations and deserve to be reincarnated in television form:
His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman
EPIC LONG MINISERIES ON HBO, THANK YOU GOOD NIGHT
Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan
HI, I WANT TO SEE A SERIALIZED VERSION OF LIFE IN CAMP HALF BLOOD PLUS PERCABETH ADVENTURES, MUCHAS GRACIAS
Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead
CAN WE PLEASE JUST FOLLOW ROSE THROUGH THE YEARS IN THE WAY SHE DESERVES
And last but certainly, certainly not least:
HARRY FREAKIN' POTTER.
I want the longest miniseries ever made. I want each book to be nineteen hours long. I want every scene, every detail included. I want no characters left out of Ginny Weasley-ed. Come on. Everyone would watch it. Everyone.
Chop chop, Hollywood.