Wednesday, July 20, 2016

GLEN FALLS: BOOK TWO BY MALYNDA SCHLEGEL - BOOK REVIEW

Hello everyone!

I am back with another book review, this time it's Glen Falls: Book Two by Malynda Schlegel. Thank you to the author for sending me a copy of this book for an honest review. All opinions are my own.


This book, obviously, is the second book to the series, so I won't get into too many details that might spoil book one.

As with the first book, it took me some time to re-adjust to the writing style. The chapters are broken up into little snapshots of different characters, usually for a page or two and then it switches to a new character. I did, of course, get used to the writing style quite quickly and everything was better.

The story of the book picks up fairly soon after things ended in book one. We are back with the Amherst's, the parents, Sophia and Grant, who are still working on fixing their relationship, Wesley gets a surprise visitor and ends up in the hospital, and Alexa struggles with her feelings for someone she could never be in a relationship with.

Of course, we also see Alexa's best friend, Breanne and her mother Virginia try to mend their relationship, as well as the relationships they have built with others.

Connor and Travis are pretty much officially roommates, much to Connor's chagrin.

One thing I found with this book, and maybe it's just because I wasn't in the best mood when I read it, but the character's annoyed me more than they did in the first book. Not enough to make me put it down and give up, but enough for me to notice. Alexa especially. She played with people's emotions, didn't discuss anything with people she should have and then got upset when they didn't understand.

I think the character I liked the most was Connor. He was open with his feelings, but also kept in mind others' as well. He gets irritated with Travis as a roommate but doesn't bail on his friend. Overall, he's just a great guy.

This was a good book. Don't let my three stars deter you. I just thought that some things could be tweaked and that the first book was better. We do see more development of the characters in this book, and I look forward to seeing what happens in book three.