These days practically every movie coming out seems to be made from a popular Young Adult book. And that is fine. I can see the allure, plus Hollywood seems to have run out of original ideas and must then find their
Secret: I rarely watch the YA movies. This is not to say that I don't report on them. I do posts on these movies because I know people who come here appreciate the news they might now see elsewhere. I like imagining these books turning into movies, not only because I want the author to succeed but also because I hope that these movies at least will turn some film watchers into book lovers. Call me a dreamer. But movies almost never meet my expectations, and so if given to choose between the two camps I will firmly stay in with my books than go out every other day to watch a (maybe) fantastic movie. My imagination is just that sweet.
Previous YA movies I didn't feel the need to watch: I confess I haven't watched Beautiful Creatures, City of Bones, The Lighting Thief (Percy Jackson), or Breaking Dawn (Twilight). And all of these are examples of books I loved (well, maybe except Breaking Dawn-huge letdown) so much that either I didn't feel like it was necessary for me to watch the movie or because the prequels had disappointed me so much I just couldn't give more of a crap about the sequels (looking at you TWILIGHT).
Future YA movies I don't feel the need to watch: Vampire Academy. I don't think I am going to go see this one come theaters, and I don't even know if I'll watch it after it comes out on DVD. Why? I absolutely LOVE Vampire Academy, it's my all time favorite YA series as many of my long time followers can testify to. From all I've gotten so far from previews and photos and the like I don't feel like it's going to live up to my expectations. More than likely it's going to flop, and not only because vampires are now "passé".
But in a world where I have to choose between the two? Books will always be my choice.