Furthermore by Tahereh Mafi

Furthermore by Tahereh Mafi

Publisher: Dutton Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: August 30th 2016
Genre: Middle Grade Fantasy
Source: ARC from Yallwest
Link to the author: http://www.taherehbooks.com/

Click Here For The Goodreads Summary 


3.5 ferrenberries out of 528110143

Buzz Words:

Magic, Adventure, Danger, Quest

Favourite Quote:

“Oh Picnicsticks!”

“They walked for days. Weeks. Months and Years.
‘Don’t be so dramatic,’ Oliver said. ‘It’s only been fifteen minutes'”

My thoughts:
I’d like to start out by letting you know this is my first book my Tahereh Mafi so I wasn’t sure what to expect. The cover is out of this world amazing and Tahereh’s words painted a world just as vivid. I have never pictured a world so bright and beautiful. You could tell from the way she writes that she see’s things very differently from most. I think if Tahereh described an ordinary apple it would become fascinating. Alice Queensmeadow (I love her name) goes on a quest to find her father and her only companion is a boy named Oliver who Alice clearly despises. I like when two characters are thrown together and butt heads at the start, it often makes for a comical journey. The quote I loved perfectly sums up the banter between the two characters that I loved. I did giggle often while reading Furthermore but I often found Alice annoying as well. There were times I had to put down the book because situations were so dramatic and exaggerated. It just wasn’t to my taste. I also found that while Furthermore itself was interesting it was too random and I was often confused. I know that some enjoy that sort of whimsy, but I do not. This is no reflection on the writer, just my personal taste. I enjoyed the middle of the book when Alice and Oliver started to work together but then all of a sudden we came to the end. It felt rushed and convenient. All in all I enjoyed it, I would like to read more by the author and it will leave a lasting impression on me. I doubt I will ever read another book as vibrant or erratic.


#Readthemallthon TBR


readthemallthonI’m a little late joining the challenge but I’ve wanted to sign up for weeks. I’ve been in a blogging slump, a bit of a reading slump, and sort of a life slump lately. First it was visiting family that kept me busy and now I’m just burnt out from all the activity and all the hot summer days. I’m already participating in #arcaugust so why not at another challenge?? Plus, I can’t refuse a Pokemon related challenge! The #readthemallthon is hosted by Read At Midnight, and runs from August 14th to September 4th. For more information about the challenge click here #readthemallthon. For each badge I have to read one book and each book gains CP for my Pokemon.

 The Pokemon I chose is… Noibat! 

Books by Badge

readthemallthon-badge01-boulder (1)This aligns with my #arcaugust challenge as well. I’ll be reading Paladin by Sally Slater.
386 Pages.readthemallthon-badge02-cascaderFor this challenge I will read Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

readthemallthon-badge03-thunderReading the third book in a series with thunderous hype, Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Steifvater
391 Pagesreadthemallthon-badge04-rainbowI’m stuck on this one so if you have a suggestion let me know! I might read The Sun Is Also A Star by Nicola Yoonreadthemallthon-badge05-soulEpic Romance (Thats going to rip my hear out)! Finally going to finish The Assassins Blade by reading The Assassin and the Empire by Sarah J Maas  94 Pages

readthemallthon-badge06-marshFor this challenge I’m going to read Cress by Marissa Meyer
560 Pages

readthemallthon-badge07-flameIt isn’t completely red but it has red elements. A Shadow Bright and Burning by Jessica Cluess
416 Pages

readthemallthon-badge08-earthAnother book from my #arcaugust challenge, my current read and a new favourite is Flashfall by Jenny Moyer
352 Pages



July Wrap Up

July Wrap Up!

At times this month flew by and at others it dragged on painfully. I didn’t think I had read that much this month but as it turns out it was a good reading month for me. And this weekend I’m going camping so I can’t wait to enjoy some ARCs on the beach! Everything I read this month was at least 3 Stars and I am still recovering from ACOMAF (will I ever?) the hype was well deserved for this one. Walk on Earth A Stranger was my next favourite and not comparable as they are worlds apart. I can’t wait with the sequels to both of these.

What I was Going to Read


What I Actually Read


Recent Reviews

I am so behind, please don’t judge me!!

Challenge Update

Around the Year in 52 Books   28/52
Flights of Fantasy   19/16
Finishing the Series   2/16
RockmyTBR   13/35
Backlist Books  20/16

Post I Enjoyed Writing

Reflecting on 2016 So Far…

Top Ten Tuesday: 10 Facts About Me

Posts I Enjoyed Reading

Book Challenge: Bookish Heart by Jennifer Santucci

On The Slow Pursuit Of Overnight Success by Victoria Schwab

Pokemon Go Book Tag by Read At Midnight

Best YA Books Of 2016 by Paper Fury

The Sailor Scouts Book Tag by The Novel Hermit 

My August TBR

This month I will be reading ALL THE ARCs! I’m participating in #arcaugust and the list is 15 books long! Yikes!
The ones I really hope to get to are: