What are the best books worth a movie?

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    #1City of Ashes (The Mortal Instruments)

    City of Ashes (The Mortal Instruments)

    City of Ashes, the 2nd book in Cassandra Clare's Mortal Instrument series, is about Clary trying to save her mother's life by tracking down the rogue evil Shadowhunter Valentine while proving Jace innocent of stealing the Soul-Sword.

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    Andrea Nguyen
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "This probably has the most detail in it on Amazon. It comes with so many options for ways to enjoy the story, and they are Kindle, hard cover, paperback, audiobook, mass market paperback, audio CD, and multimedia CD. It also gets good ratings. Something that I noticed is the tabs that lead you to this book in the book category mark this story as "teen & young adult" and "science fiction & fantasy" which is more detailed then the topic, which just asks for best books worth a movie. A question I would ask is, was the first book in this series in a movie? I think it may answer some questions as to why this was chosen as a solution to the topic!"
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    #2Blood Promise (Vampire Academy)

    Blood Promise (Vampire Academy)
    The fourth book of the Vampire Academy novels takes off right after the attack at the St. Vladimir's Academy, where many Moroi students, teachers and guardians were killed. Dimitri was taken by the Strigoi, so Rose must leave Lissa to rescue him. 




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    Jorge Luis Galindo
    Written on March 13, 2018
    "the 1-3 of the Blood Promise (Vampire Academy,) was awesome now is the fourth Blood Promise (Vampire Academy, Book 4) what a classic master selection for this book i love it very well i always read this book before going to bed go for us ."
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    #3Eragon (Inheritance)

    Eragon (Inheritance)
    Eragon is the first book in the best selling tetralogy, Inheritance Cycle. The book tells the story of the 15-year-old farm boy Eragon, and how his discovery of a dragon's egg led to a world of action and adventure.  
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    Kimberly Ortiz
    Written on May 1, 2018
    "I have not read the Eragon series, but I know there are many fans. I'm actually quite surprised this hasn't already been made into a movie. I think it would be a great choice and would have a strong box office."
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    #4The Battle of the Labyrinth (Percy Jackson and the Olympians)

    The Battle of the Labyrinth (Percy Jackson and the Olympians)

    Battle of the Labyrinth, the fourth book in Rick Riordan's series Percy Jackson & the Olympians, is centered on how Percy and his demigod friends braved a vast and dangerous maze to save Camp Half-Blood from an expected attack from the Titan Kronos. 

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    Paul Lee
    Written on May 3, 2018
    "I don't know about this becoming a movie its not really my type of story. I like comedies and this defiantly is not a comedy although i would probably watch it if it was turned into a movie it probably would feel tedious."
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    #5Brisingr (Inheritance)

    Brisingr (Inheritance)

    Brisingr by Christopher Paolini is the third book in the Inheritance Cycle series. This novel follows the story of Eragon with his dragon, Saphira, and their battle against the warriors of the tyrannic Empire.

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    Gary Elliott
    Written on March 3, 2018
    "Brisingr (Inheritance) is a very interesting book that when reading can be imagined vividly and can easly be translated into a movie"
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    #6Hush, Hush

    Hush, Hush

    Nora Grey is a smart and good girl and that against all odds, falls for Patch, a classmate with a questionable past. The attraction between the both of them gets stronger as days go by, but his mysterious past makes Nora feel insecure about completely falling for him.

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    Gregorio Garduño
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "This story was pretty interesting. I am looking forward to reading the others in the series. Does it deserve a movie though? Not sure how it would translate. "
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    #7City of Glass (The Mortal Instruments)

    City of Glass (The Mortal Instruments)
    City of Glass, the 3rd book in Cassandra Clare's Mortal Instruments series, is about Clary saving her mother by breaking the law and Jace's wishes, Simon being thrown to jail, and Valentine trying to kill all Shadowhunters at once.
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    Gloria Wood
    Written on March 9, 2018
    "As a rule, I don't like it when books are made into movies. The movies inevitably screw something up , leave things out, or just plain rewrite what happened. And this book is no exception. First off, it's the third in a trilogy. If we make this into a movie, we have to do the other two first. And this feels too Twilight-ish for me. I just don't think the world needs any more angsty teenagers dealing with monsters on the silver screen."
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    #8Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles)

    Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles)

    Cinder by Marissa Meyer is the first novel in The Lunar Chronicles series. This book is about a 16-year-old cyborg named Cinder who has an evil stepmother who volunteers her for plague research after her stepsister got infected by a deadly plague.

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    #9Clockwork Angel (The Infernal Devices)

    Clockwork Angel (The Infernal Devices)

    Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare is the first novel in the fantasy fiction and romance trilogy of Infernal Devices. This book follows the story of Tessa Gray and her encounter with a secret organization called The Pandemonium Club.

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    Miguel Luna
    Written on April 14, 2018
    "I love to read. . I am also a huge movie buff. Recently, I read "Clockwork Angel (The Infernal Devices). This book by Cassandra Clare is one that I would love to see made into a movie. This is a great novel that has great writing, amazing characters that are well developed, and a cliff hanger that has me unpaitently waiting for the next book. If you like the movie and book Mortal Instruments, then you will love this. "
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    #10The Lost Hero (Heroes of Olympus)

    The Lost Hero (Heroes of Olympus)
    The Lost Hero, the first book in Rick Riordan's Heroes of Olympus series, is centered on three new demigods: Jason, Piper, and Leo who go on a journey with their newly discovered powers to look for a lost hero and fulfill a long-awaited prophecy.

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    Ralph Chapman
    Written on April 30, 2018
    "The first in the series is still my favorite. Great journey to follow and the characters are clear and well described. "
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    #11The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson and the Olympians)

    The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson and the Olympians)
    The Last Olympian, the last book in Rick Riordan's series Percy Jackson & the Olympians, is centered on how Percy trained to fulfill his destiny and lead the heroes in protecting Mount Olympus against the Titan King, Kronos.


