A Room Away From the Wolves

A Room Away From the Wolves

Bina has never forgotten the time she and her mother ran away from home. Her mother promised they would hitchhike to the city to escape Bina?s cruel father and start over. But before they could even leave town, Bina had a new stepfather and two new stepsisters, and a humming sense of betrayal pulling apart the bond with her mother?a bond Bina thought was unbreakable. Eight Bina has never forgotten the time she and her mother ran away from home. Her mother promised they would hitchhike ...

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  • Jennie
    Sep 03, 2018

    2 1/2 stars. I tried so very hard to love this book, but I really struggled with it. Nova Ren Suma's writing and stories are always somewhere between gorgeous and completely what-the-actual-fuck bonkers. Despite its weirdness, I really enjoyed The Walls Around Us, but I confess that...

    As soon as I finished this, I flipped it back to the beginning to reread. This is a story about girls, about ghosts, and about our connections to the material things of the world (including the relationships we hold onto, even when we know we shouldn't). But, like all of Suma's books, ...

    4.5 stars A Room Away From the Wolves is an atmospheric, unique story set in an old boarding house in New York City. It follows a bisexual Jewish girl who is trying to leave behind an abusive home situation. This is an odd, quiet, slow-paced gem of a book, unlike everything I had e...

    When I read Nova Ren Suma's first novel I had trouble settling in because her style is so unique, both real and surreal. It is hard to get your bearings in one of her books, but now I get that this is the joy of it. Her books are like impressionist paintings, looking like one thing up ...

    Originally published on The Nerd Daily | Review by Nathalie DeFelice There?s something so beautiful about the way A Room Away From The Wolves is written. It?s a haunting, riveting, and oh so delightfully mysterious story to get lost in. Believe me, you will get lost in this stor...

    4 stars I really enjoyed this! It's such a solid read, and there's so much mystery and fictional history behind it, it's very cool. I'm not exactly sure how to describe the atmosphere of this book (but it has a really distinct atmosphere), so I'd say something like Miss Peregrine...

    Not my favorite of her?s but damn, her writing so good. Some of those sentences she puts together...reminiscent of Laini Taylor. Very lyrical and the imagery is unparalleled. The story was...well, it was weird, which is to be expected from her but it wasn?t dark. I think The Walls ...

    I just. I'm so confused. Can someone please explain what actually happened to me? Because omg, I don't get the ending. (view spoiler)[Was it magic? Was it death? WHAT WAS IT. (hide spoiler)] Do I even remember this book at all? No, because it left no impression on me. And that made me...

    This is such an odd book and it?s hard to review without giving away the secrets. Bina?s mom makes her leave her home. She says it?s just for a month with friends, but Bina has another idea. She remembers stories her mom told her about a boarding house in New York. Her mom lived ...

    3 1/2 stars This genre-bending, paranormal, realistic yet very trippy mystery is completely out of the box as per usual for Nova Ren Suma. It has rich, emotional writing and made me want to visit New York City again soon. However, the mystery itself lost me somewhere along the w...

    Haunting and beautifully written. ...

    *cries* because finally a new Nova book *cries some more* ...

    So gorgeous and haunting. Nova Ren Suma is a treasure. ...

  • Melissa Sarno
    Jun 02, 2018

    2 1/2 stars. I tried so very hard to love this book, but I really struggled with it. Nova Ren Suma's writing and stories are always somewhere between gorgeous and completely what-the-actual-fuck bonkers. Despite its weirdness, I really enjoyed The Walls Around Us, but I confess that...

    As soon as I finished this, I flipped it back to the beginning to reread. This is a story about girls, about ghosts, and about our connections to the material things of the world (including the relationships we hold onto, even when we know we shouldn't). But, like all of Suma's books, ...

    4.5 stars A Room Away From the Wolves is an atmospheric, unique story set in an old boarding house in New York City. It follows a bisexual Jewish girl who is trying to leave behind an abusive home situation. This is an odd, quiet, slow-paced gem of a book, unlike everything I had e...

    When I read Nova Ren Suma's first novel I had trouble settling in because her style is so unique, both real and surreal. It is hard to get your bearings in one of her books, but now I get that this is the joy of it. Her books are like impressionist paintings, looking like one thing up ...

    Originally published on The Nerd Daily | Review by Nathalie DeFelice There?s something so beautiful about the way A Room Away From The Wolves is written. It?s a haunting, riveting, and oh so delightfully mysterious story to get lost in. Believe me, you will get lost in this stor...

    4 stars I really enjoyed this! It's such a solid read, and there's so much mystery and fictional history behind it, it's very cool. I'm not exactly sure how to describe the atmosphere of this book (but it has a really distinct atmosphere), so I'd say something like Miss Peregrine...

    Not my favorite of her?s but damn, her writing so good. Some of those sentences she puts together...reminiscent of Laini Taylor. Very lyrical and the imagery is unparalleled. The story was...well, it was weird, which is to be expected from her but it wasn?t dark. I think The Walls ...

    I just. I'm so confused. Can someone please explain what actually happened to me? Because omg, I don't get the ending. (view spoiler)[Was it magic? Was it death? WHAT WAS IT. (hide spoiler)] Do I even remember this book at all? No, because it left no impression on me. And that made me...

    This is such an odd book and it?s hard to review without giving away the secrets. Bina?s mom makes her leave her home. She says it?s just for a month with friends, but Bina has another idea. She remembers stories her mom told her about a boarding house in New York. Her mom lived ...

    3 1/2 stars This genre-bending, paranormal, realistic yet very trippy mystery is completely out of the box as per usual for Nova Ren Suma. It has rich, emotional writing and made me want to visit New York City again soon. However, the mystery itself lost me somewhere along the w...

    Haunting and beautifully written. ...

  • Jessica
    Oct 25, 2018

    2 1/2 stars. I tried so very hard to love this book, but I really struggled with it. Nova Ren Suma's writing and stories are always somewhere between gorgeous and completely what-the-actual-fuck bonkers. Despite its weirdness, I really enjoyed The Walls Around Us, but I confess that...

    As soon as I finished this, I flipped it back to the beginning to reread. This is a story about girls, about ghosts, and about our connections to the material things of the world (including the relationships we hold onto, even when we know we shouldn't). But, like all of Suma's books, ...

    4.5 stars A Room Away From the Wolves is an atmospheric, unique story set in an old boarding house in New York City. It follows a bisexual Jewish girl who is trying to leave behind an abusive home situation. This is an odd, quiet, slow-paced gem of a book, unlike everything I had e...

    When I read Nova Ren Suma's first novel I had trouble settling in because her style is so unique, both real and surreal. It is hard to get your bearings in one of her books, but now I get that this is the joy of it. Her books are like impressionist paintings, looking like one thing up ...

    Originally published on The Nerd Daily | Review by Nathalie DeFelice There?s something so beautiful about the way A Room Away From The Wolves is written. It?s a haunting, riveting, and oh so delightfully mysterious story to get lost in. Believe me, you will get lost in this stor...

    4 stars I really enjoyed this! It's such a solid read, and there's so much mystery and fictional history behind it, it's very cool. I'm not exactly sure how to describe the atmosphere of this book (but it has a really distinct atmosphere), so I'd say something like Miss Peregrine...

    Not my favorite of her?s but damn, her writing so good. Some of those sentences she puts together...reminiscent of Laini Taylor. Very lyrical and the imagery is unparalleled. The story was...well, it was weird, which is to be expected from her but it wasn?t dark. I think The Walls ...

    I just. I'm so confused. Can someone please explain what actually happened to me? Because omg, I don't get the ending. (view spoiler)[Was it magic? Was it death? WHAT WAS IT. (hide spoiler)] Do I even remember this book at all? No, because it left no impression on me. And that made me...

    This is such an odd book and it?s hard to review without giving away the secrets. Bina?s mom makes her leave her home. She says it?s just for a month with friends, but Bina has another idea. She remembers stories her mom told her about a boarding house in New York. Her mom lived ...

    3 1/2 stars This genre-bending, paranormal, realistic yet very trippy mystery is completely out of the box as per usual for Nova Ren Suma. It has rich, emotional writing and made me want to visit New York City again soon. However, the mystery itself lost me somewhere along the w...

    Haunting and beautifully written. ...

    *cries* because finally a new Nova book *cries some more* ...

    So gorgeous and haunting. Nova Ren Suma is a treasure. ...

    I really enjoyed this book!! I would highly recommend this book! It had a lot of suspense and great description! ...

    A thoroughly gorgeous modern gothic that combines so many of the things I love in a book: runaways, an all-girl boarding house (evocative of a boarding school setting), New York City, complicated and fraught mother-daughter relationships, an unsettling atmosphere of steadily growing un...

    I need to think on this one for a while. My rating may change. I just chose 3 because it's in the middle and I'm feeling VERY in the middle and weird about this one. Also, if you know what the heck this was about-- please let me in on it!! ...

    Mooooody. Reviewed in the Sept/Oct 2018 issue of Horn Book. ...

    Full blog tour review post can be found here: http://kamoorephoto.booklikes.com/pos... This wonderful story has one step inside reality, and the other is deep inside somewhere quite otherworldly, which is also somewhere that Nova Ren Suma?s writing sits. Her writing is what gives ...

    So I wanted to love this book, I really did, especially because I?m a fan of paranormal and magical realism. And because the main character Bina is bisexual. (She doesn?t identify with that particular word anywhere in the novel, but we know she?s attracted to both boys and girls....

    *Source* Library *Genre* Young Adult / Ghost Stories *Rating* 3.5 *Thoughts* Author Nova Ren Suma's A Room Away From the Wolves is a spellbinding ghost story set in a refuge for trouble girls deep in the heart of New York City. The story is told in the first person narrative by...

    I had heard such good things, but this just wasn't for me. It left me with too many questions, and I felt like either the supernatural elements needed to be played up and explained more, or the nonmagical elements needed to be. I felt like we got to know her mother, or at least, the ve...

  • Kelly
    Apr 10, 2018

    2 1/2 stars. I tried so very hard to love this book, but I really struggled with it. Nova Ren Suma's writing and stories are always somewhere between gorgeous and completely what-the-actual-fuck bonkers. Despite its weirdness, I really enjoyed The Walls Around Us, but I confess that...

    As soon as I finished this, I flipped it back to the beginning to reread. This is a story about girls, about ghosts, and about our connections to the material things of the world (including the relationships we hold onto, even when we know we shouldn't). But, like all of Suma's books, ...

  • Jennifer
    Jun 03, 2018

    2 1/2 stars. I tried so very hard to love this book, but I really struggled with it. Nova Ren Suma's writing and stories are always somewhere between gorgeous and completely what-the-actual-fuck bonkers. Despite its weirdness, I really enjoyed The Walls Around Us, but I confess that...

    As soon as I finished this, I flipped it back to the beginning to reread. This is a story about girls, about ghosts, and about our connections to the material things of the world (including the relationships we hold onto, even when we know we shouldn't). But, like all of Suma's books, ...

    4.5 stars A Room Away From the Wolves is an atmospheric, unique story set in an old boarding house in New York City. It follows a bisexual Jewish girl who is trying to leave behind an abusive home situation. This is an odd, quiet, slow-paced gem of a book, unlike everything I had e...

    When I read Nova Ren Suma's first novel I had trouble settling in because her style is so unique, both real and surreal. It is hard to get your bearings in one of her books, but now I get that this is the joy of it. Her books are like impressionist paintings, looking like one thing up ...

    Originally published on The Nerd Daily | Review by Nathalie DeFelice There?s something so beautiful about the way A Room Away From The Wolves is written. It?s a haunting, riveting, and oh so delightfully mysterious story to get lost in. Believe me, you will get lost in this stor...

    4 stars I really enjoyed this! It's such a solid read, and there's so much mystery and fictional history behind it, it's very cool. I'm not exactly sure how to describe the atmosphere of this book (but it has a really distinct atmosphere), so I'd say something like Miss Peregrine...

    Not my favorite of her?s but damn, her writing so good. Some of those sentences she puts together...reminiscent of Laini Taylor. Very lyrical and the imagery is unparalleled. The story was...well, it was weird, which is to be expected from her but it wasn?t dark. I think The Walls ...

