I recently read a graphic novel of Hush hush by Becca Fitzpatrick and Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead. The first one I didn´t like very much. The drawings were wrong compared to the descriptions in the book (Nora is not blond and Vee does not look like that!) and the story missed out too much from the book even though it was just a small part and not the whole book. Vampire academy was a lot better in my opinion but in this case I haven´t read the book. I still think it told me a good story and I liked the drawings so I want to continue reading this. When I read the reviews on Goodreads of the first graphic novel I saw that many people felt the same way as me and also commented the necessity of making so many popular books and especially YA-series into graphic novels.
Personally I enjoy reading adapted books but of course they have to have a certain quality. It´s in the same way I´m curious about the movie-adaption of a book I read. If it's a good adaption it adds something new to the story, tells it in a different way. Do you think most of these are just another bi-product of a popular book-series to make money or are there actually some value in these graphic novels? I have to say that it seems many of these comments come from people who dont like the books or maybe not even the type of books. As a school librarian I would like some guiding to the good ones because it´s hard to know from the cover-picture you see in the online bookstore.
(Photos from Goodreads)
I found a review Mari wrote a while back of the graphic novel made out of Twilight and she wasn't very excited.