I've always ever settled for a cliffhanger to end my chapters, but I wonder if I'm overdoing it. Example: Chapter 1 ends with She approached the large black door hesitantly. The dead plants, and the dry dirt looked like something from a horror movie. But it was just a dream, it had to be. Thunder boomed around her, shaking the ground and causing her very soul to tremble. Eyes watering, she reached for the knocker, pulling back with a gasp as the door slowly opened before she could even make contact. Chapter 2 opens with Standing over her now was a towering figure, big and bulky, twice as tall as he was wide. His voice blended with the thunder claps, it was so deep as he questioned her presence. I typically do this in all my writing. Is it okay to end without a cliffhanger? Would it be okay to do this: End of Chapter 1 With a frown, Kaytlin turned back to her eggs. Almost immediately, she heard Makros eagerly stuffing his face, but when she looked back, the piece of ham was gone, and the shell was still nothing but darkness inside. Shaking her head, she served herself.Start of Chapter 2 "So.. is the other guy coming down to eat?" she asked. "Lusk will join us, I'm sure... yes.." He let out a single chuckle, as if he thought it silly of him to assume such a thing. Or perhaps silly to need to suggest it. "He was just close with Ellie. I can't blame him." I've always felt that cliffhangers pressure people to keep reading and move on to the next chapter, but I know not everyone reads the same way I do.