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YA Adaptation Showdown, Day 1: Twilight vs. Beautiful Creatures

Kelly Jensen


Kelly is a former librarian and a long-time blogger at STACKED. She's the editor/author of (DON'T) CALL ME CRAZY: 33 VOICES START THE CONVERSATION ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH and the editor/author of HERE WE ARE: FEMINISM FOR THE REAL WORLD. Her next book, BODY TALK, will publish in Fall 2020. Follow her on Instagram @heykellyjensen.

Welcome to Day 1 of Book Riot’s first official YA Adaptation Showdown. This week-long event invites members of the YA community to share their thoughts on two adaptations and select one as the winner of their bracket. Details about how brackets and titles were selected can be found in the official kickoff announcement for the YA Adaptation Showdown.

Today we begin with two bracket discussions, which will be followed by two on Tuesday, two on Wednesday, one on Thursday that will crown the official YA Adaptation Showdown winner, and one on Friday which will crown the readers’ choice winner.

Let’s get started.

Francina Simone on Twilight vs. Beautiful Creatures

Francina Simone lives in Boise with her husband, sons, and cat. When she isn’t filming and uploading videos to her Youtube channel, she spends most of her time battling children and litter boxes. But when things are quiet—you can hear her frantically typing away; her mind far away with her characters in their quest to make the right decisions in worlds brimming with romance, moral ambiguity, and often times, a touch of magic. For her, reading is the gateway to the worlds we hold deep within, and every story is just a piece of us yet to be discovered.

Winner: Twilight