Monday, 20 February 2017

Waiting For Callback: Take Two by Perdita and Honor Cargill

Title: Waiting For Callback: Take Two
Author: Perdita and Honor Cargill
Published by: Simon and Schuster
Publication date: 26th January 2017
Pages: 288
Genres: Young Adult/Contemporary
Format: Paperback
Source: Review copy from the publisher.


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'.

Waiting For Callback: Take Two is the second book in this drama-filled trilogy (so it's a clever title, right?) and I could not be more excited. It continues to follow fifteen-year-old Elektra on her journey to stardom and is - in a world now in constant turmoil - a welcome relief. Introducing: joy in book form.


If you're not familiar with the books, Elektra is obsessed with drama and, after getting an agent, is trying to make it her career. After a few false-starts, including securing the role of a squirrel in a TV advert, Elektra finally lands a leading role in a major film. Perfectly paced and full of hilarious dialogue, witty comebacks, and embarrassing moments, I don't think a page went by where I didn't smile. Due to Elektra's film role, Waiting For Callback: Take Two is packed with film sets, call times, and mirrors edged with snazzy bulbs. And dogs. And lots of biscuits (for human consumption, mainly, though Digby - Elektra's dog - manages to snaffle a few.)

Waiting For Callback: Take Two is a truly gorgeous and feel-good journey, which vividly captures the teenage voice and gives you the perfect story to lose yourself in. I can't wait to see what Elektra gets up to next! (Also, I recommend following Perdita and Honor on social media. They're great.)
Watch my video with Perdita and Honor below!

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