September 5, 2011

The Unwanteds Blog Tour Stop with a Video & GIVEAWAY!

I'm soooooooooo very excited to host today's stop on the The Unwanteds blog tour.  I started seeing press aobut this book awhile back and because very ineterested in it.  I love Lisa McMann's others books and wanted to see what she could do with a middle grade book.  

About Lisa McMann - websitefacebooktwitter
Lisa McMann lives and writes in the Phoenix area. Her books include theNYT bestselling paranormal WAKE trilogy, CRYER’S CROSS, and thedystopian fantasy series beginning with THE UNWANTEDS (coming Aug. 30, 2011).

About The Unwanteds - goodreadsamazonB&NIndie Bound,Books-A-MillionPowell's

Every year in Quill, thirteen-year-olds are sorted into categories: thestrong, intelligent Wanteds go to university, and the artistic Unwantedsare 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 themirage 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.

Doesn't that sound just plain fantastic? 
I love the quote at the top of the cover: 
"The Hunger Games Meets Harry Potter."

Ok and even cooler I got to ask Lisa McMann a question and she answered it in a video!!
My students always want to know what kind of student an author was - they always assume a perfect "A" student.  Listen to hear what Lisa says!


The Giveaway!

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  +1entry
  • 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

Link can be provided in the comments of this post, on the Kismet 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.

Hmmmmmmm which would I be - WANTED or UNWANTED.  I think WANTED because if the UNWANTED are creative etc I don't think I'd fully fall within that camp! :) 

If you have more questions or want to check out more of Lisa McMann's guest posts go to The Unwanteds tour page at the Kismet site.

The Tour Dates

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!


  1. I really want to read this. I'd probably be an unwanted because I am somewhat creative and I'm not so strong. Thanks for the giveaway.

  2. Didn't you just love this book? Such a great story. And great question! I'll have to play it for my students. :)
    Mary @BookSwarm

  3. great giveaway
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    I want to be Unwanted!

  4. I am an unwanted definitely! I write, attempt to draw, craft and scrapbook (at least I used to) now I more take pictures than scrapbook. And I blog, which if think makes me unwanted! So go UNWANTEDS!


  5. What a fun video! I loved this book! So so good!

    Just wanted to stop by and say Congratulations on your BBAW Short List nomination today as well! :o)

  6. Hmm, I would like to think that I would be Wanted, but then again it's realyl hard to tell. Hopefully I would be Wanted. I think I would be, but who knows.


  7. I'd be unwanted :)

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