Book Signing with Lisa McMann and Kevin Sands

Join the Doylestown Bookshop in welcoming authors Lisa McMann and Kevin Sands on Monday, April18th at 6:30pm. The Unwanteds series is coming to an end! Preorder the 7th and final book, Island of Dragons, and discover a new book by debut author Kevin Sands called The Blackthorn Key.


  • Seating is first come, first serve and opens at 6:00pm.

To have your books signed, we ask that you Purchase One (1) copy of Island of Dragons from The Doylestown Bookshop.  

  • Signing line forms at the authors table after the authors finish the Q&A portion of the event.
  • Event guidelines may be subject to changes.

CAN'T MAKE IT? Call 215-230-7610 and we'll have a copy of Island of Dragons signed and reserved for you. We also ship anywhere in the US and to most international locations!


About The Unwanteds

"Imagination runs wild in this creative adventure." --#1 New York Times bestselling author Brandon Mull

"The Hunger Games meets Harry Potter." --Kirkus Reviews

Twins Alex and Aaron Stowe are put to the ultimate test to fulfill their destinies and save both Quill and Artimé from the deadliest enemy the cities have ever faced in the thrilling conclusion of the New York Times bestselling Unwanteds series, which Kirkus Reviews called “The Hunger Games meets Harry Potter.”

About Blackthorn Key

Following a series of murders, an apothecary’s apprentice must solve puzzles and decipher codes in pursuit of a secret that could destroy the world in this suspenseful debut novel.

“Tell no one what I’ve given you.”

Until he got that cryptic warning, Christopher Rowe was happy, learning how to solve complex codes and puzzles and creating powerful medicines, potions, and weapons as an apprentice to Master Benedict Blackthorn—with maybe an explosion or two along the way.

But when a mysterious cult begins to prey on London’s apothecaries, the trail of murders grows closer and closer to Blackthorn’s shop. With time running out, Christopher must use every skill he’s learned to discover the key to a terrible secret with the power to tear the world apart.

In his stunning debut novel, Kevin Sands brings readers on a heart-stopping adventure rich with suspense, mystery, and unforgettable characters.

Island of Dragons (The Unwanteds #7) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781442493377
Availability: Usually Arrives to Store in 1-5 Days
Published: Aladdin - April 12th, 2016

The Blackthorn Key Cover Image
ISBN: 9781481446518
Availability: Usually Arrives to Store in 1-5 Days
Published: Aladdin - September 1st, 2015

Island of Graves (The Unwanteds #6) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781442493346
Published: Aladdin - September 15th, 2015

Island of Shipwrecks (The Unwanteds #5) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781442493322
Availability: Usually Arrives to Store in 1-5 Days
Published: Aladdin - December 1st, 2015

Island of Legends (The Unwanteds #4) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781442493292
Availability: Usually Arrives to Store in 1-5 Days
Published: Aladdin - July 7th, 2015

Island of Fire (The Unwanteds #3) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781442458468
Availability: Usually Arrives to Store in 1-5 Days
Published: Aladdin - July 8th, 2014

Island of Silence (The Unwanteds #2) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781442407725
Availability: Usually Arrives to Store in 1-5 Days
Published: Aladdin - July 9th, 2013

The Unwanteds Cover Image
ISBN: 9781442407695
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Aladdin - July 10th, 2012


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