If only The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson were a movie.
Haven't read or heard of the book yet? Here's a taste:
Once a century, one person is chosen for greatness. Elisa is the chosen one.
But she is also the younger of two princesses, the one who has never done anything remarkable. She can't see how she ever will.
Now, on her sixteenth birthday, she has become the secret wife of a handsome and worldly king—a king whose country is in turmoil. A king who needs the chosen one, not a failure of a princess.
And he's not the only one who seeks her. Savage enemies seething with dark magic are hunting her. A daring, determined revolutionary thinks she could be his people's savior. And he looks at her in a way that no man has ever looked at her before. Soon it is not just her life, but her very heart that is at stake.
Elisa could be everything to those who need her most. If the prophecy is fulfilled. If she finds the power deep within herself. If she doesn’t die young.
Most of the chosen do.
Fun fact: I have been in love with this book for ages, so much so that I actually purchased a hard copy when it released even though I had the e-ARC on my Kindle. I'm sure you can imagine my joy when I managed to get an ARC of the sequel at ALA Annual 2012 and then again when I finally got to read the last book in the trilogy.
The Fire and Thorns series has it all--fantasy, action, adventure, romance, and possibly the best part? A female protagonist who isn't considered conventionally attractive. Imagine how epic that would be on the big screen. I can already see it.
In all honesty, I can't find one reason for this novel to not succeed if it were to ever become a movie adaptation. Given modern technology, I don't think the world-building would be difficult at all. Casting would be pivotal as many of the characters are not racially white, but I think the film industry has diversified enough to manage that.
So seriously, what are you doing still reading this? Go read the book, or better yet, buy the book so it can become crazy popular and then be made into a movie! :D