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September 4, 2013

If Only... (9)

If only Half-Blood by Jennifer L. Armentrout were a movie.

Haven't read or heard of the book yet? Here's a taste: 

The Hematoi descend from the unions of gods and mortals, and the children of two Hematoi pure bloods have godlike powers. Children of Hematoi and mortals--well, not so much. Half-bloods only have two options: become trained Sentinels who hunt and kill daimons or become servants in the homes of the pures. Seventeen-year-old Alexandria would rather risk her life fighting than waste it scrubbing toilets, but she may end up slumming it anyway. There are several rules that students at the Covenant must follow. Alex has problems with them all, but especially rule #1: Relationships between pures and halfs are forbidden. Unfortunately, she's crushing hard on the totally hot pure-blood Aiden. But falling for Aiden isn't her biggest problem--staying alive long enough to graduate the Covenant and become a Sentinel is. If she fails in her duty, she faces a future worse than death or slavery: being turned into a daimon, and being hunted by Aiden. And that would kind of suck.

If somehow you haven't already noticed, I am a huge JLA fan. Between the Covenant series, of which Half-Blood is the first book, and the Lux series, there's always a ton of fangirling on my part. So naturally, when I started to consider what book to feature next for this meme, Half-Blood was the first to come to mind (Obsidian has already been optioned for a film).

With a protagonist like Alexandria "Alex" Andros and her love interest Aiden St. Delphi, it's safe to say that a diverse audience would be entertained by an adaptation. There's all sorts of comedic dialogue snarky attitude, heated tension, and action sequences. Whereas Alex is impulsive and sometimes reckless, Aiden balances her out with a sort of stoic nobility. It would be an absolute thrill to see these two, along with a number of other awesome characters, come to life on the big screen.

As a movie, Half-Blood would require quite a bit of special effects. However, considering modern technology, I don't see it being particularly difficult. When we've seen fantasy worlds like that of Harry Potter and The Hobbit among others portrayed beautifully, it's safe to say that the mythology of this series would transfer well onto a visual platform.

Of course, sales always determine the production of a page-to-screen adaptation, but if Half-Blood ever reached that point, I'd definitely pay to see it.

And there you have it! Thanks for tuning in. 
Feel free to comment on my choice, or share your own "if only..." in the comments. :)

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