'The Host' among books turned into movies this year—April 5, 2013
Well summer is just around the corner, so I figure it is time once again to give you a list of books that are going to be made into movies this year, so you can “read it, before you see it.” In theaters now is the movie The Host, based on the novel of the same name by Stephenie Meyer. The Host is set on earth, after it has been invaded by an alien species that takes over the minds of their human hosts while leaving their bodies intact, and most of humanity has succumbed, but a few resisters still remain.
Also hitting theaters soon is an adaptation of Dean Koontz’s book Odd Thomas. This great book is about Odd Thomas a short-order cook, who serves as a small desert town's reluctant confidant to ghosts whom he can communicate with.
This summer be sure to catch the film adaptation of Max Brooks’ World War Z, starring Brad Pitt. This book is an account of a decade-long conflict between humankind and hordes of the predatory undead as told from the perspective of dozens of survivors who describe in their own words the epic human battle for survival.
The long awaited film adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan, and Toby Maguire will arrive in theaters on May 10th. The story is told by Nick Carraway a Midwestern war veteran who finds himself drawn to the past and lifestyle of his millionaire neighbor Jay Gatsby.
Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters, the second book in the Percy Jackson series will arrive in theaters in August. In this book Percy Jackson, along with his friends, goes on a journey to the Sea of Monsters to retrieve the Golden Fleece and save Camp Half-Blood.
Also in August comes the adaptation of Cassandra Clare’s City of Bones, the first book in The Mortal Instruments series. When her mom is attacked and taken from their home in New York City by a demon, a seemingly ordinary teenage girl, Clary Fray, finds out truths about her past and bloodline on her quest to get her back that changes her entire life forever.
Finally a remake of Carrie by Stephen King will hit theaters in October. This tale of a girl with telekinetic powers will star Julianne Moore and Chloe Grace Moretz.
You can find all of these books and many others that have been adapted into movies at Hastings Public Library.