The Weekend Aesthetic is a new feature where I post book aesthetics every weekend. They might be of a book I’m currently reading or recently read or read a long time ago or one I consider to be a favorite of mine—there’s no rhyme or reason to it! For now I just want to keep it simple and feature all different kinds of books (but there might be themes in the future).
This week’s Weekend Aesthetic features Now a Major Motion Picture, which I actually read this past week! Now a Major Motion Picture is set in Ireland on a film set for the adaptation of a popular fantasy series, Elementia. I loved the setting—I visited Dublin last year but didn’t have the chance to see other parts of Ireland, so this book really made want to explore other parts. I also really enjoyed how fantasy collided with contemporary as passages from Elementia were featured and seeing how the different scenes were filmed.
Release Date: April 3, 2018
Find it: Goodreads, Amazon, Barnes & Noble
Their fantasy is her reality in this bright and uplifting contemporary coming-of-age novel by the acclaimed author of Breaking Sky and You Were Here.
Iris Thorne wants to blaze her own path. That’s easier said than done when you’re the granddaughter of M. E. Thorne, famous author of the Elementia series, hailed as the feminist response to J. R. R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings. And with a major motion picture adaptation of her grandmother’s books in the works, Iris can say goodbye to her dream of making her own way in the music industry.
So when Iris and her brother get invited to the film set in Ireland, she’s pretty sure the trip will be a nightmare. Except Iris can’t deny the rugged beauty of the Irish countryside. And brushing shoulders with the hot, young cast isn’t awful, especially the infuriatingly charming lead, Eamon O’Brien. Iris even finds the impassioned female director inspiring. But when the filming falls into jeopardy, everything Iris thought she knew about Elementia—and herself—is in question. Will making a film for the big screen help Iris to see the big picture?
Have you read Now a Major Motion Picture?