Activate your imagination with the books that inspired new shows and movies released this year, like the Grishaverse series by Leigh Bardugo. The new Netflix series Shadow & Bone is based on her fantasy novels set in the Kingdom of Ravka, including the Grisha trilogy, the Six of Crows duology, and companion novels, like The Lives of Saints.
The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness, the first part of the Chaos Walking trilogy was adapted into a feature film starring Tom Holland and Daisy Ridley earlier this year. Chaos Walking takes place in the New World in which all men and animals can hear each other’s thoughts, but women’s thoughts are silent. Fans of intense dystopian novels like The Hunger Games won’t be able to put it down!
Jennifer Mathieu’s Moxie is about a 16-year-old girl who starts writing a zine to protest sexism at her school, and her zine inspires others to stand together and start a revolution. Amy Poehler’s adaptation of the novel is now available to stream on Netflix. Plus, the final installment in Jenny Han’s To All the Boys I Loved Before trilogy is now on Netflix, and you can check out all three at the library or wherever you have a WiFi connection with the Libby app. Experience these stories as they were originally told and form your vision of them!