Young Adult novels have been steadily gaining in popularity (and of course, we couldn't be more thrilled). Lately, several well known titles have made headlines with film options being bought. A few YA novels optioned for film:
Rule 3: Don't stare at invisible fairies.
Rule 2: Don't speak to invisible fairies.
Rule 1: Don't ever attract their attention.
Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr
On September 16th it was announced that the film rights had been purchased by Universal Studios.
The story of life and everything that came after.*
Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold.
Scheduled for release on December 11, 2009 starring Mark Wahlberg, Susan Sarandon, and Saoirse Ronan. Trailer available here.
An ordinary girl, Laurel, thrust into a magical world with a centuries-old battle between fairies and trolls.
Wings by Aprilynne Pike
Film right have been optioned by Disney, with rumors of Miley Cyrus starring as Laurel.
Grace is inexplicably drawn to a yellow-eyed wolf that roams the woods behind her house. Then during the summer she meets a yellow-eyed boy, Sam, who is all too familiar. But can Sam learn the secret to staying human?
Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
On September 30th, Stiefvater announced on her blog that the film rights had been acquired by Unique Features (associated with Warner Brothers).
In Mary's world, there are simple truths.
The Sisterhood always knows best.
The Guardians will protect and serve.
The Unconsecrated will never relent.
And you must always mind the fence that surrounds the village....
Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan
On May 7th, the film rights were picked up by Seven Star Pictures.
Clary's journey into a world of vampires, werewolves, Shadowhunters, and the truth of her own family history.
The film rights for The Mortal Instruments series were optioned by Unique Features in August.
A televised fight to the death for selected children ages 12-18 from each district in Panem.
Scheduled for release in 2011.*
A young boy discovers he's the descendant of a Greek god and finds himself in the middle of a battle between the gods.
Scheduled for release February 12, 2010.
Following an accident, Mia only has one choice to make, but it's the most difficult one.
Scheduled for release in 2011.
What do you think about all of the YA books being optioned for films?
Are there ones you're dying to see make it to the big screen?
*One of several taglines for movie.
*www.hungergamestrilogy.com an unofficial fansite