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Read Before You Watch

If you want to be as cool as hipster Belle (and who doesn’t…I mean we all saw the Beast’s library!) these are the young adult novels you want to read, because they are (maybe, possibly, probably…) coming to a big screen in the future!




Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead

Two years after a horrible incident made them run away, vampire princess Lissa and her guardian-in-training Rose are found and returned to St. Vladimir’s Academy, where one focuses on mastering magic, the other on physical training, while both try to avoid the perils of gossip, cliques, gruesome pranks, and sinister plots.

The movie has a screenwriter, so this series is a step closer to theaters. 

Unwind by Neal Shusterman

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In a future world where those between the ages of thirteen and eighteen can have their lives “unwound” and their body parts harvested for use by others, three teens go to extreme lengths to uphold their beliefs–and, perhaps, save their own lives.

This creepy dystopian trilogy has been optioned for the big screen


Monument 14 by Emmy Laybourne

Trapped inside a chain superstore by an apocalyptic sequence of natural and human disasters, six high school kids from various popular and unpopular social groups struggle for survival while protecting a group of younger children.

Though this book has just been released, Hollywood is already talking about making a movie, described as The Breakfast Club set after the apocalypse. 


Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick

High school sophomore Nora has always been very cautious in her relationships, but when Patch, who has a dark side she can sense, enrolls at her school, she is mysteriously and strongly drawn to him, despite warnings from her best friend, the school counselor, and her own instincts.

 This paranormal romance is gearing up to be the next Twilight


Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

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Seventeen-year-old Karou, a lovely, enigmatic art student in a Prague boarding school, carries a sketchbook of hideous, frightening monsters– the chimaerae who form the only family she has ever known.

The producer of Snow White and the Huntsman is slated to bring Karou to the big screen


While the previous books are still in the early stages of development (and there are no guarantees on when they will hit the big screen, if at all) these three movies are coming out in 2013, so put them at the top of your to-read list!

Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card

An expert at simulated war games, Andrew “Ender” Wiggin believes that he is engaged in one more computer war game when, in truth, he is commanding the last Earth fleet against an alien race seeking Earth’s complete destruction.

The movie is scheduled to be released in November 2013


Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl 

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In a small South Carolina town, where it seems little has changed since the Civil War, sixteen-year-old Ethan is powerfully drawn to Lena, a new classmate with whom he shares a psychic connection and whose family hides a dark secret that may be revealed on her sixteenth birthday.

This one is right around the corner! It comes out in February. You can view the trailer here

City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

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Suddenly able to see demons and the Darkhunters who are dedicated to returning them to their own dimension, fifteen-year-old Clary Fray is drawn into this bizarre world when her mother disappears and Clary herself is almost killed by a monster.

You have until August to read this one before the movie hits theaters. 


Most people agree that the book is better than the movie, so be sure to check these out!

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