Google+ Reading Teen: Interview and Giveaway with Lisa McMann, Author of The Unwanteds

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Interview and Giveaway with Lisa McMann, Author of The Unwanteds

Today we have the amazingly talented writer, Lisa McMann here on video to talk about her new Middle Grade book, The Unwanteds.  For this blog tour, we each got to ask Lisa a question about her or her book.  Be sure to check out all the other stops on the tour to see her answer more questions.  And make sure you check out Austin's review of The Unwanteds here!



Thanks to Lisa McMann and Kismet Book Touring, you have the opportunity to win the grand prize book club class pack (up to 20 books!)

Are you Unwanted? Gather entries by commenting on the blog tour posts to be entered to win the grand prize (A book-club/classroom pack of up to 20 copies of The Unwanteds) Leave a comment explaining which camp you’d be in: Wanted or Unwanted:
  • leave a comment +1 entry
  • provide a picture of you that shows what you'd be (be creative) +2 entries
  • provide a video and tell us what you would be! +5 entries
Link can be provided in the comments of this post, on the Kismet Book Touring Facebook page or on Lisa's Facebook page. Open US/Canada. Contestants under 18 years of age must have parental consent to enter.


The Unwanteds

About The Unwanteds - goodreads, amazon, B&N, Indie Bound, Books-A-Million, Powell's
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 occurrence 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.


About Lisa McMann - website, facebook, twitter
Lisa McMann lives and writes in the Phoenix area. Her books include the NYT bestselling paranormal WAKE trilogy, CRYER’S CROSS, and the dystopian fantasy series beginning with THE UNWANTEDS (coming Aug. 30, 2011).


Tour Stops

Monday August 29th - Danny and Pushy, Bewitched Bookworms
Tuesday, August 30th (The Unwanted's Book Birthday!) - Katie, The Mundie Moms
Wednesday, August 31st - Alyssa, Teens Read and Write
Thursday, September 1st - Heidi, YA Bibliophile
Friday, September 2nd - Becky, Stories & Sweeties

Monday September 5th - Jill, The O.W.L
Tuesday, September 6th - Mary, Book Swarm
Wednesday, September 7th - Reading Teen
Thursday, September 8th - Melissa, I Swim For Oceans
Friday, September 9th - Sab, YA Bliss

Monday September 12th - Cynthia, A Blog About Nothing
Tuesday, September 13th - Nancy, Amusing Reviews
Wednesday, September 14th - Michelle and Leslie, Michelle and Leslie's Book Picks
Thursday, September 15th - Darkfallen and Greta, Paranormal Wastelands
Friday, September 16th - Alice, Alice Marvels

Tuesday, September 20th -Grand prize announcement on Lisa McMann's blog!


  1. This book sound freakin' amazing!! Thanks for the chance to win!


  2. Well, since I don't seem to have an artistic bone in my body, I guess I'd be a WANTED. Funny how being Wanted seems less appealing than being an Unwanted! haha!

  3. I would be unwanted. I used to be a dance major :)

    deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

  4. I have been waiting for this one- would love to win it! Thanks for hosting. Please enter me. I am an old follower.

  5. An unwanted.

    -Britt T.

  6. I would hope then to be a wanted. This series sounds fabulous. I will have to let my kids in our 5th grade bookclub know about this one. I loved the video. Thank you!

    terilhack at yahoo dot com

  7. I would be an unwanted for sure. I am more the creative, artistic, musical person. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway.

    LadyVampire2u AT gmail DOT com

  8. This book sounds great! I bought it to read with my 5th grader. Thanks for the chance to win!
    I don't have any artistic talent, so I guess I'd be WANTED. My 10 year old, however, is a musical genius. He plays multiple instruments, sings and is quite a talented illustrator. (but he'll always be WANTED to me)

  9. That's a hard question! I would want to be Wanted, to go to a University and further my learning, but I would also like to be Unwanted because I love being creative!! That being said, I would choose Unwanted.

  10. I'd be unwanted I suppose. Thanks for the giveaway!!


  11. Ahhhhh! this sounds epic! Sign me up!

  12. I would want to be unwanted!

    great giveaway
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  13. I would totally have been Unwanted! xD Thanks for this chance to win.



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