Claribel A. Ortega Reveals Official ‘Witchlings 2’ Title


After teasing a sequel to their latest novel Witchlings, Claribel A. Ortega has officially unveiled the title for book 2 in the series! The book is called The Golden Frog Games and will release in 2023.

The official synopsis, per Barnes & Noble, reads:

“Seven Salazar is a Spare.

And now, she’s the most famous Spare in the Twelve Towns, along with Valley Pepperhorn and Thorn Laroux, her two best friends.

After being named the new town Uncle, she’s undergoing intense training to learn how to use her abilities to communicate with animals. But their voices are fading, and she’s not sure why her magic keeps getting weaker . .

Meanwhile, it’s the Golden Toad Games, a week of magical competitions among the Champions of the twelve towns, and Thorn is competing in fashion design!

But when Thorn’s competitors start to get turned to stone, suspicion lands on Thorn and the other Spares. Who else would sink so low to win?

Can Seven find out who is stonifying the competitors . . .before Thorn is next?”

Witchlings released earlier this year and introduced readers to the trio of Seven, Valley, and Thorn. During a coven sorting ceremony, the group found themselves placed in the Spare Coven — the one other witches looked upon in disgust. However, the group is unable to seal their coven, placing them at risk of never developing their full powers. So, Seven invokes the Impossible Task so that they can become full witches. But if they fail, they face dire consequences.

The Golden Frog Games is currently slated to release on May 2, 2023 and is available for pre-order. While you wait, pick up a copy of Witchlings here, find out your coven house here, and check out our review.

Julia is a writer/editor/content assistant for Nerds who joined the team in 2019.

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