Sorceline Book 2 (Sorceline #2)
Illustrated by Paola Antista
Andrews McNeel Publishing
Published August 22, 2023
About Sorceline Book 2
Return to the Island of Vorn, where mythical creatures roam free and only the brightest students are invited to study them! Follow along as the kids (and creatures) of Professor Balzar’s famous school of cryptozoology unearth the long-hidden secret at the heart of their story.
Sorceline has proven herself a star student at Balzar’s prestigious academy—but her gifts might have gotten the best of her. As Sorceline fights for her life, her classmates must work to uncover her origin story, revealing details of her past that may offer a key to their present.
At the back of the book, enjoy an illustrated bestiary along with behind-the-scenes bonus material!
This graphic novel begins right where the first book in the series left off: Sorceline is in a deep sleep, and the professor and her friends must figure out how to wake her. As they pursue a cure, they run into pieces of other mysteries and dangers.
I felt like I got to know the characters better in this book, even though much of the story is about the quest to find and stop a bad guy from the past. I liked the way the relationship between Sorceline and Merode developed– he’s one of my favorite characters.
Though it’s a pretty short book at just over 100 pages, a lot happens in those few chapters. The panels are gorgeous, showcasing lots of mythical creatures and beautiful forest scenes. I’m super glad I read this one. It’s definitely a series I want on my library shelves!
Recommended for Ages 8 to 12.
The main character is white-passing. Other characters are POC.
Profanity/Crude Language Content
A boy has a crush on one of the girls.
Characters have the ability to perform magic and encounter magical creatures.
Situations of peril. A vampire tries to bite Sorceline so she’ll never grow up. She faces a deadly enemy.
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