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...

    Before Sabina was born, her mother spent a summer at Catherine House, a boarding house for young women in NYC. So when Sabina?s mom tells her to leave the home they share with Sabina?s stepfather and stepsisters, there?s only one place she can imagine going. When she gets there,...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    Haunting and beautifully written. ...

    4.5 stars. this is one of the most beautiful stories i've ever read, and it came into my life at just the right time. it's a ghost story set in modern-day new york city, about a girl from the hudson valley who wants nothing more than to forget the life she left behind. it's witchy a...

    Rated 4.5 really. A haunting (and haunted) tale that blurs the line between earthly and supernatural - even more than The Walls Around Us did. I understand why it seems to confuse some readers, but I also think almost everything can be explained away with the magical (if creepy) pla...

    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...

    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...

    *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...

    Before Sabina was born, her mother spent a summer at Catherine House, a boarding house for young women in NYC. So when Sabina?s mom tells her to leave the home they share with Sabina?s stepfather and stepsisters, there?s only one place she can imagine going. When she gets there,...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    Before Sabina was born, her mother spent a summer at Catherine House, a boarding house for young women in NYC. So when Sabina?s mom tells her to leave the home they share with Sabina?s stepfather and stepsisters, there?s only one place she can imagine going. When she gets there,...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    Haunting and beautifully written. ...

    4.5 stars. this is one of the most beautiful stories i've ever read, and it came into my life at just the right time. it's a ghost story set in modern-day new york city, about a girl from the hudson valley who wants nothing more than to forget the life she left behind. it's witchy a...

    Rated 4.5 really. A haunting (and haunted) tale that blurs the line between earthly and supernatural - even more than The Walls Around Us did. I understand why it seems to confuse some readers, but I also think almost everything can be explained away with the magical (if creepy) pla...

    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...

    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...

    Before Sabina was born, her mother spent a summer at Catherine House, a boarding house for young women in NYC. So when Sabina?s mom tells her to leave the home they share with Sabina?s stepfather and stepsisters, there?s only one place she can imagine going. When she gets there,...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    Haunting and beautifully written. ...

    4.5 stars. this is one of the most beautiful stories i've ever read, and it came into my life at just the right time. it's a ghost story set in modern-day new york city, about a girl from the hudson valley who wants nothing more than to forget the life she left behind. it's witchy a...

    Rated 4.5 really. A haunting (and haunted) tale that blurs the line between earthly and supernatural - even more than The Walls Around Us did. I understand why it seems to confuse some readers, but I also think almost everything can be explained away with the magical (if creepy) pla...

    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...

    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...

    *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! ...

    **Originally posted on The Fandom** Bina has always hoped that her life would be something bigger, something more. But when she and her mother finally leave her abusive father, her dreams of an unpredictable but free life are squashed when her mother settles down with the next ma...

    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!! ...

    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...

    3/5 Beautiful language and creative thought, but the plot dragged. It took me a very long time to get through this, and it isn't a very long book. Unfortunately, the novel consisted of lots of deep inner thought, and was just too magical for me. There were moments where it wasn't en...

    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 it just doesn't work for me as a reader. Recommended for those who h...

    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...

    Before Sabina was born, her mother spent a summer at Catherine House, a boarding house for young women in NYC. So when Sabina?s mom tells her to leave the home they share with Sabina?s stepfather and stepsisters, there?s only one place she can imagine going. When she gets there,...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    Haunting and beautifully written. ...

    4.5 stars. this is one of the most beautiful stories i've ever read, and it came into my life at just the right time. it's a ghost story set in modern-day new york city, about a girl from the hudson valley who wants nothing more than to forget the life she left behind. it's witchy a...

    Rated 4.5 really. A haunting (and haunted) tale that blurs the line between earthly and supernatural - even more than The Walls Around Us did. I understand why it seems to confuse some readers, but I also think almost everything can be explained away with the magical (if creepy) pla...

    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...

