Page To Screen | Every Book To Movie Adaptation Coming In 2021 (that i know of…)

January 28th, 2021

Hi Readers!

2020 ended up being a bit of a dud year for movie releases with most of them getting cancelled or delayed due to cinema’s being closed (thanks Covid). Online streaming ended up being the saving grace for the flm industry and it’s where most of these adaptations will be released this upcoming year…


The White Tiger
Netflix – January 22nd
Book: Aravind Adiga
Starring: Priyanka Chopra and Adarsh Gourav

The Dig
Netflix – January 14th
Book: John Preston
Starring: Carey Mulligan, Lily James and Ralph Fiennes

Fear Street Trilogy
Netflix – ?
Book: Fear Street by R.L. Stine
Starring: Sadie Sink

To All The Boys: Always and Forever
Netflix – February 12th
Book: Jenny Han
Starring: Lana Condor and Noah Centineo

There’s Someone Inside Your House
Netflix – February
Book: Stephenie Perkins
Starring: Sydney Park and Theodore Pellerin

Netflix – March 3rd
Book: Jennifer Mathieu
Starring: Josephine Langford and Patrick Schwarzenegger

The Last Letter From Your Lover
Netflix – March 12th
Book: Jojo Moyes
Starring: Shailene Woodley and Joe Alwyn

The Woman In The Window
Netflix – ?
Book: A.J. Finn
Starring: Amy Adams

A Boy Called Christmas
Netflix – November
Book: Matt Haig
Starring: Henry Lawfull, Maggie Smith, Sally Hawkins and Kristen Wiig

Without Remorse
Prime Video – February 25th
Book: Tom Clancy
Starring: Mihael B. Jordon and Lauren London

Apple TV – February 26th
Book: Nico Walker
Starring: Tom Holland

French Exit
Theatres – February 12th
Book: Patrick Dewitt
Starring: Michelle Pfeiffer and Lucas Hedges

The Nightingale
Theatres – ?
Book: Kristen Hannah
Starring: Dakota Fanning and Elle Fanning

Two Kisses For Maddy
Theatres – April 30th
Book: Matthew Logelin
Starring: Kevin Hart

Marry Me
Theatres – June 18th
Book: Bobby Crosby
Starring: Owen Wilson and Jennifer Lopez

Theatres & HBO Max – October 1st
Book: Frank Herbert
Starring: Timothy Chalamet and Zendaya

Theatres – May 21st
Book: Reinarnationist Papers by D. Eric Maikranz
Starring: Dylan O’Brien and Mark Wahlberg

Disney+ – May 26th
Book: 101 Dalmations by Dodie Smith
Starring: Emma Stone

Deep Water
Theatres – August 13th
Book: Patricia Highsmith
Starring: Ana De Armas and Ben Affleck

The Last Duel
Theatres – October 15th
Book: Eric Jamer
Starring: Jodie Comer, Adam Driver and Matt Damon

The Power of the Dog
Netflix – ?
Book: Thomas Savage
Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Thomasin McKenzie and Kristen Dunst

Netflix – ?
Book: Joyce Carol Oates
Starring: Ana De Armas and Evan Williams

Chaos Walking
Theatres – March 5th
Book: Patrick Ness
Starring: Tom Holland, Daisy Ridley and Nick Jonas

TV Series

Firefly Lane
Netflix – February 3rd
Book: Kristen Hannah
Starring: Katherine Heigl, Sarah Chalke and Ben Lawson

Shadow and Bone
Netflix – April 23rd
Book: Leigh Bardugo
Starring: Ben Barnes and Jessie Mei Li

The Handmaids Tale (S4)
Hulu – ?
Book: Margaret Atwood
Starring: Elisabeth Moss

Anatamy Of A Scandal
Netflix – ?
Book: Sarah Vaughan
Starring: Rupert Friend, Sienna Miller and Michelle Dockery

Nine Perfect Strangers
Hulu – ?
Book: Liane Moriarty
Starring: Nicole Kidman, Melissa McCarthy and Luke Evans

Conversations With Friends
Hulu – ?
Book: Sally Rooney
(Cast not yet known)

You (Season 3)
Netflix – ?
Book: Caroline Kepnes
Cast: Penn Badgley

More that have been confirmed, but probably won’t come in 2021…

Book: Alice Oseman

Daisy Jones and The Six
Book: Taylor Jenkins Reid
Cast: Riley Keough & Sam Claflin

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
Book: Taylor Jenkins Reid

Percy Jackson And the Olympians
Book: Rick Riordan

Bridgerton Season 2
Book: The Viscount Who Loved Me by Julia Quinn

I’m sure there are more, but these are what I could find so far. What are you most excited for?

