Sunday, August 26, 2018

Blog Tour & Review: A Room Away from the Wolves

A Room Away From the Wolves
by Nova Ren Suma

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 years later, after too many lies and with trouble on her heels, Bina finds herself on the side of the road again, the city of her dreams calling for her. She has an old suitcase, a fresh black eye, and a room waiting for her at Catherine House, a young women’s residence in Greenwich Village with a tragic history, a vow of confidentiality, and dark, magical secrets. There, Bina is drawn to her enigmatic downstairs neighbor Monet, a girl who is equal parts intriguing and dangerous. As Bina’s lease begins to run out, and nightmare and memory get tangled, she will be forced to face the terrible truth of why she’s come to Catherine House and what it will take for her to leave...

Release Date: September 4, 2018
Publisher: Algonquin Young Readers
Genre: Young Adult, Magical Realism, Mystery

My thoughts...
This story is so captivating! When I first started reading ARAFTW, I was super confused, and had to start over. But I did thoroughly enjoy the book. This is my first Nova Ren Suma book but it will not be my last. Nova a has a very unique writing style, that captivates, and confuses you so be prepared. I can say that I love Nova's writing style but the mysteries just kept piling up...sometimes it felt that there were no answers just mysteries. ARAFTW is very haunting, breathtaking, and Bina is hard not relate too. Bina and her mother were trying to escape Bina's horrible father but Bina's mother is now remarried. Bina's new stepfather it seems isn't too different from her father, now let's horrible step-sisters, and a mother that seems to no longer know or care...We see Bina runaway after being told that she is being sent away for the summer because of her step-family...Bina is searching for the same things that we all want, a place to call home, family, and ultimately a place to belong. My rating 4/5

About the Author
Nova Ren Suma is the author of the YA novels THE WALLS AROUND US as well as the YA novels IMAGINARY GIRLS and 17 & GONE, which were both named 2014 Outstanding Books for the College Bound by YALSA. Her middle-grade novel, DANI NOIR, was reissued for a YA audience under the title FADE OUT. She has a BA in writing & photography from Antioch College and an MFA in fiction from Columbia University and has been awarded fiction fellowships from the New York Foundation for the Arts, the MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, the Djerassi Resident Artists Program, the Millay Colony, and an NEA fellowship for a residency at the Hambidge Center. She worked for years behind the scenes in publishing, at places such as HarperCollins, Penguin, Marvel Comics, and RAW Books, and now she teaches writing workshops. She is from various small towns across the Hudson Valley and lives and writes in New York City.

Find Nova online at and on her blog


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