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From the Page to the Screen

Which do you prefer - to read the book before the movie or watch the movie and then read the book?  Whichever order you prefer, take a look at the list of books that have become recent features on your favorite streaming channels or are in development for a release in 2022.

Visit the library or Sora to borrow these books and more!

Firekeeper’s Daughter
by Angeline Bouley FIC BOU
Daunis, who is part Ojibwe, defers attending the University of Michigan to care for her mother and reluctantly becomes involved in the investigation of a series of drug-related deaths.
In development.

The Selection 
by Kiera Cass  FIC CAS
Thirty-five girls are part of the Selection, when the royalty takes suitors for their son, Prince Maxon. These girls will be treated to balls, gowns, jewels--the life of luxury--in order to win the Prince's favor. For America Singer, however, the Selection offers only anxiety. She loves Aspen, even though he is a caste below her. Then, America meets Prince Maxon, and all her plans are ruined.
In production

Shadow & Bone
by Leigh Bardugo FIC BAR
Orphaned by the Border Wars, Alina Starkov is taken to become the protege of the mysterious Darkling, who trains her to join the magical elite in the belief that she is the Sun Summoner, who can destroy the monsters of the Fold.

A Court of Thorns and Roses
by Sarah J. Maas FIC MAA
Dragged to a treacherous magical land she knows about only from stories, nineteen-year-old huntress Feyre discovers that her captor is not an animal but Tamlin, a High Lord of the faeries. As her feelings toward him transform from hostility to a fiery passion, the threats against the faerie lands grow: Feyre must fight to break an ancient curse, or she will lose Tamlin forever.
In production

The Hate U Give
by Angie Thomas FIC THO
Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter is trying to balance her suburban prep school life with the poor, black neighborhood where she lives when she witnesses her childhood best friend Khalil get shot and killed by a police officer. As tensions mount and her city erupts in protests, the only person who knows the truth of that night is Starr, and what she does or doesn't say can change everyone's lives forever.

Chaos Walking / Knife of Never Letting Go
by Patrick Ness FIC NES
Pursued by power-hungry Prentiss and mad minister Aaron, young Todd and Viola set out across New World searching for answers about their colony's true past and seeking a way to warn the ship bringing hopeful setters from Old World.

One of Us Is Lying
Karen McManus
Smart Bronwyn, beautiful Addy, drug-dealer Nate, athlete Cooper, and class outcast Simon--creator of the notorious school gossip app--all walk into Bayview High on a Monday afternoon for detention. The four other students know that Simon plans on publishing juicy gossip about all of them on Tuesday. Before Monday detention ends, Simon is dead, and the others are lying about who killed him.


Inheritance Games
by Jennifer Lynn Barns FIC BAR - available on Sora
A Cinderella story with deadly stakes and thrilling twists, perfect for fans of One of Us is Lying and Knives Out. Avery Grambs has a plan for a better future: survive high school, win a scholarship, and get out. But her fortunes change in an instant when billionaire Tobias Hawthorne dies and leaves Avery virtually his entire fortune. The catch? Avery has no idea why or even who Tobias Hawthorne is. To receive her inheritance, Avery must move into sprawling, secret passage-filled Hawthorne House, where every room bears the old man's touch and his love of puzzles, riddles, and codes. Unfortunately for Avery, Hawthorne House is also occupied by the family that Tobias Hawthorne just dispossessed. This includes the four Hawthorne grandsons: dangerous, magnetic, brilliant boys who grew up with every expectation that one day, they would inherit billions. Heir apparent Grayson Hawthorne is convinced that Avery must be a con-woman, and he's determined to take her down. His brother, Jameson, views her as their grandfather's last hurrah: a twisted riddle, a puzzle to be solved. Caught in a world of wealth and privilege, with danger around every turn, Avery will have to play the game herself just to survive.
In development

by Sara Holland FIC HOL -available on Sora
Hidden deep in the mountains of Colorado lies the Inn at Havenfall, a sanctuary that connects ancient worlds each with their own magic together. For generations, the inn has protected all who seek refuge within its walls, and any who disrupt the peace can never return. For Maddie Morrow, summers at the inn are more than a chance to experience this magic first-hand. Havenfall is an escape from reality, where her mother sits on death row accused of murdering Maddie's brother. It's where Maddie fell in love with handsome Fiorden soldier Brekken. And it's where one day she hopes to inherit the role of Innkeeper from her beloved uncle. But this summer, the impossible happens a dead body is found, shattering everything the inn stands for. With Brekken missing, her uncle gravely injured, and a dangerous creature on the loose, Maddie suddenly finds herself responsible for the safety of everyone in Havenfall. She'll do anything to uncover the truth, even if it means working together with an alluring new staffer Taya, who seems to know more than she's letting on. As dark secrets are revealed about the inn itself, one thing becomes clear to Maddie no one can be trusted, and no one is safe . . . Sara Holland takes the lush fantasy that captured readers in Everless and Evermore and weaves it into the real world to create a wholly captivating new series where power and peril lurk behind every door.
In development.

