As a huge fan of shows like The Vampire Diaries, Gossip Girl, and Riverdale I’m always down for a fantastic adaptation of my favorite young adult book series. Hollywood is continuing to take huge risks with their adaptations with shows like Fate: The Winx Saga, and now a LIVE-Action Power Puff Girls. Well, do I have a list of other fantastic YA series that deserve their own YA television show. Hollywood! Make these ASAP!

First up, The Clique by Lisi Harrison. Yes, I know this series had a pretty terrible movie adaptation back in 2008; it’s time for redemption and dare I say diversity! The series revolves around Claire, who moved from Orlando, Florida to Westchester, New York. There she meets the girls of “The Pretty Committee” – a popular clique at Octavian Country Day (a fictional All-Girls school). This series screams drama and would be a great tween audience series for those who find Gossip Girl, Generation, and Grand Army to be a little too much. 

Next YA Series that deserves a television show on my list is Snotgirl by Bryan Lee O’Malley. (Yes the guy who brought us Scott Pilgrim vs The World.) Snotgirl tells the story of fashion blogger Lottie Person, who is plagued by allergies. She is secretly a mess behind the scenes. The young adult series has fantastic characters, tons of drama between friendships, breakups, online identity vs reality, and not to mention…a murder mystery. We all know YA Television loves a good murder mystery! 

What Young Adult series would want to see?

How has The A-List by Zoey Dean (no not the British thriller) not a tv series, yet? Teen Shows today are all about that dark side, murder mystery storyline. What happened to the catty, classist drama of the olden days like 90210 and The OC? The A-List follows Anna Percy, an Upper East Side Manhattan private school girl who wants to leave her past behind. So, she chooses to leave NYC and move in with her father who lives in  Beverly Hills, California; switching east coast dramas for west coast. This is the kind of show we’re missing on television right now and The A-List is a perfect choice to fill the young adult series void.

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I feel like this next one is a given – The Twilight Saga by Stephanie Meyer! Seriously! Hear me out. I know we’ve already had five incredibly successful movies born of the young adult series. I’m not even saying the series has to revolve around the book series in its entirety – even though I’d love that too. With the release of Midnight Sun, we continue to learn that the Cullen’s, as well as other vampires in the Twilight world, are way more interesting than Bella and Edward. Give me a series that starts with Carlise’s life and his time with the Volturi. I’d even love a series of Alice’s life before the Cullens. How about a series about the vampire who keeps making halflings?! The possibilities are endless!

Gossip Girl spin-off?

Let’s talk about this Gossip Girl reboot. As happy as I am for one of my favorite shows to be back, they honestly should have just gone with The It Girl by Cecily von Ziegesar. It’s the official spin-off of Gossip Girl! The It Girl tells the story of Jenny Humphrey, who has been kicked out of Constance Billard and enrolls at Waverly Academy – an elite boarding school in Upstate New York filled with glamorous rich kids. I understand that Taylor Momsen, who played Jenny Humphrey in the original Gossip Girl, is too old to play the role…. But that doesn’t mean she can be recast in order to dive back into the drama!

We want The Lunar Chronicles!

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The final series on my list is The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer. If you’re unfamiliar with this YA series you need to fix that STAT! The Lunar Chronicles is a young adult science fiction fantasy series that takes inspiration from multiple fairytales. Set in a futuristic world, the series takes place in dystopian Asia, following a cyborg named Linh Cinder (based on Cinderella) who lives with her stepmother and two stepsisters.

There is a plague attacking the world and those who contract it are taken and quarantined away from the rest of society. There are also rising tensions with Luna – a Moon colony where the citizens have special powers. After her sister, Peony, comes down with the plague, Cinder finds herself tested. As a result, Cinder’s hidden past revealed that she is more important to saving the world than anyone realized. Oh, and there are also incredible love stories. GIVE ME THIS SERIES! (Netflix, are you listening?)

What young adult book series would you want to see? Let us know in the comments!