The second book in the middle-grade dystopian fantasy series that Kirkus Reviews calls "The Hunger Games meets Harry Potter," by New York Times bestselling author Lisa McMann.
Following the life-altering events at the conclusion of The Unwanteds, the stark world of Quill and the magical haven of ArtimE are now home to whoever wants to live there, whether they are Wanteds, Unwanteds, or Necessaries.
In ArtimE, Alex Stowe and his friends continue to hone their artistic magical spells while welcoming newcomers, wondering how long this peace between Quill and ArtimE 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 fate of both worlds hanging in the balance.
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by Lisa McMann
"McMann visits the contrasting worlds of ArtimŽ and Quill for the second time. Twin brothers Alex and Aaron once again find themselves on opposite sides as Wanteds, Unwanteds, and Necessaries begin traveling between the now open gates between worlds. From the start, the word "ArtimŽ" simply rolls off of the tongue of narrator James Langton. He delights with deliberate pacing, crisp pronunciation, and intimate characterizations. Middle-grade listeners will appreciate Langton's range as he portrays power-hungry Aaron and less-than-confident Alex , as well as mysterious strangers from unknown lands and enchanted statues. E.B. (c) AudioFile 2012, Portland, Maine"
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