With the warmth, wit, intimate friendships, and heart-melting romance she brings to all her books, Emma Mills crafts a story about believing in yourself, owning your mistakes, and trusting in human connection in Lucky Caller.
When Nina decides to take a radio broadcasting class her senior year, she expects it to be a walk in the park. Instead, it’s a complete disaster.
The members of Nina’s haphazardly formed radio team have approximately nothing in common. And to maximize the awkwardness her group includes Jamie, a childhood friend she’d hoped to basically avoid for the rest of her life.
The show is a mess, internet rumors threaten to bring the wrath of two fandoms down on their heads, and to top it all off Nina’s family is on the brink of some major upheaval.
Everything feels like it’s spiraling out of control―but maybe control is overrated?
Title : Lucky Caller
Author : Emma Mills
Format : eARC
Page Count : 336
Genre : YA contemporary
Publisher : Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Release Date : January 14, 2020
Reviewer : Hollis
Rating : ★ ★ ★
Hollis’ 3 star review
It breaks my heart a little to say this, and rate this book with only a three, but this is my least favourite Millsy.
There were still moments of out-loud laughter, though not as many. There was still a cool friend group, though it didn’t feel as strong or fleshed out. And there was still a moment — or two — that teared me up, but.. maybe too late in the game. The book was a bit shorter, the scope a bit smaller, and events and connections lean heavily on some not-present-day recollections, so.. I don’t know. Everything I want, and love, from this author was there. Just not as much. Overall everything just felt more muted.
I think if you have enjoyed a Mills before, you’ll still enjoy this, too. But it isn’t a favourite, I doubt I’ll reread, and those are things I’ve never said before when speaking of her work. But that’s okay! Not every book can, or will, be a winner. And I’m sure this’ll be someone’s favourite. It’s just not mine.
** I received an ARC from Edelweiss and the publisher (thank you!) in exchange for an honest review. **