I absolutely love this book series! To no surprise, this is a book about unwanted's.
Quill is a world where creativity and emotion is forbidden. If you show any sign of it, you are sent to death. Not always immediately though! As an adult, you will probably be sent to death immediately, but as a child under 12, you will be sent to death on Purge Day. The one holiday in Quill ever. Every child at age 12 will come to the purge and find out whether they are Wanted, Necessary, or Unwanted.
Alex has known he would be Unwanted since he was 10. He also knew his twin brother would be Wanted. Being an Unwanted, Alex knows he will be sent to death. On the ride to the death farm where he will die, he see's people he know. Lani, the Governor's daughter. Meghan. Samheed/Sam. To all the Unwanted's surprise, they are not going to die just yet. They find Marcus Today, the saver of the Unwanted's. And soon enough, they are in a place called Artime. Artime is the exact opposite of Quill, full of creativity and emotion, plus the best: Magic!!! To people who live in a bland, dry, boring, no emotion, place, Artime is very surprising and is hard to get used to.
Through out the story, it shows how friends can form. How they learn what a pencil is. How to perform magic. How to sing. Anything you can think of!
But Quill is also going through struggles. Aaron, Alex's brother, rises to the top. He becomes quite valuable to High Priest Justine. He knows a bit about Artime from his Unwanted Dreams. But if he told anything to HPJ, he would surly be sent to actual death.
Mr. Today can't hide Artime much longer. He needs a new Head Mage. But Quill might discover Artime in the transfer of Head Mage's. Will Artime be safe? Read it and you will find how amazing this book is!!! What I really like about this book series is that even though Alex and maybe Aaron, are the main characters, the story is told in a third person way, I believe. It shows everyone's perspective here and there!