Book Review

Clowns in the Cornfield 2: Frendo Lives

Set a year after the first book, it looks at how the surviving characters are dealing with fame and infamy when a new threat, wearing an old clown mask, reaches out to upend their lives.

“And if you had any favorite characters in Clown in a Cornfield, I’m preemptively sorry. #FrendoLives” – Adam Cesare

(Goodreads Summary) 

My Thoughts 

So I have many words to discuss with this book and I honestly don’t know where to start….. There are just so many thoughts going through my brain because I have been looking forward to this release for so long and I am so sad and embarrassed to say that I was sort of disappointed… 

The first book was JUST SO GODDAMN AMAZING and honestly I knew that it would be hard to meet up with that kind of excitement and hype. This book unfortunately didn’t…. Also, let me also say that it’s not that this book wasn’t good. It just wasn’t as amazing as the first. 

So first of all, let me start by being super annoyed that Quinn, my favorite final girl, was absent for a lot of the book….. I’m so sorry, but when does she get a boyfriend or girlfriend, when does she get her own life…. Why is she stuck taking care of egocentric Cole and bodyguard Rust and her dad? WHY IS OUR FINAL GIRL CATERING TO MEN LIKE A SLAVEEE?!

WHERE WAS HER FINAL GIRL VIBE?!?!?! It was so absent for a majority of the book and only appeared for maybe a total of 10 pages… This book was 414 pages…. That kind of sucked. 

ALSO COLE CAN SUCK ALLLLLLLL THE D*CKS… Like all of them. He was such a selfish brat that treated Rust like crap and did things that I would definitely say were shady and were only an attempt to make Rust angry… yeah no THANK YOUUUUUU! Go away Cole and stop being an entitled jerrkkkkkk. 

Also… jerri. Why was she in this book… no one cares… sorry about it. 

In addition, Frendo’s return was like a…. “That’s it….” It just didn’t hit like I thought it would and that was sort of a let down.. 

The plot behind why the clowns came back however was SO INTRIGUING. I really liked that aspect and wish the author had focused more on that than Jerri (really WHY WAS SHE THERE?!) and Cole and Rust’s relationship issues. 

I just feel like this book highlighted so many random things that did not work together and didn’t give anything the depth it deserved. There were so many different voices and so many different plots occurring at the same time, but if you’re going to do that, make your book longer. Nothing got the attention it deserved. 

Also, the ending felt like a slap in the face… THAT WAS THE VIBE I WANTED AND I ONLY GOT IT FOR A CHAPTERRRRRRR. 

So sadddddddd.

My Book Rating

4/5 Book World 

4/5 Plot 

3/5 Characters

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

Book Details

Clown in a Cornfield 2: Frendo Lives by Adam Cesare

Genre: Horror  

Published on August 23, 2022

Copy Read: ebook 

Pages: 414

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