WANDERLUST picks up where BEAUTIFUL AMERICANS (my review) left off – at Christmas break. Our 4 narrators, spoiled rich girl Alex, ballerina Olivia, recently uncloseted Zack and troubled PJ all set off on adventures away from their exchange program and away from Paris.
Despite a 10 month reading gap between books, it was easy for me to slip back into the rhythms of the characters and their complicated relationships. The drama has been upped a notch thanks to the “PJ in trouble” storyline, yet somehow everyone comes off as more relatable than in the first installment. I even started to warm up to Alex who completely grated on my nerves in book one. It’s probably because set free from the confines of a school environment, Author Silag gets to explore the characters’ personalities in more extreme situations and environments which definitely added to my enjoyment.
WANDERLUST doesn’t come out until just before Christmas, but if you’ve read and enjoyed BEAUTIFUL AMERICANS, you’ll want to put in on your wish list now. And if you haven't started the planned trilogy yet, there is still time to get caught up. Book three is due out sometime next year, by the way.
Find out more about the book on GoodReads (contains spoilers if you haven’t read book one) or read about the author’s own experiences in France on her blog.