Read it First! Film Adaptations Headed to Theatres Near You: February 2015 edition

Elizabeth Graney, Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department,
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If you've heard it once, you've heard it a million times—the book was better. There's nothing like debating the differences between a favorite book and its translation to the screen. But if you don't know your beloved series is coming out as a movie or that the fun-looking preview you saw was adapted from a book, how can you join the debate? The Library to the rescue! Here we will be exploring the movie adaptations soon to hit your local theatres and give you the chance to read before you view.

Coming This February:

Rosie and Alex have been friends for as long as they can remember. Through thick and through thin, they have always been together. But when Alex leaves Dublin for Boston after a series of mistakes and miscommunications, their bond is strained. Celia Ahern's Love, Rosie follows Rosie and Alex's evolving relationship as they grow up and discover the only constant in life is each other.

The Seventh Son, based on Joseph Delaney’s children’s fantasy series The Wardstone Chronicles, follows John Gregory, a Spook dedicated to fighting evil and maintaining the peace between the supernatural and humankind. When the witch Mother Malkin is freed from her prison, Gregory must do all he can to stop her from wreaking havoc on his world.

A young, innocent college student is drawn into the dark and seductive world of a rich entrepreneur. The first in a wildly popular trilogy, E.L. James' Fifty Shades of Grey introduces the now (in)famous couple Anastasia and Christian.

After trying to prove himself on the streets, Gary is saved from a life of petty crime by his Uncle Jack, an undercover MI6 agent. Jack sees more in his nephew than a common street thug and convinces him to undergo training to become a gentleman secret agent. A good old fashioned spy adventure, Dave Gibbon and Mark Millar's The Secret Service. Kingsman is filled with advanced technology, secret lairs and undercover missions.

Bianca thinks she knows her place in her high school social circle. She's the funny one, the smart one, The DUFF. She knows better than to mess around with the cruel (and super hot) slimeball Wesley Rush. But sometimes your desires overrule your brains. Now she must rethink her assumptions, both about the boy she is falling for and herself.

Ron Rash's Serena is the tale of two cutthroat entrepreneurs who will stop at nothing to build their timber empire in 1930's North Carolina. A tale of ambition, love, betrayal and revenge.