    Before Sabina was born, her mother spent a summer at Catherine House, a boarding house for young women in NYC. So when Sabina?s mom tells her to leave the home they share with Sabina?s stepfather and stepsisters, there?s only one place she can imagine going. When she gets there,...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    Haunting and beautifully written. ...

    4.5 stars. this is one of the most beautiful stories i've ever read, and it came into my life at just the right time. it's a ghost story set in modern-day new york city, about a girl from the hudson valley who wants nothing more than to forget the life she left behind. it's witchy a...

    Rated 4.5 really. A haunting (and haunted) tale that blurs the line between earthly and supernatural - even more than The Walls Around Us did. I understand why it seems to confuse some readers, but I also think almost everything can be explained away with the magical (if creepy) pla...

    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...

    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...

    *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! ...

    **Originally posted on The Fandom** Bina has always hoped that her life would be something bigger, something more. But when she and her mother finally leave her abusive father, her dreams of an unpredictable but free life are squashed when her mother settles down with the next ma...

    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!! ...

    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...

    3/5 Beautiful language and creative thought, but the plot dragged. It took me a very long time to get through this, and it isn't a very long book. Unfortunately, the novel consisted of lots of deep inner thought, and was just too magical for me. There were moments where it wasn't en...

    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 it just doesn't work for me as a reader. Recommended for those who h...

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

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

    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 ...

    *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...

    Before Sabina was born, her mother spent a summer at Catherine House, a boarding house for young women in NYC. So when Sabina?s mom tells her to leave the home they share with Sabina?s stepfather and stepsisters, there?s only one place she can imagine going. When she gets there,...

    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...

    Before Sabina was born, her mother spent a summer at Catherine House, a boarding house for young women in NYC. So when Sabina?s mom tells her to leave the home they share with Sabina?s stepfather and stepsisters, there?s only one place she can imagine going. When she gets there,...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    Haunting and beautifully written. ...

    4.5 stars. this is one of the most beautiful stories i've ever read, and it came into my life at just the right time. it's a ghost story set in modern-day new york city, about a girl from the hudson valley who wants nothing more than to forget the life she left behind. it's witchy a...

    Rated 4.5 really. A haunting (and haunted) tale that blurs the line between earthly and supernatural - even more than The Walls Around Us did. I understand why it seems to confuse some readers, but I also think almost everything can be explained away with the magical (if creepy) pla...

    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...

    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...

    *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! ...

    **Originally posted on The Fandom** Bina has always hoped that her life would be something bigger, something more. But when she and her mother finally leave her abusive father, her dreams of an unpredictable but free life are squashed when her mother settles down with the next ma...

    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...

  • Kait
    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...

    Before Sabina was born, her mother spent a summer at Catherine House, a boarding house for young women in NYC. So when Sabina?s mom tells her to leave the home they share with Sabina?s stepfather and stepsisters, there?s only one place she can imagine going. When she gets there,...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    Haunting and beautifully written. ...

    4.5 stars. this is one of the most beautiful stories i've ever read, and it came into my life at just the right time. it's a ghost story set in modern-day new york city, about a girl from the hudson valley who wants nothing more than to forget the life she left behind. it's witchy a...

    Rated 4.5 really. A haunting (and haunted) tale that blurs the line between earthly and supernatural - even more than The Walls Around Us did. I understand why it seems to confuse some readers, but I also think almost everything can be explained away with the magical (if creepy) pla...

    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...

    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...

    *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! ...

    **Originally posted on The Fandom** Bina has always hoped that her life would be something bigger, something more. But when she and her mother finally leave her abusive father, her dreams of an unpredictable but free life are squashed when her mother settles down with the next ma...

  • 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...

    Before Sabina was born, her mother spent a summer at Catherine House, a boarding house for young women in NYC. So when Sabina?s mom tells her to leave the home they share with Sabina?s stepfather and stepsisters, there?s only one place she can imagine going. When she gets there,...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    Haunting and beautifully written. ...

