Author Lisa McMann at Ferndale Library, Oct. 15

Book Beat is proud to welcome Michigan native Lisa McMann to the Ferndale Public Library (222 E. Nine Mile Rd. Ferndale, MI) on Saturday, Oct. 15 from 2:30-4:00 pmMcMann is the author of the popular young adult “Wake” trilogy, “Cryer’s Cross,” and her most recent novel, “The Unwanteds.” This event is free and open to the public. Books will be available to purchase at the event.

“The Hunger Games meets Harry Potter… [The Unwanteds] is sure to be a double hit.” ~ Kirkus Reviews

“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 graves.  On the day of the Purge, identical twins Alex and Aaron Stowe await their fate. While Aaron is hopeful of becoming a Wanted, Alex knows his chances are slim. He’s been caught drawing with a stick in the dirt-and in the stark gray land of Quill, being creative is a death sentence.  But when Alex and the other Unwanteds face the Eliminators, they discover an eccentric magician named Mr. Today and his hidden world that exists to save the condemned children. Artimé is a colorful place of talking statues, uncommon creatures, and artistic magic, where creativity is considered a gift… and a weapon.” From the author’s website

Please call Book Beat (248) 968-1190 if you have any questions regarding this event.

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