Thanks For Reading,
Jess X

Best Ever Christmas TV Specials | Blogmas

December 21st, 2020


Hi Readers!

Every year, one thing I look forward to is the Christmas specials of my favourite TV shows! Every year there’s something to get excited about, and the family gathering around to watch it always creates lovely Christmas memories. Here are some of my favourites.

// Doctor Who: The Christmas Invasion //

David Tennants first proper bout at being the Doctor, and he stole all of our hearts this Christmas. And then went on to shatter them five years later!

// Downton Abbey (Season 2) //

I mean, you’d have to be heartless not to gush over this episode! It’s the one Christmas special that has all the festive feels.

// Victoria //

They only ever did one Christmas special, but it was so festive that it’s enough to keep me going each Christmas. It explores how Victoria and Albert popularised the Christmas Tree.

// Outnumbered (All Of Them) //

If you want a hilariously relatable Christmas special, this would be the one. This shows all the stresses of Christmas and also the wonderful innocence of children.

// Great Festive Bake Off //

I love that they’ve started doing this every year. Seeing old bakers come back and bake festive treats is a must watch every Christmas for me.

// Gilmore Girls (Season 2) //

I just love this scene of Jess and Rory in the horse and carriage whilst it’s snowing around them. I’m such a Jess stan, so this episode was made for me!

// Gavin and Stacey Christmas Specials //

We’ve been gifted with two of these treasures now, and both are incredible! If you haven’t watched Gavin and Stacey, it’s such a feel good TV Show, it’s a must watch if you’re feeling stressed and just want something with great dead-pan humour. It’s basically a love story between to people and how it brings two very different families together.

// The Goes Wrong Show (2018 & 2019) //

If you haven’t watched this yet, you absolutely have to get on it. It’s based on a stage play and it’s literally what the name says. Everything in this show ‘goes wrong’ and makes for some hilariously awkward moments for the cast. It’s silly slapstick comedy and is perfect for Christmas!

What I’m Looking Forward To This Christmas!

The Goes Wrong Show: The Nativity! – Can’t wait for this to have me in stitches again this Christmas!

Ghosts Christmas Special – This was one of my favourite TV shows of this year, so getting a Christmas special was fantastic news for me! This will also have me and my family in stitches, I’m sure.

Roald & Beatrix: The Tail of the Curious Mouse – This looks so adorable! It’s airing Christmas Eve and is about an encounter Roald Dahl had with Beatrix Potter when he was a kid.

Call The Midwife – I mean, it’s become a Christmas staple, hasn’t it? It’s one of those shows that will make us feel all the emotions. My entire family loves it and it’s a great way to spend Christmas evening.

Bridgerton – I’ve been reading the book bit by bit since last Monday. It’s so good that I just want to savour every moment. I can’t believe I had never heard of it before. I’m very excited to see how they’ve adapted it, it looks amazing.

Death To 2020 – Still not sure what this is going to look like, but I’m intrigued.

Doctor Who: Revolution Of the Daleks – Another staple for every Christmas, although recently they’ve moved it to New Years Eve which I’m not a particular fan of but I’ll still be watching it for sure. I think this is Bradley Walsh’s last episode which I’m gutted about, but it does look like a great episode.

Movies Set On Summer Holidays


Hi Readers!

Right now a lot of us are opting to skip the Summer holiday this year, but that doesn’t mean we can’t still escape. These are some of my favourite movies that take place on Summer holidays, to make us feel like we’re tanning on the beaches of Tenerife or causing havoc at Summer camp.

Camp Rock

I couldn’t write a post about Summer movies and not talk about the ultimate Summer camp every teenager wanted to go to in 2008. I have to say though, Camp Rock 2 is where it’s at.