    4.5 stars. this is one of the most beautiful stories i've ever read, and it came into my life at just the right time. it's a ghost story set in modern-day new york city, about a girl from the hudson valley who wants nothing more than to forget the life she left behind. it's witchy a...

    Rated 4.5 really. A haunting (and haunted) tale that blurs the line between earthly and supernatural - even more than The Walls Around Us did. I understand why it seems to confuse some readers, but I also think almost everything can be explained away with the magical (if creepy) pla...

    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...

    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...

    *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...

    Before Sabina was born, her mother spent a summer at Catherine House, a boarding house for young women in NYC. So when Sabina?s mom tells her to leave the home they share with Sabina?s stepfather and stepsisters, there?s only one place she can imagine going. When she gets there,...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 (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...

    Before Sabina was born, her mother spent a summer at Catherine House, a boarding house for young women in NYC. So when Sabina?s mom tells her to leave the home they share with Sabina?s stepfather and stepsisters, there?s only one place she can imagine going. When she gets there,...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    Haunting and beautifully written. ...

    4.5 stars. this is one of the most beautiful stories i've ever read, and it came into my life at just the right time. it's a ghost story set in modern-day new york city, about a girl from the hudson valley who wants nothing more than to forget the life she left behind. it's witchy a...

    Rated 4.5 really. A haunting (and haunted) tale that blurs the line between earthly and supernatural - even more than The Walls Around Us did. I understand why it seems to confuse some readers, but I also think almost everything can be explained away with the magical (if creepy) pla...

    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...

    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...

    *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! ...

    **Originally posted on The Fandom** Bina has always hoped that her life would be something bigger, something more. But when she and her mother finally leave her abusive father, her dreams of an unpredictable but free life are squashed when her mother settles down with the next ma...

    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!! ...

  • Bang Bang Books
    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...

    Before Sabina was born, her mother spent a summer at Catherine House, a boarding house for young women in NYC. So when Sabina?s mom tells her to leave the home they share with Sabina?s stepfather and stepsisters, there?s only one place she can imagine going. When she gets there,...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    Haunting and beautifully written. ...

    4.5 stars. this is one of the most beautiful stories i've ever read, and it came into my life at just the right time. it's a ghost story set in modern-day new york city, about a girl from the hudson valley who wants nothing more than to forget the life she left behind. it's witchy a...

    Rated 4.5 really. A haunting (and haunted) tale that blurs the line between earthly and supernatural - even more than The Walls Around Us did. I understand why it seems to confuse some readers, but I also think almost everything can be explained away with the magical (if creepy) pla...

    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...

    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...

    *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! ...

    **Originally posted on The Fandom** Bina has always hoped that her life would be something bigger, something more. But when she and her mother finally leave her abusive father, her dreams of an unpredictable but free life are squashed when her mother settles down with the next ma...

    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!! ...

    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...

  • Roberta R. (Offbeat YA)
    Jan 19, 2019

    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...

    Before Sabina was born, her mother spent a summer at Catherine House, a boarding house for young women in NYC. So when Sabina?s mom tells her to leave the home they share with Sabina?s stepfather and stepsisters, there?s only one place she can imagine going. When she gets there,...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    Haunting and beautifully written. ...

    4.5 stars. this is one of the most beautiful stories i've ever read, and it came into my life at just the right time. it's a ghost story set in modern-day new york city, about a girl from the hudson valley who wants nothing more than to forget the life she left behind. it's witchy a...

    Rated 4.5 really. A haunting (and haunted) tale that blurs the line between earthly and supernatural - even more than The Walls Around Us did. I understand why it seems to confuse some readers, but I also think almost everything can be explained away with the magical (if creepy) pla...

  • 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...

    Before Sabina was born, her mother spent a summer at Catherine House, a boarding house for young women in NYC. So when Sabina?s mom tells her to leave the home they share with Sabina?s stepfather and stepsisters, there?s only one place she can imagine going. When she gets there,...

