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