10 Books You Need to Read (or Reread) Before They Hit the Big Screen in 2014

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While we patiently (or not so much patiently) wait for news on the second installment in the Mortal Instruments franchise, City of Ashes — we know it’s a go, but when are they gonna start filming?? — there are still plenty of books-turned-movies to look forward to in 2014 sans Cassie Clare’s renowned sequel. In fact, we’ve got ten of them right here!

Follow along as we chronologically present to you two handfuls of novels that are tapped to hit the big screen this year. You’re gonna want to read them prior to their individual releases. Trust us.

Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead

MOVIE RELEASE DATE: February 7, 2014

It's not your average vampire fiction. Definitely not like Twilight.

Photo: Razorbill

Divergent by Veronica Roth

MOVIE RELEASE DATE: March 21, 2014

Just like The Hunger Games, Divergent is set in a dystopian future, and has a kick-ass female lead. However, there's an entirely separate & intriguing storyline, which you're sure to fall in love with as well.

Photo: HarperCollins

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green


It's the heartbreaking tale of two cancer patients meeting each other during a support group, and falling for each other in the process. Do not involve yourself without a full box of tissues.

Photo: Penguin

The Giver by Lois Lowry

MOVIE RELEASE DATE: August 15, 2014

Alright, so you probably read this in middle school. Make sure to give it another go before Meryl Streep, Jeff Bridges and Taylor Swift take it to the big screen.

Photo: Houghton Mifflin

If I Stay by Gayle Forman

MOVIE RELEASE DATE: August 22, 2014

Before you watch Chloe Moretz put the pieces together after enduring an accident in theaters, make sure to enter the mindset of her character, Mia, in the Gayle Forman novel.

Photo: Penguin

Dark Places by Gillian Flynn

MOVIE RELEASE DATE: September 1, 2014

Speaking of Chloe Moretz, she'll bring this tale of murder to the big screen alongside Charlize Theron and Nicholas Hoult.

Photo: Random House

The Maze Runner by James Dashner

MOVIE RELEASE DATE: September 19, 2014

A bunch of boys (and one girl) stuck in a maze with zero memory. Can't wait to watch Dylan O'Brien nail it in theaters!

Photo: Random House

The Best of Me by Nicholas Sparks

MOVIE RELEASE DATE: October 17, 2014

If you're familiar with A Walk to Remember and The Notebook, you'll understand.

Photo: Grand Central Publishing

Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins

MOVIE RELEASE DATE: November 21, 2014 (Part I); November 20, 2015 (Part II)

After watching the first two films in the franchise, we'll definitely need to reread the final book in the series. Can't. Remember. Anything!

Photo: Scholastic

Where Rainbows End by Cecelia Ahern


The film adaptation, titled Love, Rosie, features Lily Collins and Sam Claflin as childhood best friends-turned-separated lovers. Why WOULDN'T you wanna know more?

Photo: HarperCollins

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  • Emma

    Totally gonna see divergent the fault in our stars and MOCKINGJAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So excited to see them!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Mike

    The Giver, Divergent and The Fault in our Stars <333 Jonas, Tris, Gus….

  • Aila

    Whatever you say, haters, but I know Vampire Academy will be AWESOME!!!

  • Katniss

    I love the giver n divergent, fault in our stars

  • Sammy

    Divergent and The Fault In Our Stars for sure!

  • VeraM

    this is such a great year for movies! I want to see them all :D Great compilation, teen team!

  • Nandini

    Where Rainbows End is called Love, Rosie in the US.