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Now a Major Motion Picture

really liked it 4.00  ·  Rating details ·  891 ratings  ·  235 reviews
Fandom and first love collide for Iris on the film set for her grandmother’s famous high-fantasy trilogy!

Unlike the rest of the world, Iris doesn't care about the famous high-fantasy Elementia books written by M. E. Thorne. So it's just a little annoying that M. E. Thorne is her grandmother—and that Iris has to deal with the trilogy's crazy fans.

When Iris gets dropped in I
Published April 3rd 2018 by Sourcebooks Fire
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Dia Smith I would say 13 and up. No sex. One curse word appropriately used. Some slightly adult content and kissing.
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May 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"Say that the book is a sculpture. You can walk around the story. You can touch it. You can view it up close or far away. That is why people love books. The stories interact with your memories, your experiences. They're personalized. Movies? Movies are a picture of that same statue. The parameters are set. The characters have defined faces. The scenes artistically rendered to one person's vision."

This was so much fun and adorable :)
I admit I found out about this way late, because I am terrible
Joshee Kun (조수아)
Thank you, Sourcebooks Fire, for giving me an e-galley of this book in exchange for an honest review.

I'd read her story and began drowning in a loss I'd never known was mine. My grandmother was a brilliant author—and I'd never read her books.

Now a Major Motion Picture is marketed as something that fans of Rainbow Rowell's Fangirl will enjoy. It's been a few years since I read the latter book, but I can say that the blurb is true to an extent. NAMMP, like Fangirl, features excerpts from a complet
4.5 stars

"You helped my production, and now I'm helping you. This is what women should do for one another. We are a continent. We stick together. We all rise up, or we all go down"

I loved this book so much. Full review to come once I get a good 8 hours of sleep. Been awake for 24 hours and counting....
Jun 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2018

Now a Major Motion Picture by Cori McCarthy is a young-adult contemporary romance about Iris Throne the granddaughter of M.E. Throne, a famous high-fantasy author. M.E. Throne is known most for Elementia, which Iris could care less about because of the crazy fans that come with it. Iris is only concerned about making music and winning the fight with her dad about college. When film producers decide to start filming a movie version of the books Iris isn’t very pleased and vows to get the mov
Samantha (WLABB)
Iris was raised to resent her grandmother's world famous Elementia books, and her ire for the series deepened after a rabid fan crossed the line. Out of obligation though, Iris agreed to accompany her little brother to the set of the film adaptation. What she thought would be a most miserable trip, turned out to be quite life changing.

From the cover and synopsis, I thought this book would be cute and fun, but it surprisingly had a lot of depth and tugged at my heartstrings.

Things I really liked:
Rachel Strolle
Dec 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
so much fun
Danielle (Life of a Literary Nerd)
“Everyone else got to read Elementia and discover something about the world or themselves. Not me. I’d read her story and began drowning in a loss I’d never known was mine.”

Now A Major Motion Picture was a really fun reading experience about fandom, family, and finding yourself. We follow Iris Thorne as she and her little brother Ryder go to Ireland to see the filming of the grandmother’s beloved fantasy series, Elementia. Iris is no fantasy fan and there’s no live list for the rabid fandom
This review is part of a weekly Feature on my blog, Music Mondays. You can see the full post here.

This week’s featured book is Now A Major Motion Picture by Cori McCarthy, a surprisingly lesser known contemporary young adult novel that explores complex family relationships, and the surprises that life sometimes has in store.

Imagine my surprise when I head over to Goodreads and see that this book has a (well-deserved) high rating, but a low number of ratings. It’s almost tragic to know that s
Apr 18, 2018 rated it liked it
I see why they compare this to Fangirl, but the story itself isn't the same.


Iris is the granddaughter of a famous but deceased fantasy writer whose story is being filmed into a movie picture. She wasn't close to her grandmother and the last thing she and her family wants is more attention, which once culminated in her little brother being almost kidnapped by a crazy fan. Still, she slowly begins to understand what everyone's passion for her family's legacy is about and begins to love it hers
Elissa has
Aug 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I'll be honest, I went in looking for a little fluff and wasn't expecting much, but inhaled this in one sitting. It was just so good!

