Fandom and first love collide for Iris on the film set for her grandmother’s famous high-fantasy triology—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 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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Hey there, wonderful readers! It’s time for another review, this one being on Now a Major Motion Picture by Cori McCarthy. Now, I remember seeing this title last year and feeling that I really wanted to read it. If you’ve been following this blog for a while, you’re probably aware of my love for books concerning the entertainment industry/ the arts! Musicians, artists, actors, you name it, I’ll read it! Added to that fact that this novel is also pretty fandom-friendly, I was obviously excited for Now a Major Motion Picture before I even got my hands on it!
Firstly, I’ve got to say that I was in love with the world built around the fantasy series within the novel! It was really well done to the point where I wanted to know more about Elementia! As for the world outside Elementia, it was great as well in terms of plot. One moment you think everything’s going okay and the next minute there’s a crisis. And then that crisis is averted only to have another one in its place! But I believe that these problems push the characters into who they become in the end; this was especially the case for Iris, at least.
Then there were the amazing characters of this novel. From bold Shoshanna to heartthrob Julian and nerdy Eamon, to mischievous Ryder and determined Cate, to our headstrong protagonist, Iris! I really admired the character development Iris went through to become a lighter, happier version of herself compared to the beginning of the novel, when her nickname was Jaded Iris. I did like those moments when people had interacted with her dad, only to tell her, I get why you are the way you are. Because it’s true; her dad basically enforced his worldview on her. Thankfully, it gets better afterwards, but I still thought of the dad as the bad guy, even though he was made into a more complex character with some backstory. I kind of wish I heard more from Iris’ mom, though, or at least about Iris’ mom. I understand why I haven’t heard from her, but still…
Well, that’s all I have to say about Now a Major Motion Picture by Cori McCarthy. It was a pretty quick read that I did enjoy! I’d recommend this to anyone looking for a good contemporary novel! For those of you who are interested, Now a Major Motion Picture comes out on April 3rd, 2018! And if you have any comments or questions, let me know in the Comments Section below! Have a nice day, everyone!
I received an advance reader’s copy from Raincoast Books in exchange for an honest review.