all the times hollywood made film adaptations of the first instalment of a beloved young adult book series except the film was so poorly received that they gave up on adapting the rest of the books despite foreshadowing and cliffhangers in the first film

suggestions welcome
edit: percy jackson, divergent and narnia don’t technically fit the criteria but they belong here in spirit

  • The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones
  • Beautiful Creatures
  • Vampire Academy
  • Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
  • The 5th Wave
  • If I Stay
  • I Am Number Four
  • Every Day
  • Delirium
  • Eragon
  • Inkheart
  • The Golden Compass
  • Artemis Fowl
  • Fallen
  • Stormbreaker
  • The Darkest Minds
  • City of Ember
  • A Wrinkle in Time
  • Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant
  • Tomorrow, When the War Began
  • Avalon High
  • Beastly
  • Ender's Game
  • Geography Club
  • The Giver
  • Seventh Son
  • The DUFF
  • Maximum Ride
  • A Wrinkle in Time
  • Mortal Engines
  • The Spiderwick Chronicles
  • The Seeker: The Dark Is Rising
  • Jumper
  • The Clique
  • The Dark Tower
  • The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
  • Confessions of a Shopaholic
  • Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen
  • Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events
  • Something Borrowed