Since I even thought about the prospect of reading a novelization I had a list of shows that I
want need to be books. Also, I have been thinking about covers that books turned to or from movies get. The cool thing about movies/shows turned into books is there is more unique cover choses. Here is my list off the top of my head in no particular order.
There are not a lot of cover options but I like this a lot as you can see since I talk about it a lot on here.
2. Beyond The Lights
Image: the first image is from Wikipedia and the second is from New DVD Release Dates. Which one do you think is better? I think I lean more toward the first because of the color pallete used.
Empire is another hard one because it has multiple seasons and lots of really amazing covers. It has so many beautiful posters based off this theme alone. What I think is important for the cover to have is all of the family/reoccurring characters because in my head all of them are going to get a point of view chapter.
Quick spoiler: there can be even a cover of the Empire logo when Hakeem took over
4. Jane the Virgin
Wanted to keep this one non-spoilery so first season poster. I know this one will be at least 300 pages because so much happens.
As soon as I saw Claws I thought this could be a novel. It could be in the genre that book like Hap and Leonard are classified as.
Since these are all popular shows/movies they have an audience behind them who can buy the books. If you have any diverse novelization recommendations please give them below (I need diverse recommendations badly). If you watch these shows what poster from the show do you like the most?
(header is from tvline)
BLOOD UPON THE SANDS Spartacus is the hit TV series which has captivated viewers with its blood-soaked action, exotic sexuality, villainy and heroism. This original novel from the world of Spartacus: Blood and Sand relates a thrilling new tale of blood, sex and politics set in the brutal world of the arena. Spartacus and his fellow gladiators endure bout after bout of fierce and bloody fighting, while their opponent’s numbers never seem to shrink. Can Batiatus’s ludus survive against such odds? An epic battle ensues against a vicious enemy determined to soak the arena in the blood of his rivals.
This book is set around season 1
- Seeing stuff from season 1 that does not exist past that season
- Captures the characters voice and their motivations well- which is what you want from a novelization. Seeing words that I could see coming out of the characters mouth made me ultimately decide to buy this book.
- Diverse cast: just like the show
- Hits on the important povs: most of the people who have a point of view in the show make an appearance
- Intrigue- like the show
- Roman mythology
- Repetitive- feels like the story got stuck in a loop for a large amount of the novel and only got out of it in the last 100 or so pages.
I question if the sexual violence shown in the book was handled well. Then again does the show handle sexual violence well?
I did a Top Ten Tuesday list of my novelization tbr
Currently reading: Man of Steel
Currently reading Spartacus: Morituri
I randomly decided to sample Morituri while in the store then I was hooked. What I like about novelizations is at their best they can feed a persons love of a series.
Man of Steel
Do not know how this one will go but I found it for cheap with Spartacus.
Haunting of Barry Allen
I have no idea what this book is about but I like the Flash and thus want to read it.
From my research of novelizations romance is not done that much so this is a must get.
Wonder Woman (5/6/17)
I saw the movie already so I am ready to read more in the universe. I am more interested in exploring Themyscira so I really need a comic series that explores there (if you know one recommend please).
Mean Girls (9/12/17)
Miles Morales (8/1/17)
I like Miles Morales and wanted to read Jason Reynolds work so this is perfect.
(No cover yet)
Mass Effect: Initiation by N.K. Jemisin (fall 2017)
Enjoying the increase of people of color characters and writers for novelizations/tie-in novels.
Star Wars: Phasma (8/29/17)
I want to get into Star Wars but I feel I will not like the books. It is the perfect series to get into too since there are a lot of books.
Rise of the Isle of the Lost by Melissa De La Cruz
I am here for Ursula (who is probably one of the most slept on villains ever) and Uma. Yes, thank you that there are more Ursula/Sea Witch books coming out.