As the YA graphic novel market grows, we can’t help but think of books and graphic novels. We’ve already seen stories like Vampire Academy, The Mortal Instruments, Twilight, Blue Bloods, and Legend get the graphic novel treatment and the trend doesn’t seem to be going anywhere. So what are some other books that would make stellar graphic novels?
Warcross by Marie Lu would be a fantastic fit. Marie Lu’s already been shifted to a graphic novel once before, but she’s also an amazing artist who could help bring her characters to life. And Emika Chen and the whole crew are all about colors – Emika does have rainbow hair, after all – so the visuals would be bright and colorful and so striking.
Space-y visuals are always stunning, so we definitely need some sci-fi books get the graphic novel treatment. Heart of Iron by Ashley Poston would be amazing. She creates a stunning visual picture of the different worlds and space ships in the book and has this wonderful cast of characters that could be brought to life.
Full of action and creatures of all kinds, The Epic Crush of Genie Lo by F.C. Yee would be an incredible graphic novel. The story itself is funny and fast paced, there are demons and shape shifters that would be really unique. Plus, Genie and Quentin’s powers are reminiscent of superheroes that are already really popular in comics, so they’d fit right into the graphic novel world.
On a similar note, the elemental powers and strong themes of friendship in Fate of Flames by Sarah Raughley have caused the book to be compared to the beloved manga, Sailor Moon. Fans of the classic story would fall in love with a graphic novel version of Raughley’s exciting series, especially if the art work is closer to the manga style.
When monsters and angels collide, you get books like Laini Taylor’s Daughter of Smoke and Bone. The vivid descriptions, unique worlds, and fantastical creatures would make such a stunning graphic novel. Plus, it’s partially set in Prague, which many consider to be one of the most beautiful places in the world.
A list like this has to consider a time travel book, like The Girl From Everywhere by Heidi Heilig. Nix travels the world via maps, visiting different times and places, real and fantastical. We all love a good map, so just imagine how gorgeous this book would be in a visual format? It’s making us swoon a little just thinking about it.
There are so many other books filled with beautiful descriptions, incredible creatures, and fast paced story lines that could make great graphic novels, so these are just a few options. What do you want to see as a graphic novel? Tweet us @piquebeyond and let us know!