Iris and Ryder are the grandchildren of M. E. Thorne, the famous author who wrote a sort of feminist Lord of the Rings trilogy, of which the first book is being adapted for a film. The family (their father) did not approve of the movie, but to appease Ryder (8), the kids are sent to Ireland for two weeks to observe some on-location filming. While there, the self-is
Kay Wisteria
Aug 23, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: contemporary
asodifljasodifljaslkf.uwjaeiosdkljfaiskldfj so I started reviewing this but then I accidentally tapped the close button on my computer when I brushed the touch screen aoeilsjfdaow efj awoeisljdkf o iwlejksf all that time wasted I am very salty. And this review is probably not going to be as thorough as my first review because I'm annoyed now sorry.


This book has been likened to Fangirl, which is one of my all time favorites!! It also shares many similarities to Geekerella, in my opinion, a
Colleen's Conclusions
Apr 17, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: dnf, library-ebook
DNF at 30 percent. I REALLY wanted to like this book because it sounded like it was up my alley... it was set in Ireland, and it was about a movie being taken place there. I just started losing interest within 30 percent. It's not a bad book, I just missed the connection.
Ally (book__ventures)
Dec 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
Now a Major Motion Picture is perfect for fans of Rainbow Rowell’s Fangirl. Both novels have an inner fantasy novel the stories are centered around. And after finishing Now a Major Motion Picture, I can saw that I hope Elementia is published like Rainbow Rowell did with Carry On.

Iris Thorne has grown up in a “double shadow”. She’s grown up in the shadow of her father, who has grown up in the shadow of her famous grandmother, author of Elementia, the female-power response to The Lord of the Ring
Mar 06, 2019 added it
Shelves: dnf
DNF @ 29%
I'm either too old for this (not possible) or the characters' immaturity is just too exaggerated to be considered realistic which only makes them annoying.
Sage Elizabeth
been meaning to pick this book up again but i just heard that this has a asexual lead AND I AM HERE FOR THIS EVEN MORE!
Reading Teen
Apr 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
*full review to come*
I adore this book. - Rea
Lisa Mandina
Mar 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
So cute! And yet another book set in Ireland to make me want to visit even more!! Full review to come on Lisa Loves Literature soon.
I'm so conflicted about this one, my bookish friends.

It had so many moments that I was dying/loving. But then there was so many moments that I just stared at the book, moved it slightly to the side, and side-eyed it.

I originally thought that Cori McCarthy jumped into my head like Osmosis Jones and somehow slithered down to my bookish heart and soul because this book is so me it hurts? Not only does it have two of my favorite Bastille songs in the after book playlist, it's one giant ode to Flore
Karla Mae (Reads and Thoughts)
*ARC Kindly provided by Sourcebooks Fire for review*

Admittedly, at first, this book wasn’t even on my radar but thank you to my generous friends from Sourcebooks Fire for offering this book for review. I’m immediately hooked! Now a Major Motion Picture is such an underrated gem that deserved all great hype

Iris is the granddaughter of the famous M.E Thorne who wrote the famous Elementia trilogy; but Iris has spent her life trying to escape her grandmother’s legacy. Now, she’s forced to accompany
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I didn’t know this was a feminist book, and when I read it in the cover of the novel, I got so excited! It ended up being quite different from what I expected, but I overall really enjoyed it and had an amazing time reading it, and it had some feminist elements that I adored.

Okay, I’m a sucker for anything that has to do with film making or acting, and these two things clearly were quite important throughout the story. And even though it wasn’t as fo
Mar 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018
Now a Major Motion Picture completely surprised me! I went into it expecting to like it, but I never expected it to adore it as much as I did.

