Books into TV: Unraveling by Elizabeth Norris

So many books are being adapted lately! And since pilot season is about to get underway in television land, we can safely assume there will be plenty of YA novels bought for script. We won't know if they make it to pilots, but until then we can be glad that they're in the running! Embrace and The Selection are two big ones up for consideration at the CW. MTV seems to be throwing down the gauntlet by ordering a script for Elizabeth Norris' Unraveling

Kevin Cornish would produce. He's one of the producers behind the movie Are We done Yet?. While that's not my favorite movie I do think that MTV could have a success on their hands. Teen Wolf is one of my favorite scripted shows on television, and this science-fiction tale looks like it would fit nicely into the ensemble.

However, they've done some pretty terrible scripted shows. The remake of Skins was not that great, and I Just Want My Pants Back was equally horrible. Hopefully if this does move on to become a pilot, it is made as well as Teen Wolf!

Two days before the start of her junior year, seventeen-year-old Janelle Tenner is hit by a pickup truck and killed--as in blinding light, scenes of her life flashing before her, and then nothing. Except the next thing she knows, she's opening her eyes to find Ben Michaels, a loner from her high school whom Janelle has never talked to, leaning over her. And even though it isn't possible, she knows--with every fiber of her being--that Ben has somehow brought her back to life.
But her revival, and Ben's possible role in it, is only the first of the puzzles that Janelle must solve. While snooping in her FBI agent father's files for clues about her accident, she uncovers a clock that seems to be counting down to something--but to what? And when someone close to Janelle is killed, she can no longer deny what's right in front of her: Everything that's happened--the accident, the murder, the countdown clock, Ben's sudden appearance in her life--points to the end of life as she knows it. And as the clock ticks down, she realizes that if she wants to put a stop to the end of the world, she's going to need to uncover Ben's secrets--and keep from falling in love with him in the process.

I haven't read the book, but it's now up at the top of my TBR pile. I'm crossing my fingers for a pilot!

What do you think? Interested in a TV show? Have you read Unraveling? Thoughts below!


  1. I haven't read this book either but I've heard awesome things about it and I love that YA books are being adapted in tv shows !!

  2. Hmph. Not sure what I think. The book was one of my top 10 favorites this year - it's brilliant, really - but they would have to do it right. And I'm not sure I could handle the story line being drawn out so far as a TV show. Hmmmm... But I'm definitely interested and intrigued and I want to see the direction it goes!

    Sierra @ Yearning to Read

  3. I've been really eager to read this! I think it would make a really interesting TV show or movie. :D I guess I should start by reading the book though. :D

  4. I'm both nervous and excited. I LOVED Unraveling and just hope that MTV does it justice.