the time it was about the broken vow

Posted July 13, 2018 by Stacee in Blog Tours, Reviews | 1 Comment

As I said in my blog post for The Spill Zone, I don’t read a lot of graphic novels.  I wasn’t surprised that I loved the first book from Scott Westerfeld and Alex Puvilland {hello, zombies} and when I got the invite to take part in the tour for book two, I couldn’t reply fast enough.

Before we get to my review {gasp!} of The Broken Vow, let’s check out the book.

Title: The Broken Vow (The Spill Zone #2)
By: Scott Westerfeld {author} and Alex Puvilland {illustrator}
Publisher: First Second
Pub Date: July 10, 2018
Pages: 240
Find it: Indiebound | B&N | Amazon | Goodreads

All hell breaks loose in the second volume of New York Times–bestselling author Scott Westerfeld’s visionary graphic novel duology.

Three years ago an event destroyed the small city of Poughkeepsie, forever changing reality within its borders. Strange manifestations and lethal dangers now await anyone who enters the Spill Zone. Addison got close enough to the Spill Zone to touch it, literally. She survived the encounter, but came back changed.

It turns out she’s not alone. North Korea has its own Spill Zone, and a young man named Don Jae is the only one who made it out alive. Alive, but changed. Now Addison, Don Jae, and, curiously, a rag doll named Vespertine, share an unholy bond and uncanny powers.

From Scott Westerfeld, the inspired imagination behind the New York Times bestsellers Uglies and Leviathan, comes The Broken Vow, the second volume of our highly anticipated new graphic novel series.

Sounds good, right?

Rating and First Reaction: 4 stars! I was pretty excited to get back to this world and see about getting some answers. I was surprised to see how quickly things moved and for me, I was a little disappointed that there wasn’t a deliciously slow build up.

MCs: Addison and Lexa and Vespertine all return.  We do get a new character in Don Jae.  He was shown in The Spill Zone, but we get his backstory here. This time around, there aren’t really any secondary characters, but there are several people who help to move the plot along.  Just don’t expect to know anything about them.

Plot: This one was also fast paced and very action packed and I wasn’t expecting it.  I did get the answers that I was looking for and there were a few little things I didn’t see coming.  For me, the artwork really stood out — even more so than the story line did.  The Broken Vow is filled with much creepier images and I was in love with some of the fonts that I saw. And while I liked the ending, it left me wanting.  There’s definitely an opening for more and even though this is said to be a duology, I’m 1000000% here for a book three.

Rec it:  Absolutely! This was perfect for me as it had gorgeous illustrations and a captivating story.

Scott Westerfeld is the author of the worldwide bestselling Uglies series and the Locus Award–winning Leviathan series, and is co-author of the Zeroes trilogy. His other novels include the New York Times bestseller Afterworlds, The Last Days, Peeps, So Yesterday, and the Midnighters trilogy.

Alex Puvilland was born in France where he grew up reading his father’s comic books. He now lives in Los Angeles with his ridiculously talented wife and two extraordinary children, Leo and Adrien. He works for Dreamworks Animation, and does comics whenever he has a moment. Alex co-illustrated Prince of Persia and Templar.

Huge thanks to First Second for the gorgeous copies and the invite to participate! Definitely check out the rest of the blog tour {listed below} for extra goodies.

Have you read The Spill Zone? Will you be reading The Broken Vow?

Tour Schedule:
7/8 – Novel Novice
7/8 – Undeniably Book Nerdy
7/9 – Bookcrushin
7/9 – Hit or Miss Books
7/9 – Bookling Critics
7/10 – Seeing Double in Neverland
7/10 – WhoRuBlog
7/11 – Here’s to Happy Endings
7/11 – The Book Rat
7/12 – Miss Print
7/12 – Bookstore Finds
7/13 – Teen Lit Rocks
7/13 – Adventures of a Book Junkie
7/14 – Novel Reality
7/14 – Flavia the Bibliophile
7/15 – Haku & Books
7/15 – Emily Reads Everything
7/16 – YA Book Nerd
7/17 – Take Me Away to a Great Read
7/18 – Bumbles and Fairy-Tales
7/18 – Pink Polka Dot Books
7/19 – Folded Pages Distillery
7/20 – Book Nut
7/21 – The Life of a Booknerd Addict

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