    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 ...

    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...

  • 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...

    Before Sabina was born, her mother spent a summer at Catherine House, a boarding house for young women in NYC. So when Sabina?s mom tells her to leave the home they share with Sabina?s stepfather and stepsisters, there?s only one place she can imagine going. When she gets there,...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    Haunting and beautifully written. ...

    4.5 stars. this is one of the most beautiful stories i've ever read, and it came into my life at just the right time. it's a ghost story set in modern-day new york city, about a girl from the hudson valley who wants nothing more than to forget the life she left behind. it's witchy a...

    Rated 4.5 really. A haunting (and haunted) tale that blurs the line between earthly and supernatural - even more than The Walls Around Us did. I understand why it seems to confuse some readers, but I also think almost everything can be explained away with the magical (if creepy) pla...

    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...

    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...

    *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! ...

    **Originally posted on The Fandom** Bina has always hoped that her life would be something bigger, something more. But when she and her mother finally leave her abusive father, her dreams of an unpredictable but free life are squashed when her mother settles down with the next ma...

    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!! ...

    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...

    3/5 Beautiful language and creative thought, but the plot dragged. It took me a very long time to get through this, and it isn't a very long book. Unfortunately, the novel consisted of lots of deep inner thought, and was just too magical for me. There were moments where it wasn't en...

    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 it just doesn't work for me as a reader. Recommended for those who h...

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

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

  • Eilonwy
    Feb 21, 2019

    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...

    Before Sabina was born, her mother spent a summer at Catherine House, a boarding house for young women in NYC. So when Sabina?s mom tells her to leave the home they share with Sabina?s stepfather and stepsisters, there?s only one place she can imagine going. When she gets there,...

  • 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...

    Before Sabina was born, her mother spent a summer at Catherine House, a boarding house for young women in NYC. So when Sabina?s mom tells her to leave the home they share with Sabina?s stepfather and stepsisters, there?s only one place she can imagine going. When she gets there,...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    Haunting and beautifully written. ...

    4.5 stars. this is one of the most beautiful stories i've ever read, and it came into my life at just the right time. it's a ghost story set in modern-day new york city, about a girl from the hudson valley who wants nothing more than to forget the life she left behind. it's witchy a...

    Rated 4.5 really. A haunting (and haunted) tale that blurs the line between earthly and supernatural - even more than The Walls Around Us did. I understand why it seems to confuse some readers, but I also think almost everything can be explained away with the magical (if creepy) pla...

    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...

    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...

    *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! ...

    **Originally posted on The Fandom** Bina has always hoped that her life would be something bigger, something more. But when she and her mother finally leave her abusive father, her dreams of an unpredictable but free life are squashed when her mother settles down with the next ma...

    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!! ...

    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...

    3/5 Beautiful language and creative thought, but the plot dragged. It took me a very long time to get through this, and it isn't a very long book. Unfortunately, the novel consisted of lots of deep inner thought, and was just too magical for me. There were moments where it wasn't en...

    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 it just doesn't work for me as a reader. Recommended for those who h...

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

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

    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 ...

  • Rachelle Ballinger
    Jan 27, 2019

    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...

    Before Sabina was born, her mother spent a summer at Catherine House, a boarding house for young women in NYC. So when Sabina?s mom tells her to leave the home they share with Sabina?s stepfather and stepsisters, there?s only one place she can imagine going. When she gets there,...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    Haunting and beautifully written. ...

    4.5 stars. this is one of the most beautiful stories i've ever read, and it came into my life at just the right time. it's a ghost story set in modern-day new york city, about a girl from the hudson valley who wants nothing more than to forget the life she left behind. it's witchy a...

    Rated 4.5 really. A haunting (and haunted) tale that blurs the line between earthly and supernatural - even more than The Walls Around Us did. I understand why it seems to confuse some readers, but I also think almost everything can be explained away with the magical (if creepy) pla...

