Friday, September 2, 2011

The Unwanteds: Blog Tour Stop & Giveaway!!

Welcome, everyone, to the next stop on The Unwanteds Blog Tour! I hope you're all enjoying all the cool videos so far, and are excited as I am about Lisa McMann's newest book! I'm about 100 pages into the book right now and it is so excellent! Something completely different from this fabulous author after her Wake Trilogy (which I also loved!)---The Unwanteds is her first foray into middle-grade territory.

So, for the blog tour, we each got to pose a question to Lisa and she answered us in a vlog! For my stop, I asked her if we could get a quick tour of where the magic happens! I love seeing where authors hole up to write their stories, what inspiring little corners they chose to "do their stuff!" Take a look:

Wasn't that awesome! The bookcase is to die for and I can see how that would be an inspiring place to write. Comfy chairs and lots of amazing books all around! Thanks for that tour, Lisa!

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On to the Giveaway!!
Contest Info: Are you Unwanted? Enter to win the grand prize book club class pack (up to 20 books!) by explaining which camp you’d be in: Wanted or Unwanted:
  • leave a comment +1entries
  • 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.

Be sure to visit all the stops on the tour:
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
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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
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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
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Tuesday, September 20th -Grand prize announcement on Lisa McMann's blog!

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).

About The Unwanteds:
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.


  1. I can't wait to read this book. Thanks for the giveaway!!


  2. I'm kind of a science-y person so I think I would be in the wanted camp

  3. I would be unwanted. Totally unruly.

    deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

  4. I would be unwanted for sure. I am the creative, dreamer, artistic sort of person. This books sounds fabulous. Thanks for the chance to win it.

    LadyVampire2u AT gmail DOT com

  5. great giveaway
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  6. I would be unwanted and I think I am starting to get a complex. By the time this tour is over someone is going to have to stroke my ego. Think I'll go write something!


  7. I would be unwanted. :(