Get your books and wallets ready, YA fans. Young adult authors Tahereh Mafi and Ransom Riggs are going on tour together, so you can see and hear from two great writers for the price of one, beginning later this summer. Bustle is proud to exclusively reveal the dates for their forthcoming tour below, so keep reading, book nerds!
Tahereh Mafi is the author of the bestselling Shatter Me series for young adults, which she began in 2011. Her new book, Furthermore, hits store shelves on August 30.
Furthermore centers on Alice: an all-white girl born into a world where color and magic go hand-in-hand. In order to prove herself worthy and join her neighbors' fold, Alice must journey from her home in Ferenwood to a perilous place called Furthermore, aided only by her new friend, Oliver, who has magical abilities that are less than honest.
Ransom Riggs continues his Miss Peregrine series with Tales of the Peculiar. Neither sequel nor prequel, Tales of the Peculiar is a collection of fairytales set within the world of Riggs' series. These dark and grisly tales may not be entirely fictional, either. Publisher's copy indicates that they are "known to hide information about the peculiar world, including clues to the locations of time loops."
The book also features 10 incredible wood cut illustrations from Andrew Davidson. Davidson is the man behind the cover art for the adult-targeted Harry Potter re-releases in the U.K., as well as the art of Ted Hughes' The Iron Giant.
Tales of the Peculiar comes out on September 3, just a few weeks before Tim Burton's film adaptation of Riggs' debut novel, Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children , heads to theaters on September 30. The movie features an all-star cast, including Samuel L. Jackson, Eva Green, Asa Butterfield, Ella Purnell, Judi Dench, Rupert Everett, and Allison Janney, just to name a few.
This is not the first time Mafi and Riggs have done a book tour together. The couple toured for Shatter Me and Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children in June 2013, just a few short months before they married in September. They've dubbed their upcoming engagement the OTP Tour, which just proves that book nerd love is eternal.
You can catch Tahereh Mafi and Ransom Riggs on tour together, beginning on August 30. The couples' joint book tour stops in seven major cities. Each stop will feature the authors in conversation with one another. Readers can get Furthermore-themed airbrush tattoos, door prizes, and more. Find out if the book tour is coming to a city near you by checking the list below, and share your thoughts online using the hashtag #OTPTour.
New York City: Tuesday, August 30th at 6 PM
Furthermore launch hosted at the New York Public LibraryCeleste Barthos Ballroom476 5th Ave New York, NY 10018(Hosted with Books of Wonder)
Menlo Park: Thursday, September 1st at 7 PM
Kepler’s Books for Furthermore1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park, CA 94025
Austin: Tuesday, September 6th at 7 PM
BookPeople Independent Bookstore603 N. Lamar Blvd. Austin, TX 78703
Denver: Wednesday, September 7th at 7 PM
Tattered Cover Book Store2526 E Colfax Ave Denver, CO 80206
Roseville: Thursday, September 8th at 7 PM
Roseville Public Library with Red Balloon Bookshop2180 North Hamline Ave.Roseville, MN 55113
Cincinnati: Friday, September 9th at 6 PM
Joseph-Beth Booksellers at Rookwood Pavilion2692 Madison Rd. Cincinnati, OH 45208
Decatur: Saturday, September 10th at 5 PM
Little Shop of Stories in Decatur's Historic Square133 E Court Square #A Decatur, GA 30030
Images: Courtesy of Penguin Young Readers