The Novelty Wore Off

Hidden Bodies (You, #2)Hidden Bodies by Caroline Kepnes
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I loved ‘You’ and started ‘Hidden Bodies’ immediately after I finished it. Looking back, I think that maybe I should have taken a break from the endearingly crazy Joe. Two books full of his rants and rationalizations back to back was just too much. Joe’s special brand of crazy is probably best served in small doses. I absolutely loved him, but soon grew irritated with his antics. You really can get too much of a good thing.

After the way things ended for Beck, Joe finds a new object of obsession, Amy. Pretty soon, he’s following her – unbeknownst to her, of course – across the country. In no time, Joe integrates himself into the lifestyle of a struggling Hollywood writer.

Along the way, Joe makes some new friends and gains some new love interests. As we know, where there is a love interest for Joe, there’s bound to be some hidden bodies. This book was no exception.

Overall, I found this to be a good story. I think I would have liked it more if I had taken a little break between books 1 and 2. I absolutely love Joe as a character, but by midway through ‘Hidden Bodies’ his craziness was starting to get on my nerves. I think his quirks are best handled a little at a time. I give it 3.5 stars.

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