Sunday, August 14, 2011

Mailbox Monday


Mailbox Monday was created by Marcia at The Printed Page.

This month's Mailbox Monday blog tour is hosted by Staci at Life in the Thumb.

Check out the blog and post all the new books you acquired last week.

 The Unwanteds by Lisa McMann (from publisher)

From author's website:
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 graves.

The UnwantedsOn the day of the Purge, identical twins Alex and Aaron Stowe await their fate. While Aaron is hopeful of becoming a Wanted, Alex knows his chances are slim. He's been caught drawing with a stick in the dirt-and in the stark gray land of Quill, being creative is a death sentence.

But when Alex and the other Unwanteds face the Eliminators, they discover an eccentric magician named Mr. Today and his hidden world that exists to save the condemned children. Artimé is a colorful place of talking statues, uncommon creatures, and artistic magic, where creativity is considered a gift... and a weapon. 

7 comments:

Laura @ I'm Booking It said...

How interesting-- It sounds like it could make some of the ideas in dystopian novels accessible to a younger audience.

Enjoy your reading.

kay - Infinite Shelf said...

The Unwanteds sounds so good, I can't wait to read it too!

gautami tripathy said...

Wonderful mailbox. Have a great reading week. Come check my mailbox!!

Here is my Monday: Mailbox/What Are You Reading?/Musings post!

bermudaonion said...

I hope you enjoy it!

Tribute Books Mama said...

Sounds like an interesting read, enjoy!

Beth(bookaholicmom) said...

This book looks interesting. I hope you enjoy it!

Mary said...

Yikes! I'm glad I didn't live in Quill when I was 13 :)