Title Recommendations based on Melinda May

A Great and Terrible Beauty

It's 1895, and after the suicide of her mother, 16-year-old Gemma Doyle is shipped off from the life she knows in India to Spence, a proper boarding school in England. Lonely, guilt-ridden, and prone to visions of the future that have an uncomfortable habit of coming true, Gemma's reception there is a chilly one. To make things worse, she's been followed by a mysterious young Indian man, a man sent to watch her. But why? What is her destiny? And what will her entanglement with Spence's most powerful girls—and their foray into the spiritual world—lead to?

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Marvel's Luke Cage

Luke has a mysterious past and isn't eager to allow people to get close enough to find out about it. He cares about his neighborhood, his family, but he doesn't say much. He lets his actions speak for themselves—when he uses his superhuman strength, those actions speak volumes.

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Entourage

Vince is the hottest new actor. Despite rocketing to fame, he's determined to stay close to his childhood buddies and brother who help him manage his career and hopefully stay grounded. Though Hollywood is known for its excesses and temptations: there is no shortage of women, booze, fast cars, or weed.

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Astro Boy

Set in futuristic Metro City, Astro Boy is about a young robot with incredible powers created by a brilliant scientist in the image of the son he has lost. Unable to fulfill the grieving man's expectations, our hero embarks on a journey in search of acceptance—experiencing betrayal and a netherworld of robot gladiators. Returning to save Metro City, he seeks to reconcile with the father who had rejected him.

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Fringe

Fringe depicts an absurd world through the lens of real emotions and relatable flawed characters, whom viewers are drawn to root for. Olivia Dunham and her team try to solve a science-based case each week, slowly realizing that they have stumbled across a cover-up so big that it threatens the existence of our entire universe.

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Moneyball

Oakland Athletics general manager Billy Beane's puts together a baseball team on a budget by employing computer-generated analysis to draft his players.

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Rise of the Guardians

When an evil spirit known as Pitch lays down the gauntlet to take over the world, the immortal Guardians must join forces for the first time to protect the hopes, beliefs and imagination of children all over the world.

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Vikings

Ragnar Lothbrok is determined to convince the local chieftain, Earl Haraldson, to allow the Viking fleet to sail West, where great riches may await. While Ragnar tries to fulfill his destiny, his wife Lagertha must try to protect her family from the fallout of his actions and from those who stand in his way.

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Veronica Mars

Veronica Mars is a high school detective with more moxie than Philip Marlowe. Behind the saucy storylines and hard-boiled atmosphere, Veronica Mars is essentially a coming-of-age story that is complex, smart, and not without plenty of humor.

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Ready Player One

Like most of humanity, Wade Watts escapes his grim surroundings by spending his waking hours jacked into the OASIS, a sprawling virtual utopia that lets you be anything you want to be, a place where you can live and play and fall in love on any of ten thousand planets. And like most of humanity, Wade dreams of being the one to discover the ultimate lottery ticket that lies concealed within this virtual world. For somewhere inside this giant networked playground, OASIS creator James Halliday has hidden a series of fiendish puzzles that will yield massive fortune—and remarkable power—to whoever can unlock them. And then Wade stumbles upon the first puzzle. Suddenly the whole world is watching, and thousands of competitors join the hunt—among them certain powerful players who are willing to commit very real murder to beat Wade to this prize. Now the only way for Wade to survive and preserve everything he knows is to win. But to do so, he may have to leave behind his oh-so-perfect virtual existence and face up to life—and love—in the real world he's always been so desperate to escape.

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No Man's Sky

Inspired by the adventure and imagination that we love from classic science-fiction, No Man's Sky presents you with a galaxy to explore, filled with unique planets and lifeforms, and constant danger and action. Every star is the light of a distant sun, each orbited by planets filled with life, and you can go to any of them you choose. Fly smoothly from deep space to planetary surfaces, with no loading screens, and no limits. In this infinite procedurally generated universe, you'll discover places and creatures that no other players have seen before—and perhaps never will again.

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Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief

Accident prone teenager, Percy discovers he's actually a demi-God, the son of Poseidon, and he is needed when Zeus' lightning is stolen. Percy must master his new found skills in order to prevent a war between the Gods that could devastate the entire world.

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Shakugan no Shana

A mixture of action, romance, and high school drama,?Shakugan no Shana?follows the adventures of fiery fighter Shana and Yuji, the normal human boy who quickly proves to be more than he seems. From this premise, writer Yashichiro Takahashi builds a vivid world, full of complex spells and monstrous villains. With strong world-building, well-animated fights, and many strong female characters,?Shana's dramedy setup gives it something for everyone.

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Snow White and the Huntsman

After the Evil Queen marries the King, she performs a violent coup in which the King is murdered and his daughter, Snow White, is taken captive. Almost a decade later, a grown Snow White is still in the clutches of the Queen. In order to obtain immortality, The Evil Queen needs the heart of Snow White. After Snow escapes the castle, the Queen sends the Huntsman to find her in the Dark Forest.

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Matched

Cassia has always trusted the Society to make the right choices for her: what to read, what to watch, what to believe. So when Xander's face appears on-screen at her Matching ceremony, Cassia knows with complete certainty that he is her ideal mate—until she sees Ky Markham's face flash for an instant before the screen fades to black. The Society tells her it's a glitch, a rare malfunction, and that she should focus on the happy life she's destined to lead with Xander. But Cassia can't stop thinking about Ky, and as they slowly fall in love, Cassia begins to doubt the Society's infallibility and is faced with an impossible choice: between Xander and Ky, between the only life she's known and a path that no one else has dared to follow.

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