I is for Iron Fey

rtwlogoToday’s topic courtesy of YA Highway:

The Veronica Mars Kickstarter success makes us wonder, what YA book would you raise $2 million to see a movie version of?

And in keeping with the A-Z Challenge, the YA book I’d like to see made into a movie is… The Iron King by Julie Kagawa

iron kingWhile I wasn’t in love with book, I did love the otherworldly setting and think the various fey kingdoms would translate well to screen with a director like Peter Jackson at the helm. There are plenty of dystopian novels being made into movies/series and there have been quite a few paranormals, but fantasy seems to be lacking representation – especially when it comes to faery fantasy. Also, I reckon Ben Barnes would make an awesome Ash 🙂

ben barnes

Which YA novel would you like to see as a movie?

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  • Kendra Leighton

    Haven’t read ‘The Iron King’, but I think the movie world is long overdue a grown-up faery fantasy. Good choice. 🙂

    • Suzanne_Writer

      indeed! 🙂

  • Melanie

    I heart Ben Barnes! I didn’t think of these books but they would be great on film.

    • Suzanne_Writer

      I heart him too! Big time! 🙂

  • Iron King gets some mixed reviews, haven’t read it yet, but anything that can cast Ben Barnes is a winner.

    • Suzanne_Writer

      Yeah, the book was decent but not fantastic, however, I think it could make a great movie if done properly.

  • Erin Funk

    I haven’t read THE IRON KING, but I agree that there should definitely be more fantasy books made into movies. And yeah, Ben Barnes would be a good drawing card. 🙂

    • Suzanne_Writer

      Ben Barnes just exudes the right sort of androgynous sex appeal I think befitting of faeries 🙂

  • cds

    Interesting that you chose a book not because you loved the book, but because you loved the setting and think it would transfer well to the big screen. Perhaps you might prefer the screen version to the novel? Some books do end up making better movies (there was a RTW about that a while ago).

    • Suzanne_Writer

      I think I’d definitely prefer the movie version, same way I’m liking the Vampire Diaries TV series a hundred times more than the books.

  • I haven’t read this book, but if I can picture Ben Barnes as one of the characters, I think I need to get on it quick 😉

    And isn’t it interesting how some books make better movies than books? I preferred the film version of Twilight to the book because the pacing was so much better than in the book. And the film versions of The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe and Prince Caspian because of how well Narnia came to life.

    • Suzanne_Writer

      Agreed – I much prefer the Narnia film adaptations to the books. Also, Ben Barnes – ’nuff said 😉

  • Amanda

    The iron king is an amazing book the entire time I was reading I pictured ash to look just like ben barnes. This would be a movie I would definitely want to see!

    • Xaniver

      🙂 Ben Barnes was my immediate thought as well.