    I just. I'm so confused. Can someone please explain what actually happened to me? Because omg, I don't get the ending. (view spoiler)[Was it magic? Was it death? WHAT WAS IT. (hide spoiler)] Do I even remember this book at all? No, because it left no impression on me. And that made me...

    This is such an odd book and it?s hard to review without giving away the secrets. Bina?s mom makes her leave her home. She says it?s just for a month with friends, but Bina has another idea. She remembers stories her mom told her about a boarding house in New York. Her mom lived ...

    3 1/2 stars This genre-bending, paranormal, realistic yet very trippy mystery is completely out of the box as per usual for Nova Ren Suma. It has rich, emotional writing and made me want to visit New York City again soon. However, the mystery itself lost me somewhere along the w...

    Haunting and beautifully written. ...

    *cries* because finally a new Nova book *cries some more* ...

    So gorgeous and haunting. Nova Ren Suma is a treasure. ...

    I really enjoyed this book!! I would highly recommend this book! It had a lot of suspense and great description! ...

    A thoroughly gorgeous modern gothic that combines so many of the things I love in a book: runaways, an all-girl boarding house (evocative of a boarding school setting), New York City, complicated and fraught mother-daughter relationships, an unsettling atmosphere of steadily growing un...

    I need to think on this one for a while. My rating may change. I just chose 3 because it's in the middle and I'm feeling VERY in the middle and weird about this one. Also, if you know what the heck this was about-- please let me in on it!! ...

    Mooooody. Reviewed in the Sept/Oct 2018 issue of Horn Book. ...

  • Catie
    May 28, 2018

    2 1/2 stars. I tried so very hard to love this book, but I really struggled with it. Nova Ren Suma's writing and stories are always somewhere between gorgeous and completely what-the-actual-fuck bonkers. Despite its weirdness, I really enjoyed The Walls Around Us, but I confess that...

    As soon as I finished this, I flipped it back to the beginning to reread. This is a story about girls, about ghosts, and about our connections to the material things of the world (including the relationships we hold onto, even when we know we shouldn't). But, like all of Suma's books, ...

    4.5 stars A Room Away From the Wolves is an atmospheric, unique story set in an old boarding house in New York City. It follows a bisexual Jewish girl who is trying to leave behind an abusive home situation. This is an odd, quiet, slow-paced gem of a book, unlike everything I had e...

    When I read Nova Ren Suma's first novel I had trouble settling in because her style is so unique, both real and surreal. It is hard to get your bearings in one of her books, but now I get that this is the joy of it. Her books are like impressionist paintings, looking like one thing up ...

    Originally published on The Nerd Daily | Review by Nathalie DeFelice There?s something so beautiful about the way A Room Away From The Wolves is written. It?s a haunting, riveting, and oh so delightfully mysterious story to get lost in. Believe me, you will get lost in this stor...

    4 stars I really enjoyed this! It's such a solid read, and there's so much mystery and fictional history behind it, it's very cool. I'm not exactly sure how to describe the atmosphere of this book (but it has a really distinct atmosphere), so I'd say something like Miss Peregrine...

    Not my favorite of her?s but damn, her writing so good. Some of those sentences she puts together...reminiscent of Laini Taylor. Very lyrical and the imagery is unparalleled. The story was...well, it was weird, which is to be expected from her but it wasn?t dark. I think The Walls ...

    I just. I'm so confused. Can someone please explain what actually happened to me? Because omg, I don't get the ending. (view spoiler)[Was it magic? Was it death? WHAT WAS IT. (hide spoiler)] Do I even remember this book at all? No, because it left no impression on me. And that made me...

    This is such an odd book and it?s hard to review without giving away the secrets. Bina?s mom makes her leave her home. She says it?s just for a month with friends, but Bina has another idea. She remembers stories her mom told her about a boarding house in New York. Her mom lived ...

    3 1/2 stars This genre-bending, paranormal, realistic yet very trippy mystery is completely out of the box as per usual for Nova Ren Suma. It has rich, emotional writing and made me want to visit New York City again soon. However, the mystery itself lost me somewhere along the w...

  • Shelley
    Sep 29, 2018

    2 1/2 stars. I tried so very hard to love this book, but I really struggled with it. Nova Ren Suma's writing and stories are always somewhere between gorgeous and completely what-the-actual-fuck bonkers. Despite its weirdness, I really enjoyed The Walls Around Us, but I confess that...

    As soon as I finished this, I flipped it back to the beginning to reread. This is a story about girls, about ghosts, and about our connections to the material things of the world (including the relationships we hold onto, even when we know we shouldn't). But, like all of Suma's books, ...

    4.5 stars A Room Away From the Wolves is an atmospheric, unique story set in an old boarding house in New York City. It follows a bisexual Jewish girl who is trying to leave behind an abusive home situation. This is an odd, quiet, slow-paced gem of a book, unlike everything I had e...

    When I read Nova Ren Suma's first novel I had trouble settling in because her style is so unique, both real and surreal. It is hard to get your bearings in one of her books, but now I get that this is the joy of it. Her books are like impressionist paintings, looking like one thing up ...

    Originally published on The Nerd Daily | Review by Nathalie DeFelice There?s something so beautiful about the way A Room Away From The Wolves is written. It?s a haunting, riveting, and oh so delightfully mysterious story to get lost in. Believe me, you will get lost in this stor...

    4 stars I really enjoyed this! It's such a solid read, and there's so much mystery and fictional history behind it, it's very cool. I'm not exactly sure how to describe the atmosphere of this book (but it has a really distinct atmosphere), so I'd say something like Miss Peregrine...

    Not my favorite of her?s but damn, her writing so good. Some of those sentences she puts together...reminiscent of Laini Taylor. Very lyrical and the imagery is unparalleled. The story was...well, it was weird, which is to be expected from her but it wasn?t dark. I think The Walls ...

    I just. I'm so confused. Can someone please explain what actually happened to me? Because omg, I don't get the ending. (view spoiler)[Was it magic? Was it death? WHAT WAS IT. (hide spoiler)] Do I even remember this book at all? No, because it left no impression on me. And that made me...

    This is such an odd book and it?s hard to review without giving away the secrets. Bina?s mom makes her leave her home. She says it?s just for a month with friends, but Bina has another idea. She remembers stories her mom told her about a boarding house in New York. Her mom lived ...

    3 1/2 stars This genre-bending, paranormal, realistic yet very trippy mystery is completely out of the box as per usual for Nova Ren Suma. It has rich, emotional writing and made me want to visit New York City again soon. However, the mystery itself lost me somewhere along the w...

    Haunting and beautifully written. ...

    *cries* because finally a new Nova book *cries some more* ...

    So gorgeous and haunting. Nova Ren Suma is a treasure. ...

    I really enjoyed this book!! I would highly recommend this book! It had a lot of suspense and great description! ...

    A thoroughly gorgeous modern gothic that combines so many of the things I love in a book: runaways, an all-girl boarding house (evocative of a boarding school setting), New York City, complicated and fraught mother-daughter relationships, an unsettling atmosphere of steadily growing un...

    I need to think on this one for a while. My rating may change. I just chose 3 because it's in the middle and I'm feeling VERY in the middle and weird about this one. Also, if you know what the heck this was about-- please let me in on it!! ...

    Mooooody. Reviewed in the Sept/Oct 2018 issue of Horn Book. ...

    Full blog tour review post can be found here: http://kamoorephoto.booklikes.com/pos... This wonderful story has one step inside reality, and the other is deep inside somewhere quite otherworldly, which is also somewhere that Nova Ren Suma?s writing sits. Her writing is what gives ...

    So I wanted to love this book, I really did, especially because I?m a fan of paranormal and magical realism. And because the main character Bina is bisexual. (She doesn?t identify with that particular word anywhere in the novel, but we know she?s attracted to both boys and girls....

    *Source* Library *Genre* Young Adult / Ghost Stories *Rating* 3.5 *Thoughts* Author Nova Ren Suma's A Room Away From the Wolves is a spellbinding ghost story set in a refuge for trouble girls deep in the heart of New York City. The story is told in the first person narrative by...

  • Jessica Woodbury
    Jul 13, 2018

    2 1/2 stars. I tried so very hard to love this book, but I really struggled with it. Nova Ren Suma's writing and stories are always somewhere between gorgeous and completely what-the-actual-fuck bonkers. Despite its weirdness, I really enjoyed The Walls Around Us, but I confess that...

    As soon as I finished this, I flipped it back to the beginning to reread. This is a story about girls, about ghosts, and about our connections to the material things of the world (including the relationships we hold onto, even when we know we shouldn't). But, like all of Suma's books, ...

    4.5 stars A Room Away From the Wolves is an atmospheric, unique story set in an old boarding house in New York City. It follows a bisexual Jewish girl who is trying to leave behind an abusive home situation. This is an odd, quiet, slow-paced gem of a book, unlike everything I had e...

    When I read Nova Ren Suma's first novel I had trouble settling in because her style is so unique, both real and surreal. It is hard to get your bearings in one of her books, but now I get that this is the joy of it. Her books are like impressionist paintings, looking like one thing up ...

  • Andria
    Aug 16, 2018

    2 1/2 stars. I tried so very hard to love this book, but I really struggled with it. Nova Ren Suma's writing and stories are always somewhere between gorgeous and completely what-the-actual-fuck bonkers. Despite its weirdness, I really enjoyed The Walls Around Us, but I confess that...

    As soon as I finished this, I flipped it back to the beginning to reread. This is a story about girls, about ghosts, and about our connections to the material things of the world (including the relationships we hold onto, even when we know we shouldn't). But, like all of Suma's books, ...

    4.5 stars A Room Away From the Wolves is an atmospheric, unique story set in an old boarding house in New York City. It follows a bisexual Jewish girl who is trying to leave behind an abusive home situation. This is an odd, quiet, slow-paced gem of a book, unlike everything I had e...

    When I read Nova Ren Suma's first novel I had trouble settling in because her style is so unique, both real and surreal. It is hard to get your bearings in one of her books, but now I get that this is the joy of it. Her books are like impressionist paintings, looking like one thing up ...

    Originally published on The Nerd Daily | Review by Nathalie DeFelice There?s something so beautiful about the way A Room Away From The Wolves is written. It?s a haunting, riveting, and oh so delightfully mysterious story to get lost in. Believe me, you will get lost in this stor...

    4 stars I really enjoyed this! It's such a solid read, and there's so much mystery and fictional history behind it, it's very cool. I'm not exactly sure how to describe the atmosphere of this book (but it has a really distinct atmosphere), so I'd say something like Miss Peregrine...

    Not my favorite of her?s but damn, her writing so good. Some of those sentences she puts together...reminiscent of Laini Taylor. Very lyrical and the imagery is unparalleled. The story was...well, it was weird, which is to be expected from her but it wasn?t dark. I think The Walls ...

    I just. I'm so confused. Can someone please explain what actually happened to me? Because omg, I don't get the ending. (view spoiler)[Was it magic? Was it death? WHAT WAS IT. (hide spoiler)] Do I even remember this book at all? No, because it left no impression on me. And that made me...

    This is such an odd book and it?s hard to review without giving away the secrets. Bina?s mom makes her leave her home. She says it?s just for a month with friends, but Bina has another idea. She remembers stories her mom told her about a boarding house in New York. Her mom lived ...

    3 1/2 stars This genre-bending, paranormal, realistic yet very trippy mystery is completely out of the box as per usual for Nova Ren Suma. It has rich, emotional writing and made me want to visit New York City again soon. However, the mystery itself lost me somewhere along the w...

    Haunting and beautifully written. ...

    *cries* because finally a new Nova book *cries some more* ...

    So gorgeous and haunting. Nova Ren Suma is a treasure. ...

    I really enjoyed this book!! I would highly recommend this book! It had a lot of suspense and great description! ...

    A thoroughly gorgeous modern gothic that combines so many of the things I love in a book: runaways, an all-girl boarding house (evocative of a boarding school setting), New York City, complicated and fraught mother-daughter relationships, an unsettling atmosphere of steadily growing un...

  • Emily May
    Mar 03, 2015

    2 1/2 stars. I tried so very hard to love this book, but I really struggled with it. Nova Ren Suma's writing and stories are always somewhere between gorgeous and completely what-the-actual-fuck bonkers. Despite its weirdness, I really enjoyed The Walls Around Us, but I confess that...

