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Now a Major Motion Picture

3.95  ·  Rating details ·  1,424 ratings  ·  315 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
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:
Vicky Again
May 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
this was really good!!! I ended up getting super invested in the story, even if I was on the fence at the beginning.
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
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
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
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
As disappointed as I was to find that this was,,, much more allocishet than I was expecting, I'm so fucking glad I read this.

I expected something fun. goofy. unmemorable.

And I got this absolute emotional powerful relatable book and I'm in awe.

There were so many good discussions - on discrimination, trauma, fame, fandom, who even knows what else - and so many parts that made me cry, and laugh, so much I could relate to - this book was everything I could have wanted.

Read it y'all. You're missing o
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
Heather *Undercover Goth Queen*
In the beginning I thought this was so-so. Too many characters were introduced all at once and I didn't connect with them. But I ended up enjoying it a lot, even though I, like Iris at the start, am not a huge fan of fantasy stories. This was cute. I've been a fan of this author ever since The Color of Rain. ...more
Sage Elizabeth
Feb 23, 2019 marked it as putting-aside-for-now  ·  review of another edition
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!
Silvia (roomforbooks)
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.
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.
Reading Teen
Apr 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
*full review to come*
I adore this book. - Rea
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
Jan 23, 2020 marked it as dnf
dnf at 20%

really wanted to enjoy this but i couldn’t connect with any of it and found the characters to be immature and annoying
Colleen's Conclusions
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.
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
Apr 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Oommg. This was even better than I imagined.

Iris is a granddaughter to a famous author who wrote a fantasy trilogy with a strong female lead. Iris doesn't want anything to do with that world but her brother, Ryder, is a fan. They go to the set of the movie that is being made from the Elementia book. Irish scenery opens up Iris's mind to much more than she thought.

First of all this is such a great read which I finished in one sitting.😍😍
Elementia series is a feminist fantasy story that is compare
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!
Abi (The Knights Who Say Book)
There was definitely some awkward writing in the first half (one of those things where the author's thought process doesn't quite translate into print and things are kinda jumpy and stilted), but I ended up loving this book. Think Geekerella with more feminism. The complex family relationships are wonderful.
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 07, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: cori-mccarthy, 2019
4 ⭐
I love it when things like this happen: you go into a book expecting one thing but what is delivered to you is something else.
Yeah, this book is definitely something else!
Oct 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
Cute, cute, cute! I felt like we were kind of thrown into the story off the bat, but once I got further, I enjoyed it more! I liked the complicated characters, literary references, & Ireland as a backdrop. ...more
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