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Lucky Caller

3.89  ·  Rating details ·  453 ratings  ·  208 reviews
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
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Hardcover, 336 pages
Published January 14th 2020 by Henry Holt & Company
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Lala BooksandLala
Jan 16, 2020 rated it really liked it
Emma Mills delivers another heart warming YA romcom with Lucky Caller!

Thanks to Fierce Reads for sending me a copy- this was such a sweet read with the perfect balance of family, school, romance, and extra curriculars. Emma Mills writes such relatable and well rounded main characters- Nina was a treat to read. I really connected with her...I don't know, lack of passion or direction? I feel like a lot of the MCs I read in end-of-highschool YA have either a) type A with a very clear idea of their
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emma
this...is NOT the cover i expected

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PLEASE GIVE ME THIS BOOK

JANUARY 2020 DOESN'T WORK FOR ME SO PLEASE GIVE THIS TO ME NOW
Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)
Unfortunately, this one wasn't a new favorite Emma Mills book for me. While I did still love the writing and got very sucked into the story, I really struggled to connect to the characters. I also felt like there were certain parts of the story (Nina's relationship with her dad in specific) that didn't feel especially resolved in the end and overall this one really just left me feeling... underwhelmed. It wasn't terrible in the slightest, but I just didn't feel the magic with this one like I ...more
may ❀
so basically,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,i am an emma mills stan first and a person second.


rtc when i recover from cuteness

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this cover. THIS COVER. THIS COVER.
!!! T H I S !!!
!!! C O V E R !!!


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This book is so sugary sweet that you shouldn't be surprised if you wind up with sixteen cavities and a toothache after finishing it. I don't usually read fluffy books but once in a while I feel the need to heed the siren call and take a break from my darker fare.



LUCKY CALLER is a YA title about a girl named Nina. Nina has an older sister named Rose and a younger sister named Sidney, and their mom is about to get married to her boyfriend,
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Hollis
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..
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Toni
Jan 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
So sweet and romantic. I'm really glad I've discovered this author. I'll try to find her previous work because this one was just my kind of book. The characters are realistic- there are more and more teenagers whose parents are not only divorced, but also live in different cities or even states. There's also wonderful portrayal of sister love.
Thank you to Edelweiss and the publisher for the ARC provided in exchange for an honest opinion.
Fares
Dec 06, 2019 rated it liked it
3.5 stars

I loved the start of this but I didn't like the ending. It was so fun to read tho I really couldn't stop!
This happened to me so many times and I should be upset that I loved this so much only to be disappointed by the end but I'm really not.

I loved every character in this but especially Jaime, he was one of the sweetest boys I ever read about and I love him! I wish we had his pov and I would scream my lungs out if we get a book totally about him!
I love Rose, Sidney and the mom, I love
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julianna ➹
Aug 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
i need you all to know that this book caused my depression because (a) who allowed emma mills to create characters and relationships that i become wholly attached to and then like... end the book... ... ,, .., (b) i forgot how absolutely emo i can get over childhood-friends-to-lovers like ???? ??? ??? ?? ? (c) this made me feel painfully sad that my life isn't as delightful and filled with clever banter as these characters (d) this is officially my favorite soft contemporary of all time, and i ...more
rachel ☾
quick thoughts :

• I liked this a lot,, but I didn’t quite love it.
• it made me laugh out loud multiple times and pulled a smile out of me even more times
• it was light and sweet with a touch of emotion… but it’s just somehow a forgettable read
• I loved that Nina, our mc, was so down-to-earth and real. I love a flawed character.
• She was so scared of upsetting people, a real people pleaser at heart, and she reminded me a little of myself at times. which I always appreciate!
• but I just didn’t
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Alexa
Dec 31, 2019 rated it liked it
2.5 stars, I think. This novel is very Emma Mills, if such a thing can be said. Her writing, character work and storytelling remains very similar to her other work, and I liked it (and the thoughts the story inspired).
Jane (It'sJaneLindsey)
This was just...not good. Definitely my least favorite Emma Mills novel thus far. After being disappointed in Famous in a Small Town, I hoped that I’d love Lucky Caller like I did Foolish Hearts and This Adventure Ends. Unfortunately, this book was a major letdown for me.
Ashley
Aug 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fluff, ya-fiction, 4-star
Pre-Reading Review 8/19/19
Am I disappointed this is not a classic Mills cover? Yes.
But am I still in love with her? Also, yes. GO OFF, MILLS! Let's do this! 2020 can't come fast enough!
Dahlia
Oct 22, 2019 added it
Shelves: 2020-releases
Emma Mills is just so good at being Emma Mills. This love was a little slower burn for me than her others have been but she’s one of the only authors who can make me laugh out loud repeatedly and her friend groups are always, always so much fun, and romances so sweet and endearing. Instabuy 4eva.
Marija (Inside My Library Mind)
More reviews up on my blog Inside My Library Mind

“That’s still valid, even if it wasn’t built to last. It’s not any less significant.”


The Premise
I loved the premise this book was based on. As part of their class about radio, Nina, our protagonist, and her classmates have to produce and broadcast a radio show for their student radio station. I thought this was such a nice concept and I think it translated into the book so well. I loved seeing the bits about their show and parts of
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Samantha (WLABB)
There are many reasons why Emma Mills is one of my favorite YA authors, and this book is just one of them.

