Now a Major Motion Picture by Cori McCarthy

Now a Major Motion Picture

Fandom and first love collide for Iris on the film set for her grandmother’s famous high-fantasy trilogy—perfect 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 grandmother—and that Iris has to deal with the trilogy's crazy fans.When Iris gets dropped in Ireland for the movie adaptation, she s...

Details Now a Major Motion Picture

TitleNow a Major Motion Picture
Release DateApr 3rd, 2018
PublisherSourcebooks Fire
GenreYoung Adult, Contemporary, Romance

Reviews Now a Major Motion Picture

  • Joshua Gabriel (Ever Bookish Josh)
    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. N...
  • 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 an...
  • 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 ...
  • Thamy
    I see why they compare this to Fangirl, but the story itself isn't the same.3.5.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 f...
  • Colleen
    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)
    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 El...
  • Reading Teen
    *full review to come*I adore this book. - Rea
  • Lisa Mandina
    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.
  • Mandy
    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 th...
  • 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 hypeIris 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...
  • Lauren
    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 coun...
  • Samantha
    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.
  • Carol
    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.
  • Charley
    If you were ready for a nice chill review for this book, this is not the review for you. Now A Major Motion Picture touched my nerdy heart, nurtured it, and set it free. And then made me fall in love with Florence + The Machine again as well as want to watch Narnia. So I would prepare yourself before jumping into this perfect contemporary for every fantasy fan. To begin with, Iris Thorne was one of the most relatable characters in the entire book...
  • Mandi Schneck
    I don't even know where to begin with this book, simply because it was just THAT GOOD. Now A Major Motion Picture by Cori McCarthy is technically a contemporary, but the plot centers around a fantasy novel becoming a film. Iris Thorne's grandmother is famous for writing a series of high-fantasy novels called Elementia. Now, Elementia is being made into a film, and Iris and her father aren't too pleased. See, Elementia is what tore their family ap...
  • Isha
    This book explores the dark side of the fandom world while also touching on a plethora of other topics such as women in the workforce, sexuality, race, trauma, and a bunch of other things.The book starts off in a way that made me want to keep reading, but somewhere in the middle, I did start to lose interest due to it's slow pace and rather repetitive scenes. But, the ending was worth reading on. After the scene at the bar with drunk Shoshanna, I...
  • Sarah
    I absolutely adored this new book by Cory McCarthy. I enjoyed reading Breaking Sky by McCathy and You Were Here is one of my favorite books, so having the chance to read this new novel early was something I'm very happy about. I loved a lot of things about this book, but most of all how timely it is. The world has been shifting and the role of women has been changing, so to read a story where the female protagonist, Iris, finds herself on the set...
  • Yvonne Olson
    Everybody has their go to slump-killing genre. Mine just so happens to be nerdy contemporary romance. I'll admit, this book wasn't even on my radar at first. I was looking through Netgalley, a little bored of all of the fantasy books I read, and I saw this and I was happy because it seemed like it was just what I needed (it was.)It was not hard to get myself into this book - and never want to leave. The character growth, the humor, the love of fi...
  • Lindsey
    Definitely a new favorite!!! This is the cutest and sweetest and funnest book ever!! Also, it’s set mostly in Ireland and I’ve been to the places they go to! Which just makes it THAT much better. Highly recommend!!!
  • L
    I just really, really loved this.
  • Jen Malone
    Loved this so much!!
  • Gretal
    i didn't have high expectations for this based on the cover and the back and the first chapter, but I was pleasantly surprised.
  • Caitlin Christensen
    4.5 stars RTC
  • Jeanna
    I don't want it to be over! It was just so cute, so wonderful! Review to come.
  • Dawn
    I had not read a book by Cori McCarthy before I received this ARC from NetGalley. I loved it. The book was witty and had a great message for teen girls.The book, set in Ireland, tells the story of Iris, 17, whose grandmother wrote a famous fantasy trilogy. She and her family have lived under the shadow of that fame for so long it estranged her grandmother from the family and embittered Iris' father. Now being made into a motion picture by a femal...
  • Mel
    2 out of 5 starsThere wasn't any hook of interest throughout this book for me to hold onto. I flipped through these pages carelessly and couldn't wait for it to be over. I liked the idea of the story but it was not executed well.
  • RamblingReaderReviews
    First off, the blurb is deceptive. When I first came across Now A Major Motion Picture on NetGalley, I thought it would be a "dessert book"- sugary sweet, slightly fluffy, and without much depth. Don't get me wrong, I love a good dessert book. They're worth all of the smiles, laughs, and romantic-moment-induced sighs in the world. Luckily for me, NAMMP is so much more than a dessert book. It still brings smiles, laughs, and RMI sighs, but it's a ...
  • Dewey
    I received an advanced reader copy of Now a Major Motion Picture by Cori McCarthy and was intrigued by the description, although after reading it I feel like the summary kind of buries the lead and doesn't really prepare the reader for what to expect. Iris is forced to take her younger brother to Ireland for the filming of Elementia's first movie after his therapist thinks it's a good idea and her father doesn't want to take him. More than just f...
  • Danielle Chambers
    I’m mad at myself for letting this sit on my kindle unread for so long! Ugh. It was so good and cute. Exactly what I needed. The story follows Iris Thorne whose grandmothers’s best selling fantasy novels are being turned into a movie. Iris hates fantasy books and refuses to read the books, but is forced to take her obsessed little brother to Ireland to watch the filming of the movie. Upon arriving Iris is cranky and negative about everything....
  • Olivia Farr
    "Now a Major Motion Picture" on the surface follows the making of a fantasy film from a book with a heavy fanbase (think Harry Potter or Lord of the Rings style). The deeper messages/themes that come up are about the prejudices of Hollywood- towards women, people of color, and non-heteronormative individuals. Iris Thorne has spent her life trying to escape her grandmother's legacy- her grandmother was the infamous M. E. Thorne who wrote the Eleme...