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.
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.
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
MOVIE RELEASE DATE: June 6, 2014
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.
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.
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!
Where Rainbows End by Cecelia Ahern
MOVIE RELEASE DATE: TBD
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?