I Want to Read It, a hybrid between WLW (or WOW) and what's on my to-be read pile. Well, instead of focusing just on books I would like to acquire, I will be using it to feature books that I just want to read. From the one's I want to buy to the one's sitting on my TBR at home.
Furthermore by Tahereh Mafi, August 30, 2016. 416 pages. Published by Dutton Books for Young Readers. Source: Wishlist.
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 a 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.
First off, isn't the cover just perfection for Furthermore!! The colors of the cover have me super curious to discover the world in which Alice lives in and to journey with her as she attempts to locate her missing father. It sounds like a beautiful book; at least the cover gives me that impression.
Now don't hate me, but I have not read Tahereh Mafi's Shatter Me series. I know, it was one series I meant to read, I just never got around to it. So, should my library get Furthermore it'll be my first book by her. I am quite excited to give her writing a chance!!