Thursday, September 15, 2011

Paranormal Wastelands Presents a Kismet Production: Wanted vs Unwanted - Geek against Freak

The time has come for author of the best-selling Fade series, Lisa McMann, to unleash her new book!

We here at Paranormal Wastelands couldn't be more excited about it:))

So we jumped on the bandwagon, drank the kool-aide, and hitched a ride on the tour bus with Kismet Book Tours to help spread the word!!

On this tour there will be a super awesome grand prize....

*pauses for effect*

But we will talk about that later...hehe

Now back to this fantastic new booky wook! For those of you that don't know what the book is about check it out.

There will be a quiz on this later, so pay

By Lisa McMann
Published August 30th 2011 by Aladdin
Pick up your copy today at Amazon, B&N, Indiebound, B.A.M, Powell's, or your local indie!
Synopsis borrowed from Goodreads:

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.

Now come find out if Darkfallen & Greta are...



Then stick around for a chance to win an AWESOME prize pack!!

*lets get ready to ruuummmmbbbllllle*

Ding ding!!

Announcer: In this corner weighing in at NONE OF YOUR BUSINESS is Darkfallen - the crafty Unwanted Girl.

And in this corner weighing in at More than her Cat and Less than the couch is Greta - the uber smart as a whip, oh yes she can we believe in her, WANTED GIRL!!

And yes...that is the sound of her fourteen year old son giggling! lolz

Darkfallen: Uhhh... what?

Greta: What do you mean what?

Darkfallen: It sounds like the announcer likes you more

Greta: Well, he should... I'm totally better than you cuz you know... I'm uber fabulous with my brainz

Darkfallen: What makes you better than me?

Greta: Umm... duhs? Uber fabulous with brainz!

Darkfallen: You can't even spell!
Greta: That makes me fabulous.... you wouldn't understand painter girl!! I rock!

Darkfallen: But....

Greta: NO! No BUTS about it.... Plus, that's an improper sentence.

Darkfallen: You wouldn't know an improper sentence if it bit you on the kneecap

Greta: HAH! Shows what you know! I have been bitten on the kneecap before and I totally noticed because I'm quite intelligent and uber smart and realized there was something quite askew with the whole ordeal.

Darkfallen: Oh brother

Announcer: Ladies... to your corners

Greta: I'm already in my corner. I knew I should be here because my mighty brain told me so.

Darkfallen: That doesn't even make sense


Darkfallen: Martha what? Oh it is on!!

Referee: Now, I want a clean fight. No hitting below the cerebrum cortex and no punching above the easel. Do I make myself clear?

Greta: Crystal... as in I totally know what crystal is made from but don't want to explain it because Andy Warhol over there probably wouldn't understand

Darkfallen: *fumes*

Greta: Dude! You're turning red. Am I embarrassing you with my witty satire? I know... I'm awesome. This fight is just going to prove it ;) Hahahahas!

- fight -

Announcer: Well, that was pretty ugly!! But the winner of the Paranormal Wastelands Wanted vs Unwanted Smack Down is ----


Congratulations Darkfallen!! You just proved that nerds are all talk and no brawn. We salute you artists of the world!! We salute you!

Darkfallen: Greta, what does Charlie Sheen have to do with this post?

Greta: Duhs.... WINNING! Don't you know your own people? He's an artist, man

Darkfallen: Are you ready for me to kick your butt again?

Greta: EEK!

And now, before another fight breaks out, we have author Lisa McMann here to answer a question about the book!

*~* And now it's time for the awesome prizes pack! *~*

Contest Info: Are you Unwanted? Gather entries to be entered to win the grand prize book club class pack (up to 20 books!) by explaining which camp you’d be in:
Wanted or Unwanted?

leave a comment = +1entries
provide a picture of you that shows what you'd be (be creative) = +2 entries
provide a video and tell us what you would be! = +5 entries

Link can be provided in the comments of this post, on the Kismet Book Touring Facebook page or on Lisa's Facebook page. Open US/Canada. Contestants under 18 years of age must have parental consent to enter.

