The Unwanteds by Lisa McMann audiobook

The Unwanteds

By Lisa McMann
Read by Simon Jones

The Unwanteds Series: Book 1

7.35 Hours 08/30/2011 Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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The New York Times bestselling author of the Wake trilogy makes her middle-grade dystopian fantasy debut! When Alex finds out he is Unwanted, he expects to die. That is the way of the people of Quill: Each year all the thirteen-year-olds are labeled as Wanted, Necessary, or Unwanted. Wanteds get more schooling and train to join the Quillitary. Necessaries keep the farms running. Unwanteds are set for elimination.It’s hard for Alex to leave behind his twin, Aaron, a Wanted, but he makes peace with his fate—until he discovers that instead of a “death farm,” what awaits him is a magical place called Artimé. There, Alex and his fellow Unwanteds are encouraged to cultivate their creative abilities and use them magically. 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 divided between Wanted and Unwanted, and as Alex and Aaron’s bond stretches across their separation, a threat arises for the survival of Artimé that will pit brother against brother in an ultimate, magical battle.

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Summary

Summary

The New York Times bestselling author of the Wake trilogy makes her middle-grade dystopian fantasy debut!

When Alex finds out he is Unwanted, he expects to die. That is the way of the people of Quill: Each year all the thirteen-year-olds are labeled as Wanted, Necessary, or Unwanted. Wanteds get more schooling and train to join the Quillitary. Necessaries keep the farms running. Unwanteds are set for elimination.

It’s hard for Alex to leave behind his twin, Aaron, a Wanted, but he makes peace with his fate—until he discovers that instead of a “death farm,” what awaits him is a magical place called Artimé. There, Alex and his fellow Unwanteds are encouraged to cultivate their creative abilities and use them magically. 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 divided between Wanted and Unwanted, and as Alex and Aaron’s bond stretches across their separation, a threat arises for the survival of Artimé that will pit brother against brother in an ultimate, magical battle.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Imagination runs wild in this creative adventure.” Brandon Mull, #1 New York Times bestselling author
“Fantasy readers will be drawn to this plot…Don’t expect this to stay long on your library shelves.” Library Media Connection
“McMann has created a world of magical whimsy.” School Library Journal
The Hunger Games meets Harry Potter…Blending elements from two popular genres, this is sure to be a double hit.” Kirkus Reviews
“Reading Lisa McMann’s The Unwanteds was like discovering a brilliant, lost children’s classic—except it’s never going to be lost, because readers will never, ever forget the magic they'll experience in its pages.” James A. Owen, author of Here, There Be Dragons

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Fantasy
Runtime: 7.35
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English