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!
Monday August 29th - Danny and Pushy, Bewitched Bookworms
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
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