Check out the rest of the tour stops, and see what other bloggers had to say!

Monday August 29th - Danny and Pushy, Bewitched Bookworms
Tuesday, August 30th (The Unwanted's Book Birthday!) - Katie, The Mundie Moms
Wednesday, August 31st - Alyssa, Teens Read and Write
Thursday, September 1st - Heidi, YA Bibliophile
Friday, September 2nd - Becky, Stories & Sweeties

Monday September 5th - Jill, The O.W.L
Tuesday, September 6th - Mary, Book Swarm
Wednesday, September 7th - Reading Teen
Thursday, September 8th - Melissa, I Swim For Oceans
Friday, September 9th - Sab, YA Bliss

Monday September 12th - Cynthia, A Blog About Nothing
Tuesday, September 13th - Nancy, Amusing Reviews
Wednesday, September 14th - Michelle and Leslie, Michelle and Leslie's Book Picks
Thursday, September 15th - Darkfallen and Greta, Paranormal Wastelands
Friday, September 16th - Alice, Alice Marvels

Tuesday, September 20th -Grand prize announcement on Lisa McMann's blog!

Wanted & Unwantedly yours...

While your here check out our upcoming Halloween event & Blog Hop, Zompacolypse 2011, and join in on the fun!


  1. What a great post! This was just awesome. I'm in the unwanted group!

    deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

  2. I'm a geek, so I'd probably be WANTED. I love your post about this..bought the book last week to read with my son. (10 year old artistic nerd) He started with, "I guess I'd be SUPERWANTED. I'm smart, funny and artistic" No problems with self confidence in this kid!!!LOL.


  3. LOL - great post! so excited about this book now! go unwanteds!

  4. I'm a crafty unwanted, but I think I could fake it as a wanted if necessary!! Awesome post and uber awesome giveaway!! Thanks so much :D
    jwitt33 at live dot com

  5. Hmm.. what a cool idea. I think I would be wanted.

  6. I am definitely and unwanted:) Thank you for the fun today.


  7. lmao! LOVE the videos you guys. Greta...*shakes head* You are awesome.

    I honestly don't know which one I would fall into though. I'm pretty geeky and tech savvy, I love reading (obviously), but I also have always been artsy and creative so I would be like an inbetween!! lol


    ♥ Sarah @ I'm Loving Books

  8. What a great post! I'd have to say I'd be in the Wanted group, only because I can't deny my geeky-ness.

  9. I'd say wanted but sometimes unwanted I like both sides nerdy & artsy fartsy I enjoyed reading and viewing this post over and over lol :))


  10. Definetly unwanted. Fun post, thanks! <3


  11. lolz--you guys are *both* wanted to me (or unwanted)...I think I personally lean toward the unwanteds ('cause it's more fun!!!) ;)

    p.s. Darkfallen wrote a book!?!?!?!??! AND drew the those pictures--you must be super-mongo talented-unwanted!!!! Very awesome!!!!

    p.s. Greta you could totally give Old Spice guy a run for his money!!!

  12. I write? Oh yea did I forget to mention that sooner? HEHE lolz but sssshhhhh don't tell anyone. *puts finger to lips* it's a secret;-)

  13. @Darkfallen--no worries!--I won't tell anyone *YOU WRITE*--#lipssealed!

  14. @NYYMFAUX - hahas! My son got a kick out of me wanting to parody the Old Spice commercial. I couldn't remember what he was selling and he was like "OMG! YOu're gonna do the Old Spice commercial?" HHAHAHAS! I was like "But of course! And I'm going to be super annoying too" lolz!

    Did you like my glasses? Those were old sunglasses that I popped the lenses out of ;) ANd the star trek pin is my husband's ;)

  15. @Sarah - I know you lovers me ;) LOLZ! That's what makes you awesome!

  16. I have to say this was fun to watch! :) Thank you. I've seen this one on emails from the publisher and it sounds like a great read.

    Oh, and love the laughing kid. lol. That would soooo be my son laughing. ;D