Review: Furthermore by Tahereh Mafi

28110143Furthermore by Tahereh Mafi

Published August 30th 2016

Inspired by her childhood love of books like A Secret Garden and The Chronicles of Narnia, bestselling author Tahereh Mafi crafts a spellbinding new world where color is currency, adventure is inevitable, and friendship is found in the most unexpected places.

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. 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.

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This book is stunning. The writing is absolutely perfect. Tahereh is such an incredible writer and I will forever buy every book she writes. Everything is described so beautifully and the world building is so fantastic. Everything about this book is beautiful and magical. I felt like I was on an adventure while I was reading Furthermore. I was captivated in the imaginative, fantastical world that Tahereh created and I never wanted to leave.

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