Fandom and first love collide for Iris on the film set for her grandmothers famous high-fantasy trilogyperfect for readers of Fangirl!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 grandmotherand that Iris has to deal with the trilogy's crazy fans.When Iris gets dropped in Ireland for the movie adaptation, she sees her opportunity: if she can shut down production, the Elementia craze won't grow any bigger, and she can finally have a normal life. Not even the rascally-cute actor Eamon O'Brien can get in her way.But the crew's passion is contagious, and as Iris begins to find herself in the very world she has avoided her whole life, she realizes that this movie might just be amazing...
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Now a Major Motion Picture is the story of Iris, the granddaughter of M.E. Thorne, author of Elementia, the feminist version of LOTR. Iris and her little brother Ryder go to Ireland where the film adaptation of Elementia (Texas Library Association conference insider secret: Cori McCarthy actually wrote Elementia in college/grad school) is being shot. In typical teenage-tantrum style, Iris does not want to go because being the granddaughter of M.E. Thorne comes with a lot of baggage, a ...more
There's just something about this book. There have been a slew of contemps that center around a fantasy story, and sometimes it ends in abject failure, but sometimes, it succeeds in spades like this book. I absolutely loved it.
Iris, our main character, is a flawed protagonist. She's angry at the her father, her brother, the world at large. Her grandmother wrote a fantasy epic trilogy that everyone has read except her, and her brother's one wish is to see the filming of it in Ireland. Thus, star ...more
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.
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 ...more
"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 ...more
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.
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 ...more
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 ...more