  • Crini
    Jan 10, 2018

    2 1/2 stars. I tried so very hard to love this book, but I really struggled with it. Nova Ren Suma's writing and stories are always somewhere between gorgeous and completely what-the-actual-fuck bonkers. Despite its weirdness, I really enjoyed The Walls Around Us, but I confess that...

    As soon as I finished this, I flipped it back to the beginning to reread. This is a story about girls, about ghosts, and about our connections to the material things of the world (including the relationships we hold onto, even when we know we shouldn't). But, like all of Suma's books, ...

    4.5 stars A Room Away From the Wolves is an atmospheric, unique story set in an old boarding house in New York City. It follows a bisexual Jewish girl who is trying to leave behind an abusive home situation. This is an odd, quiet, slow-paced gem of a book, unlike everything I had e...

    When I read Nova Ren Suma's first novel I had trouble settling in because her style is so unique, both real and surreal. It is hard to get your bearings in one of her books, but now I get that this is the joy of it. Her books are like impressionist paintings, looking like one thing up ...

    Originally published on The Nerd Daily | Review by Nathalie DeFelice There?s something so beautiful about the way A Room Away From The Wolves is written. It?s a haunting, riveting, and oh so delightfully mysterious story to get lost in. Believe me, you will get lost in this stor...

    4 stars I really enjoyed this! It's such a solid read, and there's so much mystery and fictional history behind it, it's very cool. I'm not exactly sure how to describe the atmosphere of this book (but it has a really distinct atmosphere), so I'd say something like Miss Peregrine...

    Not my favorite of her?s but damn, her writing so good. Some of those sentences she puts together...reminiscent of Laini Taylor. Very lyrical and the imagery is unparalleled. The story was...well, it was weird, which is to be expected from her but it wasn?t dark. I think The Walls ...

    I just. I'm so confused. Can someone please explain what actually happened to me? Because omg, I don't get the ending. (view spoiler)[Was it magic? Was it death? WHAT WAS IT. (hide spoiler)] Do I even remember this book at all? No, because it left no impression on me. And that made me...

    This is such an odd book and it?s hard to review without giving away the secrets. Bina?s mom makes her leave her home. She says it?s just for a month with friends, but Bina has another idea. She remembers stories her mom told her about a boarding house in New York. Her mom lived ...

    3 1/2 stars This genre-bending, paranormal, realistic yet very trippy mystery is completely out of the box as per usual for Nova Ren Suma. It has rich, emotional writing and made me want to visit New York City again soon. However, the mystery itself lost me somewhere along the w...

    Haunting and beautifully written. ...

    *cries* because finally a new Nova book *cries some more* ...

  • Chelsea
    Sep 07, 2018

    2 1/2 stars. I tried so very hard to love this book, but I really struggled with it. Nova Ren Suma's writing and stories are always somewhere between gorgeous and completely what-the-actual-fuck bonkers. Despite its weirdness, I really enjoyed The Walls Around Us, but I confess that...

    As soon as I finished this, I flipped it back to the beginning to reread. This is a story about girls, about ghosts, and about our connections to the material things of the world (including the relationships we hold onto, even when we know we shouldn't). But, like all of Suma's books, ...

    4.5 stars A Room Away From the Wolves is an atmospheric, unique story set in an old boarding house in New York City. It follows a bisexual Jewish girl who is trying to leave behind an abusive home situation. This is an odd, quiet, slow-paced gem of a book, unlike everything I had e...

    When I read Nova Ren Suma's first novel I had trouble settling in because her style is so unique, both real and surreal. It is hard to get your bearings in one of her books, but now I get that this is the joy of it. Her books are like impressionist paintings, looking like one thing up ...

    Originally published on The Nerd Daily | Review by Nathalie DeFelice There?s something so beautiful about the way A Room Away From The Wolves is written. It?s a haunting, riveting, and oh so delightfully mysterious story to get lost in. Believe me, you will get lost in this stor...

    4 stars I really enjoyed this! It's such a solid read, and there's so much mystery and fictional history behind it, it's very cool. I'm not exactly sure how to describe the atmosphere of this book (but it has a really distinct atmosphere), so I'd say something like Miss Peregrine...

    Not my favorite of her?s but damn, her writing so good. Some of those sentences she puts together...reminiscent of Laini Taylor. Very lyrical and the imagery is unparalleled. The story was...well, it was weird, which is to be expected from her but it wasn?t dark. I think The Walls ...

  • Michelle (FabBookReviews)
    Sep 13, 2018

    2 1/2 stars. I tried so very hard to love this book, but I really struggled with it. Nova Ren Suma's writing and stories are always somewhere between gorgeous and completely what-the-actual-fuck bonkers. Despite its weirdness, I really enjoyed The Walls Around Us, but I confess that...

    As soon as I finished this, I flipped it back to the beginning to reread. This is a story about girls, about ghosts, and about our connections to the material things of the world (including the relationships we hold onto, even when we know we shouldn't). But, like all of Suma's books, ...

    4.5 stars A Room Away From the Wolves is an atmospheric, unique story set in an old boarding house in New York City. It follows a bisexual Jewish girl who is trying to leave behind an abusive home situation. This is an odd, quiet, slow-paced gem of a book, unlike everything I had e...

    When I read Nova Ren Suma's first novel I had trouble settling in because her style is so unique, both real and surreal. It is hard to get your bearings in one of her books, but now I get that this is the joy of it. Her books are like impressionist paintings, looking like one thing up ...

    Originally published on The Nerd Daily | Review by Nathalie DeFelice There?s something so beautiful about the way A Room Away From The Wolves is written. It?s a haunting, riveting, and oh so delightfully mysterious story to get lost in. Believe me, you will get lost in this stor...

    4 stars I really enjoyed this! It's such a solid read, and there's so much mystery and fictional history behind it, it's very cool. I'm not exactly sure how to describe the atmosphere of this book (but it has a really distinct atmosphere), so I'd say something like Miss Peregrine...

    Not my favorite of her?s but damn, her writing so good. Some of those sentences she puts together...reminiscent of Laini Taylor. Very lyrical and the imagery is unparalleled. The story was...well, it was weird, which is to be expected from her but it wasn?t dark. I think The Walls ...

    I just. I'm so confused. Can someone please explain what actually happened to me? Because omg, I don't get the ending. (view spoiler)[Was it magic? Was it death? WHAT WAS IT. (hide spoiler)] Do I even remember this book at all? No, because it left no impression on me. And that made me...

    This is such an odd book and it?s hard to review without giving away the secrets. Bina?s mom makes her leave her home. She says it?s just for a month with friends, but Bina has another idea. She remembers stories her mom told her about a boarding house in New York. Her mom lived ...

    3 1/2 stars This genre-bending, paranormal, realistic yet very trippy mystery is completely out of the box as per usual for Nova Ren Suma. It has rich, emotional writing and made me want to visit New York City again soon. However, the mystery itself lost me somewhere along the w...

    Haunting and beautifully written. ...

    *cries* because finally a new Nova book *cries some more* ...

    So gorgeous and haunting. Nova Ren Suma is a treasure. ...

    I really enjoyed this book!! I would highly recommend this book! It had a lot of suspense and great description! ...

    A thoroughly gorgeous modern gothic that combines so many of the things I love in a book: runaways, an all-girl boarding house (evocative of a boarding school setting), New York City, complicated and fraught mother-daughter relationships, an unsettling atmosphere of steadily growing un...

    I need to think on this one for a while. My rating may change. I just chose 3 because it's in the middle and I'm feeling VERY in the middle and weird about this one. Also, if you know what the heck this was about-- please let me in on it!! ...

    Mooooody. Reviewed in the Sept/Oct 2018 issue of Horn Book. ...

    Full blog tour review post can be found here: http://kamoorephoto.booklikes.com/pos... This wonderful story has one step inside reality, and the other is deep inside somewhere quite otherworldly, which is also somewhere that Nova Ren Suma?s writing sits. Her writing is what gives ...

    So I wanted to love this book, I really did, especially because I?m a fan of paranormal and magical realism. And because the main character Bina is bisexual. (She doesn?t identify with that particular word anywhere in the novel, but we know she?s attracted to both boys and girls....

    *Source* Library *Genre* Young Adult / Ghost Stories *Rating* 3.5 *Thoughts* Author Nova Ren Suma's A Room Away From the Wolves is a spellbinding ghost story set in a refuge for trouble girls deep in the heart of New York City. The story is told in the first person narrative by...

    I had heard such good things, but this just wasn't for me. It left me with too many questions, and I felt like either the supernatural elements needed to be played up and explained more, or the nonmagical elements needed to be. I felt like we got to know her mother, or at least, the ve...

    This book is smarter than I am and I am 200% ok with that. ...

    Full review on: FLIPPING THROUGH THE PAGES So, A Room Away from the Wolves is like the most confusing book.. ever.. for me. I am still not sure about my feelings. Did I hate it? Did I enjoy this? I seriously don?t have a clear answer to both these questions. For half of the book, ...

    So I loved The Walls All Around us and I was expecting a strange story but this book just didn't get going. It started off so good. I love Suma's metaphorical writing and the way she allows the reader to fill in the gaps. I loved the weird relationship between Bina and her mothe...

    DNF @ pg 132 Nova Ren Suma has a lovely, densely metaphorical writing style, but her execution in terms of the story and plotting always leaves something to be desired. Her stories thrive on a lot of confusion, and as a reader it just doesn't work for me. Recommended for those who h...

    Such a disappointment. I wish I'd DNF'd around 60%, but I figured I might as well finish at that point. Wasn't worth it. There was so much happening.. and yet nothing happening. So much potential, with failed execution. So many questions, with no answers, or flimsy, insufficient one...

    New York Times bestselling young adult author Nova Ren Suma returns with the darkly mysterious and hauntingly beautiful A Room Away from the Wolves. Told from the first-person narrative of teenager Sabina 'Bina' Tremper, A Room Away from the Wolves is a blend of tragic fairy tale, g...

  • Michelle (Pink Polka Dot Books)
    Sep 07, 2018

    2 1/2 stars. I tried so very hard to love this book, but I really struggled with it. Nova Ren Suma's writing and stories are always somewhere between gorgeous and completely what-the-actual-fuck bonkers. Despite its weirdness, I really enjoyed The Walls Around Us, but I confess that...

    As soon as I finished this, I flipped it back to the beginning to reread. This is a story about girls, about ghosts, and about our connections to the material things of the world (including the relationships we hold onto, even when we know we shouldn't). But, like all of Suma's books, ...

    4.5 stars A Room Away From the Wolves is an atmospheric, unique story set in an old boarding house in New York City. It follows a bisexual Jewish girl who is trying to leave behind an abusive home situation. This is an odd, quiet, slow-paced gem of a book, unlike everything I had e...

    When I read Nova Ren Suma's first novel I had trouble settling in because her style is so unique, both real and surreal. It is hard to get your bearings in one of her books, but now I get that this is the joy of it. Her books are like impressionist paintings, looking like one thing up ...

    Originally published on The Nerd Daily | Review by Nathalie DeFelice There?s something so beautiful about the way A Room Away From The Wolves is written. It?s a haunting, riveting, and oh so delightfully mysterious story to get lost in. Believe me, you will get lost in this stor...

    4 stars I really enjoyed this! It's such a solid read, and there's so much mystery and fictional history behind it, it's very cool. I'm not exactly sure how to describe the atmosphere of this book (but it has a really distinct atmosphere), so I'd say something like Miss Peregrine...

    Not my favorite of her?s but damn, her writing so good. Some of those sentences she puts together...reminiscent of Laini Taylor. Very lyrical and the imagery is unparalleled. The story was...well, it was weird, which is to be expected from her but it wasn?t dark. I think The Walls ...

    I just. I'm so confused. Can someone please explain what actually happened to me? Because omg, I don't get the ending. (view spoiler)[Was it magic? Was it death? WHAT WAS IT. (hide spoiler)] Do I even remember this book at all? No, because it left no impression on me. And that made me...

    This is such an odd book and it?s hard to review without giving away the secrets. Bina?s mom makes her leave her home. She says it?s just for a month with friends, but Bina has another idea. She remembers stories her mom told her about a boarding house in New York. Her mom lived ...