Once again, I have finished reading an Emma Mills book, and I was left floating on a cloud of happiness. Seriously, this was me, after reading Lucky Caller:



I guess, the plot of this story was Nina's radio show, and how a plan to attract more listeners sort of took on a life of its own. It was quite hilarious, did a nice job driving the story, and, you know, o, what a tangled web we weave and
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michelle (magical reads)
4.5 stars

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**I received an ARC from the publisher (thank you, Henry Holt!). These are my honest opinions, and in no way was I compensated for this review.**

Lucky Caller was, of course, one of my most anticipated 2020 releases, so I screamed when I got an ARC in the mail! (A million thanks to Henry Holt for sending me one, I am forever grateful.) The cover is so gorgeous and perfectly matches the vibe of this book. Although I’m sad the author’s backlist books are getting new covers,
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Danielle (Life of a Literary Nerd)
This was adorably cute and I loved the friendship group throughout the entire book! Like all Emma Mills books, Lucky Caller manages to perfectly balance the drama and the heart to create a world you don't want to leave.

The relationships in this story just completely hook you - Nina's relationships with her siblings, her relationship with her broadcasting group, with her parents - it just all so good! Plus the romance was an adorable second chance, friends-to-more hybrid that gave me
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Stacee
Jan 11, 2020 rated it liked it
I’m always here for an Emma Mills book and I was excited to get to this one.

I liked Nina. She’s sarcastic and maybe a bit awkward. Her friends were fun and the most fun parts of the story were when the four of them are together. I did enjoy the family aspect. Nina’s sisters are supportive and I loved the mom’s boyfriend {especially at the very end}.

Plot wise, it was okay. There is a bit of a past and present set up with some of the chapters and it was an effective way to share the backstory,
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Emma
Grade: A+
An e-galley was provided by Macmillan via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: At this point, I love Emma Mills's books so much that my reviews probably aren't unbiased. But I don't care because she writes the stories I would've loved as a teen and the stories I love even as a twenty-something. They're soft, and realistic, and beautiful. They're like sunny June afternoons on the hill outside my house, like Christmas morning, like waffles on
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Elena
Nov 24, 2019 marked it as to-read
Shelves: 2020-releases
if the publisher could send me an arc of this i would gladly appreciate them and send them all my love
ila ✨
[actual rating: 4 stars] i love Emma Mills (without a doubt, my favourite discovery of 2019), and her books are my go-to when i'm feeling sad or down, or when i hit a reading slump. i love everything about them. now, Lucky Caller is not on the same level as Foolish Hearts and Famous in a Small Town (which are her best books, in my opinion), but it's still a pretty fun, sweet, and charming read. such a breath of fresh air. (on a side note, is childhood friends-to-strangers-to-lovers my new ...more
Laura
Oct 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: bring-it-on-2020

”You gotta keep trying if you want to be the lucky caller.”

Lucky Caller by Emma Mills made me happy. I know that sounds like a simple thing to say, but in my book...it’s pretty darn huge! Fans, friends (old and new), sisters, parents, Hapless Princes (well just the one), and love fill the pages of this book. Adorable, awkward, still beating after all this time kind of love!

Our story begins with Nina and Jaime, childhood friends that for some reason or another have drifted apart. They’re paired
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Gretchen Alice
Aug 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I just love Emma Mills so much, you guys. This was swoony and lovely and funny in all the right ways. I stayed up late to finish it and then re-read all of the kissy bits this morning. That's how you know it's good.
Wing (bibliomeds)
Apr 12, 2019 marked it as to-read
edit: WE HAVE A COVER I REPEAT WE HAVE A COVER

so... life is basically irrelevant until the day this book is out.
Hannah
Aug 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Will Emma Mills ever stop writing the most perfect YA rom-coms? I bloody well hope not!

Full review to come but ADD THIS TO YOUR TBRs RIGHT NOW.
Jen Ryland
Very cute contemporary about a high school radio show.

Even if there is no actual 90s music involved.

Read more of my reviews on JenRyland.com! Check out my Bookstagram!

Thanks to the publisher for providing an advance copy for review!

Jillian Reynolds (Jillian Loves Books)
Hi. Welcome to my Ted Talk where I scream at the top of my lungs and fangirl like a 10-year old who just discovered One Direction, all in a REALLY strange attempt to get you to read this book.


1. Not to be dramatic, but I would literally die for Emma Mills and her books.
2. This somehow became my favorite book of hers, despite the awful cover change (sorry not sorry).
3. I didn't even know what this was about when I added it to my TBR and purchased it at the bookstore.
4. I'm literally sitting in
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faith ✨
08/09/2019: Well this cover is surely . . . different than Emma Mills' other covers for her books, but I'm still excited as hell

06/27/2019: God I need this in my life

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Angie Elle
Jan 12, 2020 rated it really liked it
ARC from Edelweiss

3.5 stars

Emma Mills is an author who has been on my TBR for a long time, and when I read the synopsis for Lucky Caller, I thought this would be a great place to start. While I didn’t love this book, I do think it was a decent introduction to the Emma Mills’ writing, and I am interested in picking up her backlist. Let’s start with the things I didn’t like to get them out of the way:

Show of hands - who’s sick of the obligatory Harry Potter references in YA? I don’t understand
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Emma Mills is the author of several novels for Young Adults.

She holds a PhD in cell biology and is known for her YouTube channel, Elmify. She is also the co-creator and co-host of the "life skills" channel How to Adult, which ended in 2016.

Mills lives in St. Louis, Missouri.
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“And my mom told me that part of growing up is just … learning that people come in and out of your life, and that there are all kinds of levels of friendship, all different types. And maybe you’ll make a friend, and you won’t see them again, but it doesn’t devalue what you had with them or the time you spent together. That’s still valid, even if it wasn’t built to last. It’s not any less … significant, you know?” 2 likes
“The perfect comeback only comes to you way after the offending incident, most especially when you’re alone in the shower with no one but the shampoo bottle to tell it to.” 1 likes
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