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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (558 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Lisa McMann Narrator: James Langton Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Unwanteds Series Release Date: September 2012 ISBN: 9781442353077
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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 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 fate of both worlds hanging in the balance. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “The discovery of surrounding islands, including one that renders its captives mute in a horrific manner, lends enough adventure to keep fans satisfied.”

    Kirkus Reviews

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joanne | 2/7/2014

    " Not quite as strong as the first volume. Didn't pack as much of an emotional punch as I would have liked. It moved the plot along, but I liked that the first Unwanteds basically stood alone. This one definitely suffered from "middle volume of a series syndrome." "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Margaret | 1/29/2014

    " Loved this book! Filled with action and left me anxious to read the next. The short chapters made me breeze through it never wanting to put it down until the last page. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Olivia | 1/26/2014

    " I NEED THE NEXT BOOK!!!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karen Arendt | 1/17/2014

    " The second book in the Unwanted series increases the tension between twin brothers, Aaron and Alex, as well as the tension between Artime and Quill. Alex is being groomed to take over for Mr Today while Mr. Today goes on holiday. Aaron allows his bitterness toward Alex and those in authority in Quill as he plots his revenge. The sequel is even more exciting than the first book with plenty of creative magic. I hope there will be a third installment! Share this book with fans of Harry Potter. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kim | 1/17/2014

    " I just love this series. The characters are interesting and believable. And the setting is really neat. My 11 year old and I just finished this book, and we are both waiting eagerly for the next one! This one really leaves you hanging and waiting impatiently for the next book! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lori Brockelbank | 1/16/2014

    " Both my nine year old and eleven year old boys loved this book. We felt all along we were not reading a book but that we were part of the book and were one of the characters. Thank goodness book #3 is available, we can't wait to see how Artime will be saved. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tyler | 1/16/2014

    " Amazing book. So much creativity in such an easy read. Where's book three "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cindy | 12/15/2013

    " It was good, but very open-ended. I should have waited for book three before reading this one! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michelle Mulkern | 11/26/2013

    " Oh my goodness! I love this series and Can't wait for the next one. I really want to know what happens next. I cried so much reading this book. I almost put it down so I could pick it up later to continue it later and not have to wait as long for the next one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Monica | 11/16/2013

    " This is MUCH better than the first. The action is more impressive and the characters have grown into people you can care about. Although not quite a 4 star, the improvement deserves the rating. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alexis | 11/15/2013

    " I thought this book was okay. As a sequel, if definitely relied on the first book for the backstory. I felt like it gave more questions than it answered but I'm intrigued enough to read the next book in the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rachel | 9/24/2013

    " I love this series! Totally engrossing, creative and the plot moves with speed and twists and turns. This second book was such I cliff-hanger I could wait to read the 3rd "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 William Anderson | 9/13/2013

    " It was awesome but I couldn't believe the ending, it was confusing, sad, maddening, and amazing! Can't wait for the next one "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kmcgann | 7/7/2013

    " Hate when it ends & the next book isn't out yet!!! This is great series! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Debbie | 6/28/2013

    " This was a great sequel to "The Unwanteds"! I really liked this book. It is the further adventures of Alex, Aaron, Lani, Sam, Meghan, and all the others. I am looking forward to the next book in the series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ashley | 6/17/2013

    " NOO!! Why did it have to end like that?! I loved it but it needed to continue!! I can't wait for the next one! (Why did Simber have to freeze like that and fall into the ocean? It made me so upset. I hope they all come back and everything gets fixed!) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 AJ | 5/8/2013

    " Love this series so far...but this book is sad and more intense than the first by a lot "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brittany | 3/11/2013

    " I don't think this one needs a sequel but I'm excited anyway. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ryan Byas | 2/16/2013

    " lots of cliffhangers in this one. One of the best fantasies I have ever read "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lauren | 2/3/2013

    " The sequel to The Unwanteds is just as adventurous and action-packed as its predecessor! Harry Potter fans will love this new series with a "Hunger Games" twist - I know I do! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Julie | 12/16/2012

    " It doesn't end with an actual ending! Typical second book. Lots of things introduced and nothing actually taken to a conclusion. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Annalise | 11/23/2012

    " Just finished and loved it!!! WHERE IS THE THIRD BOOK!?!?! I humongous cliff everything happened at once and then it ends got me right on my toes!! I really loved this book cannot wait for the third one just so much suspense!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andrea Blanch Dayap | 11/20/2012

    " why does it have to end it this way? tss.. another cliff hanger. as always. haha "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lena | 10/19/2012

    " good! but i don't like the ending "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Timothy Tuan | 9/18/2012

    " I hope The Unwanteds series would turn to a movie! It's that good "

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About the Author
Author Lisa McMann

Lisa McMann is the New York Times bestselling author of numerous books for kids and teens, including the middle grade dystopian fantasy series the Unwanteds. She lives with her family in Phoenix, Arizona.

About the Narrator

James Langton trained as an actor at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. An AudioFile Earphones Award winner, he has performed many voice-overs and narrated numerous audiobooks, including the international bestsellers The Brotherhood of the Holy Shroud by Julia Navarro, The Virtues of War by Steven Pressfield, and The Demon’s Lexicon by Sarah Rees Brennan. He is also a professional musician who led the internationally renowned Pasadena Roof Orchestra from 1996 to 2002. He was born in York, England, and is now based in New York City.