Monte Carlo

Selena Gomez, Paris holiday, mistaken identities, fake British accent and adorable romance. I love everything about this movie.

The Lizzie Mcguire Movie

This Summer romance set in Rome gave us the iconic bop ‘What Dreams Are Made Of’ and definitely deserves to be on this list.

Cheaper By The Dozen 2

This film is packed with all the fun you can have during the Summer as a kid. We have sibling fights, water sports, family chaos, family rivalry, a first date and annoying dads. This movie is a lot of fun.

Midnight In Paris

This has been a favourite of mine for years now. Imagine being able to travel back to 1920’s Paris and talk to writers like Fitzgerald and Hemingway. This movie just captures Paris so well.

Lilo & Stitch

Aliens in Hawaii. A Summer movie with a twist. This is one of the best Disney films and one that always makes me feel nostalgic for childhood Summers when I would watch this on repeat.

Call Me By Your Name

This movie has all the Summer vibes. It’s coming-of-age set in Italy and has a romance that is, whilst controversial, all consuming.

Mammia Mia & Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again

These movies are the best, and if you don’t agree then we probably won’t get along. Greece, ABBA songs, Meryl Streep, weddings, love and just pure happiness. I love it!

50 First Dates

I haven’t actually seen this movie in years, but I remember loving it. It’s about a woman who was in an accident that causes her to forget each day after the accident. It’s a love story with a very persistant love interest played by Adam Sandler whose movies I don’t tend to enjoy, but I remember this one being really sweet.

High School Musical 2

The HSM trilogy is superior to all disney original movies, that is a fact. This one takes place at Sharpays Summer resort, with the rest of the crew spending the Summer working there. It’s fabulous.

Dirty Dancing

This is a classic for a reason. Seeing high strung, rich girl Baby let loose and become her own woman whilst falling in love with her dance instructer Johnny. Everyones got to see this film at least once in their life.


Kristen Stewert and Jesse Eisenberg. Do I really need to say more? This is about two teens working in a theme park, set the Summer before college.

The Parent Trap

Anyone else grow up watching this convinced Lindsey Lohan was a twin? I still remember when I found out. It was rough. LOL okay so I’m sure we all know what this movies about. Seperated twins go to the same Summer camp and switch places. Chaos ensues. It’s fantastic.

The Evans Stevans Movie

Sorry about all the disney recs. Apparently I really need to update my movies list. But again, this ones a classic. It’s the Summer and Louis is looking forward to a Summer of doing nothing but eat and sit in the sun. Until a TV producer approaches them and tells them they’ve won a holiday to a remote island. It’s almost too good to be true…

Before Sunrise Trilogy

Just about a couple who meet on a train and decide to spend the night together… walking around Vienna and talking about everything and nothing.

So those are the movies that make me feel like I’m on holiday. Enjoy the rest of the Summer guys, no matter where you are.

Thanks For Reading,
Jess X

Heart-Warming and Comforting TV Shows & Movies

Hi Readers!

I have a question for you. Have you taken to marathoning box sets and/or setting up a cinema in your living room during lockdown? Well if you haven’t you’re doing it all wrong.

Whether it’s for an evening or a whole day from sun-rise to sun-down it’s time to give yourself a chance to pack those troubles away somewhere and watch something that will truly lift your spirits. And I have a few suggestions…






  • Disney Nostalgia, especially Beauty and the Beast 

  • Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986)

  • Instant Family (2018)

  • Anastasia (1997)


  • The Breakfast Club (1985)

  • Arthur Christmas (2011)

  • Love, Simon (2018)

  • Emma (2020)





  • Miss Potter (2006)

  • Bridget Jones’s Diary (2001)

  • You’ve Got Mail ( 1998)

  • This Is Us (2016-Present)





  • 13 Going On 30 (2004)

  • Outnumbered (2007-2016)

  • Gilmore Girls (2000-2007)

  • Brooklyn Nine Nine (2013-?)

What movie/tv show never fails to warm up your heart?

Thanks For Reading,
Jess X

2020 Book to Movie Adaptations To Look Forward To

Hi Readers

If you’re anything like me, when a book is turned into a movie you absolutely have to read the book first. There are a bunch of exciting movies coming out in 2020 that were adapted from books so now is the time to get a head start on them so you’re well prepared for their release.


