Never judge a book by its movie. That being said, there are some pretty good books out there I'm sure you'll agree. Some of them, with the right team, could be made into wonderful movies.
I'm by no means saying my list is the end all be all. I'm sure there's plenty of others. After all, book-to-movie adaptations are becoming more and more popular. However, that being said, with all the talk about Fifty Shades of Grey and Twilight, I can't help but despair at the state of the book-to-movie category. The movie industry has no clue that there are so many good stories out there. Okay, they took Hunger Games, Divergent, Lord of the Rings and Chronicles of Narnia to name a few. If I Stay was also wonderfully done. That being said, this article is about the books that haven't been made into movies and yet would make great storylines.
I know there are so many good books out there and only so many could make my list. These are books with supernatural parts to them. Also, these are choices compiled from what I've read. While that's a decent amount, your favourites might not be on here. Have no fear! Tell me in the comments so I can bloody well read them! These are my current fan picks for my top 10 supernatural, young adult fiction that would be marvelous turned into movies.
#10 The Lunar Chronicles - Marissa Meyer
I had to include this one, even though the author has signed a deal for a movie. That being said, the studio is keeping it a secret at this point, so technically it follows my own rules. That being said, it already being adapted is one of the reasons this series is in tenth place.
This series is a retelling of several different fairy-tales including Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel and Snow White. The stories are told in a future where people live on the moon are called Lunars, and they want to take over Earth for its resources. Cinder and her friends have to stage a rebellion to save the world (which is a theme you'll be seeing in this list, I assure you)
#9 Eon duology - Alison Goodman
Two books, Eon and Eona tell the tale of a society in which it is a great honour to be chosen by one of the twelve dragons of energy. Eon has been training for years for the chance. The boy has a secret though that could derail all of his dreams: sixteen-year-old Eon is actually Eona, a girl. Girls are not permitted to apprentice to the dragons. That being said, she is chosen by a dragon who hasn't had an apprentice in years upon years.
#8 The Atlanteans - Kevin Emerson
In the future, the planet's population is mostly living in domes maintained to make life possible at a time when global warming has made it inhospitable. Among the population though are those who are genetically similar to the ancient Atlanteans. They share memories with their predecessors meant to help guide the world back onto the right path. However, their goal isn't without adversity. Scientists want to find the Paintbrush of the Gods to change the landscape the way they see fit, and the Atlanteans are the only ones who hold the clues to find it.
#7 Zom-B series - Darren Shan
Bea is turned into a zombie when her school is attacked. Death was preferable to following her racist father who was trying to make her abandon her classmates based on skin colour. Instead of becoming a mindless brain-eater as she thought she would, she still has control of her mind. She soon discovers there are others who are zombies who have control. Together, they have to seek to save the world. Easy, right?
#6 Embrace series - Jessica Shirvington
Violet Eden discovers on her seventeenth birthday that she is part Angel, part human. Not only that, but she is meant to protect the world from fallen angels along with others like her. Also, the guy she's in love with? They're meant to be fighting partners, but if they become romantically involved they run the risk of losing the other. If one of the pair dies, the other loses their mind. That is the price paid. Then Violet discovers she isn't just any part angel; she is one of the Sole, an elite group of angels. With her extra powers, she must save the world from Lilith, the first human.
#5 The Immortal Rules - Julie Kagawa
In a world ruled by vampires, humans are treated as blood livestock. Any humans who have escaped notice must find food during the day by scavenging. If they go out at night, they're lunch. The main character, Alison Sekemoto, hates vampires until one day she dies. Now she must disguise herself as a human while she searches for a cure to the disease that creates vampires. If she does, it has the potential to save herself along with the world.
#4 Virals series - Kathy Reichs
Written by the author of the books that spawned the TV show Bones, Virals is about a group of teenagers, one of whom is related to Temperance Brennan. Tori has to deal with teenage drama, impending debutante balls and more. All while she and her friends figure out the problems and abilities that come with being infused with wolf DNA. This involves mysteries like disappearing kids, a locked flash drive and their powers acting up on their own.
#3 Ashes trilogy - Ilsa J. Bick
Alex had gone up the mountain to spread her parents' ashes. She had a brain tumour and she was tired of the treatments. What wasn't expected was that while she was up there, an electromagnetic pulse hit, wiping out the electronics. That isn't all it did though. Everyone over sixty years old has died, and everyone under twenty has become mindless beasts, except for her and a guy named Tom. In fact, it seems Alex has a set of special powers. This is a tale of her survival in a world gone mad.
#2 Claim to Fame - Margaret Peterson Haddix
This book is about a girl who hears voices. Quit jumping to conclusions. Rather, anytime someone says something about her, this girl can hear it. The catch? It manifested after she was already the star of a popular sitcom. Now, everytime someone talks about her much-beloved character, she hears them, except for a house she is safe in. She is friendless and basically a hermit until a group of well meaning teenagers get it into their heads to 'save her.'
#1 Covenant series - Jennifer L. Armentrout
It's worthy to note that this author already has a series being made into a movie. For more on that, check out my article on the topic HERE.
The Covenant series is based in a world where gods and mortals have had children. These children are called Hematoi, and they have special powers like control over certain elements. Sometimes though, a Hematoi will have children with a human. Then the child won't be as awesome. In addition to that, the half-blood child has some pretty limited career options: fight to protect the world against the Daimons who feed on Hematoi essence, or live a life of indentured servitude.
For Alex, she'd much rather die fighting than serve. However, there are rules to becoming a sentinel, one of which is not to fall in love with a Hematoi. Guess who has problems obeying that one when the hunky, kind Hematoi Aiden is involved? That's right, Alex. Soon though, they have bigger problems. They have to save the world. Go figure, right?