Futhermore: Tahereh Mafi’s Favorite Things Giveaway

We are writing today from colourful Brighton UK to share a super cool giveaway in partnership with Penguin Random House.

Releasing on August 30, Furthermore is Tahereh Mafi’s new novel.



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.

Read an excerpt of the first few chapters here.



Tahereh Mafi is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Shatter Me series. She can usually be found over-caffeinated and stuck in a book. You can find her online just about anywhere at @TaherehMafi or on her website,


Courtesy of Penguin Random House, we are giving away a prize pack with Tahereh Mafi’s favorite things, plus a copy of Furthermore. Use the form below to enter:

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  • Maliha
    August 17, 2016 at 8:05 am

    A beautiful cover!! Cannot help be seduced by book covers 🙂 Thank you for this giveaway!

  • Sam Taylor
    August 17, 2016 at 8:34 am

    Aside from the gorgeous cover, this book at me at the words “color as currency.” I NEED to read this story.

    Anyway, here’s a crazy talent of mine: I have this weird ability to get through dangerous situations without injury, especially ones that involve winter storms and ice. I’ve slipped hardcore on black ice in parking lots (like, throw flat onto my back–I DON’T know how I didn’t smack my skull) and fallen down an entire flight of icy stairs, without getting hurt.

    On the flip side, I’ll get hurt doing really mundane tasks, like pinching my hand in a closet door while closing it and getting a blood blister, or getting a splinter in my thumb while picking up an onion at the grocery story or putting a way clean dishes in the cupboard, or banging and bruising my foot on the doorframe while walking into my house …

    Yeah, I’m a piece of work.

  • Anonymous
    August 17, 2016 at 9:07 am

    Love, love, love the cover for this book! Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Rhiannon
    August 17, 2016 at 9:41 am

    My friends and I would joke in high school that my super hero power was befriending their parents. Among our group of friends (boys and girls) if I was driving/picking up my friend, I’d spend ten or more minutes first having to talk to their parents 🙂

  • Amanda Lee
    August 17, 2016 at 10:23 am

    My hidden talent is that I have the smallest adult hands of anyone I know- I can retrieve anything in a nook or cranny. I’m especially good at grabbing stuff that falls in between the seat and console in a car.

  • Miss Bookiverse
    August 17, 2016 at 10:44 am

    I only just read Shatter Me and Unravel Me for the first time and even though I didn’t care much for the story I really enjoyed Mafis writing. It’s so different from everything else. I’m really looking forward to how she uses it in this middle grade novel.

  • Kara
    August 17, 2016 at 12:04 pm

    My hidden talent is bookbinding – love it!

    Can’t wait to read this book!

  • Jordan
    August 17, 2016 at 12:23 pm

    I have been so in love with with this cover! I’ve yet to read any books by Mafi, but I think I might finally start with this one, it sounds great. 🙂

  • Hebe
    August 17, 2016 at 1:54 pm

    My hidden talent? Overthinking everything.

  • Mary A
    August 17, 2016 at 3:31 pm

    My hidden talent is being able to pack a lot of luggage into a car for road trips. I can somehow always make everything fit. Thanks for the giveaway.

  • chickie brewer
    August 17, 2016 at 4:56 pm

    Wow, what a nice cover…. My hidden talent is that I am even compassionate for the needy then most people I know… In other words if I have I will give it.

  • Brigid
    August 17, 2016 at 7:28 pm

    Sounds incredible, and what a cover to boot!

  • Noel
    August 17, 2016 at 8:36 pm

    loving that cover

  • Darla
    August 17, 2016 at 8:46 pm

    In full honesty I don’t have one. 🙂

  • Kimberly B.
    August 17, 2016 at 9:13 pm

    My secret talent is worrying. I do it better than anybody I know!
    Thanks for the great giveaway!

  • Janet R
    August 17, 2016 at 10:42 pm

    My secret talent is getting my nail polish design to match on both hands. And reading. I’m really good at that.

  • Mary Preston
    August 18, 2016 at 4:58 am

    Just being me makes me uniquely fabulous. Too funny!!

  • Joni
    August 18, 2016 at 9:28 am

    My hidden talent… I guess maybe a quiet talent of mine is that I’m a good listener. Or so I’ve been told. So I guess I’ll listen. ^^
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Fiza
    August 18, 2016 at 2:36 pm

    I’m afraid I have no hidden talent…what you see is what you get :3

  • Markella
    August 18, 2016 at 3:28 pm

    Hmmm well a talent of mine is I can do three waves on my tongue. I’m so cool. Well its supposed to be genetic and my siblings can’t do it, so I’m special. 🙂

  • Lacey T
    August 18, 2016 at 4:32 pm

    Does reading two books a day count as a talent? Lol

  • Tanya Guthrie
    August 18, 2016 at 5:03 pm

    I’m not sure I have any hidden talents. I’m sure burps that, according to my boys, sound like dinosaurs don’t count. I quilt, knit, crochet and read (a lot) I turned into an old lady when I was 20 and just keep getting older.

  • Samantha D
    August 18, 2016 at 11:11 pm

    I pretty ok at drawing/sketching what I see. Surprised me! 🙂

  • Shahad
    August 19, 2016 at 3:46 am

    I would say that my talent is just being able to communicate with everyone in peacefully manner and my willingness to help other despite the situation or competition (can also be seen a weakness, but I love it).

  • Jessica Martin
    August 19, 2016 at 7:57 am

    Excellent, Tahereh Mafi is an Iranian-American, New York Times and USA Today best selling author based in Santa Monica, California. She is known for writing young adult fiction. Thank you for sharing such a nice one.

  • Kaitlyn A.
    August 19, 2016 at 9:26 am

    I guess a unique hidden talent of mine would be making others laugh when I can sometimes be really shy!

  • Alice @ Arctic Books
    August 19, 2016 at 3:19 pm

    I’ve been playing the violin for almost nine years, so I’d say that’s my talent!

  • Donna
    August 19, 2016 at 4:55 pm

    I don’t think I have a hidden talent ufortunately. Unless it’s being self-deprecating? *g* This book looks gorgeous and a lot of fun – will definitely be going on the tbr list!

  • Emma A
    August 21, 2016 at 1:16 am

    One of my hidden talents is that I have very usable toes, as in I can open doorknobs with them and since I am also pretty flexible, this can come in handy when my arms are full.

  • Morelia Garcia
    August 22, 2016 at 4:02 pm

    I guess I could say my talent is to piece things together and find out stuff. I was always the go-to person in school for anything someone wanted to find out about school or school work or anything, really! This may be why I’m studying to be a criminal investigator haha, just goes hand in hand!
    Thanks for the chance!!! 🙂

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