BOOK REVIEW #31 - FURTHERMORE
The bestselling author of the Shatter Me series takes readers beyond the limits of their imagination in this captivating new middle grade adventure 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. 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.
MAGICAL AND COLORFUL!
After reading and enjoying Shatter me series (and Warner, of course) and waiting for her next book patiently, the name Furthermore reached my ears. And damn, I was so happy even though it was a middle grade. I just need her work once more in my life. And the waiting was worth it.
Just wow! I guess this is what known as to be the perfection. It was a beautifully crafted art. And I wonder how she could manage to write like this. To put a book down is such an easy thing. Basically, it depends on how it was written. But this one, I couldn’t put the book down even for a single moment. And that is the thing, every author need to know. How they cherished their books?! Yup, I loved it.
I was little hesitated by the character’s name, Alice. Yeah, I know: “You shouldn’t judge a character by his/her name”. But I couldn’t. The reason is, I didn’t like Alice in wonderland at all, maybe except the writing. Yeah, there I said it. That’s why I hesitated, but this book and the character completely broke my prejudices. And I’m glad it did.
If you like to have an adventure in an unknown place and rules, this is the perfect thing for you guys. Wow, every place they ventured through would make you think, what you would’ve done in that situation. Boy oh boy, I want to know more about the world. I was practically craving to be in that world. To be honest, I don’t care about the characters and I didn’t feel any attachments to them. My full-on focus is their world. I was left mouth watering(NEVER happened before in my life)when Mafi described the sweets in a candy shop. YUMMY!
Perfect read! Waiting for her next book.
MY RATING: Exceeds Expectation