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'Trylle Trilogy,' 'The False Prince,' more optioned for films

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"Twilight" and "The Hunger Games" were just the beginning. Dozens of bestselling young-adult and middle-grade titles have been optioned by entertainment companies and could be making their way to the big screen over the next couple years, including:

Young Adult

Divergent

Veronica Roth

The dystopian tale of a young woman who chooses to leave her family and align herself with a group that seems better suited to her true identity. (Summit)

Tiger's Curse

Colleen Houck

A 17-year-old falls in love with a shape-shifting tiger she meets at a circus. (Paramount)

Daughter of Smoke & Bone

Laini Taylor

A tattooed, blue-haired angel falls for a winged devil in Prague. (Universal)

The Fault in Our Stars

John Green

Two teenagers battling cancer fall in love. (Fox 2000)

Trylle Trilogy

Amanda Hocking

A paranormal romance in which a girl learns she is a troll princess and strives to save her endangered kingdom. (Media Capital Rights)

The Scorpio Races

Maggie Stiefvater

A pair of teens compete in a race atop maniacal, mythological water horses. (Warner Bros.)

Before I Fall

Lauren Oliver

A popular girl relives the last day of her life seven times in a row and begins to understand the mystery of her death. (Fox 2000)

Delirium

Lauren Oliver

A 17-year-old girl is content with the government determining her career and husband until she meets a young man who sets her heart aflutter. (Fox 2000)

Devine Intervention

Martha Brockenbrough

A guardian angel in a rehab program for wayward souls accidentally kills the girl he's supposed to watch over and fails to get her into heaven. (Zucker Productions/Randi Mayem Singer)

Under the Never Sky

Veronica Rossi

Exiled to a wasteland, a young woman evades cannibals and pairs with a savage for her survival. (Warner Bros.)

Legend

Marie Lu

In this dystopian thriller set in Los Angeles, a soldier falls in love with the criminal she's supposed to catch. (CBS Films)

Origin

Jessica Khoury

A teenage girl is created to be a new breed of immortal, but she escapes from the lab. (Scott Pictures)

Diviners

Libba Bray

A small-town girl moves to New York during the Roaring '20s only to find herself embroiled in an occultish murder mystery. (Paramount)

Middle Grade

Wildwood

Colin Meloy and Carson Ellis

A fairy tale unfolds in an alternative-reality version of a Portland, Ore., park. (Laika House)

Skeleton Creek

Patrick Carman

When a pair of teens goes on a nighttime expedition to check out a haunted mine, one of them breaks his leg. (Intrepid Pictures)

The False Prince

Jennifer Nielsen

A medieval con man searches the lands for a royal doppelgänger. (Scholastic Media)

The Hero's Guide to Saving Your Kingdom

Christopher Healy

The princes Charming from various fairy tales turn out to be dundering idiots. (Blue Sky/Fox)

Cosmic

Frank Cottrell Boyce

An unusually tall 12-year-old often gets mistaken for a grown-up, creating unexpected opportunities for adventure. (Walden Media)

Septimus Heap

Angie Sage

The magical tale of the seventh son of the seventh son, who disappears the night he was born. (Warner Bros.)

The Lost Years of Merlin

T.A. Barron

The legendary Merlin, as a teenage wizard. (Warner Bros.)

To read more of our children's book recommendations, click here.

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