Review: Furthermore

I love Tahereh Mafi’s books, so I wanted to try her middle grade stories. This book was a lot of fun.

Title: Furthermore (Furthermore #1)
Author: Tahereh Mafi
Genre: Middle Grade, Fantasy
Publisher: Puffin Books
Source: Purchased
Format: Paperback
Release Date: August 30, 2016
Rating: ★★★★★

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Goodreads Synopsis:

Alice Alexis Queensmeadow 12 rates three things most important: Mother, who wouldn’t miss her; magic and color, which seem to elude her; and Father, who always loved her. Father disappeared from Ferenwood with only a ruler, almost three years ago. But she will 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 Oliver whose own magic is based in lies and deceit. Alice must first find herself—and hold fast to the magic of love in the face of loss.

Review:

I love Tahereh Mafi’s books, so I wanted to try her middle grade stories. This book was a lot of fun.

This fantasy story reminded me of A Wrinkle in Time and Alice in Wonderland. Alice lives in a magical world called Ferenwood. She is unique because her hair and skin lack colour, when the rest of the world has tons of colourful magic. In this story, she embarks on a quest with Oliver to travel through the magical world of Furthermore to find her missing father.

This story was fast paced. Alice and Oliver traveled through many different towns in the world of Furthermore. They met different kinds of people, including tiny women in suits and people who live in tall trees. There were also a lot of funny magical parts, such as a ruler that measures the time you can spend in Furthermore.

This story was a fun read. I think kids and adults would love it!

What to read next:

Whichwood (Furthermore #2) by Tahereh Mafi

A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle

Have you read Furthermore? What did you think of it?

‘Waiting on’ Wednesday – May 1

The book that I’m waiting on this Wednesday is The Last Resort by Marissa Stapley. The release date is June 11, 2019.

This is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine. In this post we highlight a book that’s highly anticipated.

The book that I’m waiting on this Wednesday is The Last Resort by Marissa Stapley. The release date is June 11, 2019.

Goodreads Synopsis:

The Harmony Resort promises hope for struggling marriages. Run by celebrity power couple Drs. Miles and Grace Markell, the “last resort” offers a chance for partners to repair their relationships in a luxurious setting on the gorgeous Mayan Riviera.

Johanna and Ben have a marriage that looks perfect on the surface, but in reality, they don’t know each other at all. Shell and Colin fight constantly: after all, Colin is a workaholic, and Shell always comes second to his job as an executive at a powerful mining company. But what has really torn them apart is too devastating to talk about. When both couples begin Harmony’s intensive therapy program, it becomes clear that Harmony is not all it seems—and neither are Miles and Grace themselves. What are they hiding, and what price will these couples pay for finding out?

As a deadly tropical storm descends on the coast, trapping the hosts and the guests on the resort, secrets are revealed, loyalties are tested and not one single person—or their marriage—will remain unchanged by what follows.

What books are you waiting on this week?

Top 5 Wednesday – Characters I’ve Changed My Mind About

This week’s prompt is Bookish Things I’ve Changed My Mind About. I’m listing the characters that I changed my mind about throughout the book/series. Here’s my list:

This meme is hosted by Lainey from Thoughts on Tomes. The Goodreads Group for Top 5 Wednesday can be found here.

This week’s prompt is Bookish Things I’ve Changed My Mind About. I’m listing the characters that I changed my mind about throughout the book/series. Here’s my list:

1. Severus Snape (Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling)

2. Cress (Lady Smoke by Laura Sebastian

3. Nikolai (Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo)

4. Maven (Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard)

5. Warner (Restore Me by Tahereh Mafi)

What characters did you change your mind about?