The Broken Vow (Spill Zone, #2) by Scott Westerfeld

The Broken Vow (Spill Zone, #2)

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...

Details The Broken Vow (Spill Zone, #2)

TitleThe Broken Vow (Spill Zone, #2)
Release DateJul 10th, 2018
PublisherFirst Second
GenreSequential Art, Graphic Novels, Comics, Young Adult, Science Fiction

Reviews The Broken Vow (Spill Zone, #2)

  • Christy
    We didn’t get many answers in book 1 but book 2 totally made up for that. The art is still creepy AF. And never trust dolls. Period.
  • Molly
    The second volume of Spill Zone really doesn't disappoint - the art is still fantastic and there is still a lot to be discovered about the world these characters inhabit.
  • Keith Chawgo
    This graphic novel is an interesting young adult story that is able to cross audiences to include an adult audience who should be able to be complete immerse in this world. This is the second in the series and unfortunately, I have not read the first in the series which I will soon remedy. The story tells the story around a young cast in the near future. With an involving premise and a dark twisted sense and intrigue that pushes the story forward...
  • Elizabeth
    This was a great graphic novel. The first, Spill Zone, was weird yet fascinating. Broken View had big shoes to fill and did so wonderfully. With the disproportionate creatures and mysterious. More insight was given to the night of the spill, yet I still want more. I hope this is not the end of Addison and Lexia. I want to read more!Thank you to Net Galley and First Second for access to the digital ARC.
  • Elisa The-Bookie-Monster
    When I read the first book, I was completely hooked. In the sequel we finally get much needed answers, like who really is Vespertine. I would recommend this for fans of Stranger Things
  • Alicia
    Continuing the awesome series debut, the second installment has the action, the oddness, the intrigue, and the next-level artwork that the first one had. And includes the crazy talking doll who takes possession and others get drunk on the power that might lie within the spill zone.
  • Bethany
    I received an advance digital copy through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. 3.5 stars. Events begin immediately after the first Spill Zone – e.g., visitors from North Korea (as well as the mysterious, levitating Don Jae) are under surveillance by the government, National Guard member Wiley is now wise to Addison’s photography trips, and Lexa is still sugarcoating her conversations with Vespertine, the entity inside her doll. Addie ...
  • Lady Jayme,
    Thank you to NetGalley for an ARC to review! This is a YA graphic novel, the second in a series. In the first book we met Addison (Addi), a young woman who is raising her younger sister, Lexa, after her parents are killed the night of "the incident" that creates the Spill Zone. Was it a nuclear plant accident? Was it an alien invasion? No one knows. None of the children who survived that night can speak anymore, including Lexa.To earn money Addi ...
  • Kimberlee
    I received a free digital copy of this book from Net Galley in exchange for an honest review.Wooooo Boy! I've been waiting for this graphic novel to become available. During an ALA midwinter conference a couple years back, I met Scott Westerfeld and got an ARC of Spill Zone #1. Creepy lit generally isn't my thing, but I really enjoy the Spill Zone story. The Broken Vow begins just where Spill Zone left off. Addie has discovered that Lexa's doll h...
  • Krys
    Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher who allowed me to read an e-arc in exchange for an honest review.So it’s been awhile since I read the first volume in this story and I wasn’t sure how much I’d remember. Thankfully the story picks up in such a way that all the important things came back at least and I didn’t feel lost in returning.Addie has returned from the Spill Zone and finally gets some answers to questions she and we as readers h...
  • Ashley
    You can see a slightly more complete review here. I absolutely loved Spill Zone! Scott Westerfeld is one of my favorite writers ever and I was immediately addicted to the story of Spill Zone - how Poughkeepsie was mysteriously destroyed/overrun with strange phenomenon after an event known only as a "spill." The problem with graphic novels, though, is that they tend to be short, and volume 1 of Spill Zone was no exception. Waiting for Volume 2 was...
  • BB
    Received an advanced copy via Netgalley.The Broken Vow picks up right where the first novel left off and answers questions left over from the previous novel; the reader learns with Addison about the true nature of the Zone, Vespertine, and what really happened the night of the Spill. This volume is less about exploring the Zone and more focused on Addison's relationships with her sister Lexa and North Korean Spill survivor Don Jae. The writing an...
  • Katie N
    I powered through Spill Zone and when I saw the Broken Vow on NetGalley, I couldn't wait to read it! I set some pretty high expectations for this book and it lived up to them. (I am now in for a long wait to see if there is going to be a third and when that third will happen) The art is a little jarring, though not any different from the first, but that doesn't detract from the book in any sense. The art heightens the tension and the strangeness ...
  • Rebecca
    This was possibly the most jacked up digital ARC (format wise) that I have ever received from Netgalley but I was able to “read” it enough to understand the story.This volume isn’t as robust in story as the first. But it does move the story forward with some momentum and it answers some questions that readers will be looking to answer. It also leaves the reader with questions and sets up a third volume. And I think readers will also like th...
  • Sarah Metts
    I read the first one and was immediately hooked and looking forward to the second installment. This is a great looking comic with a colorful style. There is enough plot and story to keep the reader movie forward. The possibilities for the next installment are intriguing and I look forward to a third volume. I would recommend this to YA and older children. I enjoyed it as well as a fan of series like Saga and Wayward.
  • Jane
    A well-plotted, well-illustrated graphic novel for young adults. I wasn’t aware it was the second in the series and really wish I’d read the first as I didnt’ have the character background that would flesh them out. As always, Westerfield creates characters who do more than simply react to circumstances. There are enough plot lines coming together to keep the reader turning the pages.Thanks, Netgalley, for an advance copy in exchange for an...
  • Tony
    Thanks to First Second books, NetGalley and most importantly Alex and Scott for letting me have this. Have you wondered what it is like inside Scott's head? Did you wish there was more art in Leviathan? Do you wonder if Shay's story would continue? I know all of that applies to me. Comics+Westerfeld=Awesome.Run.Do not walk.
  • Erikka
    This was a pretty good continuation of the story, but this is just a weird story arc all around. A possessed doll, a weird nuclear spill, a North Korean guy who can fly, a camera that can kill magic, and some nondescript old lady make for a weird and haphazard sci-fi adventure. There is nothing of note in this, though. Nothing that will make me remember it three weeks from now. It's meh.
  • Chrissie Morrison
    This book answered so many of the questions I had about the first book, but it left me with so many more! My mind is pretty much blown wide open. Maybe I will get some of the answers I need when I get m hands on Spill Zone 0.5...
  • Heather Brown
    Addison and Lexa are back in the second Spill Zone graphic novel, Broken Vow, which fills out the background of Spill Zone without being a prequel. I love the story and crazy amazing drawings that bring a scary and fun alternate universe to life. My students are eagerly awaiting this release!
  • Rebekah
    DAAAAAAAAAAAANG. DAAAAAAAAAAANG.Better than book 1? Hard to say - creepy, dark, and insightful. The world of Spill Zone is uncomfortable in the best of ways.
  • Laura
    There wasn’t quite as much holding this volume together as the first one, or maybe it just wasn’t as new to me. Still, a good YA graphic novel that walked the line between creepy and super creepy.
  • Richelle
    I really enjoyed this sequel! Love the art and the story. Looking forward to the next one!
  • Stephanie
    The second Spill Zone picks up right where the first one ends, and while we still don't REALLY know the exact cause of the Spill, many questions were answered in this sequel. Addie must save her sister, Lexa, from whatever Verspertine is, while the Koreans want to know more about the Spill in P-Town. This time, though, Vespertine needs to make a choice, and the Koreans need to learn more for the "Brilliant Comrade." With the help of a Korean boy ...