    3 1/2 stars This genre-bending, paranormal, realistic yet very trippy mystery is completely out of the box as per usual for Nova Ren Suma. It has rich, emotional writing and made me want to visit New York City again soon. However, the mystery itself lost me somewhere along the w...

    Haunting and beautifully written. ...

    *cries* because finally a new Nova book *cries some more* ...

    So gorgeous and haunting. Nova Ren Suma is a treasure. ...

    I really enjoyed this book!! I would highly recommend this book! It had a lot of suspense and great description! ...

    A thoroughly gorgeous modern gothic that combines so many of the things I love in a book: runaways, an all-girl boarding house (evocative of a boarding school setting), New York City, complicated and fraught mother-daughter relationships, an unsettling atmosphere of steadily growing un...

    I need to think on this one for a while. My rating may change. I just chose 3 because it's in the middle and I'm feeling VERY in the middle and weird about this one. Also, if you know what the heck this was about-- please let me in on it!! ...

  • Dawn Abron
    Jul 31, 2018

    2 1/2 stars. I tried so very hard to love this book, but I really struggled with it. Nova Ren Suma's writing and stories are always somewhere between gorgeous and completely what-the-actual-fuck bonkers. Despite its weirdness, I really enjoyed The Walls Around Us, but I confess that...

    As soon as I finished this, I flipped it back to the beginning to reread. This is a story about girls, about ghosts, and about our connections to the material things of the world (including the relationships we hold onto, even when we know we shouldn't). But, like all of Suma's books, ...

    4.5 stars A Room Away From the Wolves is an atmospheric, unique story set in an old boarding house in New York City. It follows a bisexual Jewish girl who is trying to leave behind an abusive home situation. This is an odd, quiet, slow-paced gem of a book, unlike everything I had e...

    When I read Nova Ren Suma's first novel I had trouble settling in because her style is so unique, both real and surreal. It is hard to get your bearings in one of her books, but now I get that this is the joy of it. Her books are like impressionist paintings, looking like one thing up ...

    Originally published on The Nerd Daily | Review by Nathalie DeFelice There?s something so beautiful about the way A Room Away From The Wolves is written. It?s a haunting, riveting, and oh so delightfully mysterious story to get lost in. Believe me, you will get lost in this stor...

    4 stars I really enjoyed this! It's such a solid read, and there's so much mystery and fictional history behind it, it's very cool. I'm not exactly sure how to describe the atmosphere of this book (but it has a really distinct atmosphere), so I'd say something like Miss Peregrine...

    Not my favorite of her?s but damn, her writing so good. Some of those sentences she puts together...reminiscent of Laini Taylor. Very lyrical and the imagery is unparalleled. The story was...well, it was weird, which is to be expected from her but it wasn?t dark. I think The Walls ...

    I just. I'm so confused. Can someone please explain what actually happened to me? Because omg, I don't get the ending. (view spoiler)[Was it magic? Was it death? WHAT WAS IT. (hide spoiler)] Do I even remember this book at all? No, because it left no impression on me. And that made me...

    This is such an odd book and it?s hard to review without giving away the secrets. Bina?s mom makes her leave her home. She says it?s just for a month with friends, but Bina has another idea. She remembers stories her mom told her about a boarding house in New York. Her mom lived ...

    3 1/2 stars This genre-bending, paranormal, realistic yet very trippy mystery is completely out of the box as per usual for Nova Ren Suma. It has rich, emotional writing and made me want to visit New York City again soon. However, the mystery itself lost me somewhere along the w...

    Haunting and beautifully written. ...

    *cries* because finally a new Nova book *cries some more* ...

    So gorgeous and haunting. Nova Ren Suma is a treasure. ...

    I really enjoyed this book!! I would highly recommend this book! It had a lot of suspense and great description! ...

    A thoroughly gorgeous modern gothic that combines so many of the things I love in a book: runaways, an all-girl boarding house (evocative of a boarding school setting), New York City, complicated and fraught mother-daughter relationships, an unsettling atmosphere of steadily growing un...

    I need to think on this one for a while. My rating may change. I just chose 3 because it's in the middle and I'm feeling VERY in the middle and weird about this one. Also, if you know what the heck this was about-- please let me in on it!! ...

    Mooooody. Reviewed in the Sept/Oct 2018 issue of Horn Book. ...

    Full blog tour review post can be found here: http://kamoorephoto.booklikes.com/pos... This wonderful story has one step inside reality, and the other is deep inside somewhere quite otherworldly, which is also somewhere that Nova Ren Suma?s writing sits. Her writing is what gives ...

    So I wanted to love this book, I really did, especially because I?m a fan of paranormal and magical realism. And because the main character Bina is bisexual. (She doesn?t identify with that particular word anywhere in the novel, but we know she?s attracted to both boys and girls....

    *Source* Library *Genre* Young Adult / Ghost Stories *Rating* 3.5 *Thoughts* Author Nova Ren Suma's A Room Away From the Wolves is a spellbinding ghost story set in a refuge for trouble girls deep in the heart of New York City. The story is told in the first person narrative by...

    I had heard such good things, but this just wasn't for me. It left me with too many questions, and I felt like either the supernatural elements needed to be played up and explained more, or the nonmagical elements needed to be. I felt like we got to know her mother, or at least, the ve...

    This book is smarter than I am and I am 200% ok with that. ...

    Full review on: FLIPPING THROUGH THE PAGES So, A Room Away from the Wolves is like the most confusing book.. ever.. for me. I am still not sure about my feelings. Did I hate it? Did I enjoy this? I seriously don?t have a clear answer to both these questions. For half of the book, ...

    So I loved The Walls All Around us and I was expecting a strange story but this book just didn't get going. It started off so good. I love Suma's metaphorical writing and the way she allows the reader to fill in the gaps. I loved the weird relationship between Bina and her mothe...

  • Mishma
    Sep 13, 2018

    2 1/2 stars. I tried so very hard to love this book, but I really struggled with it. Nova Ren Suma's writing and stories are always somewhere between gorgeous and completely what-the-actual-fuck bonkers. Despite its weirdness, I really enjoyed The Walls Around Us, but I confess that...

    As soon as I finished this, I flipped it back to the beginning to reread. This is a story about girls, about ghosts, and about our connections to the material things of the world (including the relationships we hold onto, even when we know we shouldn't). But, like all of Suma's books, ...

    4.5 stars A Room Away From the Wolves is an atmospheric, unique story set in an old boarding house in New York City. It follows a bisexual Jewish girl who is trying to leave behind an abusive home situation. This is an odd, quiet, slow-paced gem of a book, unlike everything I had e...

    When I read Nova Ren Suma's first novel I had trouble settling in because her style is so unique, both real and surreal. It is hard to get your bearings in one of her books, but now I get that this is the joy of it. Her books are like impressionist paintings, looking like one thing up ...

    Originally published on The Nerd Daily | Review by Nathalie DeFelice There?s something so beautiful about the way A Room Away From The Wolves is written. It?s a haunting, riveting, and oh so delightfully mysterious story to get lost in. Believe me, you will get lost in this stor...

    4 stars I really enjoyed this! It's such a solid read, and there's so much mystery and fictional history behind it, it's very cool. I'm not exactly sure how to describe the atmosphere of this book (but it has a really distinct atmosphere), so I'd say something like Miss Peregrine...

    Not my favorite of her?s but damn, her writing so good. Some of those sentences she puts together...reminiscent of Laini Taylor. Very lyrical and the imagery is unparalleled. The story was...well, it was weird, which is to be expected from her but it wasn?t dark. I think The Walls ...

    I just. I'm so confused. Can someone please explain what actually happened to me? Because omg, I don't get the ending. (view spoiler)[Was it magic? Was it death? WHAT WAS IT. (hide spoiler)] Do I even remember this book at all? No, because it left no impression on me. And that made me...

    This is such an odd book and it?s hard to review without giving away the secrets. Bina?s mom makes her leave her home. She says it?s just for a month with friends, but Bina has another idea. She remembers stories her mom told her about a boarding house in New York. Her mom lived ...

    3 1/2 stars This genre-bending, paranormal, realistic yet very trippy mystery is completely out of the box as per usual for Nova Ren Suma. It has rich, emotional writing and made me want to visit New York City again soon. However, the mystery itself lost me somewhere along the w...

    Haunting and beautifully written. ...

    *cries* because finally a new Nova book *cries some more* ...

    So gorgeous and haunting. Nova Ren Suma is a treasure. ...

    I really enjoyed this book!! I would highly recommend this book! It had a lot of suspense and great description! ...

    A thoroughly gorgeous modern gothic that combines so many of the things I love in a book: runaways, an all-girl boarding house (evocative of a boarding school setting), New York City, complicated and fraught mother-daughter relationships, an unsettling atmosphere of steadily growing un...

    I need to think on this one for a while. My rating may change. I just chose 3 because it's in the middle and I'm feeling VERY in the middle and weird about this one. Also, if you know what the heck this was about-- please let me in on it!! ...

    Mooooody. Reviewed in the Sept/Oct 2018 issue of Horn Book. ...

    Full blog tour review post can be found here: http://kamoorephoto.booklikes.com/pos... This wonderful story has one step inside reality, and the other is deep inside somewhere quite otherworldly, which is also somewhere that Nova Ren Suma?s writing sits. Her writing is what gives ...

    So I wanted to love this book, I really did, especially because I?m a fan of paranormal and magical realism. And because the main character Bina is bisexual. (She doesn?t identify with that particular word anywhere in the novel, but we know she?s attracted to both boys and girls....

    *Source* Library *Genre* Young Adult / Ghost Stories *Rating* 3.5 *Thoughts* Author Nova Ren Suma's A Room Away From the Wolves is a spellbinding ghost story set in a refuge for trouble girls deep in the heart of New York City. The story is told in the first person narrative by...

    I had heard such good things, but this just wasn't for me. It left me with too many questions, and I felt like either the supernatural elements needed to be played up and explained more, or the nonmagical elements needed to be. I felt like we got to know her mother, or at least, the ve...

    This book is smarter than I am and I am 200% ok with that. ...

    Full review on: FLIPPING THROUGH THE PAGES So, A Room Away from the Wolves is like the most confusing book.. ever.. for me. I am still not sure about my feelings. Did I hate it? Did I enjoy this? I seriously don?t have a clear answer to both these questions. For half of the book, ...

    So I loved The Walls All Around us and I was expecting a strange story but this book just didn't get going. It started off so good. I love Suma's metaphorical writing and the way she allows the reader to fill in the gaps. I loved the weird relationship between Bina and her mothe...

    DNF @ pg 132 Nova Ren Suma has a lovely, densely metaphorical writing style, but her execution in terms of the story and plotting always leaves something to be desired. Her stories thrive on a lot of confusion, and as a reader it just doesn't work for me. Recommended for those who h...

    Such a disappointment. I wish I'd DNF'd around 60%, but I figured I might as well finish at that point. Wasn't worth it. There was so much happening.. and yet nothing happening. So much potential, with failed execution. So many questions, with no answers, or flimsy, insufficient one...

    New York Times bestselling young adult author Nova Ren Suma returns with the darkly mysterious and hauntingly beautiful A Room Away from the Wolves. Told from the first-person narrative of teenager Sabina 'Bina' Tremper, A Room Away from the Wolves is a blend of tragic fairy tale, g...

    Read the full review also on my blog Let's Geek: http://bit.ly/2PFjcSi Room Away From the Wolves is quite intriguing magical realism story. Total Rating: 6.4/10 Originality: 8/10 Language: 7/10 Atmosphere: 7/10 Characters: 5/10 World building: 7/10 Fun: 7/10 Predictabili...

    I received a copy of this book from Thomas Allen & Son in exchange for an honest review. Have you ever read a book where you spend half the book saying 'I don't even know what's going on!' and the other half saying 'I just can't put this down, you need to wait!'? If not, do...

    I would like to point out trigger warnings for suicide ( at least the idea/concept of it ) Once in a while a book comes your way and makes you feel things that can never be expressed in coherent thoughts. A Room Away From Wolves was that book for me. I have never read Nova Ren Suma ...

  • Holly
    Jul 14, 2018

    2 1/2 stars. I tried so very hard to love this book, but I really struggled with it. Nova Ren Suma's writing and stories are always somewhere between gorgeous and completely what-the-actual-fuck bonkers. Despite its weirdness, I really enjoyed The Walls Around Us, but I confess that...

