|TUESDAY, AUGUST 30 |
7pm | Tween Event | Lisa McMann: The Unwanteds
Credit: Vania Stoyanova, VCLPhoto
| Lisa McMann, the New York Times bestselling author of the Wake series, visits to share her first book for middle readers, The Unwanteds. |
"The Hunger Games meets Harry Potter." — Kirkus Reviews
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. When Alex is announced as an Unwanted, he leaves behind his twin, Aaron, a Wanted. But upon arrival at the destination where he expects to die, Alex discovers a stunning secret—behind the mirage of the 'death farm' there is instead a place called Artime. There, each child is taught to cultivate their creative abilities and use them magically, weaving spells through paintbrushes and musical instruments. Soon, 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.
James A. Owen, bestselling author and illustrator of Here, There Be Dragons, raves, "reading McMann's The Unwanteds was like discovering a brilliant, lost children's classic—except it's never going to be lost, because readers will never, ever forget the magic they'll experience in its pages."
|THE UNWANTEDS PRIZE PACK!|
Limited to the first 100 orders
Buy The Unwanteds at the event or pre-order from Changing Hands through August 25 and you'll receive:
Can't make it? For $22 (includes taxes and shipping) we'll ship your prize pack anywhere in the country. Please note: You may see a temporary hold charge in excess of $22. Be assured your account will only be charged the sale price of $22. Extra for international shipping. Please call for details: 480-730-0205.
PLEASE NOTE: Be sure to include the name of the person you'd like Lisa to personalize the book for in the "Order Comments" field at the bottom of the checkout page.
|Attention CLUB READ cardholders: Receive extra points for attending Lisa's event. Don't know about Club Read? Ask a bookseller how or find out more about it here.|
"Imagination runs wild in this creative adventure."—#1 New York Times bestselling author Brandon Mull "The Hunger Games meets Harry Potter in this middle-grade departure from McMann’s string of paranormal mysteries with romance for young adults... Blending elements from two popular genres, this is sure to be a double hit."—Kirkus Reviews