The Personal History of David Copperfield
– Released January 24th
– Book by Charles Dickens
– A new trend in film that I am loving is taking classic books that have been around for generations and giving an updated and more modern spin to them. We saw it in Little Women and we see it in the newly released David Copperfield. It’s bright and vibrant with a diverse cast and a comedic take.

The Invisible Man
– Released January 28th 
– Book by H.G. Wells
– This is also a new take on a classic but rather than going down the humourous road like Copperfield, this turns the plot into a much more sinistar affair. This stars the incredible Elizabeth Moss, whose characters husband has turned himself invisible and uses it to torment her. Tip, don’t watch the trailer. It gives way too much away. Just know it looks really, really disturbing. 

– Released February 14th
– Book by Jane Austen
– Another one to follow the trend is this adaptation of Emma. It stars rising actress Anya Taylor-Joy as Emma and Bill Nighy as her ailing father. The trailer is absolutely hilarious, they’ve really captured the ironic humour of Jane Austen’s book well. 

P.S. I Still Love You
– Released February 12th
– Book by Jenny Han
– The sequel to the adorable To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before. I loved the feel good adaptation of the first book and whilst I wasn’t the biggest fan of this book I’m looking forward to seeing this cast on my TV screen again. 

The Secret Garden
– Released April 17th
– Book by Frances Hodgsen Burnett
– This one I’m not too sure about just because I feel so attached to the 1997 adaptation and I’m not sure it needs a new one. Although I did feel the same way about Little Women and then loved it so I’m not writing this one off just yet. Bit confused as to how there’s a tropical jungle in the middle of the Yorkshire moors though. 

The Woman in the Window
– Released May 15th
– Book by A.J. Finn
– This thriller book took off when it came out and the movie adaptation has been gifted a stellar cast with Amy Adams, Julianne Moore and Gary Oldman playing the main roles. I haven’t read the book to this one yet but it seems like it’s going to be quite a suspenseful journey. 


Little Fires Everywhere
– Released March 18th
– Book by Celeste Ng
– This is one I didn’t even realise they’d started filming, let alone was coming out this yet. It’s be on our screens in March with Reese Witherspoon starring and I’m sure will draw in the fans of Big Little Lies. 

Normal People
– Released Sometime in 2020
– Book by Sally Rooney
– Another one I was shocked to see coming out this year. This has been adapted by BBC and doesn’t have a release date yet but does have a trailer. I’m not sure if this looks like a great adaptation yet but I liked the book so will definitely give it a watch. 

The Luminaries
– Released Sometime in 2020
– Book by Eleanor Catton

– Another one with no release date yet and no trailer but I’m pretty certain is coming out this year. We have a couple of pictures of Eva Green looking stunning as Lydia Wells and know it was adapted by the author herself.

Which of these are you most looking forward to seeing? 

Thanks for reading, 

Jess X

10 Moments The ‘Chamber of Secrets’ Movie Missed Out

Ho, ho, ho! Welcome to blogmas day 14!

The Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets movie is one of the most faithful adaptations of the series. But that doesn’t mean the film had room for absolutely everything. There was definitely some things they left out.

Here are 10 things from the Chamber of Secrets book that were not but should have been in the movie.

Garden Gnomes
– And how they made a game out of throwing them out of the garden!

The Cursed Knecklace in Borgin and Burkes
– The same knecklace Malfoy used in Half-Blood Prince was mentioned in this book when Harry accidentaly turns up at Knockturn Alley. It’s not in the movie but it should have been because it’s one of the many moments that shows just how well J.K. Rowling knew this story and where it was going.

Harry giving Ginny his books
– After Gilderoy insists on gifting Harry his entire collection of books, he gives them to Ginny instead. It just a lovely moment.

The Morning Rush
– The Weasleys scrambling around getting ready to leave for Hogwarts is just too relatable. Nice to know magic doesn’t make some things easier. 

Hermiones crush on Gilderoy Lockhart
– We sort of see this but definitely not to the extent of it in the book. She’s full on in love with him.

Professor Binns
– In the movie it’s Mcgonagall who tells the story of the Chamber of Secrets, but in the book it’s Binns. He’s the History of Magic teacher so it makes more sense that he would know it of the top of his ghostly head.

