Teaser Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by Ambrosia at The Purple Booker. Here are the rules if you want to play along:
- Grab your current read
- Open to a random page
- Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
- BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
- Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
This week’s teaser comes from Bloodline by Claudia Gray.
“But that’s amazing.” Greer smiled as she set down her datapad, surprised out of professional mode by Princess Leia’s revelation. “You’d be a wonderful First Senator.”
This is the first Star Wars novel I’ve read and, I gotta say, I’m really enjoying it! This takes place between Return of the Jedi and the prequels and, so far, primarily focuses on Leia. Which is awesome.
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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic is:
Top Ten Books that Should be Adapted into Netflix Shows/Movies
This is a hard one, as I am very particular about my book-to-movie adaptations (as most of you very well know). I do have some ideas though.
- The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling – Yes, we have the movies. And yes, for the most part, the movies were excellent. However, I always thought that the Harry Potter books would be best portrayed as a TV show instead of the movies. Wouldn’t it be nice to have the extra time to really explore all the characters? I also thought it would be fun to have a lighter version sitcom, with more of a Saved By the Bell feel (how many of you are old enough to know that reference?) Your typical teenage comedy, but set in Hogwarts? How fun would that be!
- The Belgariad by David Eddings – With the success of Game of Thrones, I think people might be willing to give another epic fantasy series a go. I have always loved this series and always dreamed about how it might be shown on screen. This was the first fantasy series I ever read, so it would be so much fun to see it get the television show treatment.
- The Iron Fey series by Julie Kagawa – I really want to see a television series that goes to the land of the fey. While there are many books and series to choose from that do that, this is one of my favorites. Plus, just think about how they could do the contrast between the woodland fey and the iron fey on screen. It would be so cool!
- The Gemma Doyle series by Libba Bray – This is another series that is very visual and beautiful reading it on the page. I’ve always wanted to really see what the Realms looked like. There is so much a good VFX team could do with this. And just think about the costumes! It would be so pretty!
- The Newsflesh series by Mira Grant – Hey, people still love zombies, right? I never really did . . . except for this series. While zombies are there and a threat, this is also more of a political thriller with lots of intrigue that would keep a TV audience guessing. Not to mention the excellent characters. Who wouldn’t want to cheer for George? She’s a badass! And Shaun is that funny charming guy who would win over anyone. They need to be on the screen!
- The Splintered series by A.G. Howard – If they could make this into a movie or TV series, it would be absolutely visually stunning. This is an Alice in Wonderland retelling, but with a twist. Actually a lot of twists. Is twisted Wonderland a thing? Or is that an oxymoron? In any case, this would be absolutely beautiful and I would love to see it.
- An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir – This was a new read for me last year but it would be such a good movie! Lots of action, the potential for some really good fight scenes, a fight for the chance to be emperor, plus a tender love story. This book has it all, and isn’t that what you want in a good movie?
- Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake – How about a good horror film? This book gave me the chills in all the best ways. The titular character in this book was so creepy, yet so compelling. The right actress would make this an amazing movie.
- The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern – PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE DO THIS!!!!!! I can’t be the only one who has this on their list. You want to talk about a movie that would be visually gorgeous? This movie needs to happen. Ever since I read this book I have wanted to see a visual reproduction of the Cirque du Reves somewhere. Add into that the tragic love story of two people who were supposed to be enemies, and just imagine the possibilities!
- The Shadow World series by Dianne Sylvan – Hot vampires, true love, complex mythology, and a story way better than Twilight? This one was a no brainer for me, although I don’t know if very many people have read this series. It is by far my favorite series about vampires and I think it would translate really well to the screen. Probably as a television series.
That will do it for this Tuesday. Hope you are all having a wonderful day today. Please leave your teasers and top tens in comments!