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    Pamela Evans
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "Another story that does not disappoint! Yet another Percy Jackson story beautifully written. It is a fun and adventurous story that is great for Pre-Teens. I highly recommend this book for all ages, especially if you are a fan of history and Greek mythology."
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    #12Percy Jackson and the Titan's Curse

    Percy Jackson and the Titan's Curse

    Percy Jackson and The Titan's Curse is the third book in Rick Riordan's Greek mythology-based fantasy adventure series for children and teens. It was originally published in 2009. It is about Percy trying to hold off an ancient curse.

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    Daniel Banks
    Written on May 18, 2018
    "Percy Jackson and The Titan's Curse is the third book in Rick Riordan's Greek mythology-based fantasy adventure series for children and teens. It was originally published in 2009. It is about Percy trying to hold off an ancient curse. this book is amazing."
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    #13Shadow Kiss (Vampire Academy)

    Shadow Kiss (Vampire Academy)

    Shadow Kiss by Richelle Mead is the third novel of the Vampire Academy series. The novel continues to narrate about the education of the half-blooded vampire Rose Hathaway in becoming a Guardian of her best friend, Lissa.

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    Sarah Taylor
    Written on March 7, 2018
    "This book, being half way through the series you'd almost expect it to have some slow points or even start to loose your interest but that just wasn't the case on this one. I found myself captivated throughout. It was definitely a tear jerker though so reader beware!"
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    #14Artemis Fowl

    Artemis Fowl
    When a twelve-year-old evil genius tries to restore his family fortune by capturing a fairy and demanding a ransom in gold, the fairies fight back with magic, technology, and a particularly nasty troll.
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    Samantha Kim
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "This story looks very interesting!"
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    #15The Angel Experiment (Maximum Ride)

    The Angel Experiment (Maximum Ride)

    The Angel Experiment is the first book in the science fiction series Maximum Ride written by James Patterson which follows Max Ride and her best friends gifted with amazing powers running for their lives.

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    Jessica Jiang
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "This book was written by James Patterson. And, if James Patterson knows anything, he knows how to write books with fast pacing and lots of action. All of his books would make for excellent movies. This one should be no exception. I look forward to seeing how they portray the "powers.""
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    #16Matched

    Matched
    Matched is the first book in the dystopian series Matched written by Ally Condie which centers on Cassia who is living in a society where the officials decide everything such as your lover, work and the date of your death. 
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    Sharon Gomez
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "In this dark novel, you have no free will. Everything is decided for you. Matched is a book that is definitely worth being made into a movie. It is an updated version of the Orwellian vision of society. With all of the surveillance that is going on currently, this dystopian future was easy to imagine. Matched reminds me of an episode of Black Mirror. This is a must read! "
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    #17Frostbite (Vampire Academy)

    Frostbite (Vampire Academy)
    Soon after the Strigoi attack that struck St. Vladimir's school, love feelings rebirth between the students, so the annual holiday ski trip is a must. But surprises are waiting for the students in Idaho, as three friends will try to get rid of some Strigoi but will fail miserably. 


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    Sonia Cano
    Written on March 17, 2018
    "While I'm not explicitly a vampire fan - I do have a fifteen year old and she is (we just ordered a t-shirt with vampires on it!). She loves these books and so do her friends. I don't know who would direct it, but if they got someone halfway decent (and I promise, it would only have to be halfway decent!) my daughter and her friends would fill the theater. This book is THAT good. So, yeah, this book is definitely worth a movie deal. "
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    #18Shiver (Wolves of Mercy Falls)

    Shiver (Wolves of Mercy Falls)
    Shiver, the first book in Maggie Stiefvater's Wolves of Mercy Falls series, is about Grace and her affection for a yellow-eyed wolf who only appears during the cold days of winter, and a yellow-eyed boy who only appears in the summer.
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    Eric Jiang
    Written on April 16, 2018
    "Haunting story in the vein of Twilight.What is the mystery of the yellow eyed wolf?"
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    #19Marked (House of Night)

    Marked (House of Night)

    Marked, the first book in P.C Cast and Kristin Cast' House of Night series, is about Zoey and the House of Night, the school for vampyres. While trying to fit in her new school, Zoey finds out that even as a 'Marked', her life is not going to be easy.

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    Linda Brewer
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "One of the best books worth making into a movie has to be Marked (House of Night). Usually I do not like making books into movies but I really feel like this is a good candidate for something like this."
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    #20The Math Olympian

    The Math Olympian
    The Math Olympian authored by RIchard Hoshino is a Mathematics fiction book published on Februrary 2015 by Friesen Press. It follows a story of a small-town girl who loves numbers more than boys.
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    Nicole Moore
    Written on May 4, 2018
    "The story line is to be appreciated. I do think some may take it as cliche but the story can prove to be inspirational to some. I am on the fence as to wether it is worth making a movie about. Could go either way depending on production and marketing. "

Summary

Best What are the best books worth a movie
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1City of Ashes (The Mortal Instruments)Books 28 Paid
2Blood Promise (Vampire Academy)Books 25 Paid
3Eragon (Inheritance)Books 23 Paid
4The Battle of the Labyrinth (Percy Jackson and the Olympians)Books 22 Paid
5Brisingr (Inheritance)Books 19 Paid
6Hush, HushBooks 18 Paid
7City of Glass (The Mortal Instruments)Books 16 Paid
8Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles)Books 14 Paid
9Clockwork Angel (The Infernal Devices)Books 14 Paid
10The Lost Hero (Heroes of Olympus)Books 13 Paid
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