What I Liked:

1. The Setting - Ireland is one of those places I would love to visit; however, until that day comes I guess I'll just live vicariously through books. I thought Cori did such a fantastic job of setting the scene. The descriptions were vivid and drool worthy, and I loved getting to see the country side as well as the towns. I didn't think I co
Jul 30, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-2018, in-english
Zaujímavý námet a setting v podobe výletu na nakrúcanie filmovej adaptácia fantasy trilógie? Splnené.

Čitateľný text a príbeh, ktorého koncom si nebudete istí a budete ho chcieť spoznať? Splnené.

Odvrátená strana fandomu a hlavná hrdinka, ktorá nie je typická fangirl? Splnené.

Rodinná dráma a láska k umeniu (aj fantasy) na každom kroku? Splnené.

Unáhlená a pomerne zbytočná love-story? Splnené.

Intenzívny feminizmus a rozhorčenie nad nedostatkom rovnoprávnosti v Hollywoode do takej miery, že sa mi to
rayna ♥
I LOVED THIS SO MUCH. SO SO SO MUCH. I read this in one sitting in the middle of the night and I loved every damn word. I love stories like this. They are my weakness. Girl going abroad. Meets foreign boy. ROMANCE. Saves a thing that she didn't believe in at first.

TROPES ARE SO BEAUTIFUL, PEOPLE!! AND WHEN THEY'RE THIS FABULOUS I WILL SUPPORT THEM TIL I'M DEAD. I LOVE THESE FLUFFY LIGHT BEAUTIFUL THINGS. Ugh. My 4am raving probably makes a limited amount of sense but I adored this book with my
May 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The biggest surprise of 2018 so far! Now a Major Motion Picture was a pocketful of dorkiness, mixed with complex portrayal of family, friendship and an adorable as hell romance. There's a huge emphasis on intersectional feminism, therapy positivity (!) and following your dreams, and wow, I'm impressed by how good this was, plain and simple.

1000% recommended!
Apr 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was such a cute book, and I got so emotionally invested in the story. Seriously...I can honestly say that I ended up being late getting back to work after break because I was reading and forgot to pay attention to the time.
Jun 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: contemporary, ya
Aug 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
This was delightful and it especially resonated with me as I have loved Tolkien's works since childhood but have always, always, always bemoaned the lack of women.
Jun 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ya-fiction

Okay. This book follows Iris, who has been living in the shadows of her famous author grandmother and her neglectful parents. She's responsible for her brother as they visit the set of her late grandmother's books-turned-blockbuster. Ultimately, she'll have to adjust her relationships with her family and new friends in order to save the production and find more confidence in herself!

Relatively trope-y but in a clearly
Mar 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: fans of Geekerella
What I expected: fun, contemporary YA romance that takes place in Ireland on the set of a film.
What I got: all that, plus a lot of heart, soul-searching, humor, diversity, and critical thinking.
I received an advanced copy from the publisher via Netgalley for review consideration.
May 10, 2018 rated it liked it
Figured I can write a longer review now that I'm done with my history exam, so here we go.
•Behind-the-scenes movie stuff is my FAVORITE. I've watched all of the stuff for Lord of the Rings and can probably still recite weird trivia for a lot of other movies, so it was great to see a book about it.
•I always think books with a made-up fandom are interesting: what the fans are like, what kind of stuff the author chooses to include about it, whether or not the fandom is based off of a real one
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Cori McCarthy is the author of six young adult books, four released and two on the way, as well as a forthcoming nonfiction picture book about Kahlil Gibran. Cori is an Irish-Lebanese American who resides in New England and spends most of their time playing guitar, reading poetry, and raising their son. Like many of their characters, they are a member of the LGBTQ+ community.

Cori started writing a
“Stories end in a rush. One minute, Will and Lyra are in love on their bench. The next they’re in separate worlds. One minute the Pevensie’s are kings and queens. The next, they’re back through the wardrobe. One minute, the One ring is lava-dissolving in Gollum’s hand, the next…well, that example doesn’t work. The return of the king has like seven ending scenes, but for good reason.” 1 likes
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