Omaha Picks: Upcoming Books to Movies
Annotation:Gatlin is a town in the middle of nowhere and Ethan can't wait to leave...until he meets Lena and finds himself falling for her. "Beautiful Creatures" is book one is the Caster Chronicles series. The movie is set to be released February 1, 2013. Grade 6 & Up
Annotation:A tale set in the near future depicting a world thrown into disarray by rebelling technology. The movie is set to be directed and produced by Stephen Spielberg and due for release on July 3, 2013.Though an adult book, this is a great young adult read.
Annotation:When fifteen-year-old Clary's mother is kidnapped and Clary herself is attacked by a demon, Clary finds herself caught up in an adventure. "City of Bones" is book one in the Mortal Instruments series. The movie is set to be released August 23, 2013. Grade 8 & Up
Annotation:Ender is commanding the last fleet of Earth against an alien race--but he doesn't realize it. "Ender's Game" is book one in the Ender Wiggin series. Set to star Asa Butterfield, Abigail Breslin and Harrison Ford, the movie will be released on November 1, 2013. Though an adult book, this is a great young adult read.
Annotation:When the fence is breached and Mary's world is thrown into disarray, she is forced to choose between her village and her future. "The Forest of Hands and Teeth" is book one in a trilogy. This movie is set to be released in 2013. Grade 9 & Up
Annotation:Seventeen-year-old Aislinn gets drawn into a centuries-old battle between faeries and she must struggle to survive. "Wicked Lovely" is book one in the Wicked Lovely series. This movie is currently in development. Grade 6 & Up
Annotation:A re-telling of Jane Austen's classic, "Pride and Prejudice" featuring zombies! The movie is currently in development. Though an adult book, this is a great young adult read.
Annotation:While working at a summer job in San Francisco, fifteen-year-old twins, Sophie and Josh, find themselves caught in the middle of a war between Nicholas Flamel and John Dee. "The Alchemyst" is book one in the Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel series. The movie is in development. Grade 6 & Up
Annotation:In a future Chicago, sixteen-year-old Beatrice Prior must decide which faction to identify with--a decision that will affect the rest of her life. "Divergent" is book one in the Divergent trilogy. The movie is in development. Grade 8 & Up
Annotation:Grace has grown up watching the wolves that roam the woods around her house. Now, she's fallen for a boy named Sam who may be more than he seems. "Shiver" is book one in the Wolves of Mercy Falls trilogy. The movie is set to be released in 2014. Grade 7 & Up
Annotation:When sixteen-year-old Gemma Doyle discovers she has a unusual power, things begin to change for her in ways she couldn't imagine. "A Great and Terrible Beauty" is book one in the Gemma Doyle series. The movie is set to be released in 2015. Grade 6 & Up
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This is a list compiling upcoming young adult books that are set to be made into movies over the next few years (movies are in various stages of pre-production, completion, ideation, etc.). The books are listed in order of movie release date, at least to the best of my knowledge. (Ashley)