Book to movie wishlist tag

Back in the day (2016), I wrote a post about whether books should be adapted or not. It turned up in my views the other day, giving me pause for thought because I had already decided I wanted to do this tag.

Reading through it, I realised it was more of a rant than anything else. I had picked examples of when adaptions had been done poorly and ruined a favourite book. Well, I say ruined, I just pretended the film/show didn’t happen.

But when I saw this tag on DreamlandBookBlog, I started thinking about it again. It stuck with me. But despite my earlier misgivings, I have to admit there are a few books/series that I think would look incredible on the big screen.

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Book Review: Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi  Adeyemi

Author: Tomi Adeyemi

Title: Children of Blood and Bone

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company

Date: 2018

Synopsis: They killed my mother. They took our magic. They tried to bury us.

Now we rise.

Zélie Adebola remembers when the soil of Orïsha hummed with magic. Burners ignited flames, Tiders beckoned waves, and Zélie’s Reaper mother summoned forth souls.

But everything changed the night magic disappeared. Under the orders of a ruthless king, maji were killed, leaving Zélie without a mother and her people without hope.

Now Zélie has one chance to bring back magic and strike against the monarchy. With the help of a rogue princess, Zélie must outwit and outrun the crown prince, who is hell-bent on eradicating magic for good.

Danger lurks in Orïsha, where snow leoponaires prowl and vengeful spirits wait in the waters. Yet the greatest danger may be Zélie herself as she struggles to control her powers and her growing feelings for an enemy.

Book review: Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi
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Book Review: Looker by Laura Sims

Looker by Laura Sims

Author: Laura Sims

Title: Looker

Publisher: Tinder Press

Date: 2019

Synopsis: I’ve never crossed their little fenced-in garden, of course. I stand on the sidewalk in front of the fern-and-ivy-filled planter that hangs from the fence—placed there as a sort of screen, I’m sure—and have a direct line of view into the kitchen at night. I’m grateful they’ve never thought to install blinds. That’s how confident they are. No one would dare stand in front of our house and watch us, they think. And they’re probably right: except for me. 

Book review: Looker by Laura Sims
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Book Review: Gray Wolf by J.W Webb

Gray Wolf by J.W. Webb

Author: J. W Webb

Title: Gray Wolf

Publisher: BooksGoSocial

Date: 2018

Synopsis:Child of destiny and pawn of the gods.

When his parents are murdered and his sister taken by raiders, Corin an Fol’s world crashes in on him. Wild and willful, he joins the elite Wolf Regiment but swiftly falls foul of its swordmaster, the brutal Taskala.

The regiment becomes embroiled in a vicious civil war between the sultan of Permio and rebel tribesmen. Corin, caught in the treacherous power play between rival factions and corrupt leaders, struggles to survive. Torn between his quest for vengeance and growing hatred for the sadistic Taskala, Corin has to intervene when the woman he loves becomes the latest target of Taskala’s wrath.

Book review: Gray Wolf by J.W Webb
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Book Review: Eagles at War by Ben Kane

Author: Ben Kane

Title:  Eagles at War

Publisher: Arrow Books

Date: 2015

Synopsis:  In the summer of 9 CE, Publius Varus, the Roman governor of Germania, and Lucius Tullus, a centurion garrisoned on the Rhine, march east with three legions. As they prepare to return to their winter quarters, they are lured off the road and ambushed by German warriors.

The Germans are led by Arminius, a chieftain who is a trusted ally of Rome—and a man who has been secretly planning to betray the empire since childhood. Trapping Varus’ legionaries between a hillside and a marsh, and thereby preventing them from forming up or using their artillery, Arminius and his warriors wreak a terrible slaughter.

The Roman defeat is overwhelming, but it is not until the third day of the massacre that the scale of Arminius’ victory becomes clear. Three legions, upwards of 14,000 men, have been annihilated, and three treasured Eagle standards have been lost. Just a few hundred legionaries, including Tullus, manage to escape.

Nor is the survivors’ ordeal over. Pursued to the last Roman fort east of the Rhine, they are besieged by thousands of bloodthirsty tribesmen. Only the gods can save them now.

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Book Review: Holy Sister by Mark Lawrence

Holy Sister by Mark Lawrence

Author: Mark Lawrence

Title: Holy Sister (Book of the Ancestor #3)

Publisher: HarperVoyager

Date: 2019

Plot: They came against her as a child. Now they face the woman.

The ice is advancing, the Corridor narrowing, and the empire is under siege from the Scithrowl in the east and the Durns in the west. Everywhere, the emperor’s armies are in retreat.

Nona faces the final challenges that must be overcome if she is to become a full sister in the order of her choice. But it seems unlikely that Nona and her friends will have time to earn a nun’s habit before war is on their doorstep.

Even a warrior like Nona cannot hope to turn the tide of war.

The shiphearts offer strength that she might use to protect those she loves, but it’s a power that corrupts. A final battle is coming in which she will be torn between friends, unable to save them all. A battle in which her own demons will try to unmake her.

A battle in which hearts will be broken, lovers lost, thrones burned.

Book review: Holy Sister by Mark Lawrence
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Monthly wrap up: March

So, apparently, in last month’s wrap up, I said my writing buzz was back. Ha! That didn’t last: I’ve been in a massive slump all month.

But I’m trying to get myself out of it. I’m trying a new method of pushing myself. Everyone tells me that I need to relax. But, when I was doing my Masters, I could also write non-stop, keep up to date with the blog, work part-time and still have time to get high marks in my assignments. I’m the type of person who thrives on pressure.

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