The Unwanteds

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A riveting middlegrade dystopian novel from New York Times bestselling Wake author Lisa McMann that Kirkus Reviews calls “The Hunger Games meets Harry Potter.”

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. Upon arrival at the destination where he expected to be eliminated, however, Alex discovers a stunning secret--behind the mirage 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 occurence 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.


  • TheUnwanteds 001 Intro

    Duration: 43s
  • TheUnwanteds 002 ThePurge

    Duration: 03min
  • TheUnwanteds 003 Wanted

    Duration: 05min
  • TheUnwanteds 004 TheDeathFarm

    Duration: 08min
  • TheUnwanteds 005 Elimination

    Duration: 05min
  • TheUnwanteds 006 MrToday

    Duration: 07min
  • TheUnwanteds 007 QuillPrevails

    Duration: 05min
  • TheUnwanteds 008 Artime

    Duration: 10min
  • TheUnwanteds 009 HomeInTheStoneMansion

    Duration: 12min
  • TheUnwanteds 010 MagicAndArt

    Duration: 26min
  • TheUnwanteds 011 School

    Duration: 15min
  • TheUnwanteds 012 SamheedsFirstSecret

    Duration: 06min
  • TheUnwanteds 013 OneByOne

    Duration: 07min
  • TheUnwanteds 014 ParallelLessons

    Duration: 09min
  • TheUnwanteds 015 LosingPatience

    Duration: 05min
  • TheUnwanteds 016 ABigMistake

    Duration: 09min
  • TheUnwanteds 017 SecretsAndSecret

    Duration: 03min
  • TheUnwanteds 018 MrTodaysOffice

    Duration: 05min
  • TheUnwanteds 019 TheWayItIs

    Duration: 04min
  • TheUnwanteds 020 AaronTheWanted

    Duration: 09min
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