Book Review: A Chorus Lineup by Joelle Charbonneau
The third installment in a series is always a hit or miss and at that time, readers pretty much decide as to if they'll continue following characters they either love or hate. At this point (for me) its hard to tell how I feel about Paige Marshall.
Thus far, author Joelle Charbonneau has done a 50/50 on the series. This installment is probably by far the best of the lot, since it has Paige's students in competition with other students at the National Show Choir Championships.
We get to know her students a little better and for some of them, they'll be graduating soon. After three installments, it would have been great if we knew more about them.
This installment has the rivalry of competition and also Paige has a dilemma as to whether or not she should tell her students about an upcoming audition. I don't think a majority of her debating about it through the book should have been an issue. She thinks she'll be letting the kids down by attending the audition. It's explained how she plans on handling it, so it should be problem resolved! No- it drags on.
So, in this installment, there are some "accidents" and a murder. Once again, suspicion befalls Paige as she's in the wrong place at the wrong time. Only this time, she and her aunt witness the murder.
Throughout the series, there have been hints regarding her "relationship" with one of the characters (it's a secret that's revealed at the end of Murder for Choir) so I don't want to mention it and a possible relationship with another character.
What makes this installment stand out is Charbonneau takes the characters out of their hometown and into another city for the competition and that has always been a spark to rejuvenate a lagging story.
For those who are familiar with glee club you'll probably enjoy the series, but I'm hoping that things turn around for this series. It does have potential.