The Books: The Unwanteds: Island of Silence

The Unwanteds: Island of Silence

The Unwanteds: Island of Silence

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The second book in the middle-grade dystopian fantasy series that Kirkus Reviews calls “The Hunger Games meets Harry Potter,” by New York Times bestselling author Lisa McMann.

Following the life-altering events at the conclusion of The Unwanteds, the stark world of Quill and the magical haven of Artimé are now home to whoever wants to live there, whether they are Wanteds, Unwanteds, or Necessaries.

In Artimé, Alex Stowe and his friends continue to hone their artistic magical spells while welcoming newcomers, wondering how long this peace between Quill and Artimé will last. Alex is stunned when Mr. Today comes to him with a very special request—one Alex questions his readiness for, until circumstances offer a dramatic answer.

And back in Quill, Aaron Stowe, Alex’s twin, faces a very different path. Devastated by his loss of status after Justine’s defeat and seething with rage toward Alex, Aaron is stealthily planning his revenge and return to power.

Alex and Aaron’s separate stories proceed with suspenseful pacing, colliding in a stunning climax that elevates sibling rivalry to epic proportions and leaves the fate of both worlds hanging in the balance.

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Unwanteds 1 Unwanteds 3 Unwanteds 4 Unwanteds 5 Unwanteds 6 Unwanteds 7 Unwanteds Box Set

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Next appearance

March 3, 2019
TUCSON FESTIVAL OF BOOKS

Signing in the Mostly Books Booth
11-11:30am

A Menagerie of Characters: The Role of Animals in Literature Authors engage their readers through creating a menagerie of compelling characters, but animals in particular have always played a powerful role in middle-grade novels. Four best-selling authors will talk about the animal characters that populate their books.
Education Kiva 211 (Seats 200)
Sun, Mar 3, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Children / Teens
Signing area: Signing Area - Children / Teen (following presentation)
Panelists: Kathi Appelt, Sayantani DasGupta, James Howe, Lisa McMann
Moderator: Hilary Taber


Sequels and Spin-Offs in YA Literature Trilogies and series have long been popular in YA literature. An interesting trend are books which take a minor character or world from one series to create a whole new series that is a spin-off of the original series. Three authors will talk about their use of sequels and spin-offs in their writing of fantasy.
Education Room 333 (Seats 40, Wheelchair accessible)
Sun, Mar 3, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Children / Teens
Signing area: Signing Area - Children / Teen (following presentation)

Panelists: Rae Carson, Dhonielle Clayton, Robin LaFevers, Lisa McMann
Moderator: Janni Lee Simner

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