The UnwantedsBook - 2011
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.
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Harry Potter fans will be captivated by this magical series. Each year, thirteen year olds are sorted into categories that will decide their future. But what happens when twins Alex and Aaron are separated into different categories? Check-out book one to find out! Best for readers ten and older.
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Quill is an island where creativity is considered a crime. There is three main ranks in Quill. The high priest, wanteds, necessaries and the unwanteds. The High priests is Justine, she rules Quill, Wanted's goes to universities and learns math, military tactics etc, necessaries do labour work and the unwanteds gets sent to their death on the day of purge… so everybody thought. There are no holidays in Quill except on the day of Purge. At age 13, those kids are going to be judged between a wanted, a necessary and an unwanted. Alex Stowe and Aaron Stowe are twins. Alex is being sent to Death farm where the unwanteds die and Aaron is going to be a wanted. When Aex along with the the Unwanteds are at the death farm, Marcus Today saves them all and teleports them to Artime a place of freedom, where people can learn magic, express themselves, all the things a normal person would do. Artime has now been discovered and the war has started, will Artime manage to defend themselves from the wrath of Quill and will Alex have the strength to fight Aaron his twin brother.
In this society, creativity is frowned upon. small infractions of the law can turn you into an Unwanted, a child who is eliminated at thirteen. Alex and his twin are separated at the choosing, for one is Wanted, the other an Unwanted. But nothing is how it seems, for instead of losing his life, he finds a new one full of magic and wonder. The country must be saved from the mysterious powers that are ruling it with cruel force.