All Sorts Of T.M. Frazier Love Rocking Here!
Yes, yes, yes, love for T.M. Frazier is being tossed about My Lovelies! If you’re feeling a tad hesitant on the “Buy” button then be rest assured that you can stow the uncertainty and pull the trigger. Hovering at the back of the line at chapters? Pull those shoulders back and strut right up to the front of the line and make the purchase!…and maybe swing by the Starbucks and buy yourself some of those delicious chocolate cookies they have 😉
I will reiterate what I have been preaching in all my previous T.M. Frazier book reviews in the King Series, you MUST read, King, Tyrant, Lawless, Soulless, and Preppy Part 1: The Life and Death of Samuel Clearwater, before you start Preppy Part 2: The Life and Death of Samuel Clearwater. And they must be read in that order because you will be L-O-S-T if you don’t and your whole T.M. Frazier experience will go up in flames before it even begins which is just a downright sin!
I’ll forewarn you that I am going to be pretty vague with my review on Preppy Part 2: The Life and Death of Samuel Clearwater as to not give any spoilers away. If you are looking for a specific detail (sometimes we just have those questions at times and I’m no different), send me a quick email: firstname.lastname@example.org, and I’ll do my best to give ya what you’re looking for!
Enough of my chit chat! As always, push whomever is in your reading chair out, grab the latest snacky treat of choice, and park your little tush down and let’s get this show started!
Take A Big Breath!
T.M. Frazier has us in duel point of views again in Preppy Part 2: The Life and Death of Samuel Clearwater. If you’re wanting something from her that is only in singular point of view then take a look at her, The Dark Light of Day, book. You can also release that big breath I told you to take, T.M. Frazier took mercy on us and picks up right where Preppy: The Life of Samuel Clearwater Part 1 ended in Preppy Part 2: The Life and Death of Samuel Clearwater.
As much as you’re sure Preppy has gone off the deep end (and it’d be totally justified) with his “She’s my wife” declaration, and not only is he 100% correct with that mind blowing revelation, but Dre actually had a HUGE hand in making that so…..and it’s quite the treat when she finds that little ditty out!
Secrets Vs Love? Does It Always End In Destruction?
With Preppy’s struggle of trying to find his place within his new family but also with just trying to find the Preppy that he lost, he finds a solace in Dre. Even though Dre is back in Logan’s Beach for her own separate reasons, she is willing to be Preppy’s solace for the time being but also makes it known that her days are numbered in Logan’s Beach and, in a sense, numbered with him.
Preppy and Dre find themselves with a gift that neither one of them asked for but one that they both embrace. This gift brings a part of the Preppy’s former self back and with Dre by his side you would think that love will prevail all. But Preppy is unwilling to talk and go down the dark road of what happened while being held by Chop, which is leading to secrets being withheld by everyone….and Dre is holding the biggest one of all.
No matter the gifts one gets, love doesn’t always concur all and very rarely does it best secrets.
Does Preppy ever venture down the dark road and slay the demons that continue to haunt him? Or does Chop succeed in becoming his ultimate demise…even from the grave?
Or does Dre’s secret pull him back from the brink of hell?
…..or does it lead Preppy down a path of complete anarchy and destruction?
My Final Thoughts On Preppy Part 2: The Life And Death Of Samuel Clearwater?
Hmmm, well, I can say without a shadow of a doubt that I loved it. I wasn’t sure what T.M. Frazier was going to give me in Preppy Part 2: The Life and Death of Samuel Clearwater, especially with the way Preppy: The Life and Death of Samuel Clearwater Part 1, ended but, as always, I enjoyed every moment that I wasn’t expecting from T.M. Frazier!
I wasn’t sure where T.M. Frazier was going to go with Preppy in Preppy Part 2, she could have given me a Preppy that was just rage filled and completely unhinged but that is not at all what I got. She actually gave me the exact opposite and, oddly enough, I didn’t mind it.
I thought I was wanting a powder keg Preppy but (I’m gonna sound like a real jerk here) I found myself loving the lost and vulnerable side of Preppy. It broke my heart to see him that lost, just not knowing himself or knowing where he fit in….or that he felt he didn’t fit in anywhere. Not gonna lie, T.M. Frazier actually had the tears brimming a few times.
Dre was HIS safe haven this time around and neither one of them even realized it and I think that may have been the most beautiful part of Dre and Preppy. They have an unspoken easy-ness to them but that easy-ness is riddled with sharp edges and it’s a matter of them smoothing each others edges.
T.M. Frazier had me absolutely ADORING Dre in Preppy Part 2: The Life and Death of Samuel Clearwater. I never ever imagined her having the strength and level headed-ness that she does but, Sweet Moses, does she ever! It was incredibly refreshing and a pleasant surprise. I will also point out that I was quite excited that T.M. Frazier gave her a light dose of….crazy, Prep Style. And you will only understand what I mean by that if you have read the King Series.
I’m going to very briefly touch on this because I don’t want to give any spoilers but the pint sized gift that actually leads Dre and Preppy to being just that, Preppy and Dre, is absolutely heart wrenching. But, I will say that T.M. Frazier frigging nailed it with this little common denominator gift. A gift that is both Dre and Preppy’s soft spot and it’s one that brings out a brutality in both Dre and Preppy. A brutality that bloody is stunning.
I will be perfectly honest here, T.M. Frazier had me completely confused with the suspense aspect throughout Preppy Part 2. There were little snippets and breadcrumbs that lead me to saying, “ooooo, what is this all about!?” and then nothing really came of it. And it wasn’t just one particular insistence either, there were a few but nothing came to fruition of them. It didn’t take away from the book but come the last few pages had me thinking to myself, “huh, I thought for sure something was going to come with that…”, yeahhhh, well let me tell you, the last page had me swallowing my tongue and cursing a blue streak and it was all aimed at T.M. Frazier!
Oh those little breadcrumbs lead to something alright! They lead me to a dirty cliffhanger!!
T.M. Frazier gave us two beautifully damaged characters here; Dre in Preppy: The Life and Death of Samuel Clearwater Part 1, Preppy here in Preppy Part 2: The Life and Death of Samuel Clearwater, and they both were and are f-bomb EPIC! And I couldn’t have asked for more in either book! As always T.M. Frazier, you have blown me away! Well Frigging Done T.M. Frazier!
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