Movie adaptions of science fiction and fantasy YA novels are nothing new, given the wild popularity and success of series like Twilight, Harry Potter, and The Hunger Games. Here are more books that will soon become movies, with all the details you need to know.
The Mortal Instruments
The Book: City of Bones by Cassandra Clare is the first in the five-book (so far!) series. It follows Clary Fray as she encounters a gritty supernatural world after witnessing a murder. Find a copy here.
The Movie: Coming out in August 2013, it stars Lily Collins (Mirror, Mirror) as Clary and Jamie Campbell Bower (Caius in Breaking Dawn) as tattooed Jace.
Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters
The Book: This is the second book in the series. This time Percy Jackson delves into the Sea of Monsters to retrieve the Golden Fleece. Find a copy here. Find a copy of The Lightning Thief, the first book, here.
The Movie: Coming out in August 2013, it has an all-star cast featuring Logan Lerman (The Perks of Being a Wallflower, The Lightning Thief as Percy Jackson, Sean Bean (The Lord of the Rings, Game of Thrones) as Zeus, and Stanley Tucci (The Hunger Games) as Dionysius, just to mention a few.
The Book: This edgy series is set in an academy where vampires are trained in magic and half-blood teens are taught to protect them. Vampire Academy is the first in a series of six. Find the first one here.
The Movie: Due in February 2014, this movie stars Zoey Deutch (Beautiful Creatures) and Lucy Fry (Lightning Point) as two girls with an unbreakable bond.
The Book: Often compared to The Hunger Games, this dystopian novel follows strong Beatrice who doesn’t fit neatly into her society that is divided into five factions (The Honest, The Selfless, The Brave, The Peaceful, and The Intelligent). Divergent is the first in a trilogy and can be found here.
The Movie: Due in 2014, this movie stars Shailene Woodley (Secret Life of the American Teenager) as Beatrice, Kate Winsley, and Zoe Kravitz.
Which one are you most excited about? If you've read the books, what do you think of the casting choices?