They say the book is always better than the movie. However, a good adaptation can be enjoyable, especially when done lovingly. The staff at the Syracuse Public Library has several adaptations that we would love to see done well! Check them out below, and until these wished for adaptations happen, check out the books. I've include links to each one's Evergreen Indiana page. Most are available at SPL but at least one is only available at other Evergreen Indiana libraries.
'Secret Identity' by Alex Segura
Becky wants to see "Secret Identity" by Alex Segura. She noted, "It is suspense set in New York in the newly competitive comic book publishing industry in 1975. I would like to see the characters brought to life."
'Caraval' by Stephanie Garber
According to Katie, "The world of Caraval sounds so sumptuous that I think it would make an amazing movie, especially by Baz Luhrman. The way the island is described with all the beautiful scenes in the house and surrounding stores -- I always pictured it with bright lights and costumes a la Moulin Rouge."
'Vampirates' by Justin Somper
Rhonda shared, "'Vampirates' was in the children's department once upon a time (The series still is!), but I feel they were more tween/YA. I would LOVE to see these as television series -- they could continue these storylines for many seasons."
'The Kingdom of Back' by Marie Lu
"I think it would make such an interesting biopic of Nannerl Mozart, showcasing her musical skill, while also spotlighting how difficult it was to be a woman in that time. I also think the magical realism of the inventive kingdom that she and Wolfgang created would look gorgeous on screen. It would be so visually stunning; I can just hear the swelling classical music and see the eerie magical land coming to life in my mind. I think it should be a slow-build tv show, with a period piece vibe and magical elements tied in. Oh goodness. NOW I WANT IT SO BAD," Michelle said.
'Granted' by John David Anderson
Megan explained, "This is a magical book about a fairy who is granting her very first wish … but things don't go as planned. It is also a book that Megan would love to see adapted to the screen!"
'The Faceless Old Woman Who Secretly Lives In Your Home' by Jeffrey Cranor and Joseph Fink
Robert shared, "Despite its horrifying title and ties to the surreal 'Welcome To Night Vale' series, TFOWWSLIYH tells an exciting tale of harrowing family drama, swashbuckling, criminal intrigue and hints of the supernatural, all in a late 1700s Mediterranean setting. It's a story both riveting and macabre, and I think it would make for an excellent film."
'The Midnight Library' by Matt Haig
Amber stated of "Midnight Library" by Matt Haig, "Many people have thought about regrets and the what-ifs of their would. For the main character, Nora, having a 'life-changing' event, she is able to see different aspects of her life through the wonders of the different paths of her own life."
'Revolutionary Days' by Julia Dent Cantacuzène Spiransky-Grant
A history nut, Sarah said, "Set in the glamour of the Romanov court in its final days and then the turmoil of World War I and the Russian Revolution, 'Revolutionary Days' would make a fabulous historical TV show a la Downton Abbey, only Russian. It offers a unique window into these fascinating historical events as it is a memoir written by Princess Julia Dent Cantacuzène Spiransky-Grant, the granddaughter of President Ulysses S. Grant who married a Russian prince and thus got a front row seat for the revolution. Plus it would have Rasputin. Need I say more?"
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