February 03, 2022

#BookReview: When You Get the Chance by Emma Lord






Synopsis: Nothing will get in the way of Millie Price’s dream to become a Broadway star. Not her lovable but super-introverted dad, who after raising Millie alone, doesn’t want to watch her leave home to pursue her dream. Not her pesky and ongoing drama club rival, Oliver, who is the very definition of Simmering Romantic Tension. And not the “Millie Moods,” the feelings of intense emotion that threaten to overwhelm, always at maddeningly inconvenient times. Millie needs an ally. And when a left-open browser brings Millie to her dad’s embarrassingly moody LiveJournal from 2003, Millie knows just what to do. She’s going to find her mom.

There’s Steph, a still-aspiring stage actress and receptionist at a talent agency. There’s Farrah, ethereal dance teacher who clearly doesn’t have the two left feet Millie has. And Beth, the chipper and sweet stage enthusiast with an equally exuberant fifteen-year-old daughter (A possible sister?! This is getting out of hand). But how can you find a new part of your life and expect it to fit into your old one, without leaving any marks? And why is it that when you go looking for the past, it somehow keeps bringing you back to what you’ve had all along?


This title will be released on January 4, 2022.


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Rating: 1 Star
My Review: I loved Tweet Cute but this one just made me so upset most of the time.  Millie just came off as one of those characters you hate.  She's well off, beautiful, and full of herself.  Within the first few pages she is telling the reader that she always has to be perfect because you never know when your big break is going to come around the corner.  With this being for young adult readers it just made me feel like it set unrealistic expectations for teens of this day and age. 











Review

Praise for When You Get the Chance:

"Chock-full of musical theater references and humor, the novel includes high-stakes emotional drama that is balanced by supportive friendships and strong, deep family connections...An entertaining personal journey with plot twists galore." - Kirkus Reviews 

" A fully joyful story...Readers who love the theater―musical or not―and anyone craving a happily ever after will want Millie to take a series of curtain calls." -Booklist

"With the perfect mix of a bubbly drama queen protagonist that will steal your heart and a delicious rivals-to-lovers romance with a Broadway twist on top, Lord proves herself to be a necessary staple in the YA contemporary genre with When You Get the Chance―a fresh, uplifting voice that invokes excitement of what’s yet to come!" -The Nerd Daily 

"Brimming with energy, rapid-fire banter, and affectionate theater references, this memorable Mamma Mia! retelling by Lord (Tweet Cute) explores the meaning of family." -Publishers Weekly, starred

Praise for You Have a Match:

"Heartfelt and engaging, You Have a Match is a masterclass on love in all its forms." ―Sophie Gonzales, author of Only Mostly Devastated and Perfect on Paper

"A bright summer tale of connection and self-discovery." - Booklist

"
I absolutely adored this book!” ―Annie Carl, The Neverending Bookshop, Edmonds, WA, ABA Winter Pick 

Praise for Tweet Cute:

"From meme wars to social media marketing, Lord accurately depicts various sides of today's online culture. Amid all the digital hoopla is an engaging story about family loyalty and pursuing one's own passions. ... A just-right combination of sweet and cheesy." - Kirkus

"A precursor to the way teen love stories will be told for years to come." - Booklist 

"Lord’s snappy debut features a strong contemporary beat and a host of sympathetic characters." - Publishers Weekly 

"Filled with humor, heart, and a dose of social media reality...debut author Lord packs a punch in this adorably fun novel." - School Library Journal 

"Gossip Girl meets Mean Girls mixed with To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before with a touch of You’ve Got Mail. It’s basically impossible not to like." - Hypable on Tweet Cute 

"Sweet and fun! An adorable debut that updates a classic romantic trope with a buzzy twist." - Jenn Bennett, author of Alex, Approximately and Serious Moonlight

“A witty rom-com reinvention for the Twitter age, Tweet Cute pairs delicious online rivalry with deeply relatable insights on family pressure and growing up. This fresh, funny read had us hitting ‘favorite’ from page one.” --- Emily Wibberley and Austin Siegemund-Broka, authors of Always Never Yours and If I’m Being Honest 

"Tweet Cute delivers in every possible way: a perfect enemies-to-lovers romance, a whip-smart plotline, and endearingly real characters. I devoured it.” - Francesca Zappia, author of Eliza and Her Monsters

“A hilarious and adorable rom-com with a spot-on teen voice and characters whose vulnerability and open hearts will make them feel like lifelong friends. Readers will be cheering for Pepper and Jack from beginning to end… and waiting with anticipation for them to fall in love.” -Kacen Callender, author of This Is Kind of an Epic Love Story and Stonewall Award-winning novel Hurricane Child

"Take it from a rom-com fanatic: “Tweet Cute” will make your heart feel warm. It is, in a word, delicious. Emma Lord is an exciting new voice in YA and romance, and this book has me on the edge of my seat waiting for the chance to read whatever she cooks up next." - Alanna Bennett, culture writer and writer for Roswell, New Mexico

About the Author

Emma Lord is a digital media editor and writer living in New York City, where she spends whatever time she isn't writing either running or belting show tunes in community theater. She graduated from the University of Virginia with a major in psychology and a minor in how to tilt your computer screen so nobody will notice you updating your fan fiction from the back row. She was raised on glitter, a whole lot of love, and copious amounts of grilled cheese. Her books include Tweet CuteYou Have a Match, and When You Get the Chance.









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