The Unwanteds

Author: Lisa McMann

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1442407697

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 390

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In a society that purges thirteen-year-olds who are creative, identical twins Aaron and Alex are separated, one to attend University while the other, supposedly Eliminated, finds himself in a wondrous place where youths hone their abilities and learn magic.
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The Unwanteds

Author: Lisa McMann

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1442407689

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 390

View: 478

In a society that purges thirteen-year-olds who are creative, identical twins Aaron and Alex are separated, one to attend University while the other, supposedly Eliminated, finds himself in a wondrous place where youths hone their abilities and learn magic.
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The Unwanteds

Author: Lisa McMann

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1442407700

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 400

View: 6316

A riveting middle-grade dystopian novel from New York Times bestselling Wake author Lisa McMann that Kirkus Reviews calls “The Hunger Games meets Harry Potter.” When Alex finds out he is Unwanted, he expects to die. That is the way of the people of Quill. Each year, all the thirteen-year-olds are labeled as Wanted, Necessary, or Unwanted. Wanteds get more schooling and train to join the Quillitary. Necessaries keep the farms running. Unwanteds are set for elimination. It’s hard for Alex to leave behind his twin, Aaron, a Wanted, but he makes peace with his fate—until he discovers that instead of a “death farm,” what awaits him is a magical place called Artimé. There, Alex and his fellow Unwanteds are encouraged to cultivate their creative abilities and use them magically. 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 divided between Wanted and Unwanted, and as Alex and Aaron’s bond stretches across their separation, a threat arises for the survival of Artimé that will pit brother against brother in an ultimate magical battle.
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Island of Silence

Author: Lisa McMann

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1442407727

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 432

View: 6646

As the Wanteds, Unwanteds, and Necessaries struggle to adjust to changes in their society, Mr. Today begins training fourteen-year-old Alex to replace him as Artime's leader one day while Alex's disgraced twin, Aaron, connives to take over Quill.
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Island of Fire

Author: Lisa McMann

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1442458461

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 480

View: 3404

The magical world of Artimâe is gone and the Unwanteds are looking to Alex Stowe for answers, but while his twin brother Aaron continues to build his army in Quill, a very dangerous common enemy is revealed.
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Dragon Captives

Author: Lisa McMann

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1481456830

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 432

View: 8301

Ten years after Alex and Aaron Stowe brought peace to Quill and Artimé, their younger twin sisters journey beyond the islands in this New York Times bestselling first novel of a new sequel series to The Unwanteds, which Kirkus Reviews called “The Hunger Games meets Harry Potter.” Identical twins Fifer and Thisbe Stowe have amazing yet uncontrollable magical abilities. They’re naturally more gifted than even their brother, Alex, the head mage of Artimé, could hope to be. But when they accidentally use their magic in the jungle of Artimé to strike down a beloved creature, Alex is furious, and threatens to lock them away until they can learn to control their power. The threat is soon forgotten, though, when Hux, the ice blue dragon, comes to Artimé bearing the horrible news that his siblings have been enslaved by the notoriously evil Revinir, ruler of the dragon land. Seeking a chance to right their wrong and escape their brother’s wrath, Thisbe, Fifer, and their friend Seth sneak away to rescue the dragons from grave peril. Will their untrained abilities be enough to save the dragons—and themselves—when they come face-to-face with the Revinir?
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Island of Graves

Author: Lisa McMann

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1442493364

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 528

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On the brink of war, the fates of both Artimé and Quill are at stake in book six of the New York Times bestselling Unwanteds series, which Kirkus Reviews called “The Hunger Games meets Harry Potter.” Alex and Aaron Stowe are at a crossroads. Everything Aaron has worked so hard to build in Quill has crumbled. Fallen from the height of power and influence and left for dead in a foreign place, Aaron has lost everything, and now he must humbly beg for food from those who saved his life. In Artimé, Alex chooses his people over his brother and abandons his search for Aaron, closing the door on that relationship forever. The Artimeans need his focus now more than ever as they face the terrifying power of a new enemy who has taken control of Quill—the notoriously evil Gondoleery Rattrapp. Desperate to stop her, Alex embarks on a risky mission to enlist help from an unlikely ally, and along the way he’s determined to rescue a lone sailor from monstrous beasts with mysterious origins—a sailor who just might show Alex a different world. As he prepares for an epic war with all of Quill and Artime hanging in the balance, Alex must place his faith in a reckless plan...and hope that he and all of his friends make it through alive.
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Island of Legends

