blo Teens Read and Write: Book Tour & Giveaway! THE UNWANTEDS with author Lisa McMann

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Book Tour & Giveaway! THE UNWANTEDS with author Lisa McMann

Vlog tours are so much fun because it's like we're sitting down with the author in person. We're thrilled to have THE UNWANTEDS author Lisa McMann drop by to answer a question about how her kids were involved with the creation of her book!


Every year in Quill, thirteen-year-olds are sorted into categories: the strong, intelligent Wanteds go to university, and the artistic Unwanteds are sent to their deaths.
Thirteen-year-old Alex tries his hardest to be stoic when his fate is announced as Unwanted, even while leaving behind his twin, Aaron, a Wanted. Upon arrival at the destination where he expected to be eliminated, however, Alex discovers a stunning secret—behind the mirage of the “death farm” there is instead a place called Artime.
In Artime, each child is taught to cultivate their creative abilities and learn how to use them magically, weaving spells through paintbrushes and musical instruments. Everything Alex has ever known changes before his eyes, and it’s a wondrous transformation.
But it’s a rare, unique occurrence for twins to be separated between Wanted and Unwanted, and as Alex and Aaron’s bond stretches across their separation, a threat arises for the survival of Artime that will pit brother against brother in an ultimate, magical battle.
We love that THE UNWANTEDS has such an interesting family influence and we can't wait to read all about the artistic magic!
Be sure to check out the contest details for a chance to win up to 20 books - you must leave a comment for 1 entry - and follow the blog tour (links below) where Lisa will answer a question on each site.
Thanks for stopping by, Lisa!

Contest Info: 
Are you Unwanted?
Gather entries to be entered to win the grand prize book club class pack (up to 20 books!) by explaining which camp you’d be in: Wanted or Unwanted:
  • leave a comment  +1entries
  • provide a picture of you that shows what you'd be (be creative) +2 entries
  • provide a video and tell us what you would be!   +5 entries
Links can be provided in the comments of this post, on theKismet Book Touring Facebook page or on Lisa's Facebook page.  Open US/Canada.  Contestants under 18 years of age must have parental consent to enter.

Monday August 29th - Danny and Pushy, Bewitched Bookworms
Tuesday, August 30th (The Unwanted's Book Birthday!) - Katie, The Mundie Moms
Wednesday, August 31st - Alyssa, Teens Read and Write
Thursday, September 1st - Heidi, YA Bibliophile
Friday, September 2nd - Becky, Stories & Sweeties
Monday September 5th - Jill, The O.W.L
Tuesday, September 6th - Mary, Book Swarm
Wednesday, September 7th - Reading Teen
Thursday, September 8th - Melissa, I Swim For Oceans
Friday, September 9th - Sab, YA Bliss
Monday September 12th - Cynthia, A Blog About Nothing
Tuesday, September 13th - Nancy, Amusing Reviews
Wednesday, September 14th - Michelle and Leslie, Michelle and Leslie's Book Picks
Thursday, September 15th - Darkfallen and Greta, Paranormal Wastelands
Friday, September 16th - Alice, Alice Marvels
Tuesday, September 20th -Grand prize announcement on Lisa McMann's blog!

About Lisa McMann - 
Lisa McMann lives and writes in the Phoenix area. Her books include the NYT bestselling paranormal WAKE trilogy, CRYER’S CROSS, and the dystopian fantasy series beginning with THE UNWANTEDS Available now! Website/Facebook/Twitter


Alicia0605 said...

I think my husband would enjoy this book!


Jasmyn said...

This sounds like a great book.


Stina Lindenblatt said...

My 11 yo WANTS this book. He loved Cryer's Cross (he's not allowed to read the Wake trilogy yet, for obvious reasons).

stinalindenblatt (at) shaw (dot) ca

Jenny said...

Her video was so cute! I love that she bounced ideas of her kids and things that happened in their lives are what inspired the book, it's always fun to know little tidbits like that:) I can't wait to read this book!

samantha35 said...

great giveaway
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Jenny N. said...

The Unwanteds sounds so different from Lisa McMann's other books which kind of makes me want to read it more.

Melissa (Books and Things) said...

(not an entry)

What a great giveaway! I have the ARC and can't wait to dive into it!

ElfRenee said...

This book looks great, it's on my wishlist!!

sablelexi said...

While I'd love to think I'm creative enough to be an Unwanted, I think I'd end up being a Wanted. Since I've always done well in school.

jlynettes @ hotmail . com

Vivien said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

A Canadian Girl said...

I think it must have been lots of fun for Lisa and her kids to brainstorm ideas for spells together. I'd probably end up being a Wanted though since I'm not too creative or artistic. Thanks for the giveaway!

Vivien said...

Oh, and I'd be unwanted.


I'd be unwanted and I have to say,my son, 11, constantly makes up stories with me. I give him some characters and he gives them powers and friends and we go from there. The trouble is, he has about 20 characters and no plot, so I'm trying to reel him in a little on that. It's like he wants to include all his friends. He's so cute!


Kare said...

I want to read this book something fierce!! Lisa is such an amazing author. Thank you for the giveaway!!


Anna said...

Probably unwanted, but who knows.


wandy said...

I am really looking forward to this book. It's different from what I usually read in a good way.
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Marlene Detierro said...

Author Lisa McMann takes readers on an adventure very different than that in her previous novels. Her creation of these two extremely different worlds creates a sharp contrast that had this reader captivated. The underdog status of the Unwanteds pulled me into the story and had me cheering for them right up through the last page. If you are a fan of HARRY POTTER, THE HUNGER GAMES, or just enjoy fast-paced adventure and fantasy, you'll want to get your hands on this one.

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