Hagrid standing up for Harry
– They did film this but it ended up being a deleted scene. Definitely should have made the final cut though. This was the moment Hagrid thought Harry was about to be accused of the same thing he was and the fact he rushed into Dumbledores office is so precious. 

The Death Day Party
– Because who doesn’t want to see a bunch of ghosts celebrating someones day of death?

The story of why Ron hates spiders
– You really can’t blame him for being scared of them after reading it. His brothers really did torture him!

The Harry/Riddell parallel
– Harry asking to stay at Hogwarts for the Summer just as Tom Riddell had.

What do you think should have been included in the movie?

Thanks for reading,

Jess X



Top 10 Classic Christmas Films I Watch Every Christmas

Welcome to Blogmas day 5!

This is the most wonderful time of the year for a whole host of reasons. One of them being, of course, Christmas films. Everyone has a favourite, whether it’s a cheesy hallmark romance or the story of Santa Claus and his elves. 

These are the 10 Christmas classics that I just can’t let Christmas go by without watching.


Hilarious and joyful. I am basically Buddy when it comes to Christmas. His excitemend is so infectious. This movie also makes me want to see New York at Christmas time. 

The Santa Clause Trilogy 

A childhood favourite of mine and I still love them to this day. I love to watch it every Christmas morning and it’s movie that makes me so happy. 

The Polar Express 

I won’t lie, the animation of this movie kind of creeps me out. But I still have to watch it every Christmas. Plus, this is basically every kids dream for a train to come on Christmas Eve and take them to meet Santa. 

Love Actually 

To me, this movie is perfect. Okay, maybe not. It’s got it’s flaws for sure but I do love how iconic it is. 

The Family Stone 

This isn’t normally included in peoples favourites. I only watched it for the first time last year and I really surprised me and became an instant favourite. I can’t wait to rewatch it this Christmas. 

It’s A Wonderful Life 

This movie has a message that I feel like a lot of people need to hear this time of year. You matter. And for that this movie means a lot to me. 

A Christmas Carol: The Musical 

Everybody has a favourite adaptation of a Christmas Carol and this just so happens to be mine. I love musicals, especially around Christmas, and the songs just add such a warmth to this story. 

The Holiday 

Another cosy Christmas rom-com partly set in the snowy English countryside, partly in sunny Hollywood. It does drag a bit but it’s great to watch whilst writing up blogmas posts!

How the Grinch Stole Christmas 

I dare anyone to say truthfully they did not have their hearts melted by Cindy Lou Who. I bet you they couldn’t. Jim Carrey is hilarious in this. I have yet to see the 2018 version though, anyone think it’s worth a watch?

Christmas With the Kranks 

This movie is all about not giving into peer pressure at Christmas. . And it’s hilarious and I just think the ending is so heartwarming. 



What Christmas movie do you watch every year?

Thanks for reading, 

Jess X

Cosy Autumn Movie Night Recommendations

Hi Readers

The nights are beginning to draw in and with it the promise of Christmas and cosy season. I can’t think of a better way to spend these longer evenings than with a good movie. Here’s some of my favourites.

Harry Potter
– Of course I had to put Harry Potter. There is nothing that comforts me more than these films and I don’t think I’m alone in this. I’ve watched them countless of times and probably know the script word for word.

Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
– A war story told by members of a bookclub. It’s funny and charming but also tells the gripping story of what happened in Guernsey during World War 2. I wasn’t expecting to but I actually learnt a lot from this.

How To Train Your Dragon Trilogy
– I love all three of these and now I want a dragon for a best friend. The story of Hiccup and Toothless is so heartwarming and packed full with character growth and laugh out loud comedy.

You’ve Got Mail
– Bookshop wars, New York and a hate to love romance. What more could you want to watch for a lazy winter day of hiding under the duvet?

Sleepless in Seattle
– And one you’ve watched that but want more Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan. Then I’ve got you covered. No bookshops but still a really cute romance between the two.

When Harry Met Sally
– This is a true classic and I really didn’t understand what the fuss was all about, until I watched it. It really won me over and proved to me beyond a shadow of a doubt that Meg Ryan is the original queen of rom-coms.

