The first thing you need to know about is is that one our favorite authors is Tahereh Mafi. She wrote our favorite book series ever, the thrilling, poetic and beautiful love story called Shatter Me. We are HUGE fans and ask that if you haven’t, please go read the series, the trilogy plus the 2 novellas, right now. We’ll wait…
So now that you’ve fallen as madly in love with her writing, you need to know that she as a new middle grade book releasing on the Dutton Books for Young Readers imprint August 30, 2016. It is called Furthermore and here is what the book flap says about the story:
There are only three things that matter to twelve-year-old Alice Alexis Queensmeadow: Mother, who wouldn’t miss her; magic and color, which seem to elude her; and Father, who always loved her. The day Father disappears from Ferenwood he takes nothing but a ruler with him. But it’s been almost three years since then, and Alice is determined to find him. She loves her father even more than she loves adventure, and she’s about to embark on one to find the other.
But bringing Father home is no small matter. In order to find him she’ll have to travel through the mythical, dangerous land of Furthermore, where down can be up, paper is alive, and left can be both right and very, very wrong. Her only companion is a boy named Oliver whose own magical ability is based in lies and deceit—and with a liar by her side in land where nothing is as it seems, it will take all of Alice’s wits (and every limb she’s got) to find Father and return home to Ferenwood in one piece. On her quest to find Father Alice must first find herself—and hold fast to the magic of love in the face of loss.
We’re beyond thrilled with this gorgeous, colorful cover and can’t wait to discover the world of Ferenwood. You can find more details about Tahereh and Furthermore here.
You can pre-order Furthermore here.