I know this isn’t like anything I have posted before but hey there’s a first time for everything right?
I am only considering the TV/movie adaptations that I have watched and read. I will have another post dedicated to adaptations that I have seen and not read the book or vice versa.
Shadowhunters (The Mortal Instruments Series by Cassandra Claire) – This is one of my favourite TV shows. I have not read all of The Mortal Instruments books, only the first one but I feel the TV show is very accurate to the book while also providing a nice twist. I read the book prior to watching the TV show. In this case I prefer the adaptation to the book.
True Blood (Sookie Stackhouse Series by Charlaine Harris) – Again this is another incredible show. I watched all 7 series in 10 days and enjoyed every minute. I have read the first two novels in the Sookie Stackhouse series and while they differ a quite sufficiently to the TV show I enjoyed both interpretations. I watched the show before I read the books and I can’t decide which I prefer because I like both for different reasons; they are evenly matched.
Twilight (The Twilight Series by Stephanie Meyer) – Anyone who has read my blog will know how much I adore Twilight. Both the books and the films. I adore both immensely. I watched the films first; I don’t like Kristen Stewart’s acting and I feel like they took out all of Edwards humour to make him a wet blanket but other than that, the films hold a special space in my heart. Books win out here.
The Princess Bride (The Princess Bride by William Goldman) – This is my favourite film of all time. I am currently half way through the novel and I am loving it. The film still reigns supreme though.
The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games Series by Suzanne Collins) – This is an easy one for me as I read the first half of book 1 and didn’t like it so gave up. I went to see the movie despite disliking the book because it got such rave reviews and loved it. Film wins hands down.
The Mortal Instruments (The Mortal Instruments Series by Cassandra Claire) – I liked this film but the book was much better and the TV show better than that. It’s only redeemable quality for me was Jamie Campbell Bowers portrayal of Jace but I am biased as I love him.
Me Before You (Me Before You by Jojo Moyes) – I watched the film and fell in love so I read the book. I felt the movie portrayed everyone really well and got the emotion of the final scenes across perfectly. This is another draw; i simply cannot pick.
Fallen (The Fallen Series by Lauren Kate) – I thought the movie was extremely jumpy and didn’t represent the books well at all. Books one, films nil.
There is probably more but to be honest I can’t fully remember. These are the ones that had an impact (good or bad) for one reason or another hence the short list. Hope you enjoyed this slightly random (for me) post; if you did please comment and I will do more random themed posts.
Thanks and Happy Reading,