As an avid bookworm, I'm always concerned when my favorite books are turned into movies. And I'm particularly picky when it comes to the fantasy genre. After all, there are so many magical moments that have to be translated from your imagination to the big screen and you worry that the scenes won't be translated as well. That's why it's important to get a hold of fantasy books you need to read before they become movies.
When you read the book first, you're able to create an idea of the characters, the world, the scenery, in your mind. (And a good imagination is everyone's best friend, right?) Even if having read the book can sometimes make the movie disappointing, after so many book to film adaptations, you learn to separate the books from the movies, and expect different things from each. However, reading a book first is almost always beneficial. You understand characters actions, their motives, on a much deeper level. Having read the book, you've gotten a sense of character development that can't always be correctly portrayed on screen. To gear up for the abundance of movie adaptations coming your way this year, check out the recommended fantasy books below.
1. 'The BFG' by Roald Dahl
The BFG is a Roald Dahl classic, telling the story of a young girl named Sophie who gets scooped up in the night by a big friendly giant, and is whisked away to Giant Country.
In Through The Looking Glass, the sequel to Alice's Adventures In Wonderland, Alice finds herself in a reversed world with her friends, finding herself as a pawn in a game of chess with a few familiar faces.
4. 'Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them' by J.K. Rowling
A Hogwarts textbook turned major motion picture, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Themfollows the author of the text book, Newt Scamander, as he leads the way in New York's secret community of witches and wizards 70 years before the world of wizards we're familiar with comes along.
The Immortal Rules is set in a time when vampires come out of hiding to rule society and take control of the world. Allie is a human who's been taught to fear and hate vampires. But when she becomes immortal herself, will she change her mind?
Military prodigy June comes from an elite family. When murder and sickness come to the West Coast, petty criminal Day takes matters into his own hands. Their stories intertwine in Legend, uncovering government conspiracies and secrets along the way.
The Story: Set in a brutal fantasy universe, An Ember In The Ashes blends a revolution in with every day themes like love, politics, and prejudice. Told from two points of view, the epic fantasy has been on the receiving end of massive amounts of hype.
Meg Murry's father goes missing while working on a government project, and Meg and her siblings set out to find him in A Wrinkle In Time. Through space and time, the siblings find themselves on a perilous journey.