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

The Broken Vow (Spill Zone, #2)

Only the very brave or the very desperate dare enter the Spill Zone—Addison Merritt is a little of both. In exchange for a suitcase full of cash, she made one last to the Zone. She survived the encounter, but came back changed.Addison is not alone. In a remote village in North Korea, a young man named Jae was touched by the unholy fire of the Spill Zone. He made it out alive—alive, but also changed.Now bestowed with uncanny powers, Addison an...

Details The Broken Vow (Spill Zone, #2)

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

Reviews The Broken Vow (Spill Zone, #2)

  • Patrick
    I'm not typically the sort of person who picks up a book the day it comes out, but while running errands yesterday, I stopped by the comic shop to clear out my box after at least a month or so, and found out that Spill Zone #2 was out. (But that they couldn't actually sell it to me yet, because it wasn't released until Wednesday.)And I got pretty excited, because I remember reading the first one and really enjoying it. So today I actually made a ...
  • Christy
    Do you like sleep? No, you don’t, if you’re reading Spill Zone.There is literally not one component of this story that is not creepy. The premise, the voice, the art…It’s the most uneasy feeling reading it. Which is why I couldn’t wait for Broken Vow.Book one left us on a huge cliffhanger, desperate for answers. Broken Vow delivered that and more. When you thought the creatures and zombie-like bodies couldn’t get any creepier, they do...
  • Fiona
    The second volume in this series lives up to all the promise of the first, and expands on it to bring us an even better book this time around.The art isn't what I usually like but it's effectively used - drawing the completely other, non-euclidean creatures of the Spill can't be easy but it's fantastically done here. The story itself offers more answers and less drawn-out frustration than this kind of story and it's much appreciated!Free to read ...
  • Stacee
    This was deliciously creepy and had such a good ending. I'm curious to see if there will be more because there definitely could be. **Huge thanks to First Second for providing a finished copy free of charge**
  • Faith
    Expanded on the world, but left just enough for me to desperately want more. I must admit, though, that I liked the atmosphere of the first book more. The very ending of this was pretty cool though.
  • Emma (Miss Print)
    Three years ago something happened in Poughkeepsie, New York that left the town changed. Inside the Spill Zone nothing is quite right anymore. Dead bodies stand motionless, caught where they fell; strange creatures wander the zone; no one who goes into the zone comes out the same.Addison thought she was done with the zone when she took one last job to retrieve something from inside. Except she got close enough to touch the spill and now she's cha...
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Devann
    A pretty decent conclusion to the story started in the first volume. I had forgotten a lot of the background info so it took a few pages for me to jumpstart my brain but once I did I found myself getting back into it. This volume finally fills us in on what actually happened on Spill Night and the reasons behind the formation of the zone. I'm still not entirely sure how I feel about the artwork because the general style is very blocky and sketchy...
  • Alex
    I lost interest when the story became this...'I hate you because you killed blah-dee-blah.''I only killed blah-dee-blah because they killed so-and-so.'*** Insert comment from an eavesdropping character. I know, I know. She couldn't help it at this point...'But I killed all the things so everything is all my fault.' ***'Marry me so the civil war will end.''No! I want to stay with my new BFF!'UGH.
  • Kayla Leitschuh
    This second installment of the Spill Zone series does not disappoint. Full of twists and turns, I couldn't put this book down!
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  • 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
  • Grace
    SPILL ZONE: THE BROKEN VOW was even more strange and creepy than the first novel. I have very similar feelings about this book to the first, especially about the art. I am not entirely used to graphic novels and find myself missing the fantastic artwork to get to the words faster. I could definitely reread these books and notice much more of the art. I found myself not being able to put this book down and reading each chapter super fast. I actual...
  • Flavia
    I will be entirely honest, I didn’t know where this story was going to go! Regarding the art and style in this graphic novel, you can read my review for the first book here (because the same opinions apply to Spill Zone: The Broken Vow). And, as I mention in said review, I found that the art really made some of the scary parts scarier, but I found the second book to be decidedly less scary. I don’t know if this is because I was desensitized b...
  • 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...
  • Susan
    The colours in this book are spectacular! The story is dark and creepy but somehow the vibrant colours work. I love how this story wrapped up and didn't completely close the door on a continuation. Even if I don't get a sequel I'm quite pleased with how this concluded.
  • Amy
    still beautifully drawn but a bit of a letdown from the previous edition where everything felt more WTF!? some sci-fi/gov't response tropes felt contrived. Even so, it had an appropriately creepy ending.
  • Renata
    Love the art but didn't find the story quite as compelling as Vol 1. Still, a good series for teens into spooky weird shit.
  • Liz
    Flat conclusion to the first book, predictable and cliche :(
  • Leah (Jane Speare)
    Pretty fun! AMAZING art! I think it's the last one? Definitely left room for more events but also wrapped up most things.
  • Christine
    Wicked cool art that's still easy to follow, love the story.
  • Amy Lou
    3.5 starsI just love the art style in these books, and the creepy stylistic feeling it gives off. The story is intriguing and odd in a good way, but I’m still confused? I’m not sure whether there will be more to the series, and I don’t know whether I’ll continue on if there is.
  • Michelle Morrell
    Not quite as ambitious or gripping as the first, but still gorgeous art, creepy action, mysterious happenings. A nice round ending (though left open for more).
  • CD
    All your questions answered? Not so much but the spill zone has been left quieter. For now. Revealed are the events that caused the zone, the N Korean involvement, the fate of Vespertine, and hints at what comes next. The story may be derivative for some readers, chances are that it will be entertaining.If there is a bias herein, it is all because this was written by a Toxic Avenger fan ;).
  • Debbie
    So good. Addison and Lexa still struggling with the after effects of the spill zone, but there’s help on the way. They have more adventures and close calls, but with an ending that leaves us hanging. Also really great art work conveying the story nicely.
  • Heidi Ward
    If I find no time to say more about the Spill Zone books, I just want to get on record with a gush about the art, especially in this second book. Alex Puvilland (Artist), Hilary Sycamore (Colors) must have vivid, psychedelic nightmares, because their vision is as unearthly as the Spill Zone itself.Very cool book. Five stars.
  • Anne
    What choice did I have but revenge? Spill Zone was one of my favorite graphic novels that I read last year, and I've been looking forward to the second installment in this duology ever since.The first book introduces us to Addison, who takes photos of the quarantined Spill Zone in Poughkeepsie, NY to support herself and her sister Lexa. Unfortunately, she gets more trouble than she bargained for when she accepts a dangerous mission into the zone...