    As soon as I finished this, I flipped it back to the beginning to reread. This is a story about girls, about ghosts, and about our connections to the material things of the world (including the relationships we hold onto, even when we know we shouldn't). But, like all of Suma's books, ...

    4.5 stars A Room Away From the Wolves is an atmospheric, unique story set in an old boarding house in New York City. It follows a bisexual Jewish girl who is trying to leave behind an abusive home situation. This is an odd, quiet, slow-paced gem of a book, unlike everything I had e...

    When I read Nova Ren Suma's first novel I had trouble settling in because her style is so unique, both real and surreal. It is hard to get your bearings in one of her books, but now I get that this is the joy of it. Her books are like impressionist paintings, looking like one thing up ...

    Originally published on The Nerd Daily | Review by Nathalie DeFelice There?s something so beautiful about the way A Room Away From The Wolves is written. It?s a haunting, riveting, and oh so delightfully mysterious story to get lost in. Believe me, you will get lost in this stor...

    4 stars I really enjoyed this! It's such a solid read, and there's so much mystery and fictional history behind it, it's very cool. I'm not exactly sure how to describe the atmosphere of this book (but it has a really distinct atmosphere), so I'd say something like Miss Peregrine...

    Not my favorite of her?s but damn, her writing so good. Some of those sentences she puts together...reminiscent of Laini Taylor. Very lyrical and the imagery is unparalleled. The story was...well, it was weird, which is to be expected from her but it wasn?t dark. I think The Walls ...

    I just. I'm so confused. Can someone please explain what actually happened to me? Because omg, I don't get the ending. (view spoiler)[Was it magic? Was it death? WHAT WAS IT. (hide spoiler)] Do I even remember this book at all? No, because it left no impression on me. And that made me...

  • Deanna
    Sep 16, 2018

    2 1/2 stars. I tried so very hard to love this book, but I really struggled with it. Nova Ren Suma's writing and stories are always somewhere between gorgeous and completely what-the-actual-fuck bonkers. Despite its weirdness, I really enjoyed The Walls Around Us, but I confess that...

    As soon as I finished this, I flipped it back to the beginning to reread. This is a story about girls, about ghosts, and about our connections to the material things of the world (including the relationships we hold onto, even when we know we shouldn't). But, like all of Suma's books, ...

    4.5 stars A Room Away From the Wolves is an atmospheric, unique story set in an old boarding house in New York City. It follows a bisexual Jewish girl who is trying to leave behind an abusive home situation. This is an odd, quiet, slow-paced gem of a book, unlike everything I had e...

    When I read Nova Ren Suma's first novel I had trouble settling in because her style is so unique, both real and surreal. It is hard to get your bearings in one of her books, but now I get that this is the joy of it. Her books are like impressionist paintings, looking like one thing up ...

    Originally published on The Nerd Daily | Review by Nathalie DeFelice There?s something so beautiful about the way A Room Away From The Wolves is written. It?s a haunting, riveting, and oh so delightfully mysterious story to get lost in. Believe me, you will get lost in this stor...

    4 stars I really enjoyed this! It's such a solid read, and there's so much mystery and fictional history behind it, it's very cool. I'm not exactly sure how to describe the atmosphere of this book (but it has a really distinct atmosphere), so I'd say something like Miss Peregrine...

    Not my favorite of her?s but damn, her writing so good. Some of those sentences she puts together...reminiscent of Laini Taylor. Very lyrical and the imagery is unparalleled. The story was...well, it was weird, which is to be expected from her but it wasn?t dark. I think The Walls ...

    I just. I'm so confused. Can someone please explain what actually happened to me? Because omg, I don't get the ending. (view spoiler)[Was it magic? Was it death? WHAT WAS IT. (hide spoiler)] Do I even remember this book at all? No, because it left no impression on me. And that made me...

    This is such an odd book and it?s hard to review without giving away the secrets. Bina?s mom makes her leave her home. She says it?s just for a month with friends, but Bina has another idea. She remembers stories her mom told her about a boarding house in New York. Her mom lived ...

    3 1/2 stars This genre-bending, paranormal, realistic yet very trippy mystery is completely out of the box as per usual for Nova Ren Suma. It has rich, emotional writing and made me want to visit New York City again soon. However, the mystery itself lost me somewhere along the w...

    Haunting and beautifully written. ...

    *cries* because finally a new Nova book *cries some more* ...

    So gorgeous and haunting. Nova Ren Suma is a treasure. ...

    I really enjoyed this book!! I would highly recommend this book! It had a lot of suspense and great description! ...

    A thoroughly gorgeous modern gothic that combines so many of the things I love in a book: runaways, an all-girl boarding house (evocative of a boarding school setting), New York City, complicated and fraught mother-daughter relationships, an unsettling atmosphere of steadily growing un...

    I need to think on this one for a while. My rating may change. I just chose 3 because it's in the middle and I'm feeling VERY in the middle and weird about this one. Also, if you know what the heck this was about-- please let me in on it!! ...

    Mooooody. Reviewed in the Sept/Oct 2018 issue of Horn Book. ...

    Full blog tour review post can be found here: http://kamoorephoto.booklikes.com/pos... This wonderful story has one step inside reality, and the other is deep inside somewhere quite otherworldly, which is also somewhere that Nova Ren Suma?s writing sits. Her writing is what gives ...

    So I wanted to love this book, I really did, especially because I?m a fan of paranormal and magical realism. And because the main character Bina is bisexual. (She doesn?t identify with that particular word anywhere in the novel, but we know she?s attracted to both boys and girls....

    *Source* Library *Genre* Young Adult / Ghost Stories *Rating* 3.5 *Thoughts* Author Nova Ren Suma's A Room Away From the Wolves is a spellbinding ghost story set in a refuge for trouble girls deep in the heart of New York City. The story is told in the first person narrative by...

    I had heard such good things, but this just wasn't for me. It left me with too many questions, and I felt like either the supernatural elements needed to be played up and explained more, or the nonmagical elements needed to be. I felt like we got to know her mother, or at least, the ve...

    This book is smarter than I am and I am 200% ok with that. ...

    Full review on: FLIPPING THROUGH THE PAGES So, A Room Away from the Wolves is like the most confusing book.. ever.. for me. I am still not sure about my feelings. Did I hate it? Did I enjoy this? I seriously don?t have a clear answer to both these questions. For half of the book, ...

    So I loved The Walls All Around us and I was expecting a strange story but this book just didn't get going. It started off so good. I love Suma's metaphorical writing and the way she allows the reader to fill in the gaps. I loved the weird relationship between Bina and her mothe...

    DNF @ pg 132 Nova Ren Suma has a lovely, densely metaphorical writing style, but her execution in terms of the story and plotting always leaves something to be desired. Her stories thrive on a lot of confusion, and as a reader it just doesn't work for me. Recommended for those who h...

    Such a disappointment. I wish I'd DNF'd around 60%, but I figured I might as well finish at that point. Wasn't worth it. There was so much happening.. and yet nothing happening. So much potential, with failed execution. So many questions, with no answers, or flimsy, insufficient one...

  • Christy
    Sep 05, 2018

    2 1/2 stars. I tried so very hard to love this book, but I really struggled with it. Nova Ren Suma's writing and stories are always somewhere between gorgeous and completely what-the-actual-fuck bonkers. Despite its weirdness, I really enjoyed The Walls Around Us, but I confess that...

    As soon as I finished this, I flipped it back to the beginning to reread. This is a story about girls, about ghosts, and about our connections to the material things of the world (including the relationships we hold onto, even when we know we shouldn't). But, like all of Suma's books, ...

    4.5 stars A Room Away From the Wolves is an atmospheric, unique story set in an old boarding house in New York City. It follows a bisexual Jewish girl who is trying to leave behind an abusive home situation. This is an odd, quiet, slow-paced gem of a book, unlike everything I had e...

    When I read Nova Ren Suma's first novel I had trouble settling in because her style is so unique, both real and surreal. It is hard to get your bearings in one of her books, but now I get that this is the joy of it. Her books are like impressionist paintings, looking like one thing up ...

    Originally published on The Nerd Daily | Review by Nathalie DeFelice There?s something so beautiful about the way A Room Away From The Wolves is written. It?s a haunting, riveting, and oh so delightfully mysterious story to get lost in. Believe me, you will get lost in this stor...

    4 stars I really enjoyed this! It's such a solid read, and there's so much mystery and fictional history behind it, it's very cool. I'm not exactly sure how to describe the atmosphere of this book (but it has a really distinct atmosphere), so I'd say something like Miss Peregrine...

    Not my favorite of her?s but damn, her writing so good. Some of those sentences she puts together...reminiscent of Laini Taylor. Very lyrical and the imagery is unparalleled. The story was...well, it was weird, which is to be expected from her but it wasn?t dark. I think The Walls ...

    I just. I'm so confused. Can someone please explain what actually happened to me? Because omg, I don't get the ending. (view spoiler)[Was it magic? Was it death? WHAT WAS IT. (hide spoiler)] Do I even remember this book at all? No, because it left no impression on me. And that made me...

    This is such an odd book and it?s hard to review without giving away the secrets. Bina?s mom makes her leave her home. She says it?s just for a month with friends, but Bina has another idea. She remembers stories her mom told her about a boarding house in New York. Her mom lived ...

    3 1/2 stars This genre-bending, paranormal, realistic yet very trippy mystery is completely out of the box as per usual for Nova Ren Suma. It has rich, emotional writing and made me want to visit New York City again soon. However, the mystery itself lost me somewhere along the w...

    Haunting and beautifully written. ...

    *cries* because finally a new Nova book *cries some more* ...

    So gorgeous and haunting. Nova Ren Suma is a treasure. ...

    I really enjoyed this book!! I would highly recommend this book! It had a lot of suspense and great description! ...

    A thoroughly gorgeous modern gothic that combines so many of the things I love in a book: runaways, an all-girl boarding house (evocative of a boarding school setting), New York City, complicated and fraught mother-daughter relationships, an unsettling atmosphere of steadily growing un...

    I need to think on this one for a while. My rating may change. I just chose 3 because it's in the middle and I'm feeling VERY in the middle and weird about this one. Also, if you know what the heck this was about-- please let me in on it!! ...

    Mooooody. Reviewed in the Sept/Oct 2018 issue of Horn Book. ...

    Full blog tour review post can be found here: http://kamoorephoto.booklikes.com/pos... This wonderful story has one step inside reality, and the other is deep inside somewhere quite otherworldly, which is also somewhere that Nova Ren Suma?s writing sits. Her writing is what gives ...

    So I wanted to love this book, I really did, especially because I?m a fan of paranormal and magical realism. And because the main character Bina is bisexual. (She doesn?t identify with that particular word anywhere in the novel, but we know she?s attracted to both boys and girls....

    *Source* Library *Genre* Young Adult / Ghost Stories *Rating* 3.5 *Thoughts* Author Nova Ren Suma's A Room Away From the Wolves is a spellbinding ghost story set in a refuge for trouble girls deep in the heart of New York City. The story is told in the first person narrative by...

    I had heard such good things, but this just wasn't for me. It left me with too many questions, and I felt like either the supernatural elements needed to be played up and explained more, or the nonmagical elements needed to be. I felt like we got to know her mother, or at least, the ve...

    This book is smarter than I am and I am 200% ok with that. ...

  • Katherine Moore
    Sep 20, 2018

    2 1/2 stars. I tried so very hard to love this book, but I really struggled with it. Nova Ren Suma's writing and stories are always somewhere between gorgeous and completely what-the-actual-fuck bonkers. Despite its weirdness, I really enjoyed The Walls Around Us, but I confess that...

    As soon as I finished this, I flipped it back to the beginning to reread. This is a story about girls, about ghosts, and about our connections to the material things of the world (including the relationships we hold onto, even when we know we shouldn't). But, like all of Suma's books, ...

    4.5 stars A Room Away From the Wolves is an atmospheric, unique story set in an old boarding house in New York City. It follows a bisexual Jewish girl who is trying to leave behind an abusive home situation. This is an odd, quiet, slow-paced gem of a book, unlike everything I had e...

