The Unwanteds (Unwanteds, #1)

The Unwanteds (Unwanteds, #1) 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 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 Artim 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 Artim that will pit brother against brother in an ultimate magical battle.

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  • Hardcover
  • 390 pages
  • The Unwanteds (Unwanteds, #1)
  • Lisa McMann
  • English
  • 16 September 2018
  • 1442407689

10 thoughts on “The Unwanteds (Unwanteds, #1)

  1. says:

    Has anyone else seen that recent episode of The Simpsons in which Lisa wants to be a writer, and Bart and Homer come up with a scheme to group write a YA novel by throwing in every element that all YA novels seem to have these days That s what The Unwanteds felt like to me It had a dystopian future, some magic, a kindly all knowing mentor Dumbledore esque , not just one but two sets of twins each complete with one good twin and one evil twin , a war between good and evil, even a hint of a lo Has anyone else seen that recent episode of The Simpsons in which Lisa wants to be a writer, and Bart and Homer come up with a scheme to group write a YA novel by throwing in every element that all YA novels seem to have these days That s what The Unwanteds felt like to me It had a dystopian future, some magic, a kindly all knowing mentor Dumbledore esque , not just one but two sets of twins each comple...

  2. says:

    The Hunger Games meets Harry Potter Someone tell me how and I ll reconsider my being against thatI love fantasy I love someone telling me in a book that there is a giant tiger wolf bird guarding a castle and there are no questions asked I love it because as illogical and unlikely it would seem, no one gives a crap because, how cool would it be You re too busy dreaming about this massive creature, interpreting what animal isvisible in the combination, to thi...

  3. says:

    Without knowledge that life can be different, there can be no desire to change itIn the land of Quill, all thirteen year olds are sent to the annual Purge where they will be divided into Wanted and Unwanted For twin brothers Alex and Aaron, this day is especially daunting as they are both now thirteen and reluctant to separate Or at least Alex is and would like to believe his brother reciprocates this sentiment.On the day of the Purge Alex is unsurprisingly categorized as Unwanted a Without knowledge that life can be different, there can be no desire to change itIn the land of Quill, all thirteen year olds are sent to the annual Purge where they will be divided into Wanted and Unwanted For twin brothers Alex and Aaron, this day is especially daunting as they are both now thirteen and reluctant to separate Or at least Alex is and would like to believe his brother reciprocates this sentiment.On the day of the Purge Alex is unsurprisingly categorized as Unwanted and his brother Aaron is chosen as a Wanted Feeling scared and helpless, Alex goes off to meet his death along with his fellow Unwanteds But when he arrives at the Death Farmer s doorstep, he is surprised to find a land where magic and creativity thrive Animated origami dragons giant talking ...

  4. says:

    I bought The Unwanteds last year after having loved Lisa McMann s other books, Cryer s Cross and Dead To You The cover was beautiful, the synopsis was interesting and there were even critics raving on how the book was like Harry Potter meets The Hunger Games I figured that with all those credentials, The Unwanteds ought to be a pretty awesome read, but it seems I was horribly, dreadfully wrong.Narrati...

  5. says:

    Picked this up for my tween grad school project because I am asked for this series all the time at my job at the library But this turned out like The Lightning Thief for me and meh.This is just one of those books that ain t for me I gave it until 200 pages in and I m DNFing with no rating because I just don t care.Full review below In the land of Quill there is a ceremony when its children turn thirteen they are placed as Wanted, Necessary and Unwanted The Wanteds go on to higher level, impo Picked this up for my tween grad school project because I am asked for this series all the time at my job at the library But this turned out like The Lightning Thief for me and meh.This is just one of those books that ain t for me I gave it until 200 pages in and I m DNFing with no rating because I just don t care.Full review below In the land of Quill there is a ceremony when its children turn thirteen they are placed as Wanted, Necessary and Unwanted The Wanteds go on to higher level, important positions The Necessaries become the laborers And the Unwanteds are sent to be terminated Alex and Aaron are twins, and on the day they are sorted, Aaron is chosen as a Wanted and Alex an Unwanted Alex leaves his twin behind and accepts his fate, that is until he and the other Unwanteds discover that they are not to be terminated, but to live and thrive in a magical new land with all of the other Unwanteds Here they are expected to be creative, pursue their art and learn battle training But as t...

  6. says:

    Originally reviewed on The Book Smugglers REVIEW First Impressions Thea When I first laid eyes on The Unwanteds and read the novel s intriguing summary, I was hooked and knew it was one of my MUST GET OR DIE titles at BEA this year As a long time lover of both dystopias and fantasy, the blend of these two seemingly incongruous components always wins me over I m a little chagrined to say, however, that while The Unwanteds is an undeniably fun book f Originally reviewed on The Book Smugglers REVIEW First Impressions Thea When I first laid eyes on The Unwanteds and read the novel s intriguing summary, I was hooked and knew it was one of my MUST GET OR DIE titles at BEA this year As a long time lover of both dystopias and fantasy, the blend of these two seemingly incongruous components always wins me over I m a little chagrined to say, however, that while The Unwanteds is an undeniably fun book featuring some won...

  7. says:

    May I just say how clever the premise for this book is Everyone with a single ounce of creativity is Unwanted and executed, and everyone who s athletic or intelligent stay and are deemed Wanted That is single handedly the most clever premise I ve read in a long time That s true fantasy, a whole world spawned from just a single question McMann doesn t fall flat of what I expected from this wonderful idea In fact, I didn t even know what this was going to be about until I read the Introduct May I just say how clever the premise for this book is Everyone with a single ounce of creativity is Unwanted...

  8. says:

    On the cover of this book, it says the Hunger Games meets Harry Potter OK, the plot is a bit like that In fact, the base plot in this book has potential Unfortunately,the author never ever meets that potential.The writing is bland, the characters are flat There is no emotional engagement with the characters as such there is no suspense because ultimately, who...

  9. says:

    I m between three or four stars on this one As I m not really the intended audience, it could be a four, but for me, it just didn t quite make the cut.I liked McMann s world building She creates both places here with imagery that brings them to life The characters are a bitdifficult for me I didn t feel any real connection to any of them, wasn t moved by their stories I think for me to really enjoy this I needed to careand I found lots of their behavior a little bit irritating I m between three or four stars on this one As I m not really the intended audience, it could be a four, but for me, it just didn t quite make the cut.I liked McMann s world building She creates both places here with imagery that brings them to life The characters are a bitdifficult for me I didn t feel any real conn...

  10. says:

    Love this series There was a hint of wind coming over the top of the stone walls and through the barbed wire sky on the day Alexander Stowe was to be Purged First sentence Fear and a suspicion of strangers is, I m afraid, a characteristic of many humans Mr Today Fighting against Quill s bigotry, which says brains and brawn are better, orimportant, than creativity Mr Today Survival depended on shrewdness and good judgment as well as skill AlexThis is a stupendous fantasy, Love this series There was a hint of wind coming over the top of the stone walls and through the barbed wire sky on the day Alexander Stowe was to be Purged First sentence Fear and a suspicion of strangers is, I m afraid, a characteristic of many humans Mr Today Fighting against Quill s bigotry, which says brains and brawn are better, orimportant, than creativity Mr Today Survival depended on shrewdness and good judgment as well as skill AlexThis is a stupendous...

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