(Potential) Books-to-Movies: Thrillers

Lately, I've been seeing a ton of blurbs for books that have given me the chills, and have me going, "Oh. My. God. I NEED TO READ THIS TO SEE WHAT HAPPENS!". And I thought what cool thrillers they would make if they were made into movies. The blurbs of these couple of books DEFINITELY have movie potential, ones that would make people flock to see it, ones that certainly would have me staying up at night, shivering for the creepiness of it all. The titles lead to the Goodreads pages!

by Adele Griffin

12 November 2013 ● Knopf Books for Young Readers

LOUD. There was an accident. Ember knows at least that much. She was driving. The car was totaled. She suffered back injuries and brain trauma. But she is alive. That's the only thing left she can cling to.

AWAKE. Eight months later, Ember feels broken. The pieces of her former self no longer fit together. She can't even remember the six weeks of her life leading up to the accident. Where was she going? Who was she with? And what happened during those six weeks that her friends and family won't talk about?

LOST. One by one, Ember discovers the answers to these questions, like a twisted game of dominos. And little by little, the person she used to be slips further and further away.

by Josin McQuein

8 October 2013 ● Delacorte Books for Young Readers

A week ago, Dinah’s cousin Claire cut her wrists.
Five days ago, Dinah found Claire’s diary and discovered why.

Three days ago, Dinah stopped crying and came up with a plan.

Two days ago, she ditched her piercings and bleached the black dye from her hair.

Yesterday, knee socks and uniform plaid became a predator’s camouflage.

Today, she’ll find the boy who broke Claire.

By tomorrow, he’ll wish he were dead.

by Romily Bernard

24 September 2013 ● HarperTeen

"Find Me." These are the words written on Tessa Waye's diary. The diary that ends up with Wick Tate. But Tessa's just been found...dead.

Wick has the right computer-hacking skills for the job, but little interest in this perverse game of hide-and-seek. Until her sister Lily is the next target. Then Griff, trailer-park boy next door and fellow hacker, shows up, intent on helping Wick.

Is a happy ending possible with the threat of Wick's deadbeat dad returning, the detective hunting him sniffing around Wick instead, and a killer taunting her at every step?

Foster child. Daughter of a felon. Loner hacker girl. Wick has a bad attitude and sarcasm to spare.

But she's going to find this killer no matter what.

Because it just got personal.

by Paul Blackwell

23 July 2013 ● HarperTeen

A shadowy figure. An intense roar. The sensation of falling—fast.

That’s all Callum Harris remembers from his tumble over the waterfall. But when he wakes up in a hospital bed and finds his best friend trying to kill him, Callum knows something is seriously wrong. Unfortunately for him, the mysteries are just getting started.

Why are his parents acting like he’s some big sports star all of a sudden? And why are all the buildings in town more run-down than Callum remembers? Worst of all...what happened to Callum’s brother? Either Callum has gone seriously crazy or something happened when he went over the falls. Something impossible. Callum needs answers, and now. Because in this twisted new version of the life Callum knew, his former best friend isn’t the only one who wants to see him dead.

by Hannah Jayne

16 July 2013 ● Sourcebooks Fire

Sawyer Dodd has it all. She's a star track athlete, choir soloist, and A-student. And her boyfriend is the handsome all-star Kevin Anderson. But behind the medals, prom pictures, and perfect smiles, Sawyer finds herself trapped in a controlling, abusive relationship with Kevin. When he dies in a drunk-driving accident, Sawyer is secretly relieved. She's free. Until she opens her locker and finds a mysterious letter signed by "an admirer" and printed with two simple words: "You're welcome."

by Lisa Amowitz

9 July 2013 ● Spencer Hill Press

On the night seventeen-year-old Jeremy Glass winds up in the hospital with a broken leg and a blood alcohol level well above the legal limit, his secret crush, Susannah, disappears. When he begins receiving messages from her from beyond the grave, hes not sure whether they're real or if he's losing his grip on reality. Clue by clue, he gets closer to unraveling the mystery, and soon realizes he must discover the truth or become the next victim himself.

by April Henry

11 June 2013 ● Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

“Take her out back and finish her off.”

She doesn’t know who she is. She doesn’t know where she is, or why. All she knows when she comes to in a ransacked cabin is that there are two men arguing over whether or not to kill her.

And that she must run.

by Jacqueline Green

14 May 2013 ● Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

When a simple round of truth or dare spins out of control, three girls find it’s no longer a party game. It’s do or die.

It all started on a whim: the game was a way for Tenley Reed to reclaim her popularity, a chance for perfect Caitlin “Angel” Thomas to prove she’s more than her Harvard application. Loner Sydney Morgan wasn’t eventhere; she was hiding behind her camera like usual. But when all three start receiving mysterious dares long after the party has ended, they’re forced to play along—or risk exposing their darkest secrets.

How far will Tenley, Caitlin and Sydney go to keep the truth from surfacing? And who’s behind this twisted game?

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And that is all! I'm sure there are a lot more creepy/thriller-esque books out there, that are both upcoming or have already been released, so do let me know in the comments :)
This isn't a regular feature, but if you do want to be, do let me know! I have fun when it comes to books that should be movies, even if it's just based on the blurb itself.

Hope you're all having a great week, and sorry for the lack of posting– exams are coming up, so definitely after the 19th, a whole ton of posts should be coming in. Loads of love until then!


  1. Ooo, great list! We just posted about horror/thriller titles too: http://www.weheartya.com/2013/04/shock-shock-horror-horror.html

    The "I Hunt Killers" series would make a great movie or TV show.

  2. Thanks so much for trying FIND ME! Hope you enjoy it!

    I can't WAIT for PREMEDITATED!! I have been drooling over this book ever since I saw it on QueryShark. It sounds fab.


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