Blog Tour & Giveaway: The Unwanteds by Lisa McMann

Posted 28 August, 2011 by Danny in Uncategorized / 17 Comments

Woot, today we are super excited to kick of The Unwanteds Blog Tour!
The Unwanteds is the first book in a new MG series by Lisa McMann.

Today you have the chance to win a Book Club / School Class pack! Awesome hu?

20 copies to share with your class mates or book club friends!

About The Unwanteds:

goodreads, amazon, B&N, Indie Bound, Books-A-Million, Powell’s (available Hardcover, eBook, Audiobook)

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

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).

Links: website, twitter, facebook

Let’s move to the big Contest, here is the basic Contest Information

Are you Unwanted?
Provide the link to a picture or video of you explaining which camp you’d be in, Wanted, Necessary or Unwanted, and be entered to win the grand prize book club/class pack. Your 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.
And don’t forget to leave a comment!


This contest has just been opened to folks who are uncomfortable doing

a video or picture of themselves!!


So, here’s the deal….

If you leave a comment on our tour stop here

explaining which camp you are in and why….you get +1 entry!

If you leave a link to a picture explaining it,

either here in the comments, on Kismet’s FB page

or Lisa’s FB page…. you get +2 entries!

And if you leave a link to a video explaining it,

either here in the comments, on Kismet’s FB page

or Lisa’s FB page…. you get +5 entries!

And now, Pushy, Danny and Lisa McMann share what they would be:
And you’ll definitely want to check out the other tour hosts

because everyday Lisa herself will be answering a question on each of the tour stops!!

Here’s the schedule:

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!

The Unwanted Blog Tour comes from:

Much Love,

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17 Responses to “Blog Tour & Giveaway: The Unwanteds by Lisa McMann”

  1. Darkfallen

    Awesome video girls! I don't know how you do it…I am WAY to self-consious for all that;) lolz Can't wait to see what everyone else does in their posts. I am re-vamping mine as we speak! Which I think I am going to have to re-vamp again bc I didn't realize it has to be a picture of the "real" me….lolz

    OH and just and FYI….but the link to above to PW's page doesn't work. Not sure what you have but it is:

    And Pushy….awesome pictures! I LOVE photography. I'll have to show you some of my wedding pics sometime. I dragged my wedding party into a rough neighborhood to make them take pics in front of graffiti walls. Why? Because the contrast was amazing, especially with high saturation. I mean guys and girls all in formal dresses and tux's standing in front of grafiti walls & abandoned warehouses? How perfect is that! lolz

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  2. joannie sparks

    Ok i love this contest but i don't think i can do it . i have never been in front of the web cam or camera. Or a painter. or anything. I can't even match clothes. So i guess you could sall me wanted even though unwanted sounds better lol. It would have been nice to enter. i would love to give these book to the rural elementary school in georgia. But good luck to all. Joannie jscddmj at aol dot com

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  3. hrose2931

    Yeah, I'm crafty and creative, but this video cam stuff, count me out. I tried to do a video IMM it was two 12 min videos and it was going to take 12 hours to load!! I think I need some lessons. How to make a video on your computer for dummies anyone??? Have to count me out on this one! Loved to have half of your talent D. How's the thesis???

    My recent post Raw Blue by Kirsty Eagar

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  4. Well, Joannie, you're in luck!!!  This comment enters you in the contest!  If you change your mind and would like to link to a photo or video of you explaining why you're Wanted, you can earn extra entries, but as of right now, you're in!  Thanks for participating!!!

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  5. LOL!!  Thanks, Heather!  But the contest rules were just revised so you don't have to do a picture or video, just leave a comment!  I hope you'll consider doing so because I'd love to hear what camp you think you'd wind up in and why!!!!  😀

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  6. hrose2931

    Okay I'll answer the question b/c my son is at a new school and I'm sure they'd love a set of these books! It's a school full of Wanteds and Unwanteds trying to solve the world's problems!

    I would be an Unwanted and proud of it, sorry Danny. I am writerly and when I put my mind to it, I can draw and create things. I've even been known to sew. Collage is my new found love. And taking pictures. So yeah, I'm Unwanted all the way! And if you really want me to post a picture of my transcripts from college to prove it, I could, but I'd be embarrassed! Math and Science, logic being rationale, not for me.

    Pushy, frame those pictures and enjoy them rather than keeping them in a box!
    My recent post Raw Blue by Kirsty Eagar

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  7. hrose2931

    Thank YOU!! I actually finally made a video! That alone should make me unwanted. I do think I might need therapy telling everyone I'm unwanted for a few weeks!! I just have to keep reminding myself it's a good thing!

    My recent post IMM

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