Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine.

This week I'm waiting on:

The Unwanteds by Lisa McMann

Publication date: August 30th, 2011


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 occurence 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.


  1. I don't usually read MG books, but I love Lisa and will definitely be getting this book! Great pick!

  2. Could I ask if you know of any ARC Tours that involve Canada as well? I seem to be having difficulties with this.

  3. OoO, I haven't heard of this one, but it sounds great! Here's my WoW, if you want to check it out:

  4. I have an ARC of this book and I'll be reading it soon. I can't wait!

  5. Your comments were greatly appreciated in regards to the ARC tours. Thanks so much my dear!

  6. Great pick. Looking forward to this one too!

  7. Wow, this sounds pretty amazing!