It’s no secret that we adore Tahereh Mafi, author of the amazing Shatter Me series. So it’s going to be no surprise that we are counting the days until her newest middle grade book Furthermore is in our hands on August 30, 2016! (333 days: 7 hours: and 53 minutes to be exact)

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Here’s the synopsis from Goodreads to get you as pumped as we are:


Her parents were happy enough: the mother glad to be done carrying it; the father glad to be done with the mystery of it all. But then one day they realized that their baby, the one they’d named Alice, had no pigment at all. Her hair and skin were white as milk, her heart and bones as soft as silk. Her eyes alone had been spared a spot of color: only just clinging to the faintest shade of honey. It was the kind of child her world could not appreciate.

Ferenwood had been built on color. Bursts of it, swaths of it, depths and breadths of it. Its people were known to be the brightest — modeled after the planets, they’d said — and young Alice was deemed simply too dim, even though she knew she was not.

Once upon a time, a girl was forgot.

Twelve-year-old Alice Alexis Queensmeadow has only three things in the world that matter: Mother, who wouldn’t miss her; triplet brothers, who never knew her; and Father, who always loved her. The day Father disappears from Ferenwood he takes nothing but a ruler with him, so some said he’d gone to measure the sea. Others said the sky. The moon. Maybe he’d learned to fly and had forgotten how to come back down. But it’s been almost six 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. No matter the cost.

It’s a kind of fairytale, a story where magic is a must, adventure is inevitable, and friendship is found in the most unexpected places.

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Furthermore has found a home with editor JS Gabel at Dutton Books for Young Readers and imprint of Penguin Young Readers Group, Penguin Random House USA. And that news is just as exciting as a release date!

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Tahereh and editor JS Gabel via Tahereh on Twitter

So now all we have to do is wait… at least it’s less than a year away.

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Fingers crossed for some goodies soon, like a cover reveal and some ARCs!! Furthermore hits shelves on August 30, 2016. In the meantime, if you haven’t read the Shatter Me series you really really should. We do have the TV show to look forward too as well! Lot’s of exciting Tahereh news, and all is right in the world.

We’d like to hear what you think! Let us know in the comments below or find us on Twitter (@hashtagave) or Instagram (@hashtagave) to join the conversation.

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