    When I read Nova Ren Suma's first novel I had trouble settling in because her style is so unique, both real and surreal. It is hard to get your bearings in one of her books, but now I get that this is the joy of it. Her books are like impressionist paintings, looking like one thing up ...

    Originally published on The Nerd Daily | Review by Nathalie DeFelice There?s something so beautiful about the way A Room Away From The Wolves is written. It?s a haunting, riveting, and oh so delightfully mysterious story to get lost in. Believe me, you will get lost in this stor...

    4 stars I really enjoyed this! It's such a solid read, and there's so much mystery and fictional history behind it, it's very cool. I'm not exactly sure how to describe the atmosphere of this book (but it has a really distinct atmosphere), so I'd say something like Miss Peregrine...

    Not my favorite of her?s but damn, her writing so good. Some of those sentences she puts together...reminiscent of Laini Taylor. Very lyrical and the imagery is unparalleled. The story was...well, it was weird, which is to be expected from her but it wasn?t dark. I think The Walls ...

    I just. I'm so confused. Can someone please explain what actually happened to me? Because omg, I don't get the ending. (view spoiler)[Was it magic? Was it death? WHAT WAS IT. (hide spoiler)] Do I even remember this book at all? No, because it left no impression on me. And that made me...

    This is such an odd book and it?s hard to review without giving away the secrets. Bina?s mom makes her leave her home. She says it?s just for a month with friends, but Bina has another idea. She remembers stories her mom told her about a boarding house in New York. Her mom lived ...

    3 1/2 stars This genre-bending, paranormal, realistic yet very trippy mystery is completely out of the box as per usual for Nova Ren Suma. It has rich, emotional writing and made me want to visit New York City again soon. However, the mystery itself lost me somewhere along the w...

    Haunting and beautifully written. ...

    *cries* because finally a new Nova book *cries some more* ...

    So gorgeous and haunting. Nova Ren Suma is a treasure. ...

    I really enjoyed this book!! I would highly recommend this book! It had a lot of suspense and great description! ...

    A thoroughly gorgeous modern gothic that combines so many of the things I love in a book: runaways, an all-girl boarding house (evocative of a boarding school setting), New York City, complicated and fraught mother-daughter relationships, an unsettling atmosphere of steadily growing un...

    I need to think on this one for a while. My rating may change. I just chose 3 because it's in the middle and I'm feeling VERY in the middle and weird about this one. Also, if you know what the heck this was about-- please let me in on it!! ...

    Mooooody. Reviewed in the Sept/Oct 2018 issue of Horn Book. ...

    Full blog tour review post can be found here: http://kamoorephoto.booklikes.com/pos... This wonderful story has one step inside reality, and the other is deep inside somewhere quite otherworldly, which is also somewhere that Nova Ren Suma?s writing sits. Her writing is what gives ...

  • Kristi Housman Confessions of a YA Reader
    Aug 20, 2018

    2 1/2 stars. I tried so very hard to love this book, but I really struggled with it. Nova Ren Suma's writing and stories are always somewhere between gorgeous and completely what-the-actual-fuck bonkers. Despite its weirdness, I really enjoyed The Walls Around Us, but I confess that...

    As soon as I finished this, I flipped it back to the beginning to reread. This is a story about girls, about ghosts, and about our connections to the material things of the world (including the relationships we hold onto, even when we know we shouldn't). But, like all of Suma's books, ...

    4.5 stars A Room Away From the Wolves is an atmospheric, unique story set in an old boarding house in New York City. It follows a bisexual Jewish girl who is trying to leave behind an abusive home situation. This is an odd, quiet, slow-paced gem of a book, unlike everything I had e...

    When I read Nova Ren Suma's first novel I had trouble settling in because her style is so unique, both real and surreal. It is hard to get your bearings in one of her books, but now I get that this is the joy of it. Her books are like impressionist paintings, looking like one thing up ...

    Originally published on The Nerd Daily | Review by Nathalie DeFelice There?s something so beautiful about the way A Room Away From The Wolves is written. It?s a haunting, riveting, and oh so delightfully mysterious story to get lost in. Believe me, you will get lost in this stor...

    4 stars I really enjoyed this! It's such a solid read, and there's so much mystery and fictional history behind it, it's very cool. I'm not exactly sure how to describe the atmosphere of this book (but it has a really distinct atmosphere), so I'd say something like Miss Peregrine...

    Not my favorite of her?s but damn, her writing so good. Some of those sentences she puts together...reminiscent of Laini Taylor. Very lyrical and the imagery is unparalleled. The story was...well, it was weird, which is to be expected from her but it wasn?t dark. I think The Walls ...

    I just. I'm so confused. Can someone please explain what actually happened to me? Because omg, I don't get the ending. (view spoiler)[Was it magic? Was it death? WHAT WAS IT. (hide spoiler)] Do I even remember this book at all? No, because it left no impression on me. And that made me...

    This is such an odd book and it?s hard to review without giving away the secrets. Bina?s mom makes her leave her home. She says it?s just for a month with friends, but Bina has another idea. She remembers stories her mom told her about a boarding house in New York. Her mom lived ...

  • Chelsea
    Jul 26, 2018

    2 1/2 stars. I tried so very hard to love this book, but I really struggled with it. Nova Ren Suma's writing and stories are always somewhere between gorgeous and completely what-the-actual-fuck bonkers. Despite its weirdness, I really enjoyed The Walls Around Us, but I confess that...

    As soon as I finished this, I flipped it back to the beginning to reread. This is a story about girls, about ghosts, and about our connections to the material things of the world (including the relationships we hold onto, even when we know we shouldn't). But, like all of Suma's books, ...

    4.5 stars A Room Away From the Wolves is an atmospheric, unique story set in an old boarding house in New York City. It follows a bisexual Jewish girl who is trying to leave behind an abusive home situation. This is an odd, quiet, slow-paced gem of a book, unlike everything I had e...

    When I read Nova Ren Suma's first novel I had trouble settling in because her style is so unique, both real and surreal. It is hard to get your bearings in one of her books, but now I get that this is the joy of it. Her books are like impressionist paintings, looking like one thing up ...

    Originally published on The Nerd Daily | Review by Nathalie DeFelice There?s something so beautiful about the way A Room Away From The Wolves is written. It?s a haunting, riveting, and oh so delightfully mysterious story to get lost in. Believe me, you will get lost in this stor...

    4 stars I really enjoyed this! It's such a solid read, and there's so much mystery and fictional history behind it, it's very cool. I'm not exactly sure how to describe the atmosphere of this book (but it has a really distinct atmosphere), so I'd say something like Miss Peregrine...

    Not my favorite of her?s but damn, her writing so good. Some of those sentences she puts together...reminiscent of Laini Taylor. Very lyrical and the imagery is unparalleled. The story was...well, it was weird, which is to be expected from her but it wasn?t dark. I think The Walls ...

    I just. I'm so confused. Can someone please explain what actually happened to me? Because omg, I don't get the ending. (view spoiler)[Was it magic? Was it death? WHAT WAS IT. (hide spoiler)] Do I even remember this book at all? No, because it left no impression on me. And that made me...

    This is such an odd book and it?s hard to review without giving away the secrets. Bina?s mom makes her leave her home. She says it?s just for a month with friends, but Bina has another idea. She remembers stories her mom told her about a boarding house in New York. Her mom lived ...

    3 1/2 stars This genre-bending, paranormal, realistic yet very trippy mystery is completely out of the box as per usual for Nova Ren Suma. It has rich, emotional writing and made me want to visit New York City again soon. However, the mystery itself lost me somewhere along the w...

    Haunting and beautifully written. ...

    *cries* because finally a new Nova book *cries some more* ...

    So gorgeous and haunting. Nova Ren Suma is a treasure. ...

    I really enjoyed this book!! I would highly recommend this book! It had a lot of suspense and great description! ...

    A thoroughly gorgeous modern gothic that combines so many of the things I love in a book: runaways, an all-girl boarding house (evocative of a boarding school setting), New York City, complicated and fraught mother-daughter relationships, an unsettling atmosphere of steadily growing un...

    I need to think on this one for a while. My rating may change. I just chose 3 because it's in the middle and I'm feeling VERY in the middle and weird about this one. Also, if you know what the heck this was about-- please let me in on it!! ...

    Mooooody. Reviewed in the Sept/Oct 2018 issue of Horn Book. ...

    Full blog tour review post can be found here: http://kamoorephoto.booklikes.com/pos... This wonderful story has one step inside reality, and the other is deep inside somewhere quite otherworldly, which is also somewhere that Nova Ren Suma?s writing sits. Her writing is what gives ...

    So I wanted to love this book, I really did, especially because I?m a fan of paranormal and magical realism. And because the main character Bina is bisexual. (She doesn?t identify with that particular word anywhere in the novel, but we know she?s attracted to both boys and girls....

    *Source* Library *Genre* Young Adult / Ghost Stories *Rating* 3.5 *Thoughts* Author Nova Ren Suma's A Room Away From the Wolves is a spellbinding ghost story set in a refuge for trouble girls deep in the heart of New York City. The story is told in the first person narrative by...

    I had heard such good things, but this just wasn't for me. It left me with too many questions, and I felt like either the supernatural elements needed to be played up and explained more, or the nonmagical elements needed to be. I felt like we got to know her mother, or at least, the ve...

    This book is smarter than I am and I am 200% ok with that. ...

    Full review on: FLIPPING THROUGH THE PAGES So, A Room Away from the Wolves is like the most confusing book.. ever.. for me. I am still not sure about my feelings. Did I hate it? Did I enjoy this? I seriously don?t have a clear answer to both these questions. For half of the book, ...

    So I loved The Walls All Around us and I was expecting a strange story but this book just didn't get going. It started off so good. I love Suma's metaphorical writing and the way she allows the reader to fill in the gaps. I loved the weird relationship between Bina and her mothe...

    DNF @ pg 132 Nova Ren Suma has a lovely, densely metaphorical writing style, but her execution in terms of the story and plotting always leaves something to be desired. Her stories thrive on a lot of confusion, and as a reader it just doesn't work for me. Recommended for those who h...

  • Simant ♥ Flipping Through the Pages
    Jun 21, 2018

    2 1/2 stars. I tried so very hard to love this book, but I really struggled with it. Nova Ren Suma's writing and stories are always somewhere between gorgeous and completely what-the-actual-fuck bonkers. Despite its weirdness, I really enjoyed The Walls Around Us, but I confess that...

    As soon as I finished this, I flipped it back to the beginning to reread. This is a story about girls, about ghosts, and about our connections to the material things of the world (including the relationships we hold onto, even when we know we shouldn't). But, like all of Suma's books, ...

    4.5 stars A Room Away From the Wolves is an atmospheric, unique story set in an old boarding house in New York City. It follows a bisexual Jewish girl who is trying to leave behind an abusive home situation. This is an odd, quiet, slow-paced gem of a book, unlike everything I had e...

    When I read Nova Ren Suma's first novel I had trouble settling in because her style is so unique, both real and surreal. It is hard to get your bearings in one of her books, but now I get that this is the joy of it. Her books are like impressionist paintings, looking like one thing up ...

    Originally published on The Nerd Daily | Review by Nathalie DeFelice There?s something so beautiful about the way A Room Away From The Wolves is written. It?s a haunting, riveting, and oh so delightfully mysterious story to get lost in. Believe me, you will get lost in this stor...

    4 stars I really enjoyed this! It's such a solid read, and there's so much mystery and fictional history behind it, it's very cool. I'm not exactly sure how to describe the atmosphere of this book (but it has a really distinct atmosphere), so I'd say something like Miss Peregrine...

    Not my favorite of her?s but damn, her writing so good. Some of those sentences she puts together...reminiscent of Laini Taylor. Very lyrical and the imagery is unparalleled. The story was...well, it was weird, which is to be expected from her but it wasn?t dark. I think The Walls ...

    I just. I'm so confused. Can someone please explain what actually happened to me? Because omg, I don't get the ending. (view spoiler)[Was it magic? Was it death? WHAT WAS IT. (hide spoiler)] Do I even remember this book at all? No, because it left no impression on me. And that made me...

    This is such an odd book and it?s hard to review without giving away the secrets. Bina?s mom makes her leave her home. She says it?s just for a month with friends, but Bina has another idea. She remembers stories her mom told her about a boarding house in New York. Her mom lived ...

