It’s been a while since I posted a review, so I’m delighted that my first one in 2017 is Waiting for Callback-Take Two by mother and daughter writing duo Perdita and Honor Cargill. I absolutely loved Waiting for Callback and the super talented main character, Elektra (review here), so I’ve been looking forward to finding out what happened next.
Synopsis from Simon and Schuster:
Elektra has finally landed a part in a film. It’s the dream. Well … until she works out that Straker is a movie so dystopian that within weeks most of the cast and all of the crew wish that the world had actually ended (preferably in scene one). And while it’s obviously great news that she’s moved from the friend-zone with Archie to become his almost-girlfriend, it would be better if he hadn’t immediately relocated to Transylvania to play a vampire hunter surrounded by ‘maidens of peerless beauty’… Full of humour and warmth, this new series is perfect for fans of Geek Girl and The It Girl.
So what did I think?
A sparkling, fluffy heartwarmer to make you giggle (and occasionally cry too)!
What I love about this series is (firstly) that Elektra is such a magnetic character to relate to: she lurches from one agonising knot of anxiety to the next. Her trials and tribulations are never ending as she juggles her acting, school work, big romance with Archie and her ever-watchful protective parents. You just never know what she’ll get up to next! And secondly, what I love is that the books are so, so funny. The whole story is told with such wit, and gives us oodles of giggles and warm and fuzzy moments.
In Take Two Elektra’s much wanted part in Straker becomes reality (via Slough) and the action revolves around her new experiences on film set. The irony is, you couldn’t find a less likely candidate for a dystopian character as Elektra! I love the details about the film set, and the costumes and the whole showbizzy glamour of it all. The pressures of a long distance relationship plus the perils of social media create a deliciously fizzy cocktail of a story. I mean, Archie’s on set in Transylvania with Gorgeous Girls, eek! And The Bizz.com feeds Elektra a running commentary of all his living and breathing moments, while the relationship is confined to texting. Awww…
This sequel is packed with laughs and giggles, friends and doggies, happiness and heartache. The ending is so, so perfect too! I thoroughly enjoyed catching up with Elektra again, and am already looking forward to Book 3 next year.
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29th January 2017