The book: I started reading The Unwanteds right before bed last night, which was a mistake because then I had to stay up to keep reading it and I didn’t stop until way late and then I couldn’t stop thinking about The Unwanteds which made sleeping very difficult and now all I want to do is get off the computer and read The Unwanteds. So.
Here’s what The Unwanteds is about:
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.
The tea: I have NO good teas left. All the ones I have are ones I don’t want to drink. Except for English Breakfast, I guess. EB it is.
Do they go together? No. The Unwanteds is set in some sort of dystopian society where they kill kids if they smile too much. I’m guessing they don’t drink a lot of tea. (Maybe in the utopian part they drink tea?)
Other tea drinkers
Alison is drinking Earl Grey Lavender tea and reading Odder Than Ever!
The Book Gatherer is drinking Fresh & Fruity and reading Fast Friends!
(Leave a link to your TT post in the comments and I’ll add you to the tea drinkers list!)