The Unwanteds by Lisa McMann

In the Land of Quill, the strong and intelligent Wanteds are sent to the university, but the creative Unwanteds are purged. Aaron Stowe goes on to a life of promise as a Wanted while his identical twin Alex is sent to the Eliminators. But instead of death, Alex meets a magician named Mr. Today who introduces him to life in the hidden world of Artimé. Alex learns that art and creativity can be a power and even a weapon. Unfortunately, Artimé can’t stay hidden forever and the two opposing worlds collide.

The Unwanteds is a fast-paced fantasy for readers who enjoy magic and adventure with a little dystopia on the side. Readers will relate to the young characters and their inner struggles while being transported to a new world where creative thinking makes anything possible. McMann’s world building will captivate a wide variety of readers.

Recommended ages--10 and up

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