This is a series coming to a close, and before, I’ve been pretty upset about that. But this is the first time I’ve felt that, perhaps, it’s time. Unlike the others in the King series, Preppy, part 2 really felt rushed and unplanned, a little clumsy, almost as if it were made up as it went along, checking boxes rather than possessing the danger and intrigue of the other instalments. In some respects, it felt like Frazier has taken a step back to her The Dark Light Of Day style – a book I struggled to enjoy due to its lack of realism, something Frazier has managed to keep even with the gritty nature of her stories.
A book I actually purchased, I was also disappointed with the mistakes and grammar issues; this really could have done with a thorough proofread before publication.
This isn’t to say that I didn’t enjoy the book. I will always love delving into this world, and catching up with these characters. It just feels like the time has come to wrap things up and move on from these characters.