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Publication Order of Forgotten Five Books

Map of Flames (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Invisible Spy (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rebel Undercover (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dangerous Allies (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon
Operation Chaos (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Going Wild Books

Going Wild (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Predator Vs Prey / Project Chimera (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Clash of Beasts (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Unwanteds Books

The Unwanteds (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Island of Silence (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Island of Fire (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Island of Legends (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Island of Shipwrecks (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Island of Graves (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Island of Dragons (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Visions Books

Publication Order of Wake Books

Publication Order of The Unwanteds Quests Books

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Dead to You (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Missing / Cryer's Cross (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Clarice the Brave (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Infinity Ring Books

A Mutiny in Time (By: James Dashner) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Divide and Conquer (By: Carrie Ryan) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Trap Door (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Curse of the Ancients (By: Matt de la Pena) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cave of Wonders (By: Matthew J. Kirby) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Behind Enemy Lines (By: Jennifer A. Nielsen) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Iron Empire (By: James Dashner) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Eternity (By: Matt de la Pena) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

Foretold: 14 Tales of Prophecy and Prediction(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon

There are very few authors who achieve an exclusive position in the writing industry in a little time period. There are also a small amount of writers who can sustain their success for a longer period. Lisa McMann is one of those authors for whom people say that “they come and conquer”. She has got so many successes and still she is winning the hearts of many readers. She is a prominent American author whose books are the New York Times bestselling books. These include UNWANTED series, VISIONS trilogy, Dead to you, YA paranormal WAKE trilogy, CRYER’s CROSS and Infinity Ring: The Trap Door. Lisa McMann was born in Holland and now lives in 1968 in Phoenix, Arizona. She got her graduation degree from Calvin College by the year of 1990. She has two children and after moved from Holland to Arizona in 2004 with her husband and children.

She has won several awards on her famous books WAKE that she wrote on children and was declared as the best New York Times seller book. Her book WAKE played a great contribution making her best author and she won several awards like Cyber Award in 2008, Georgia Peach Book Award, and got the nomination on this book for several other awards. WAKE has three book series that are known as WAKE, FADE and GONE, all of them are extensively popular among people.

The story WAKE is based on the true story in which a girl Janie can easily get sucked in the dreams of other people. Especially those dreams those are quite personal that people could hardly share with others. The most interesting fact in this story is that Janie found it hard to tell others as she knows that people would not believe her. This is one of the most thrilling books that people ever read as it has a great sequence of scenes that one could hardly turn down the book. The issue has become more problematic when she attends her class and someone sleep there or when she drives in the bus and she uncontrollably gets sucked into their dreams. The story becomes more interesting when Janie realizes that she can change the things in other’s dream as well. Therefore, the story requires series in which Janie could understand the actual purpose behind her power of seeing or get in other’s dreams. The story contains all the thrilling stuff that is an actual requirement of a thrilling story.

Cryer’s Cross:

After getting so much success on WAKE, Lisa McMann introduced another beautiful piece of art ‘Cryer’s Cross. The story is about 16 years old OCD-sufferer Kendal who lives in Cryer’s Cross that is a small farming town near Montana where kids suddenly disappear without any trace. It is a kind of horror story that captures the attention of its reader from the start till the end. Horror, romance, and thrill are the greatest strengths of Lisa McMann. She fantastically made orders of each scene and each new scene of the story increases the hype of the reader. In this story, Lisa has successfully crafted a relationship between Jacian and Kendell that remained nice throughout the story, even it grow connection till the end of the story. The story is quite short and there are so many things that need an extension, but still it has a great influence on the minds of the readers. This is the main reason that this story gained so much success after it was published.

There are so many other books that got lots of success and greatly liked by readers that sustain Lisa McMann’s position as a great writer. Some of her books or stories are used for the film as well.


This is one of the famous books of Lisa McMann that have been later used as for a film story. The story is based on the romance and suspense themes that have a little touch of Romeo and Juliet theme as well. The character Jules experiences a vision that is only seen by Jules. The story has hilarious dialogues that increase the beauty of characters. Lisa’s stories usually involve dark themes and dark characters as well where there is no space for fun. In the case of Crash, she used a quite different tone where she involved so much fun. The best thing about the novel is that she promoted the concept of family and its strength in a stunning manner as Jules brother is her best friend. She beautifully knitted their relationship. The story does not only include the Jules’ vision rather it involves a mysterious concept as well that revolves around the secrets and rivalries of her family. The book is perfectly creating a balance between mystery and humor at the same time.


This movie is the adaptation of Wake that stunningly describe all the characters and scenes of the novels in a fascinating way. This film got the position on the MTV films for several weeks. The book and the movie both increase the popularity of Lisa McMann.

Jules stories contain several unique characteristics that differentiate her indifferent style of writing from other authors. She superbly wrote for the teenagers and children and there are only a few authors who can spontaneously write for children and teens. Her extraordinary skills to combine mystery and romance, horror and thrill, suspense and humor made her prominent among other writers.

She is one of the leading authors who have written stories and books for teen and children, but she has a huge fan following of adults and old people as well. Her writing skills enforce her readers to read her books several times. There are so many readers who start her books and they find it hard to turn down the book in the middle of the story and even they do not allow others to interpret them when they are reading Lisa McMann books.

She is a great writer of present times and she is still working for the children and teens. Her specialty of writing suspense and thrilling stories increase her admiration among readers. Though, she has darker themes, but her way of making sequence among every scene retain the reader’s attention.

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One Response to “Lisa McMann”

  1. Bernadine Jones: 4 months ago

    You have kind a left the UNWANTEDS open for posibly another seires is that something we can look forward to? Cause I have to tell you I am your age and I foud both series so enthralling and hard to put down. The best books I have ever read!!


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