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Lisa McMann

Biography

Lisa McMann

Lisa McMann is the New York Times bestselling author of the Wake trilogy; CRYER'S CROSS; and the middle-grade dystopian fantasy series The Unwanteds. She lives with her family in the Phoenix area.

Lisa McMann

Books by Lisa McMann

by Lisa McMann - Children's 8-12, Fairy Tale, Family, Family Life, Fantasy, Fiction

Identical twins Fifer and Thisbe Stowe have amazing yet uncontrollable magical abilities. They’re naturally more gifted than even their brother, Alex, the head mage of Artimé, could hope to be. But when they accidentally use their magic in the jungle of Artimé to strike down a beloved creature, Alex is furious, and threatens to lock them away until they can learn to control their power. The threat is soon forgotten, though, when Hux, the ice blue dragon, comes to Artimé bearing the horrible news that his siblings have been enslaved by the notoriously evil Revinir, ruler of the dragon land.

by Lisa McMann - Children's 8-12, Fantasy, Science Fiction

Charlie Wilde knew her life would change forever when her family moved from the city of Chicago to the suburbs of Arizona…and that was before she found the bracelet. After putting it on, she notices odd things start to happen. Suddenly Charlie seems to have the speed of a cheetah and the strength of an elephant --- and that’s just the beginning. She would be thrilled about her transformation if she had any idea how to use the device or control her amazing powers.

by Lisa McMann - Adventure, Children's 8-12, Fantasy

Head mage Alexander Stowe and his friends successfully fended off the latest threat to their magical world of Artimé with the help of a surprise ally. But old enemies have secretly been plotting against them. Now Alex must lead his people in a final epic battle, one they can’t hope to win alone. Will Artimé finally know peace or will all they’ve fought for be destroyed forever? 

by Lisa McMann - Children's 8-12, Fantasy, Friendship
Everything Aaron has worked so hard to build in Quill has crumbled. Fallen from the height of power and influence and left for dead in a foreign place, Aaron has lost everything, and now he must humbly beg for food from those who saved his life.
 
In Artimé, Alex chooses his people over his brother and abandons his search for Aaron, closing the door on that relationship forever. The Artimeans need his focus now more than ever as they face the terrifying power of a new enemy who has taken control of Quill --- the notoriously evil Gondoleery Rattrapp.
 
Desperate to stop her, Alex embarks on a risky mission to enlist help from an unlikely ally, and along the way he’s determined to rescue a lone sailor from monstrous beasts with mysterious origins --- a sailor who just might show Alex a different world. As he prepares for an epic war with all of Quill and Artime hanging in the balance, Alex must place his faith in a reckless plan...and hope that he and all of his friends make it through alive.
by Lisa McMann - Adventure, Fantasy, Fiction
Alex and his friends from Artimé are stranded on a newly discovered island after barely surviving a storm that destroys their ship. And it turns out they’re not alone… 
 
Back in Quill, Aaron’s power base grows as he aligns himself with an unlikely ally. Together, the two enact a drastic, risky plan to finally conquer Artimé --- a plan that could ultimately leave everyone in both Artimé and Quill in far more danger than Aaron realizes.
by Lisa McMann

As Alex grows more confident in his role as the mage of Artimé, he expands his skills and brings his first creature to life --- with results that are both painful and wonderful. A team from Artimé heads out to rescue Sky and Crow’s mother from underwater Pirate Island and discovers there are more creatures than they ever imagined in the ocean surrounding the islands --- and not all of them are friendly.

by Lisa McMann - Fiction, Youth Fiction
The magical world of Artimé is gone. The Unwanteds have no food, no water, and no hope. And everyone is looking to Alex Stowe for answers.
by Lisa McMann - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Thriller

The year is 1850, and the nation is divided over the issue of slavery. The Underground Railroad provides a light of hope, helping runaway slaves escape to freedom. But the SQ has taken control of the Underground Railroad from within. Now Dak and Sera are left wondering who to trust...while Riq risks everything to save the life of a young boy.

by Lisa McMann - Youth Fiction

Following the life-altering events at the conclusion of THE UNWANTEDS, the stark world of Quill and the magical haven of Artimé are now home to whoever wants to live there, whether they are Wanteds, Unwanteds, or Necessaries.

by Lisa McMann - Children's, Fantasy

An uneasy truce between Quill and Artime has been formed, but not without a cost. Twins Alex and Aaron Stowe know this all too well. While Alex fights to find a way to share the creative gifts of Artime with everyone, Aaron will stop at nothing to regain power.