Feature & Follow #3

March 2, 2012 General 21

Feature & Follow Friday is a meme hosted by Allison Can Read and Parajunkee that allows you to meet new bloggers and gain new followers. Click the button above to learn how to be a part of the fun.

This week’s featured blogs are Owl Tell You About It and Mercurial Musings.

Q: What book would you love to see made into a movie or television show and do you have actors/actresses in mind to play the main characters?

One of the books I would love to see made into a film is Sunshine by Robin McKinley.

There are several things I loved about this book.  The world-building McKinley was able to achieve was remarkable – tense, dark, atmospheric, and very, very cinematic.  The relationship between Rae and Constantine was also taut with tension, romantic, and left me with questions.  How these two characters met is a scene so memorable and visual that I want the book to be made into a film just to see it played out on the big screen.  And just as a side note to those who have read Sunshine, when I finished reading it, I went directly to Cinnabon.  Rae and her cinnamon buns made me hungry every time I picked up the book.

The series I would love to see brought to the screen is The Disillusionist Trilogy by Carolyn Crane.  Mind Games is the first book in the series.

What can I say about this trilogy other than it is one of the most original series I have ever read.  A character stuck in a Mongolian restaurant…forever?  A group of psychological crime fighters?  A main character who is such a neurotic hypochondriac that she can cripple you with her own fear?  How cool is that?!  What was great about these books was that Crane was able to create twists and turns (and one hell of a cliffhanger) that even I, a jaded reader who sometimes feels she has seen it all, did not see coming.  This would make a fantastic TV series.

I am at a loss about who to cast.  Give me some time to think about it…

In the meantime, if you’ve read these books, I would love to know who YOU would cast.  If you haven’t read them, tell me what books you would like brought to the screen!

Happy Friday!


21 Responses to “Feature & Follow #3”

  1. Cayce (@Cayce_23)

    You choose the Disillusionists books, too!! Yay! It would so be great if they would make a movie/tv series of it.
    I have no idea who to cast for who..but I want a PERFECT Simon and Packard, because they’re my favs. 🙂
    Oh, and I loved Sunshine, as well! Cinnabon? Haven’t heard of that…..

    Thanks for stopping by my FF, following you back.
    Have a great weekend.

    • shewolfreads

      LOL! Cayce, Cinnabon is a chain that sells cinnamon buns. Rae was ALWAYS making cinnamon buns and I was always hungry after reading that book. I think you are right – Simon and Packard (esp Packard) would have to be carefully cast. For the life of me, I can’t think of an actor right now! Thanks for stopping by and following!

    • shewolfreads

      Thanks, Jessi! I recommend Sunshine. It’s a bit different from other vampire centered books I’ve read. Love your blog! Thanks for stopping by!

  2. megan

    I haven’t read any of those, but they seem like great picks.
    Picking out a cast is hard work, it took be about an hour and I didn’t even get all the main characters. lol.

  3. Melliane

    I didn’t know the first one I have the second on my TBR pile but it sounds like a nice choice!

    old follower

    here is mine

    • shewolfreads

      Melliane, you will love Mind Games! And I love your selection as well. I haven’t read them but they seem like lots of fun.

    • shewolfreads

      Thanks, Fran! I highly recommend either of those reads. Just checked out your choice and The Duff looks interesting! Thanks for the follow. Now I am a new follower too! Thanks for checking my blog out. Very appreciated!

  4. Jussy Who

    Thanks for stopping by 🙂 I’m now following back.

    Your description of Sunshine is wonderful! I definitely have to get this one.

    Book Enslaved

  5. Nimue

    I read Sunshine a while ago. It’s very intriguing, but also scary and I can’t imagine it being made into a movie, honestly.
    Anyway, interesting picks 🙂

    Thanks for stopping by my blog.

    • shewolfreads

      Thanks for the comment, Nimue! I agree – Sunshine was dark and scary but I think a good vampire tale usually is those things. And a good story can translate to film but sometimes all of its elements aren’t there – the unfilmmable things don’t make it. I’m usually fine with that as long as the strong elements of the story remain intact. Hope that makes sense…:) And I agree with you about “I Am Legend.” One of the worst adaptations I’ve seen in a long time. Thanks for stopping by my blog!