Lisa McMann, the New York Times bestselling author of the Wake Trilogy, has released her first middle-grade book, The Unwanteds. With a combination of middle-grade fantasy and dystopian themes, The Unwanteds is sure to appeal to many tween readers.
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. But, as secrets are revealed and transformations are made, Alex and Aaron’s bond stretches and a threat arises that will pit brother against brother in an ultimate, magical battle.
The Unwanteds, 9781442407688, Aladdin, Hardcover