Lately some of the books we have read are being turned into TV shows and we couldn’t be happier about it. Here’s three that will be hitting the airwaves in the next couple of years.
The first being The Raven Cycle by Stacks Fave Maggie Stiefvater. It’s still in development but making progress. It’s found a home on Syfy with Catherine Hardwick of Twilight fame at the helm. Now this series is perfect for a series. There is really just too much for a movie. Too much of it’s weirdness and nuances would have to be cut out to make it fit into a two hour movie. As a TV show, we can get all the adventures of Blue and the Raven boys and also expand on the people of Henrietta. I’m particularly hopeful they dip deeper into the ladies of 300 Fox Way. I’ve been dying to know more about Maura, Calla and Persephone. Like how did they even meet?
Who Fears Death by Nnedi Okorafor has been optioned by HBO and produced by George R.R. Martin. This is exciting because it takes place in a post-nuclear-holocaust Africa meaning an all black cast. Yeah diversity on TV! I’m not sure how this will play as a TV series. It wasn’t a very long book but plenty of room to expand on the universe. Go more into Onyesonwu’s people and the conflict between the Okeye and Nuru. If you are squirmish about some of the violence in Game of Thrones this is going to be any better. There were several scenes in the book that were very hard for me to read. I’m not sure how they are going to do them on TV, even if it is HBO. I can definitely tell you that there will be nothing like this on TV and the fact that HBO and George R.R. Martin are taking it on is impressive. Almost makes you forget that they are also trying to make a TV show about the Confederacy. Almost
Who Fears Death maybe produced by George R.R. Martin and HBO but in my mind N.K. Jemisin’s novel The Fifth Season is probably closer to Game of Thrones in scale of epic story telling. The Hugo winning novel was picked up by TNT earlier this week. I’m not even sure how they will be able to present this on screen without giving too much away. It also means more diversity on primetime television as the main characters are all women of color. If this done right it’s going to be impressive. This also reminds me I better get on to reading book two in the Broken Earth series, The Obelisk Gate.
April 2016 was our most successful month page views wise. We had 589 views, which beat our previous record of 552 in December 2015. It made me wonder what were we writing about a year ago to get so much traffic. Well, The Raven Cycle and Maggie Stiefvater. It’s hard to believe that the The Raven King came out a year ago. That it has been a year since we found out if Gansey, Blue, Ronan and Adam would find the sleeping Welsh King and If Blue and Gansey would kiss and if Gansey would die. Those mysteries have been solved. Thankfully, we know that we haven’t read the last of the Gang as Maggie is working on a trilogy about Ronan. Whee!!!
My editor is going to hate me, but I just outlined three books for a Ronan-centered trilogy.
And we have another Maggie book coming in October. So we have a lot to look forward to but let’s take a moment, in honor of the 1 year anniversary of the release of The Raven King and the end of the The Raven Cycle, to look at everything we have ever written about the series.
SQUEE! This is the most fantastic news! I’m so happy that it’s being adapted for TV and not a movie because a 2 hour movie could never hold the likes of Gansey, Blue, Ronan, Adam and Noah. This would be perfect for as a Netflix show or even maybe AMC. I just hope they do it justice.
All the feels! Re-reading this book just reaffirms how painful The Raven King is going to be.
What’s the deal with Henry Cheng? I mean seriously? Maggie has already said he is going to play a bigger part in the next book but what? What was he doing out that late at night when Gansey and Blue run into him?
Speaking of, is there ever been a more romantic non-kiss. It almost puts some actually literary kisses to shame!
I want to know more about Persephone’s backstory. Actually I want a spin-off series that is just about Persephone, Maura and Calla. Hey Maggie, can you make that happen?
Adam learned a very important lesson. That it is okay to ask for help and even if you don’t ask, if a friend offers it’s not out of pity but out friendship.
Piper Greenmantle is not someone I would want to meet in a dark alley. That woman is truly scary.
What is Gansey doing in the faculty lounge? Does he already know he’s going to die and this is him making plans?
Why haven’t any written the Murder Squash song?
I love how all-in Ronan is to being Supernatural. He’s owning is Greywareness!
Also how touching was his revelation about Matthew? How he’s working on saving him. With what happened in the cave, do you think he’s figured it out.
I like Blue and Ronan’s relationship. For all his guff, Ronan can’t help but care. He saved her from falling twice, once in the beginning of the book and in the end and then stayed behind in the dark to make sure she got to the other side. He’s a class act when he wants to be.
What kind of man buries their daughter, face down in a grave for robbers to find? Maybe Glendower isn’t worth it after all.
Jesse Dittley wasn’t kidding when he said his cave was cursed. May he Rest In Peace
Never Scrying by yourself kids.
So, we are now two weeks away from the release of The Raven King and the anticipation is just killing me. Will they find Glendower? Will Blue and Gansey finally kiss and will it kill him? Will Ronan and Adam kiss? Who is the third sleeper? Is it a huge spider because I am not okay with that! What has Neeve been doing all this time? I have so many questions that I hope to get answered soon. Dear readers, what are your questions for The Raven King?
Guess what Guys?! I just figured out we can do slideshows! This is so exciting to me! Anyhoo, it’s April! Finally! Only 25 more days until the release of the The Raven King! FINALLY!!!! I can’t wait! I’m excited but dreading it all the same time because you know that none of us are coming out of this unscathed. Now that I think about it, keep Stacks in your thoughts in the last week of April, first week of May because it’s going to be a couple of brutal weeks for Kate and I between this and Captain America. So here we go, to help everyone prepare for the final book in the The Raven Cycle, we are going to look back at past reviews and commentary about one of our favorite series.
First, Let’s start from the beginning with Kate’s review of The Raven Boys and The Dream Thieves. Somehow, I haven’t written a formal review for this series. Strange.