Arc Review: Now A Major Motion Picture by Cori McCarthy

Hi Everyone! It’s Becky and I’m here to tell you all about this fun, new YA romance that I found on Edelweiss.

30238172Title: Now A Major Motion Picture
Author: Cori McCarthy
Release Date: April 3, 2018

Iris Thorne hates her family legacy so much that she tries to keep it a secret.  But it’s impossible.  Everyone knows that her grandmother is M.E. Thorne the author of the international bestselling Elementia trilogy.  Iris has spent her whole life ignoring the books’ existence but that is no longer possible because Iris is being forced to supervise her little brother’s visit to the set of the movie adaptation of her grandmother’s epic series.  But as Iris spend more time on the set she begins understand why everyone loves her grandmother’s books and she begins to fall for Eamon the young star of the movie who may help Iris come to terms with her family’s complicated history with the Elementia trilogy and its fans.

Review: This book feels like it belongs at the top of a guilty pleasure booklist.  It is the book equivalent of a 90s teen romcom and I am completely okay with that.  This book has everything that made those great teen movies of yore so great.  To begin, we have Iris, our main character, who is dealing with parent issues, growing up issues, and possibly falling in love for the first time.  She has all the drama in the world but somehow all her angst seems completely reasonable and realistic. She is likable and real and the reader is rooting for her to find happiness from page one.  Next, we have   Eamon, our possible love interest who is all sorts of cute with his earnest love for a fantasy series and an Irish accent that makes him all kinds of niffty.  The two together with their cute flirty moments make the books a completely enjoyable read.  Adding, to these two are a wacky cast of secondary characters and a setting in one of the most beautiful countries in the world.  All of the pieces come together to create a completely believable story of first love and growing up set in a totally unbelievable situation but the book works like the best kind of escapist realistic fiction and made me want to keep reading proving that “Now A Major Motion Picture” a must read for fans of young adult romances.

Final Rating: 4 out of 5

I received an eARC of this book through Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. 

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