Sunday, 19 February 2017

Book Review: Take Two by Perdita and Honor Cargill

Take Two (Waiting for Callback #2)Title: Take Two
Author: Perdita and Honor Cargill
Series:  Waiting For Callback, #2
Pages:  344
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Date of Publication: 26th January, 2017
Source: Sent by author*
Synopsis from Goodreads: 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.


My Thoughts:
I loved Waiting For Callback when I first read it last year, so I couldn't wait to get started with Take Two. I got stuck in and quickly got lost once again in Elektra's story, and I loved every minute of it. It was so good to be back!

This book is about Elektra's part in the action movie Straker. I really enjoyed all the scenes when Elektra was on set, even the stuff that wasn't about filming. Weirdly, I particularly loved reading about her dressing room (I would have been just as excited!) and the table read, and getting to know all the characters who helped make the film. Even though Carlo, Elektra's on-screen love interest, was quite annoying I really liked reading his interactions with Elektra, and the drama between Sam and Amber was constantly entertaining. All the characters came to life and I just wanted to visit the set!

Alongside filming, Elektra is dealing with being a fifteen-nearly-sixteen year old, complete with school stresses and boy troubles.  Once again the authors hit the nail on the head with Elektra's internal monologue of worries and woes; she's very relatable and realistic.  I really enjoyed the development of her relationship with Archie too - and could understand her frustration at their situation and the hiccups they faced.  The end is very, very cute!

This series is such a joy to read - it's light and it's fun and it made me laugh out loud so many times, and at one point I even shed a tear. I definitely recommend the books if you're looking for something to lose yourself in for a while, and I can't wait to read book three next year... Can I have it now? :P

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