On my blog you may have noticed I’ve been reading+reviewing more comics/graphic novels which got me wondering… which of my favorite YA novels would I love to see as graphic novels?
I’ve put together a list below of books that I feel would make great graphic novels!
Thoughts On My List? + Any books you would love to see as graphic novels?
Lets discuss in the comments below 🙂
1. Eleanor & Park/Fangirl
With the 80’s background of Eleanor&Park it would give great visuals as a graphic novel! + ever since the announcement of it being optioned for film (back in 2014) I would just love to see some sort of adaptation!
As for Fangirl, Rowell’s writing-style creates such a relatable coming-of-age story surrounding socially-anxious Cath, who finds solace in writing/reading everything Simon Snow (especially fan fiction) and what she experiences during her first year of college!
The delightful story and realistic characters would make Fangirl a truly incredible graphic novel!
It’d be a dream of mine to see both of these fantastic YA novels adapted into a graphic novel!
Ally Carter’s Heist Society Series centers around Katarina Bishop, a 15 yr. old who grew up in a family of thieves who wants out, but gets thrust back into the world she’s tried so hard to escape when her father needs her help!
Carter’s fun & fast-paced novel takes the reader to Italy, Las Vegas, even France as Kat gathers intel w/ her crew to steal back a mobster’s artwork!
The visuals would be absolutely stunning, the planning,theivery,cons & heists that ensue would definitely keep the reader turning the page!
3. An Ember In The Ashes
Just imagine the colorful visuals of the Empire , dark shadow creatures/monsters + the intricate details of the Masks, even Blackcliff !!
Laia & Elias undergo their own perilous journeys where they not only learn more about who they are and how their fates become intertwined, but the deep darkness and brutality that lurks within the Martial Empire!
Sabaa Tahir’s debut YA-Fantasy is packed with such dynamic characters and rich world-building and an engaging plot that would make a truly unforgettable graphic novel!
4.Air Awakens Series
Elise Kova’s Air Awakens Series centers around Vhalla Yarl, a library apprentice turned sorcerer!
Through Kova’s writing-style she weaves together such a rich and vivid world/world-building with elemental magic, prince’s, libraries…everything that makes a YA Fantasy absolutely magnificent!! ❤ ❤
The cover alone, further proves this would make a magical, colorful and epic graphic novel series!
Don’t you agree?? 😀
5. 5 to 1
Holly Bodger’s feminist-dystopia takes place in 2054 where “India now has a ratio of five boys for every girl, making women an incredibly valuable commodity.”
Enter the main protagonists, Sudasa and Kiran who are desperate to escape!
Told in dual POV w/ prose and free-verse, Bodger’s novel could make a captivating and exquisitely written/illustrated story!
6. Six Of Crows
Expanding on the world she created in her Grisha Trilogy, Bardugo’s Six Of Crows introduces a group of misfits a sharpshooter, thief, spy, Grisha, convict, and a runaway!
Together they takes their chances in a heist that could bring them riches beyond their wildest dreams! But the stakes are high! Can they pull it off?
Bardugo’s writing-style not only captures the complex characters and the bustling city of Ketterdam,the Ice Court+ other vividly described locations, but also is packed with humor, a little romance, and non-stop action!
From the numerous edits/fanart I’ve seen, I am absolutely certain this fast-paced, dark Ocean 11 fantasy would be phenomenal as a graphic novel!
7.Wolf By Wolf
Ryan Graudin’s Wolf By Wolf, an alternate WW2 Sci-Fi centers around Yael, a former death camp prisoner who underwent experiments giving her the ability to shape-shift!
With the Axis Tour (motorcycle race) coming up, she is given a task to impersonate a motorcycle racer, with the winner getting a chance to meet Hitler!
But Yael and the resistance she joined have only 1 task: Kill Hitler!
Graudin’s writing-style not only immerses you in the era of WW2/the wonderful characters, but really shows whats at stake for Yael in this cross-continent motorcycle-race!
Libba Bray’s YA Historical Fiction takes the main character Evie O’Neill 1920’s New York! Evie is forced to stay with her uncle in his occult museum and when her uncle is called to the scene of a murder, she wants to use her supernatural gift to catch the killer!
Speakeasies, Flappers, Jazz, murder-mysteries??+ The large/diverse cast of characters!
All of these make great elements for a graphic novel!
8.Rebel Of The Sands
Alwyn Hamilton’s Arabian-Nights/Western Mash-Up would be a spectacular graphic novel!
Because the novel is written in Amani’s POV, elements of Miraji from fouza (the currency) to the outfits, and locations are wonderfully described and from page one you are fully immersed in her world! Alwyn’s descriptions/dialogue really bring Rebel to life!
Here are other YA Novels that I feel would make great graphic novels as well: