We rank the YA Book-to-Movie Adaptations of 2018


Based on The Death Cure by James Dashner

Our thoughts:

  • A lot of action, a lot of heart. Dylan O’Brien was fantastic. I haven’t read the novels, but I did feel conflicted by the ending and the choices the man character made. – Miranda @HNewsSource
  • After going a little sideways in The Scorch Trials, The Death Cure righted the story as best as it could and recovered decently enough. I especially liked how the relationship concluded between Thomas and Teresa. – Natasha, The Fandom
  • I really enjoyed watching The Death Cure. It’s almost completely different from the book, but I like where they went with the movie. Dylan O’Brien was excellent as always and the the action sequences were spectacular. – Leslie, The Fandom


Based on Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

Our thoughts:

  • Such a sad adaptation of such a great book. You knew while reading it the the copyright issues were going to doom this movie before they even shot the first frame. – Tony C @tonywriteswords
  • Though it strayed far from the book and didn’t take itself too seriously, the masterful visuals, kick-ass OASIS portrayals, and ingenuity at times (The Shining scene for example) made this a fun, pulse-pounding joyride for fans of the book and beyond. – Adam, The Fandom
  • The special effects were stunning and I loved how they brought the Oasis to life. I only wish there were more pop culture references packed in! – Leslie, The Fandom
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Southern California native who likes movies (Star Wars, Marvel, Love Simon), books (Shadowhunter Chronicles, NA, YA fantasy, Red Rising series), TV shows (Supernatural, The 100), food (sushi, seafood, steak, all kinds really), and San Diego Comic-Con. I also like to write, but don't get to do much of that aside from on here.

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