Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we are highly anticipating. This weeks pre-publication “can’t-wait-to-read” selection is:
Author: Tahereh Mafi
Publisher: Puffin / Dutton Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: 30th August 2016
Synopsis from GoodReads:
Colour and magic combine in this enchanting new middle grade fantasy from the bestselling author of the Shatter Me series.
Born as blank as canvas in a world brimming with colour and magic, Alice’s pale skin and milk-white hair mark her as an outcast. Because, for the people of Ferenwood, colour and magic are one and the same. And since the disappearance of her beloved father, Alice is more determined than ever to prove herself and her own magical abilities.
To do so she’ll have to travel into the mythical, dangerous land of Furthermore, with the help of a fiercely annoying boy named Oliver. But nothing in Furthermore is as it seems, and it will take all of Alice’s wits to find her father and return him safely home.
Reasons I’m excited for Furthermore:
- The cover looks amazing.
- It’s written by Tahereh Mafi!
- The idea of having a colourless person in a colourful world intrigues me.
- It’s a middle grade novel, and should be a fun, easy read.