Yes, the sequel to the Bram Stoker Award-winning Clown in a Cornfield is out August 23rd in hardcover and audiobook from HarperTeen.
I think it’s bigger, bloodier, and more frightening than the original, but don’t take my word for it, check out these early reviews:
“Cinematic and blood soaked.” — Booklist
“In this fun, frenetic sequel, Cesare tackles mob mentality and misinformation, and the return of Frendo oozes with old wounds and angry conspiracy-fueled grudges. With the rising body count and nonstop action, the pace will feel familiar to slasher fans as it delivers satisfying fight and death scenes.” — Kirkus
“It’s a breakneck slasher sequel that doesn’t waste any time getting to the action and suspense. Cesare understands slashers—and more importantly, slasher sequels—really well and crafts a strong narrative around the hardened survivors from the first novel. In true slasher sequel style, the body count is higher along with the brutal deaths that hurt. Whereas Clown in a Cornfield was a fun YA slasher, this sequel is a more mature, robust, and thrilling continuation that improves upon its predecessor.” — Bloody Disgusting
“Clown in a Cornfield 2: Frendo Lives is further proof that a sequel can be as engaging as its predecessor […] a perfect extension of the world Cesare created in the first book, and while it may be marketed as a Young Adult novel, it will thrill readers of any age.” — Rue Morgue
And if you haven’t read the original, critically-acclaimed teen slasher, pick up the Clown in a Cornfield paperback.