Today, we’re pleased to be hosting a giveaway for “Tahereh’s Favorite Things,” in celebration of the release of her new middle grade book, Furthermore.
We’re also celebrating an explosion of color — with some photos of how color plays a role in my life, and celebrating the colorful cover (and world) of Furthermore.
The lands of Furthermore and Ferenwood are filled with color-magic. So for my first photo, I wanted to create a colorful image that spotlights Furthermore itself:
Of course, I love bookish rainbows of all kinds! This is a photo I snapped a while back for a bookstagram challenge:
Last year, my husband & I sold our condo, and bought and moved into a house — with our first yard! I’ve loved gardening here, and this was the first summer I had my very own rose bushes to take care of and obsess over. I mean, those blooms! These are just a couple of the many photos I took of my roses this year (if you follow me on Instagram, you’ll see plenty more):
And of course, anyone who’s met me or seen my picture knows, I love colorful hair. I’ve been rocking the Ariel red hair for several years now, and just recently added some dark purple to the bottom tips of my hair:
To celebrate the release of Furthermore, we’ve teamed up with Penguin Random House & are offering a prize pack featuring “Tahereh’s Favorite Things” — that is, goodies hand picked by author Tahereh Mafi from products she adores. (This is one of FOUR different prize packs being offered across the blogosphere!)
Tahereh’s Favorite Things: Prize Pack #2
One (1) winner will receive:
Giveaway open to US addresses only. Prizing and samples provided by Penguin Random House.
To enter, tell us in the comments what color means to you – and how it is a part of your life! Then fill out the Rafflecopter form here to complete your entry & earn more chances to win. Contest is open to the U.S. only, and runs through midnight (PT) on Tuesday, September 13th.
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.
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, www.taherehbooks.com.