    3 1/2 stars This genre-bending, paranormal, realistic yet very trippy mystery is completely out of the box as per usual for Nova Ren Suma. It has rich, emotional writing and made me want to visit New York City again soon. However, the mystery itself lost me somewhere along the w...

    Haunting and beautifully written. ...

    *cries* because finally a new Nova book *cries some more* ...

    So gorgeous and haunting. Nova Ren Suma is a treasure. ...

    I really enjoyed this book!! I would highly recommend this book! It had a lot of suspense and great description! ...

    A thoroughly gorgeous modern gothic that combines so many of the things I love in a book: runaways, an all-girl boarding house (evocative of a boarding school setting), New York City, complicated and fraught mother-daughter relationships, an unsettling atmosphere of steadily growing un...

    I need to think on this one for a while. My rating may change. I just chose 3 because it's in the middle and I'm feeling VERY in the middle and weird about this one. Also, if you know what the heck this was about-- please let me in on it!! ...

    Mooooody. Reviewed in the Sept/Oct 2018 issue of Horn Book. ...

    Full blog tour review post can be found here: http://kamoorephoto.booklikes.com/pos... This wonderful story has one step inside reality, and the other is deep inside somewhere quite otherworldly, which is also somewhere that Nova Ren Suma?s writing sits. Her writing is what gives ...

    So I wanted to love this book, I really did, especially because I?m a fan of paranormal and magical realism. And because the main character Bina is bisexual. (She doesn?t identify with that particular word anywhere in the novel, but we know she?s attracted to both boys and girls....

    *Source* Library *Genre* Young Adult / Ghost Stories *Rating* 3.5 *Thoughts* Author Nova Ren Suma's A Room Away From the Wolves is a spellbinding ghost story set in a refuge for trouble girls deep in the heart of New York City. The story is told in the first person narrative by...

    I had heard such good things, but this just wasn't for me. It left me with too many questions, and I felt like either the supernatural elements needed to be played up and explained more, or the nonmagical elements needed to be. I felt like we got to know her mother, or at least, the ve...

    This book is smarter than I am and I am 200% ok with that. ...

    Full review on: FLIPPING THROUGH THE PAGES So, A Room Away from the Wolves is like the most confusing book.. ever.. for me. I am still not sure about my feelings. Did I hate it? Did I enjoy this? I seriously don?t have a clear answer to both these questions. For half of the book, ...

  • Morgan Vega
    Oct 16, 2018

    2 1/2 stars. I tried so very hard to love this book, but I really struggled with it. Nova Ren Suma's writing and stories are always somewhere between gorgeous and completely what-the-actual-fuck bonkers. Despite its weirdness, I really enjoyed The Walls Around Us, but I confess that...

    As soon as I finished this, I flipped it back to the beginning to reread. This is a story about girls, about ghosts, and about our connections to the material things of the world (including the relationships we hold onto, even when we know we shouldn't). But, like all of Suma's books, ...

    4.5 stars A Room Away From the Wolves is an atmospheric, unique story set in an old boarding house in New York City. It follows a bisexual Jewish girl who is trying to leave behind an abusive home situation. This is an odd, quiet, slow-paced gem of a book, unlike everything I had e...

    When I read Nova Ren Suma's first novel I had trouble settling in because her style is so unique, both real and surreal. It is hard to get your bearings in one of her books, but now I get that this is the joy of it. Her books are like impressionist paintings, looking like one thing up ...

    Originally published on The Nerd Daily | Review by Nathalie DeFelice There?s something so beautiful about the way A Room Away From The Wolves is written. It?s a haunting, riveting, and oh so delightfully mysterious story to get lost in. Believe me, you will get lost in this stor...

    4 stars I really enjoyed this! It's such a solid read, and there's so much mystery and fictional history behind it, it's very cool. I'm not exactly sure how to describe the atmosphere of this book (but it has a really distinct atmosphere), so I'd say something like Miss Peregrine...

    Not my favorite of her?s but damn, her writing so good. Some of those sentences she puts together...reminiscent of Laini Taylor. Very lyrical and the imagery is unparalleled. The story was...well, it was weird, which is to be expected from her but it wasn?t dark. I think The Walls ...

    I just. I'm so confused. Can someone please explain what actually happened to me? Because omg, I don't get the ending. (view spoiler)[Was it magic? Was it death? WHAT WAS IT. (hide spoiler)] Do I even remember this book at all? No, because it left no impression on me. And that made me...

    This is such an odd book and it?s hard to review without giving away the secrets. Bina?s mom makes her leave her home. She says it?s just for a month with friends, but Bina has another idea. She remembers stories her mom told her about a boarding house in New York. Her mom lived ...

    3 1/2 stars This genre-bending, paranormal, realistic yet very trippy mystery is completely out of the box as per usual for Nova Ren Suma. It has rich, emotional writing and made me want to visit New York City again soon. However, the mystery itself lost me somewhere along the w...

    Haunting and beautifully written. ...

    *cries* because finally a new Nova book *cries some more* ...

    So gorgeous and haunting. Nova Ren Suma is a treasure. ...

    I really enjoyed this book!! I would highly recommend this book! It had a lot of suspense and great description! ...

    A thoroughly gorgeous modern gothic that combines so many of the things I love in a book: runaways, an all-girl boarding house (evocative of a boarding school setting), New York City, complicated and fraught mother-daughter relationships, an unsettling atmosphere of steadily growing un...

    I need to think on this one for a while. My rating may change. I just chose 3 because it's in the middle and I'm feeling VERY in the middle and weird about this one. Also, if you know what the heck this was about-- please let me in on it!! ...

    Mooooody. Reviewed in the Sept/Oct 2018 issue of Horn Book. ...

    Full blog tour review post can be found here: http://kamoorephoto.booklikes.com/pos... This wonderful story has one step inside reality, and the other is deep inside somewhere quite otherworldly, which is also somewhere that Nova Ren Suma?s writing sits. Her writing is what gives ...

    So I wanted to love this book, I really did, especially because I?m a fan of paranormal and magical realism. And because the main character Bina is bisexual. (She doesn?t identify with that particular word anywhere in the novel, but we know she?s attracted to both boys and girls....

  • Acqua
    Sep 18, 2018

    2 1/2 stars. I tried so very hard to love this book, but I really struggled with it. Nova Ren Suma's writing and stories are always somewhere between gorgeous and completely what-the-actual-fuck bonkers. Despite its weirdness, I really enjoyed The Walls Around Us, but I confess that...

    As soon as I finished this, I flipped it back to the beginning to reread. This is a story about girls, about ghosts, and about our connections to the material things of the world (including the relationships we hold onto, even when we know we shouldn't). But, like all of Suma's books, ...

    4.5 stars A Room Away From the Wolves is an atmospheric, unique story set in an old boarding house in New York City. It follows a bisexual Jewish girl who is trying to leave behind an abusive home situation. This is an odd, quiet, slow-paced gem of a book, unlike everything I had e...

  • Hilary (SongsWroteMyStory)
    Aug 10, 2018

    2 1/2 stars. I tried so very hard to love this book, but I really struggled with it. Nova Ren Suma's writing and stories are always somewhere between gorgeous and completely what-the-actual-fuck bonkers. Despite its weirdness, I really enjoyed The Walls Around Us, but I confess that...

    As soon as I finished this, I flipped it back to the beginning to reread. This is a story about girls, about ghosts, and about our connections to the material things of the world (including the relationships we hold onto, even when we know we shouldn't). But, like all of Suma's books, ...

    4.5 stars A Room Away From the Wolves is an atmospheric, unique story set in an old boarding house in New York City. It follows a bisexual Jewish girl who is trying to leave behind an abusive home situation. This is an odd, quiet, slow-paced gem of a book, unlike everything I had e...

    When I read Nova Ren Suma's first novel I had trouble settling in because her style is so unique, both real and surreal. It is hard to get your bearings in one of her books, but now I get that this is the joy of it. Her books are like impressionist paintings, looking like one thing up ...

    Originally published on The Nerd Daily | Review by Nathalie DeFelice There?s something so beautiful about the way A Room Away From The Wolves is written. It?s a haunting, riveting, and oh so delightfully mysterious story to get lost in. Believe me, you will get lost in this stor...

    4 stars I really enjoyed this! It's such a solid read, and there's so much mystery and fictional history behind it, it's very cool. I'm not exactly sure how to describe the atmosphere of this book (but it has a really distinct atmosphere), so I'd say something like Miss Peregrine...

    Not my favorite of her?s but damn, her writing so good. Some of those sentences she puts together...reminiscent of Laini Taylor. Very lyrical and the imagery is unparalleled. The story was...well, it was weird, which is to be expected from her but it wasn?t dark. I think The Walls ...

    I just. I'm so confused. Can someone please explain what actually happened to me? Because omg, I don't get the ending. (view spoiler)[Was it magic? Was it death? WHAT WAS IT. (hide spoiler)] Do I even remember this book at all? No, because it left no impression on me. And that made me...

    This is such an odd book and it?s hard to review without giving away the secrets. Bina?s mom makes her leave her home. She says it?s just for a month with friends, but Bina has another idea. She remembers stories her mom told her about a boarding house in New York. Her mom lived ...

    3 1/2 stars This genre-bending, paranormal, realistic yet very trippy mystery is completely out of the box as per usual for Nova Ren Suma. It has rich, emotional writing and made me want to visit New York City again soon. However, the mystery itself lost me somewhere along the w...

    Haunting and beautifully written. ...

    *cries* because finally a new Nova book *cries some more* ...

    So gorgeous and haunting. Nova Ren Suma is a treasure. ...

    I really enjoyed this book!! I would highly recommend this book! It had a lot of suspense and great description! ...

    A thoroughly gorgeous modern gothic that combines so many of the things I love in a book: runaways, an all-girl boarding house (evocative of a boarding school setting), New York City, complicated and fraught mother-daughter relationships, an unsettling atmosphere of steadily growing un...

    I need to think on this one for a while. My rating may change. I just chose 3 because it's in the middle and I'm feeling VERY in the middle and weird about this one. Also, if you know what the heck this was about-- please let me in on it!! ...

    Mooooody. Reviewed in the Sept/Oct 2018 issue of Horn Book. ...

    Full blog tour review post can be found here: http://kamoorephoto.booklikes.com/pos... This wonderful story has one step inside reality, and the other is deep inside somewhere quite otherworldly, which is also somewhere that Nova Ren Suma?s writing sits. Her writing is what gives ...

    So I wanted to love this book, I really did, especially because I?m a fan of paranormal and magical realism. And because the main character Bina is bisexual. (She doesn?t identify with that particular word anywhere in the novel, but we know she?s attracted to both boys and girls....

    *Source* Library *Genre* Young Adult / Ghost Stories *Rating* 3.5 *Thoughts* Author Nova Ren Suma's A Room Away From the Wolves is a spellbinding ghost story set in a refuge for trouble girls deep in the heart of New York City. The story is told in the first person narrative by...

    I had heard such good things, but this just wasn't for me. It left me with too many questions, and I felt like either the supernatural elements needed to be played up and explained more, or the nonmagical elements needed to be. I felt like we got to know her mother, or at least, the ve...

    This book is smarter than I am and I am 200% ok with that. ...

    Full review on: FLIPPING THROUGH THE PAGES So, A Room Away from the Wolves is like the most confusing book.. ever.. for me. I am still not sure about my feelings. Did I hate it? Did I enjoy this? I seriously don?t have a clear answer to both these questions. For half of the book, ...

    So I loved The Walls All Around us and I was expecting a strange story but this book just didn't get going. It started off so good. I love Suma's metaphorical writing and the way she allows the reader to fill in the gaps. I loved the weird relationship between Bina and her mothe...

    DNF @ pg 132 Nova Ren Suma has a lovely, densely metaphorical writing style, but her execution in terms of the story and plotting always leaves something to be desired. Her stories thrive on a lot of confusion, and as a reader it just doesn't work for me. Recommended for those who h...

    Such a disappointment. I wish I'd DNF'd around 60%, but I figured I might as well finish at that point. Wasn't worth it. There was so much happening.. and yet nothing happening. So much potential, with failed execution. So many questions, with no answers, or flimsy, insufficient one...