– I swear I’m not obsessed with Meg Ryan; Okay, I might be a little bit. But as a tweet I saw the other day said; you either love this movie or you haven’t seen it yet. 

– Nostalgic and so incredibly heartwarming. There’s something so funny and charming about a movie that brings out the inner child of an actor.

Little Women
– This is a story of four sisters that was way ahead of it’s time. There’s a March sister that everybody could relate to.

What’s your favourite movie to watch when you want to feel cosy? 

Thanks for reading, Jess X (2)

The Final Season of Game of Thrones: What I Liked and What I Hated.

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**Spoilers for the final season of Game of Thrones ahead.

Hi Readers

After much anticipation and almost a two year wait we finally saw a story some of us have been following for ten years now come to a close. It’s an end of an era and it’s safe to say I’m very emotional about saying goodbye to these characters I’ve come to love and love to hate.

I, along with I think most people, have mixed feelings about the last six episodes of Game of Thrones. I can’t pin point what it is. Is is the writing? The pacing? Could it have done with more episodes? More time?

Nevertheless whilst there are some things I wish had turned out differently (or been told better), there were some moments that I loved and I’m going to be talking about both today.

Again, warning! There will be SPOILERS for the 8th season of Game of Thrones.

What I Liked…

The Cinematography. The dragons, that scene in the final episode where Dany’s given wings. Beautiful. Iconic.

The Music. Especially during the Battle of Winterfell.

Arya and Gendry. I liked seeing a different side to Arya after seeing her being so cold and emotionless for so long.

The conclusion. To me,, it’s the outcome that does make the most sense. Sansa the Queen of the North, Jon at the wall and Arya travelling the world. I feel like it just fits each character.

‘Uncle please sit.’

The memes. I love going on twitter after each episode and seeing people rip into it in the most creative ways. They make me giggle.

What I Didn’t Like So Much…

There’s a lot of ‘what was the effing point?’ What was the point of Jon being a Targaryon? Arya training for the ability to change her face if she doesn’t even use it? The promise of the Prince or Princess? There’s a lot. Here a thread on twitter which lists all of them >> twitter.

That Jon didn’t get to kill the Night King. I really feel like it was his destiny to do that.

That Arya didn’t get to kill Cersei. I feel like that was her destiny.

The fact that if Cersei and Jamie had moved two steps they would have lived. lol.

The first, second and forth episodes. They were snooze fests with some of the worst dialogue in the shows history.

They got Gendry’s name wrong. Why did no one realise this?

Tyrion. He became so pointless and didn’t have any good dialogue until the final episode.

The ending, ending. Where was Jon and the Freefolk even going? Surely there’s nothing beyond the wall now, right?

Missandei dying. I know it was to push Dany’s ‘mad queen’ arc but Missandei had an arc of her own to be fulfilled and that had nothing to do with Dany.

The Dothraki multiplying. Did none of them die in the battle of Winterfell?

The white horse. Add that to the list of ‘what was the effing point?’

Bran being named king. I kind of see why he’s a good choice but his power had little to no use at all in the end and Tyrion’s explanation of it was bull. Who has a better story than Bran? Umm, everyone! They didn’t show him for a whole season because his plot was so boring!

What did you think of the final season of Game of Thrones? Do you wish it had played out differently? 

Thanks for reading,

Jess X


Ranking the MCU Movies – Most to Least Favourites

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Hi Readers

I only really got into the Marvel movies recently and I’ve finally finished all of them and it’s safe to say I’m very emotional right now. There were some good ones and some not so good ones.

I’m going to keep this simple and rank the marvel movies from ‘best’ (top) to ‘worst but still really enjoyed tbh’ (bottom).

Captain America: Civil War
Spider-Man: Homecoming
Black Panther
Avengers Assemble
Thor: Ragnarok
Iron Man
Avengers: Infinity War
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Avengers: Endgame
Iron Man 3
Avengers: Age of Ultron
Captain America: The First Avenger
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
Guardians of the Galaxy
Ant-Man and the Wasp
Captain Marvel
Iron Man 2
Doctor Strange
Thor: The Dark World
The Incredible Hulk

What do you think of the MCU? Does my list look anything like yours? 

Thanks for reading, 

Jess X