Author: Lisa McMann

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1442493305

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 496

View: 3551

Uncover adventure and dangerous secrets in book four of the New York Times bestselling Unwanteds series, which Kirkus Reviews called “The Hunger Games meets Harry Potter.” As Alex grows more confident in his role as the mage of Artimé, he expands his skills and brings his first creature to life—with results that are both painful and wonderful. A team from Artimé heads out to rescue Sky and Crow’s mother from underwater Pirate Island and discovers there are more creatures than they ever imagined in the ocean surrounding the islands—and not all of them are friendly. Meanwhile in Quill, Aaron faces threats to his leadership as Gondoleery hones her rediscovered magical abilities and Eva and Liam form a secret alliance against him. But Aaron’s distracted with a discovery of his own—a hidden jungle that holds a dangerous secret. His time there yields a startling truth about himself, and a potential opportunity to increase his power…
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The Unwanteds Complete Collection

Unwanteds; Island of Silence; Island of Fire; Island of Legends; Island of Shipwrecks; Island of Graves; Unwanteds #7

Author: Lisa McMann

Publisher: Aladdin

ISBN: 9781481468862

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 3168

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Experience the magic of Artimé and the chills of Quill with all seven fantastical books in the New York Times bestselling Unwanteds series, now available in a collectible boxed set! “The Hunger Games meets Harry Potter” (Kirkus Reviews) in this thrilling series collected here in a hardcover boxed set featuring all seven books. This captivating boxed set includes The Unwanteds, Island of Silence, Island of Fire, Island of Legends, Island of Shipwrecks, Island of Graves, and The Unwanteds #7.
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Island of Shipwrecks

Author: Lisa McMann

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1442493313

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 464

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Alex and his friends from Artimâe are stranded on a newly-discovered island, and they are not alone, while in Quill, his twin Aaron's power base grows as he joins with an unlikely ally in a risky plan to finally conquer Artimâe.
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Island of Dragons

Author: Lisa McMann

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1442493399

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 544

View: 4724

Twins Alex and Aaron Stowe are put to the ultimate test to fulfill their destinies and save both Quill and Artimé from the deadliest enemy the cities have ever faced in the thrilling conclusion to the New York Times bestselling Unwanteds series, which Kirkus Reviews called “The Hunger Games meets Harry Potter.” Head mage Alexander Stowe and his friends successfully fended off the latest threat to their magical world of Artimé with the help of a surprise ally. United at last, they’re exploring exciting new territory. But old enemies have secretly been plotting against them, and danger strikes when they’re most vulnerable. Now Alex must lead his people in a final epic battle, one they can’t hope to win alone. Loyalties will be tested, and powerful new abilities will emerge on both sides of the war that could change everything. Will Artimé finally know peace or will all that Alex and his people have fought for be destroyed forever?
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Dragon Ghosts

Author: Lisa McMann

Publisher: Aladdin

ISBN: 9781534415980

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 432

View: 9967

Ten years after Alex and Aaron Stowe brought peace to Quill and Artimé, their younger twin sisters journey beyond Artimé in the third novel in the New York Times bestselling sequel series to The Unwanteds, which Kirkus Reviews called “The Hunger Games meets Harry Potter.” Devastated by loss and hampered by war, Fifer struggles to regroup and continue the search for her twin. Meanwhile Thisbe, pounded by images of Grimere’s dark history, contemplates her abandonment and considers leaving Rohan behind in a risky move that could take her home…or to her death.
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Wake

Author: Lisa McMann

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0857070266

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 224

View: 9796

For seventeen-year-old Janie, getting sucked into other people's dreams at any given moment is getting tired. Especially the falling dreams, and the standing-in-front-of-the-class-naked ones. But then there are the nightmares, the ones that chill her to the bone… like the one where she is in a strange house…in a dirty kitchen…and a sinister monster that edges ever closer. This is the nightmare that she keeps falling into, the one where, for the first time, Janie is more than a witness to someone else's twisted psyche. She is a participant…
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A World Without Heroes

Author: Brandon Mull

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416997938

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 454

View: 9795

Fourteen-year-old Jason Walker is transported to a strange world called Lyrian, where he joins Rachel, who was also drawn there from our world, and a few rebels, to piece together the Word that can destroy the malicious wizard emperor, Surroth.
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The Read-Aloud Family

