Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday (13)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

The week's WoW feature is:

The Unwanteds by Lisa McMann (Goodreads | Amazon)
Publisher: Aladdin
Release Date: August 30, 2011

Goodreads Synopsis:
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 occurence 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.

OK, is it just me, or is anyone else worried/hesitant about reading this because of the "The Hunger Games meets Harry Potter" blurb on the cover? I won this ARC and I'm really looking forward to reading it... but I'm just worried about having too high of expectations I guess. I loaned my ARC to my 13 year old neighbor, Caylie, and I'm excited to post her review next week! I was hoping to post our reviews together but I probably won't be able to read it in time. Anyway... stay tuned!
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