Friday, February 24, 2017

The Friday 56 (95) & Book Beginnings: Furthermore by Tahereh Mafi

The Friday 56 is a weekly meme hosted by Freda's Voice where every Friday you pick a book and turn to page 56 or 56%, and select a sentence or a few, as long as it's not a spoiler. For the full rules, visit the the page HERE
Book Beginnings is a weekly meme hosted by Rose City Reader that asks you to share the first sentence (or so) of the book you're reading.
28110143Synopsis from Goodreads...

A captivating and colorful adventure that reads like a modern day fairy tale, from the bestselling author of the Shatter Me series...

Inspired by her childhood love of books like The 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...
Beginnings: "The sun was raining again. Soft and bright, rainlight fell through the sky, each drop tearing a neat hole in the season."

56: "But the simple reason no one every left Ferenwood for long was that Ferenwood folk needed magic to survive."
Comments: The beginning is a perfect example of the writing in this book. It was very descriptive and the scenery was colorful and creative. I was actually surprised by how much I enjoyed Furthermore. I wasn't much of a fan of Shatter Me, but now I kind of want to go back and read the last two books in the series.

What are you reading this week?

17 comments:

  1. What a gorgeous book and splendid teasers! Adding it to my wishlist!

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    1. The cover is so pretty in person. The beginning is one of my favorite quotes from Furthermore. It's descriptive and starts the story on an interesting and magical note. Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. It sounds interesting but a little complicated to me. I have a fantasy and final book in a trilogy this week - Freedom's Slave by Heather Demetrios. Happy reading!

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  3. I love the cover and the colorful language in the excerpts. Thanks for sharing, and thanks for visiting my blog.

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  4. I need to read this one! Looks awesome! Happy weekend!

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  5. This sounds good and what a great cover!

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    1. The cover is great and the story was good too. I really did enjoy this book. Thanks for stopping by!

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  6. Not read this author. I love that this one makes you want to go back and try the others.

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    1. I completely agree with you. I really do enjoy books that make me reconsider my opinion on a previous series by the same author. Thanks for stopping by!

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  7. Aah! I keep meaning to read this! I've heard a lot of good things about the book and the author.

    My Friday 56 from Relentless

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  8. I love the sound of this! Anything inspired by The Secret Garden and Chronicles of Narnia is a win for me but I love the teasers too! I'll definitely have to read this.

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    1. I haven't read The Secret Garden yet so I can't really verify is that comparison is accurate or not. However, Furthermore kind of reminded me of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Thanks for stopping by!

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  9. Definitely want to try this one - love the snippets!

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