Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, which shines a light on eagerly anticipated upcoming releases.
This week my pick is;
Furthermore by Tahereh Mafi
Publisher: Dutton Books for Young Readers
Release Date: 30th August 2016
There are only three things that matter to twelve-year-old Alice Alexis Queensmeadow: Mother, who wouldn’t miss her; magic and colour, 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.
I really loved her Shatter Me series so I was thrilled to see Tahereh Mafi has a new book coming out. Furthermore sounds like a really interesting story and I love the cover for it too. Plus with each book Mafi released, each new addition to the Shatter Me series, her writing seemed to get better and better so I wonder if Furthermore will continue that trend.
So what does everyone think; is Futhermore a must on anyone else’s to-read list or are there any other books that you can’t wait for to be released?