Making Meaningful and Lasting Connections with Your Kids

Author: Sarah Mackenzie

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310351375

Category: Religion

Page: 288

View: 6093

Connecting deeply with our kids can be difficult in our busy, technology-driven lives. Reading aloud offers us a chance to be fully present with our children. It also increases our kids’ academic success, inspires compassion, and fortifies them with the inner strength they need to face life’s challenges. As Sarah Mackenzie has found with her own six children, reading aloud long after kids are able to read to themselves can deepen relationships in a powerful way. Founder of the immensely popular Read-Aloud Revival podcast, Sarah knows first-hand how reading can change a child’s life. In The Read-Aloud Family, she offers the inspiration and age-appropriate book lists you need to start a read-aloud movement in your own home. From a toddler’s wonder to a teenager’s resistance, Sarah details practical strategies to make reading aloud a meaningful family ritual. Reading aloud not only has the power to change a family—it has the power to change the world.
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Here, There Be Dragons

Author: James A. Owen

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416951377

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 336

View: 607

The Imaginarium Geographica "What is it?" John asked. The little man blinked and arched an eyebrow. "It is the world, my boy," he said. "All the world, in ink and blood, vellum and parchment, leather and hide. It is the world, and it is yours to save or lose." An unusual murder brings together three strangers, John, Jack, and Charles, on a rainy night in London during the first World War. An eccentric little man called Bert tells them that they are now the caretakers of the Imaginarium Geographica -- an atlas of all the lands that have ever existed in myth and legend, fable and fairy tale. These lands, Bert claims, can be traveled to in his ship the Indigo Dragon, one of only seven vessels that is able to cross the Frontier between worlds into the Archipelago of Dreams. Pursued by strange and terrifying creatures, the companions flee London aboard the Dragonship. Traveling to the very realm of the imagination itself, they must learn to overcome their fears and trust in one another if they are to defeat the dark forces that threaten the destiny of two worlds. And in the process, they will share a great adventure filled with clues that lead readers to the surprise revelation of the legendary storytellers these men will one day become. An extraordinary journey of myth, magic, and mystery, Here, There Be Dragons introduces James A. Owen as a formidable new talent.
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The Emerald Atlas

Author: John Stephens

Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 9780375899553

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 432

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Called “A new Narnia for the tween set” by the New York Times and perfect for fans of the His Dark Materials series, The Emerald Atlas brims with humor and action as it charts Kate, Michael, and Emma's extraordinary adventures through an unforgettable, enchanted world. These three siblings have been in one orphanage after another for the last ten years, passed along like lost baggage. Yet these unwanted children are more remarkable than they could possibly imagine. Ripped from their parents as babies, they are being protected from a horrible evil of devastating power, an evil they know nothing about. Until now. Before long, Kate, Michael, and Emma are on a journey through time to dangerous and secret corners of the world...a journey of allies and enemies, of magic and mayhem. And—if an ancient prophesy is correct—what they do can change history, and it is up to them to set things right. From the Hardcover edition.
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The Wake Trilogy

Wake; Fade; Gone

Author: Lisa McMann

Publisher: Simon Pulse

ISBN: 9781442428263

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 768

View: 5501

“A lyrical, shuddersome novel whose images linger with you long after you've turned the last page, like the most haunting of dreams.” --Cassandra Clare, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Mortal Instruments and The Infernal Devices, on Wake This boxed set contains all three books in the bestselling WAKE trilogy: Wake, Fade, Gone. Janie Hannagan gets sucked into other people’s dreams. It’s an ability she always kept secret—until she met Cabel, and found herself with the best (secret) boyfriend ever. But Janie and Cabel are about to find out just how dark Janie’s future as a Dream Catcher is... and whether Cabel will be a part of it.
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Unwanted

A Novel

Author: Kristina Ohlsson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439198896

Category: Fiction

Page: 357

View: 4239

Inspector Fredericka Bergman investigates the kidnapping and murder of a child who had been separated from her mother on a crowded train on a rainy Swedish summer day, a case that points to the work of a brilliant and ruthless killer.
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Slam!

Author: Walter Dean Myers

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0545361052

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 288

View: 2725

An exciting, eye-catching repackage of acclaimed author Walter Dean Myers' bestselling paperbacks, to coincide with the publication of SUNRISE OVER FALLUJA in hardcover. Seventeen-year-old Greg "Slam" Harris can do it all on the basketball court. He's seen ballplayers come and go, and he knows he could be one of the lucky ones. Maybe he'll make it to the top. Or maybe he'll stumble along the way. Slam's grades aren't that hot. And when his teachers jam his troubles in his face, he blows up. Slam never doubted himself on the court until he found himself going one-on-one with his own future, and he didn't have the ball.
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