2019 YA Book to Movie Adaptations

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Don’t Judge a Book by its Movie is a feature on The Candid Cover spotlighting and reviewing book to movie adaptations.

2019 YA book to movie adaptations seem to be popping up all over the place! Every time I turn around there is another book that has been optioned for a movie or series. This excites me so much because I am a sucker for these kinds of movies. I am always curious to find out if the movie is just as good as the book. Below are a few 2019 YA book to movie adaptations that I am looking forward to seeing on the screen this year. Continue reading

Cinematic Book Trailer: The One Memory of Flora Banks by Emily Barr

Recently, I was contacted by Film 14, a professional producer of book trailers, regarding the book trailer that they created for Emily Barr’s The One Memory of Flora Banks. I absolutely adore this book, and if you haven’t read it yet, it should be one that is on your TBR. The cinematic trailer created by Film 14 is absolutely stunning and captures the book perfectly.

About the Book


Title: The One Memory of Flora Banks
Author: Emily Barr
Publisher: Philomel Books
Publication Date: May 2, 2017
Summary (from Goodreads): Seventeen-year-old Flora Banks has no short-term memory. Her mind resets itself several times a day, and has since the age of ten, when the tumor that was removed from Flora’s brain took with it her ability to make new memories. That is, until she kisses Drake, her best friend’s boyfriend, the night before he leaves town. Miraculously, this one memory breaks through Flora’s fractured mind, and sticks. Flora is convinced that Drake is responsible for restoring her memory and making her whole again. So when an encouraging email from Drake suggests she meet him on the other side of the world, Flora knows with certainty that this is the first step toward reclaiming her life.

With little more than the words “be brave” inked into her skin, and written reminders of who she is and why her memory is so limited, Flora sets off on an impossible journey to Svalbard, Norway, the land of the midnight sun, determined to find Drake. But from the moment she arrives in the arctic, nothing is quite as it seems, and Flora must “be brave” if she is ever to learn the truth about herself, and to make it safely home.

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About the Author


Emily Barr is a British author and former journalist. She started writing fiction after backpacking around the world, a trip that formed the background for her first, award-winning novel Backpack. She has now written 13 books, most recently The Sleeper, the story of two strangers meeting on an overnight train with dramatic consequences. She has also written Blackout, a novella in the Quick Reads series. Emily has three children, and lives in Cornwall in the UK. To learn more visit: www.emilybarr.com.


“Mesmerizing, electric, and achingly lovely, The One Memory of Flora Banks is unforgettable. One of the best YA novels I’ve read in a very long time.” —Jennifer Niven, New York Times bestselling author of All the Bright Places