    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...

    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...

    *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! ...

    **Originally posted on The Fandom** Bina has always hoped that her life would be something bigger, something more. But when she and her mother finally leave her abusive father, her dreams of an unpredictable but free life are squashed when her mother settles down with the next ma...

    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!! ...

    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...

    3/5 Beautiful language and creative thought, but the plot dragged. It took me a very long time to get through this, and it isn't a very long book. Unfortunately, the novel consisted of lots of deep inner thought, and was just too magical for me. There were moments where it wasn't en...

    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 it just doesn't work for me as a reader. Recommended for those who h...

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

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

    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 ...

    *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...

    Book #15 of the EBN Challenge at my Library. Challenge Topic: A Book from the 2018 NPR Book Concierge list. Interesting. You have to pay attention to the details that happen at all moments. It felt a little like it didn't finish the story though. ...

  • 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...

    Before Sabina was born, her mother spent a summer at Catherine House, a boarding house for young women in NYC. So when Sabina?s mom tells her to leave the home they share with Sabina?s stepfather and stepsisters, there?s only one place she can imagine going. When she gets there,...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    Haunting and beautifully written. ...

    4.5 stars. this is one of the most beautiful stories i've ever read, and it came into my life at just the right time. it's a ghost story set in modern-day new york city, about a girl from the hudson valley who wants nothing more than to forget the life she left behind. it's witchy a...

    Rated 4.5 really. A haunting (and haunted) tale that blurs the line between earthly and supernatural - even more than The Walls Around Us did. I understand why it seems to confuse some readers, but I also think almost everything can be explained away with the magical (if creepy) pla...

    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...

    Before Sabina was born, her mother spent a summer at Catherine House, a boarding house for young women in NYC. So when Sabina?s mom tells her to leave the home they share with Sabina?s stepfather and stepsisters, there?s only one place she can imagine going. When she gets there,...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    Haunting and beautifully written. ...

    4.5 stars. this is one of the most beautiful stories i've ever read, and it came into my life at just the right time. it's a ghost story set in modern-day new york city, about a girl from the hudson valley who wants nothing more than to forget the life she left behind. it's witchy a...

    Rated 4.5 really. A haunting (and haunted) tale that blurs the line between earthly and supernatural - even more than The Walls Around Us did. I understand why it seems to confuse some readers, but I also think almost everything can be explained away with the magical (if creepy) pla...

    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...

    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...

    *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! ...

    **Originally posted on The Fandom** Bina has always hoped that her life would be something bigger, something more. But when she and her mother finally leave her abusive father, her dreams of an unpredictable but free life are squashed when her mother settles down with the next ma...

    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!! ...

    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...

    3/5 Beautiful language and creative thought, but the plot dragged. It took me a very long time to get through this, and it isn't a very long book. Unfortunately, the novel consisted of lots of deep inner thought, and was just too magical for me. There were moments where it wasn't en...

    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 it just doesn't work for me as a reader. Recommended for those who h...

  • Shannon
    Dec 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...

    Before Sabina was born, her mother spent a summer at Catherine House, a boarding house for young women in NYC. So when Sabina?s mom tells her to leave the home they share with Sabina?s stepfather and stepsisters, there?s only one place she can imagine going. When she gets there,...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    Haunting and beautifully written. ...

    4.5 stars. this is one of the most beautiful stories i've ever read, and it came into my life at just the right time. it's a ghost story set in modern-day new york city, about a girl from the hudson valley who wants nothing more than to forget the life she left behind. it's witchy a...

    Rated 4.5 really. A haunting (and haunted) tale that blurs the line between earthly and supernatural - even more than The Walls Around Us did. I understand why it seems to confuse some readers, but I also think almost everything can be explained away with the magical (if creepy) pla...

    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...

    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...

    *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! ...

    **Originally posted on The Fandom** Bina has always hoped that her life would be something bigger, something more. But when she and her mother finally leave her abusive father, her dreams of an unpredictable but free life are squashed when her mother settles down with the next ma...

