Tuesday 11 March 2014

Guest Post - Ley Hayley

Seventeen year old Rosalind Rowan was born a princess, the apple of her father’s eye. She loves the thick forests and lush meadows of the Forested Land. She is sometimes selfish and reckless, but she is also kind and loves fearlessly. Rosalind—who is known to everyone but the Queen as Rose—is desperately in love with Gavin Ashford, the dashing and intriguing son of an important lord. She wants nothing more than to marry Gavin and live in a country manor, far away from court. Because once her older sister marries, Rosalind must take up the position of Regent of the Forested Land. But things aren't always simple. When Rosalind uncovers abilities she should never have and sickness tears through the kingdom, the ordered world Rosalind thought she knew threatens to crash around her.

I am pleased to welcome Ley to my blog today, she is going to talk about Book to Film adaptions, there's been some good ones and some truly horrible ones, lets see what Ley thinks.

Guest Post:

It seems like lately every single movie that comes out is a book adaptation. And sometimes they do them wonderfully, and other times, they’re so horrible that I just can’t bear to watch them. A good book adaptation can open up the world of the book to a million more individuals and can even bring new readers to the pages. A bad one can put people off from reading for ages. Trust me.
So, I’m going to share with you my top ten book to movie adaptations of young adult books. I was going to do my top ten book to movie adaptations of all time, but I figured since this is a young adult blog, better stick with the theme, you know? And as an extra bonus, I’ll let you know what movies I’m looking forward to seeing that have been based on young adult books!
1.      1. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Parts 1 & 2 (there’s no separating these)
2.      2. The Princess Bride (Mawwaige)
3.      3. The Hunger Games
4.      4. The Lovely Bones
5.      5. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
6.      6. The Perks of Being a Wallflower
7.      7. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
8.      8. The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
9.     9.  The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones
10.  10. Beautiful Creatures

When it comes to movie adaptations of books, The Lord of the Rings will always stand out to me as the very best, but the Harry Potter series is a very close second. They were done brilliantly. And to me, nothing can beat the adaptation of book seven. Nothing.

Without question, the two adaptations I’m looking forward to seeing the most are The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Parts 1 & 2 and The Fault in Our Stars. John Green and Susanne Collins ripped my heart out with their books, so I know they’ll tear me apart with the film versions. And I love it when I get my feels mangled and put back together again.

And who knows, one day maybe someone will be doing a list like this and one of my books will be there. That’ll be the day…

Thanks Ley, that's a fab list. I adore Princess Bride film although still haven't got round to reading the book. Hunger Games is of course epically awesome as is Harry Potter. I'm looking forward to 'The Fault In Our Stars' too, but have to say I am most anticipating 'Divergent'! 
Thanks for featuring. ;D

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