    New York Times bestselling young adult author Nova Ren Suma returns with the darkly mysterious and hauntingly beautiful A Room Away from the Wolves. Told from the first-person narrative of teenager Sabina 'Bina' Tremper, A Room Away from the Wolves is a blend of tragic fairy tale, g...

    Read the full review also on my blog Let's Geek: http://bit.ly/2PFjcSi Room Away From the Wolves is quite intriguing magical realism story. Total Rating: 6.4/10 Originality: 8/10 Language: 7/10 Atmosphere: 7/10 Characters: 5/10 World building: 7/10 Fun: 7/10 Predictabili...

    I received a copy of this book from Thomas Allen & Son in exchange for an honest review. Have you ever read a book where you spend half the book saying 'I don't even know what's going on!' and the other half saying 'I just can't put this down, you need to wait!'? If not, do...

  • Vicky Who Reads
    Sep 14, 2018

    2 1/2 stars. I tried so very hard to love this book, but I really struggled with it. Nova Ren Suma's writing and stories are always somewhere between gorgeous and completely what-the-actual-fuck bonkers. Despite its weirdness, I really enjoyed The Walls Around Us, but I confess that...

    As soon as I finished this, I flipped it back to the beginning to reread. This is a story about girls, about ghosts, and about our connections to the material things of the world (including the relationships we hold onto, even when we know we shouldn't). But, like all of Suma's books, ...

    4.5 stars A Room Away From the Wolves is an atmospheric, unique story set in an old boarding house in New York City. It follows a bisexual Jewish girl who is trying to leave behind an abusive home situation. This is an odd, quiet, slow-paced gem of a book, unlike everything I had e...

    When I read Nova Ren Suma's first novel I had trouble settling in because her style is so unique, both real and surreal. It is hard to get your bearings in one of her books, but now I get that this is the joy of it. Her books are like impressionist paintings, looking like one thing up ...

    Originally published on The Nerd Daily | Review by Nathalie DeFelice There?s something so beautiful about the way A Room Away From The Wolves is written. It?s a haunting, riveting, and oh so delightfully mysterious story to get lost in. Believe me, you will get lost in this stor...

    4 stars I really enjoyed this! It's such a solid read, and there's so much mystery and fictional history behind it, it's very cool. I'm not exactly sure how to describe the atmosphere of this book (but it has a really distinct atmosphere), so I'd say something like Miss Peregrine...

  • The Nerd Daily
    Sep 11, 2018

    2 1/2 stars. I tried so very hard to love this book, but I really struggled with it. Nova Ren Suma's writing and stories are always somewhere between gorgeous and completely what-the-actual-fuck bonkers. Despite its weirdness, I really enjoyed The Walls Around Us, but I confess that...

    As soon as I finished this, I flipped it back to the beginning to reread. This is a story about girls, about ghosts, and about our connections to the material things of the world (including the relationships we hold onto, even when we know we shouldn't). But, like all of Suma's books, ...

    4.5 stars A Room Away From the Wolves is an atmospheric, unique story set in an old boarding house in New York City. It follows a bisexual Jewish girl who is trying to leave behind an abusive home situation. This is an odd, quiet, slow-paced gem of a book, unlike everything I had e...

    When I read Nova Ren Suma's first novel I had trouble settling in because her style is so unique, both real and surreal. It is hard to get your bearings in one of her books, but now I get that this is the joy of it. Her books are like impressionist paintings, looking like one thing up ...

    Originally published on The Nerd Daily | Review by Nathalie DeFelice There?s something so beautiful about the way A Room Away From The Wolves is written. It?s a haunting, riveting, and oh so delightfully mysterious story to get lost in. Believe me, you will get lost in this stor...

  • Karley
    Oct 28, 2018

    2 1/2 stars. I tried so very hard to love this book, but I really struggled with it. Nova Ren Suma's writing and stories are always somewhere between gorgeous and completely what-the-actual-fuck bonkers. Despite its weirdness, I really enjoyed The Walls Around Us, but I confess that...

    As soon as I finished this, I flipped it back to the beginning to reread. This is a story about girls, about ghosts, and about our connections to the material things of the world (including the relationships we hold onto, even when we know we shouldn't). But, like all of Suma's books, ...

    4.5 stars A Room Away From the Wolves is an atmospheric, unique story set in an old boarding house in New York City. It follows a bisexual Jewish girl who is trying to leave behind an abusive home situation. This is an odd, quiet, slow-paced gem of a book, unlike everything I had e...

    When I read Nova Ren Suma's first novel I had trouble settling in because her style is so unique, both real and surreal. It is hard to get your bearings in one of her books, but now I get that this is the joy of it. Her books are like impressionist paintings, looking like one thing up ...

    Originally published on The Nerd Daily | Review by Nathalie DeFelice There?s something so beautiful about the way A Room Away From The Wolves is written. It?s a haunting, riveting, and oh so delightfully mysterious story to get lost in. Believe me, you will get lost in this stor...

    4 stars I really enjoyed this! It's such a solid read, and there's so much mystery and fictional history behind it, it's very cool. I'm not exactly sure how to describe the atmosphere of this book (but it has a really distinct atmosphere), so I'd say something like Miss Peregrine...

    Not my favorite of her?s but damn, her writing so good. Some of those sentences she puts together...reminiscent of Laini Taylor. Very lyrical and the imagery is unparalleled. The story was...well, it was weird, which is to be expected from her but it wasn?t dark. I think The Walls ...

    I just. I'm so confused. Can someone please explain what actually happened to me? Because omg, I don't get the ending. (view spoiler)[Was it magic? Was it death? WHAT WAS IT. (hide spoiler)] Do I even remember this book at all? No, because it left no impression on me. And that made me...

    This is such an odd book and it?s hard to review without giving away the secrets. Bina?s mom makes her leave her home. She says it?s just for a month with friends, but Bina has another idea. She remembers stories her mom told her about a boarding house in New York. Her mom lived ...

    3 1/2 stars This genre-bending, paranormal, realistic yet very trippy mystery is completely out of the box as per usual for Nova Ren Suma. It has rich, emotional writing and made me want to visit New York City again soon. However, the mystery itself lost me somewhere along the w...

    Haunting and beautifully written. ...

    *cries* because finally a new Nova book *cries some more* ...

    So gorgeous and haunting. Nova Ren Suma is a treasure. ...

    I really enjoyed this book!! I would highly recommend this book! It had a lot of suspense and great description! ...

  • Let's Geek
    Oct 21, 2018

    2 1/2 stars. I tried so very hard to love this book, but I really struggled with it. Nova Ren Suma's writing and stories are always somewhere between gorgeous and completely what-the-actual-fuck bonkers. Despite its weirdness, I really enjoyed The Walls Around Us, but I confess that...

    As soon as I finished this, I flipped it back to the beginning to reread. This is a story about girls, about ghosts, and about our connections to the material things of the world (including the relationships we hold onto, even when we know we shouldn't). But, like all of Suma's books, ...

    4.5 stars A Room Away From the Wolves is an atmospheric, unique story set in an old boarding house in New York City. It follows a bisexual Jewish girl who is trying to leave behind an abusive home situation. This is an odd, quiet, slow-paced gem of a book, unlike everything I had e...

    When I read Nova Ren Suma's first novel I had trouble settling in because her style is so unique, both real and surreal. It is hard to get your bearings in one of her books, but now I get that this is the joy of it. Her books are like impressionist paintings, looking like one thing up ...

    Originally published on The Nerd Daily | Review by Nathalie DeFelice There?s something so beautiful about the way A Room Away From The Wolves is written. It?s a haunting, riveting, and oh so delightfully mysterious story to get lost in. Believe me, you will get lost in this stor...

    4 stars I really enjoyed this! It's such a solid read, and there's so much mystery and fictional history behind it, it's very cool. I'm not exactly sure how to describe the atmosphere of this book (but it has a really distinct atmosphere), so I'd say something like Miss Peregrine...

    Not my favorite of her?s but damn, her writing so good. Some of those sentences she puts together...reminiscent of Laini Taylor. Very lyrical and the imagery is unparalleled. The story was...well, it was weird, which is to be expected from her but it wasn?t dark. I think The Walls ...

    I just. I'm so confused. Can someone please explain what actually happened to me? Because omg, I don't get the ending. (view spoiler)[Was it magic? Was it death? WHAT WAS IT. (hide spoiler)] Do I even remember this book at all? No, because it left no impression on me. And that made me...

    This is such an odd book and it?s hard to review without giving away the secrets. Bina?s mom makes her leave her home. She says it?s just for a month with friends, but Bina has another idea. She remembers stories her mom told her about a boarding house in New York. Her mom lived ...

    3 1/2 stars This genre-bending, paranormal, realistic yet very trippy mystery is completely out of the box as per usual for Nova Ren Suma. It has rich, emotional writing and made me want to visit New York City again soon. However, the mystery itself lost me somewhere along the w...

    Haunting and beautifully written. ...

    *cries* because finally a new Nova book *cries some more* ...

    So gorgeous and haunting. Nova Ren Suma is a treasure. ...

    I really enjoyed this book!! I would highly recommend this book! It had a lot of suspense and great description! ...

    A thoroughly gorgeous modern gothic that combines so many of the things I love in a book: runaways, an all-girl boarding house (evocative of a boarding school setting), New York City, complicated and fraught mother-daughter relationships, an unsettling atmosphere of steadily growing un...

    I need to think on this one for a while. My rating may change. I just chose 3 because it's in the middle and I'm feeling VERY in the middle and weird about this one. Also, if you know what the heck this was about-- please let me in on it!! ...

    Mooooody. Reviewed in the Sept/Oct 2018 issue of Horn Book. ...

    Full blog tour review post can be found here: http://kamoorephoto.booklikes.com/pos... This wonderful story has one step inside reality, and the other is deep inside somewhere quite otherworldly, which is also somewhere that Nova Ren Suma?s writing sits. Her writing is what gives ...

    So I wanted to love this book, I really did, especially because I?m a fan of paranormal and magical realism. And because the main character Bina is bisexual. (She doesn?t identify with that particular word anywhere in the novel, but we know she?s attracted to both boys and girls....

    *Source* Library *Genre* Young Adult / Ghost Stories *Rating* 3.5 *Thoughts* Author Nova Ren Suma's A Room Away From the Wolves is a spellbinding ghost story set in a refuge for trouble girls deep in the heart of New York City. The story is told in the first person narrative by...

    I had heard such good things, but this just wasn't for me. It left me with too many questions, and I felt like either the supernatural elements needed to be played up and explained more, or the nonmagical elements needed to be. I felt like we got to know her mother, or at least, the ve...

    This book is smarter than I am and I am 200% ok with that. ...

    Full review on: FLIPPING THROUGH THE PAGES So, A Room Away from the Wolves is like the most confusing book.. ever.. for me. I am still not sure about my feelings. Did I hate it? Did I enjoy this? I seriously don?t have a clear answer to both these questions. For half of the book, ...

    So I loved The Walls All Around us and I was expecting a strange story but this book just didn't get going. It started off so good. I love Suma's metaphorical writing and the way she allows the reader to fill in the gaps. I loved the weird relationship between Bina and her mothe...

    DNF @ pg 132 Nova Ren Suma has a lovely, densely metaphorical writing style, but her execution in terms of the story and plotting always leaves something to be desired. Her stories thrive on a lot of confusion, and as a reader it just doesn't work for me. Recommended for those who h...

    Such a disappointment. I wish I'd DNF'd around 60%, but I figured I might as well finish at that point. Wasn't worth it. There was so much happening.. and yet nothing happening. So much potential, with failed execution. So many questions, with no answers, or flimsy, insufficient one...

    New York Times bestselling young adult author Nova Ren Suma returns with the darkly mysterious and hauntingly beautiful A Room Away from the Wolves. Told from the first-person narrative of teenager Sabina 'Bina' Tremper, A Room Away from the Wolves is a blend of tragic fairy tale, g...

    Read the full review also on my blog Let's Geek: http://bit.ly/2PFjcSi Room Away From the Wolves is quite intriguing magical realism story. Total Rating: 6.4/10 Originality: 8/10 Language: 7/10 Atmosphere: 7/10 Characters: 5/10 World building: 7/10 Fun: 7/10 Predictabili...