    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!! ...

    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...

    3/5 Beautiful language and creative thought, but the plot dragged. It took me a very long time to get through this, and it isn't a very long book. Unfortunately, the novel consisted of lots of deep inner thought, and was just too magical for me. There were moments where it wasn't en...

  • Emma
    Dec 23, 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...

    Before Sabina was born, her mother spent a summer at Catherine House, a boarding house for young women in NYC. So when Sabina?s mom tells her to leave the home they share with Sabina?s stepfather and stepsisters, there?s only one place she can imagine going. When she gets there,...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    Haunting and beautifully written. ...

    4.5 stars. this is one of the most beautiful stories i've ever read, and it came into my life at just the right time. it's a ghost story set in modern-day new york city, about a girl from the hudson valley who wants nothing more than to forget the life she left behind. it's witchy a...

  • 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...

  • 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...

    Before Sabina was born, her mother spent a summer at Catherine House, a boarding house for young women in NYC. So when Sabina?s mom tells her to leave the home they share with Sabina?s stepfather and stepsisters, there?s only one place she can imagine going. When she gets there,...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

  • Kitkat
    Jan 30, 2019

    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...

    Before Sabina was born, her mother spent a summer at Catherine House, a boarding house for young women in NYC. So when Sabina?s mom tells her to leave the home they share with Sabina?s stepfather and stepsisters, there?s only one place she can imagine going. When she gets there,...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    Haunting and beautifully written. ...

    4.5 stars. this is one of the most beautiful stories i've ever read, and it came into my life at just the right time. it's a ghost story set in modern-day new york city, about a girl from the hudson valley who wants nothing more than to forget the life she left behind. it's witchy a...

    Rated 4.5 really. A haunting (and haunted) tale that blurs the line between earthly and supernatural - even more than The Walls Around Us did. I understand why it seems to confuse some readers, but I also think almost everything can be explained away with the magical (if creepy) pla...

    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...

    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...

    *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! ...

    **Originally posted on The Fandom** Bina has always hoped that her life would be something bigger, something more. But when she and her mother finally leave her abusive father, her dreams of an unpredictable but free life are squashed when her mother settles down with the next ma...

    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!! ...

    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...

    3/5 Beautiful language and creative thought, but the plot dragged. It took me a very long time to get through this, and it isn't a very long book. Unfortunately, the novel consisted of lots of deep inner thought, and was just too magical for me. There were moments where it wasn't en...

    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 it just doesn't work for me as a reader. Recommended for those who h...

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

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

    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 ...

    *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...

    Book #15 of the EBN Challenge at my Library. Challenge Topic: A Book from the 2018 NPR Book Concierge list. Interesting. You have to pay attention to the details that happen at all moments. It felt a little like it didn't finish the story though. ...

    I?m not sure what I should give for this book yet. ...

  • 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...

    Before Sabina was born, her mother spent a summer at Catherine House, a boarding house for young women in NYC. So when Sabina?s mom tells her to leave the home they share with Sabina?s stepfather and stepsisters, there?s only one place she can imagine going. When she gets there,...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    Before Sabina was born, her mother spent a summer at Catherine House, a boarding house for young women in NYC. So when Sabina?s mom tells her to leave the home they share with Sabina?s stepfather and stepsisters, there?s only one place she can imagine going. When she gets there,...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    Haunting and beautifully written. ...

    4.5 stars. this is one of the most beautiful stories i've ever read, and it came into my life at just the right time. it's a ghost story set in modern-day new york city, about a girl from the hudson valley who wants nothing more than to forget the life she left behind. it's witchy a...

    Rated 4.5 really. A haunting (and haunted) tale that blurs the line between earthly and supernatural - even more than The Walls Around Us did. I understand why it seems to confuse some readers, but I also think almost everything can be explained away with the magical (if creepy) pla...

    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...

    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...

    *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! ...