Top Ten Tuesday: Ten (er, six) fandoms that I wish would get big

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I could have stretched it to ten but I'm really kind of saying the same thing here...   

c.j.'s selections                         ten ten ten

Red Rising - Pierce Brown 

I know there are people who love this trilogy, but it seems to be WAY fewer than the number who should love this trilogy. This is the kind of high-concept world that could have movies! T-shirts! A TV mini-series! Theme parties! Especially now with a companion trilogy in the works. Would you be a Gold or a Blue? Come on, people love categorizing themselves based on overly simplified criteria! 

The Diviners - Libba Bray 

Okay, it doesn't help that there was a huge publishing gap and then that awful recent cover redesign (don't get me started) - but I do think this is the kind of fandom that could explode. With the 20s theme and diverse magical cast, it'd be the perfect movie to riff off of Fantastic Beasts.  

Something Strange and Deadly - Susan Dennard 

Victorian zombies! How is this not more popular? Sooz's first series has never gotten enough love, but if The Vampire Diaries could squeeze out 7 seasons and Pride and Prejudice and Zombies could win at the box office, then Eleanor and her crew definitely deserve the silver screen and all the tie-in merchandise and midnight premiers that comes with it. 

Dream a Little Dream - Kerstin Gier 

No one else loves these books as much as I want them to. They'd make gorgeous movies or shows, with fancy dream worlds and cheeky British characters. Think of it! You could totally do a spin-off series once the books end, because there's so much material! It'd be like Pretty Little Liars meets The Magicians. 

Fate of Flames - Sarah Raughley 

This Pacific Rim meets teen superhero debut deserves its own movie series and video game tie-in. It's four badass girls with elemental powers fighting giant monsters. Can you imagine the marketing opportunities?  The trading cards? 

The Grisha books - Leigh Bardugo 

These get plenty of love on book twitter but not enough from the world at large. With one companion duology already out and magic making a silver screen comeback, there's so much material here for movies, a TV show, collectibles, video games, Halloween costumes...  

Your turn!  What fandoms would you like to see explode?   


  1. Temeraire by Naomi Novik.
    I hardly know anyone who has heard about this series and even less who have read it. Dragons in Napoleonic war! And the sweetest bond between dragons and humans. The film rights were optioned by Peter Jackson. As in The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings, Peter Jackson. If they suddenly got really big, it could mean we might get PJ to start taping out some screenplay drafts ;)

    1. I really want to read those! I loved Uprooted. Maybe by the time I get around to them, Jackson will have announced the movies. :P

  2. Red Rising is a good series but I adore the Grisha books! Great list!

  3. I love your spin on the topic. I absolutely wish a lot of these would hit it big and become fandoms. Especially The Diviners, Something Strange and Deadly, and Grisha. The Diviners is totally a great rif on Fantastic Beats, and SSaD is zombie. Look how big The Walking Dead got. Great list!
    Cassi @ My Thoughts Literally

    1. Thanks! UGH me too. I feel like the world is primed right now for these to be huge, if only something sparks it. (Like maybe a well-timed movie deal, cough)

  4. I'm embarrassed to say that this is my first time here! How did I not know you had this blog? Anyways, I completely agree with the Diviners and Red Rising, Darrow and Sevro are my brotp.

    1. Aw psh no worries! Because twitter has taken over our brains? I would die for a Red Rising movie.

  5. Hahah you're right about Red Rising. I feel as if people were really mixed about it, and that's kind of why it hasn't become HUGE. But at the same time, people OUTSIDE of our community loved it, and that's why we don't see much of it here. :)

  6. I still need to read Shadow & Bone, Red Rising and Something Strange and Deadly but all of those are high-priority TBR items. I have a feeling I'll be joining those fandoms with you as soon as I read the books XD