Furthermore : review

Tahereh Mafi
*Book kindly provided by Penguin, the publisher, in exchange for an honest review!*

This is the newest book by Tahereh Mafi author of the Shatter Me series,
and there won't be any spoilers!

Goodreads' link to the book
[Mafi] 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.

I went to the book having only read the description above which I like doing. Initially I didn't have expectations, since for me the Shatter Me series' characters stayed quite flat, but nonetheless this one really intrigued me!

Also I'd like to emphasize that even though this is a whimsical Middle Grade book, it has depth to it!

>I gave this book 4.5 stars
So as usual, I'll tell 4.5 things I liked about the book and 0.5 things I didn't like.

So what did I think?
+1| The language and writing style. The language was so livid which made the whole story even more interesting.
Mafi also wrote side notes as a second person addressing the reader and telling the story of Alice, giving us inside knowledge which was really refreshing.

+2| The world and worldbuilding was wonderfully planned from the magic system to the currency and flowers.
We met time, gave some dirt to the sky, made sure we had our ruler at all times, since how else would you measure time (and you really need to so you won't break the law), we saw the sky changing clothes and remember: it's rude to touch someone's pocket without asking!

+3| Continuing from point +2: if I were to summarize the book in one word I'd say whimsical. It has a fairytale-esc vibem which I really loved. It was like Alice in Wonderland crossed with the Wizard of Oz to the power of 10.
As you can tell it had a lot going on and that weirdness was the perfect setting to read about Alices troubles of being different, alienation, poverty and being used when she just simply wants to get her father back.

+0.75/-0.25| Characters and their development. I really enjoyed reading about Alice, and for some reason I was really drawn to Oliver. But there were some qualities in Alice that I strongly disliked, but while reading about these characters and their impulses though, we need to remember that they're only kids.

+0.75/-0.25| Different but at times hard to understand.
From the start I wasn't sure what was going on, but it definetly kept me intrigued. I doubt the land is meant to be fully understood, but inevitably you get slightly detatched in the progress when you don't understand something.

Overall rounding everything up, I recommend this to those who want a fun adventure and a magical system that is very different in the evergrowing sea of books to read.

Read on lovelies,

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