Top 5 Wednesday: Books You want as TV Shows

Happy Wednesday everyone. I am here with another Top 5 Wednesday and today’s topic is:

September 14: Books You Want to See as TV Shows
–With fall TV season starting up, this seems relevant.

I love this topic. Mainly because with a lot of the YA adaptations have been very hit-or-miss, I really think a TV adaptation can be much better than film because characters can become fully developed and it isn’t forced to take a 600 page book into a 2 hour run-time. Great examples include; Game of Thrones, The 100 and Dexter.

Top 5 Wednesday is a group in Goodreads and was formerly created by Lainey at gingerreadslainey and is now done by Sam from Thoughts on Tomes. It is open to everyone.

Zeroes by: Scott Westerfeld, Margo Lanagan and Deborah Biancotti

I know only one book has been published, with another being released later this month, but with the comic book boom which is now going to television with shows like; Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Arrow, Flash and Legends of Tomorrow it would be a really good addition to the roster of super powered people.With a good cast and writers it could be a good series.

The Legend Trilogy by Marie Lu

One of my favorite book trilogies. While a movie may be great, I think a TV show will be much better, and I think they could add a lot of things that wasn’t in the book that could have been expanded like the political world the series is set in. I could serve as an epic 13 episode limited series.

The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer

Yes I know, I love the Lunar Chronicles and even though I would like to see a movie series of this book, I could see this becoming a TV show. Much like Once Upon a Time it has fairy-tale characters but it also mixes with the science fiction genre. Characters and worlds could be expanded upon, and I feel a TV show will give the book justice.

Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead

I know a movie came out and while the movie was all right it just felt more like a pilot episode than an actual movie series and with a better cast and writers a series could work. Sort of like what happened with The Mortal Instruments, after the first film flopped and the sequel was canceled it became a TV show, this could be the same.

The Gallagher Girls by Ally Carter

A very underrated series but it is one my favorites. I know a movie was supposedly in the works but that was years ago and a TV show can work it could work as a Buffy meets Alias type of series.

There is my list for Books that should be TV shows. What books would you like to see as TV shows? Let me know in the comments below.

 

Hype or Like Friday: Favorite Science Fiction Books

Hello all,

Septembers Hype of Like Friday the is Back to School and the Book of Month is Carry on by Rainbow Rowell

Hype or Like Friday is a meme created by Jillian, Larkin, and Britt to discuss about hyped books and see if they’re hyped up or not. There would be book of the month that you can read, and the post your review for it on the end of the month, then rate it whether it’s a hype it or like it.

September 9th- I Love Science: My Favorite Science Fiction Books- This can be anything you want. Science fiction can be anything from time travel to DNA mutations like X-Men. You can go with comic books or novels. Whatever you feel like writing about.

My Favorite Science Fiction books are:

Ready Player One by: Ernest Cline

One of my favorite books. It has great references to 80s pop culture. It is Willy Wonka meets the Matrix. If you like anything from the 80s from video games, TV and movies of that era this is the book for you. Here is my review of the book.

Saga by Brian K. Vaughn and Fiona Staples

One of my favorite graphic novels, this is a series about a galactic war with two parents from warring factions caught in the middle along with their newborn daughter. It is very adult with a lot of violence and adult situations, but I still highly recommend it if you are a fan of graphic novels. Here is my review of Vol. 1.

Zeroes by Scott Westerfeld, Margo Lanagan and Deborah Biancotti.

A YA version of Heroes, and one of my favorite books I read this summer and it surprised me on how much I loved the characters. While it wasn’t as plot heavy, but I did like that the fact that the story was mostly character driven. Here is my review of the book.

Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card

 

I know the author is an asshole, but I didn’t know that before I read the book. I really loved it. I love Ender as a character and I love the world it takes place in.

The Thrawn Trilogy by: Timothy Zahn

I was kinda disappointed that Disney/Star Wars took out the cannon for the expanded universe. Even though it’s not in cannon anymore, I still fully recommend giving it a read because Thrawn is one of my favorite Star Wars villains.

That’s my list of favorite science fiction books. What are your favorites? Let me know in the comments below!

Zeroes by Scott Westerfeld, Margo Lanagan and Deborah Baiancotti

Summary:

Don’t call them heroes.

But these six Californian teens have powers that set them apart. They can do stuff ordinary people can’t.

Take Ethan, a.k.a. Scam. He’s got a voice inside him that’ll say whatever you want to hear, whether it’s true or not. Which is handy, except when it isn’t—like when the voice starts gabbing in the middle of a bank robbery. The only people who can help are the other Zeroes, who aren’t exactly best friends these days.

Enter Nate, a.k.a. Bellwether, the group’s “glorious leader.” After Scam’s SOS, he pulls the scattered Zeroes back together. But when the rescue blows up in their faces, the Zeroes find themselves propelled into whirlwind encounters with ever more dangerous criminals. And at the heart of the chaos they find Kelsie, who can take a crowd in the palm of her hand and tame it or let it loose as she pleases.

Filled with high-stakes action and drama, Zeroes unites three powerhouse authors for the opening installment of a thrilling new series.

Review:

This book had me at X-Men meets Heroes, and of course as someone who likes superheros and comic books, the synopsis had me hooked and I actually enjoyed reading this book.

I am a fan of Scott Westerfeld’s writing mainly his Uglies trilogy so I wanted to see what other books he has written.

This book was essentially the 2-hour pilot to a TV show. There wasn’t much plot wise but it did do a good job at introducing us to the characters and their powers. If anything Ethan and Nate are co-protagonists in leading this group of teens with powers, which reminded me of Marvels Runaways. The other characters; Kelsie, Riley, Chizara, and Thibault all had their fair share of development and the book did a good jb at introducing them as a group but also as individuals, mainly Chizara’s story of learning how to control her powers.

The reason why I called it the “pilot” episode of a book series. because it served as a way to introduce the characters and the world, but it wasn’t as plot driven as most books I read. The book is very character driven  and it did a good job at developing the characters. It also kinda had a beginning, middle and end, so it felt complete. There is still some questions such as; where did the powers come from? Is there other teens with powers?  Does the world know about these teens with powers?

Hopefully those questions will be answered in future books because I feel this is going to be a series.

In the end I really enjoyed this book, while it wasn’t as plot heavy as I wanted it to be, the characters kept my interests going.

Grade: 3.9/5