Everything, Everything
by Nicola Yoon
The story of a teenage girl who's literally allergic to the outside world. When a new family moves in next door, she begins a complicated romance that challenges everything she's ever known. The narrative unfolds via vignettes, diary entries, texts, charts, lists, illustrations, and more.


Children of Blood and Bone
by Tomi Adeyemi FIC ADE
Seventeen-year-old Zélie, her older brother Tzain, and rogue princess Amari fight to restore magic to the land and activate a new generation of magi, but they are ruthlessly pursued by the crown prince, who believes the return of magic will mean the end of the monarchy.
In development

The Fault in Our Stars
by John Green FIC GRE
Having been diagnosed as a terminal cancer patient, Hazel is running out of time. When she meets Augustus Waters at the Cancer Kid Support Group, her life takes an unexpected turn.

by Jerry Spinelli FIC SPI
In this story about the perils of popularity, the courage of nonconformity, and the thrill of first love, an eccentric student named Stargirl changes Mica High School forever.

The Players Table  / They Wish They Were Us
by Jessica Goodman
A murder mystery set against the backdrop of an exclusive prep school on Long Island.
In development

Howl’s Moving Castle
by Dianna Wynne Jones FIC JON
Eldest of three sisters, in a land where it is considered to be a misfortune, Sophie is resigned to fate as a hat shop apprentice until a witch turns her into an old woman and she finds herself in the castle of the greatly feared Wizard Howl.
Apple TV

The Sky is Everywhere
 by Jandy Nelson FIC NEL
Following the death of her older sister, seventeen-year-old Lennie Walker suddenly finds herself involved with two boys. One was her sister's former boyfriend, and the other is a new boy from Paris. While one helps her escape her grief, the other allows her to confront it, leaving Lennie to wonder who is closer to her heart.

Other Studios

The Downstairs Girl
by Stacey Lee FIC LEE
1890, Atlanta. By day, seventeen-year-old Jo Kuan works as a lady's maid for the cruel Caroline Payne, the daughter of one of the wealthiest men in Atlanta. But by night, Jo moonlights as the pseudonymous author of a newspaper advice column for 'the genteel Southern lady
In development

by Marie Lu FIC LU
Fifteen-year-old June, a prodigy being groomed for success in the Republic's highest military circles, and fifteen-year-old Day, born into the slums, are brought together when June's brother, Metias, is murdered, and Day becomes the prime suspect. June seeks to avenge Metias' death, but he soon uncovers the truth about his country and the lengths it will go to keep its secrets.
In development

Frankly in Love
by David Yoon FIC YOO
As the son of Korean immigrants in Southern California, high school senior Frank Li is expected to find a nice Korean girl to marry. But instead, Frank falls for a white classmate who his parents will never approve of. He meets another Korean American, Joy Song, who is in a similar situation. They agree to be a couple in front of their parents in order for Frank and Joy to be with who they really want, but as their fake relationship becomes more real, they both wonder if they really know anything about love.
In development

Hello, Goodbye, and Everything In Between
Jennifer E. Smith
On the night before they leave for college, Clare and Aidan have only one thing left to do: figure out whether they should stay together or break up. Over the course of twelve hours, they retrace the steps of their relationship, trying to find something in their past that might help them decide what their future should be. The night leads them to family and friends, familiar landmarks and unexpected places, hard truths and surprising revelations. But as the clock winds down and morning approaches, so does their inevitable goodbye. The question is, will it be goodbye for now or goodbye forever? Charming, bittersweet, and full of wisdom and heart, this irresistible novel from Jennifer E. Smith, author of The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight, explores the difficult choices that arise when life and love lead in different directions.
In development


Also available on Netflix:
  • I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter
  • The Sun is Also a Star
  • To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before
  • P.S. I Still Love You
  • Always and Forever, Lara Jean
  • There’s Someone Inside Your House
  • The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones
  • Five Feet Apart
  • All the Bright Places
  • Vampire Academy
  • Twilight
  • Beautiful Creatures
  • Dumplin’
  • Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares
  • Mismatched / When Dimple Met Rishi
  • The Kissing Booth
  • Let It Snow
  • Moxie
  • Tiny Pretty Things
  • Cursed (one season)
  • Midnight Sun
  • Riverdale
Also available on Hulu:
  • The 5th Wave
  • Looking for Alaska
  • Love, Simon / Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda
  • Darkest Minds

Also available on Prime:
  • Ninth House (in development)
  • Felix Ever After (in development)
  • Dear Evan Hansen
  • Anasi Boys
  • The Maze Runner
  • Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
  • The Summer I Turned Pretty
  • A Wizard of Earthsea
  • Paper Towns
  • Words on Bathroom Walls
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