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Summary

The second book in the middle-grade dystopian fantasy series that Kirkus Reviews calls "The Hunger Games meets Harry Potter", by New York Times best-selling author Lisa McMann.

Following the life-altering events at the conclusion of The Unwanteds, the stark world of Quill and the magical haven of ArtimÉ are now home to whoever wants to live there, whether they are Wanteds, Unwanteds, or Necessaries.

In ArtimÉ, Alex Stowe and his friends continue to hone their artistic magical spells while welcoming newcomers, wondering how long this peace between Quill and ArtimÉ will last. Alex is stunned when Mr. Today comes to him with a very special request - one Alex questions his readiness for, until circumstances offer a dramatic answer.

And back in Quill, Aaron Stowe, Alex's twin, faces a very different path. Devastated by his loss of status after Justine's defeat and seething with rage toward Alex, Aaron is stealthily planning his revenge and return to power.

Alex and Aaron's separate stories proceed with suspenseful pacing, colliding in a stunning climax that elevates sibling rivalry to epic proportions and leaves the fates of both worlds hanging in the balance.

©2012 Lisa McMann (P)2012 Simon and Schuster

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  • Jim "The Impatient"
  • 15-04-17

IT BROKE THE HEART OF EVERY HEARTED PERSON

With all the mysteries of book one solved in book one, Lisa McMann had no where to go with this book, so it turned into a long boring conversation book. I listened for almost four hours, but could not stay awake for any more. Instead of a continuation of book one, I think a prequel would have been more interesting.

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  • Jianfeng Zhang
  • 06-06-17

Excellent Story!

I really liked the story, but I would have liked it better if the narrator from the Unwanteds: Book one was narrating this book as well. This narrator was not quite as good as the last one. Overall it was very good.

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  • Emiliano
  • 06-12-16

Amazing

I have read the last two books with the audiobook. Helps a lot. The narrator has been amazing, the way words are said really makes the characters come alive!

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  • Chad Wales
  • 28-08-18

What

I love the story. But I hate when they leave a book with so much unresolved. now I have to go out and get the next one just so I can find out what happens.

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  • Michael R MacKinnon
  • 02-12-17

Awsome

Great book loved the characters good writing definitely worth more the 15 bucks ❤️❤️lol lol

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  • Q lady
  • 21-09-16

poor plot structure, good narration

Bad "big picture" plot structure. Bad-guy plan succeeds through sheer luck, rather than any intelligence on their part. Makes for lower stakes for protagonist. Good reader, though not quite as good as the reader for book 1.

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  • Michael H Gardenias
  • 26-08-16

Half a Book.

Have you listened to any of James Langton’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

First book was great. I like the world he is creating very much.

Any additional comments?

This is only half the story. My opinion; this is not a cliffhanger, but a greedy choice of a publisher to sell two books.

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  • Sandy
  • 17-08-16

Good ending

The story starts slowly but it picked up and truely had a great change of pace ending.

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  • Peter Michael Host
  • 04-06-15

Pure joy

Please listen if you want to have a truly enjoyable experience. enthralling and completely enaging.

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  • Coral
  • 15-01-13

Fine story pity it's really just half of it

I really enjoy the unwanteds and looked forward to book2; but this one really is only half the story. Which is a shame. The ending not even a cliff hanger so much as a low point in a raising action.... :(

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