Books by Latinx Authors that Need Adaptations

Hi everyone! Today is the last day of Latinx Heritage Month and I was planning to post my Latinx Book Bingo wrap up. Nonetheless, I am hurrying to finish one more book to complete the bingo board and I’m pretty sure it’s gonna take me all day today, which is why I’m not posting my wrap up and instead I decided to share this post.

I was inspired to write this after a panel that I did with the other hosts of the Latinx Book Club for the Latinx Heritage Month Book Festival. You can watch the whole live show HERE. During the panel, we talked about some books by Latinx authors that we would like to see adapted as tv shows or movies. My answers during the live show were Miss Meteor and Blazewrath Games, and I’ll talk about them in this post, but I have been thinking about it since then and I came up with other books by Latinx authors that I’ll love to see adapted.

I have done a post like this in the past and you can check it out HERE. In that post, I mentioned two books by Latinx authors, so I won’t repeat those here.

Without further ado, here are some books by Latinx authors that need adaptations:

*click the book titles to go to the Goodreads page and the movies/series titles to go to watch the trailer on Youtube*

Blazewrath Games by Amparo Ortiz

I see Blazewrath Games as a movie that would be a mix between How to Train Your Dragon and Catching Fire. The movie would have the sense of adventure and fun from How to Train Your Dragons, as well as the lovable dragons, but the places would look advance and sleek like the Capitol and the arena looks in Catching Fire, while also sharing with that movie the depiction of manipulation and control by some evil figure. Beyond that, I think an international sport tournement with dragons would make for a very cool movie!

Miss Meteor by Anna-Marie McLemore and Tehlor Kay Mejia

Miss Meteor would be a great tv show that would be like the movie Dumplin’ with a touch of the Rosewell, New Mexico series. It would have the small-town pageant, the messed-up beauty standards, and a main character fighting against them from Dumplin’, but it would also have a small town with a strong connection to space and with beings from space like Rosewell, New Mexico. I think the adorable romances and the complicated siblings’ relationships would make a very compelling tv show.

Tender is the Flesh by Augustina Bazterrica

I think Tender is the Flesh would make an excellent tv show, a crossover between Hannibal and a zombie show, it would have the logical and precise approach to cannibalism while including a bit more gore. I think Tender is the Flesh would be more disturbing than Hannibal and it would lean even more into gray and brown tones for the look of the show, to represent the desperation and loneliness of the future this book takes place in. The whole concept of this book, cannibalism is legal and there’s an entire industry to produce human meat, is very disturbing and fascinating and it would translate well to a tv show.

Undead Girl Gang by Lily Anderson

This one is going to sound weird, but I imagine an adaptation of Undead Girl Gang as a Netflix show similar to Julie and The Phantoms. A show with a cool, bright aesthetic that looks like fun and lighthearted but that addresses grief very prominently. I also think the show could be similar to Julie and the Phantoms because they both include people that come back from the dead and they both put a humorous touch to the situation. But Undead Girl Gang would be sadder, darker, and a lot more witchy. I think the plot of this book is so entertaining and far-fetched that it would be perfect for tv.

Don’t Date Rosa Santos by Nina Moreno

I imagine Don’t Date Rosa Santos as a tv show that’s a mix between Jane the Virgin and Gilmore Girls. It would be unapolagetically Latinx and it would be full of vibrant and bright colors, especially blue and yellow, just like Jane the Virgin, and it would be similar to Gilmore Girls because of the small town where everyone knows each other and the complicated and tense family dynamics especially between the women in a family.

What shows do you think need to be adaptated?
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17 thoughts on “Books by Latinx Authors that Need Adaptations

  1. Don’t Date Rosa Santos should TOTALLY be a tv show or movie! I definitely get the Gilmore Girls vibes you talk about. I just love small towns in tv shows and it would definitely fill that void.

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  2. Oh my god I love this list SO MUCH. I loved both Miss Meteor and Rosa Santos and agree that they would make EXCELLENT TV SHOWS ahh I’d binge watch these for sure. These books are incredible ❤

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