Kirkus Star
THE KIRKUS STAR
Awarded to Books of Exceptional Merit




Series: Unwanteds


ISLAND OF FIRE by Lisa McMann
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"Projected to run through four more volumes, the storyline doesn't advance much here—but the quick pace, unresolved issues and Hogwarts-ian setting will keep the audience Wanting more. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
McMann builds her newly minted mage's self-confidence, firms up some emotional hookups and pitches her burgeoning cast into a series of rescues in this middle volume. Read full book review >
ISLAND OF SILENCE by Lisa McMann
Released: Sept. 11, 2012

"A cliffhanger ending with plenty of unsolved mysteries ensures the return of readers in the next installment. (Fantasy. 9-13)"
This Unwanteds (2011) sequel lacks the magic of the first book in more ways than one. Read full book review >
THE UNWANTEDS by Lisa McMann
Released: Aug. 30, 2011

The Hunger Games meets Harry Potter in this middle-grade departure from McMann's string of paranormal mysteries with romance for young adults.

On the day of Purge in totalitarian Quill, which is run by the High Priest Justine, 13-year-olds learn if they are deemed Wanted to attend the university, Necessary to tend the land or Unwanted and purged by execution. Read full book review >