The Unwanteds: Island of Fire
Islands of Fire is the third book in Lisa McMann’s Unwanted series, and is a great holiday gift for the pre-teen/teen in your life who loves adventure stories! Fans of Percy Jackson, The Beyonders and The False Prince series will love this story, which, has been described as The Hunger Games meets Harry Potter. The story follows the lives of identical twin brothers who live in a society where all thirteen-year-olds are sorted into categories: the strong, intelligent Wanteds go to university, and the artistic Unwanteds are sent to their deaths. When the two boys are placed into separate categories, we learn the secret behind the Unwanteds is that they aren’t actually put to death, but rather sent away to learn how to cultivate magic. Island of Fire is the 3rd installment of the unfinished series (book 4 will come out September, 2014), so you should consider buying this as a gift set for your kiddo, because this bestselling blockbuster is sure to be devoured over the holiday break!