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 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...

Title:A Room Away From the Wolves
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781616208738
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About Nova Ren Suma

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 Univers



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    A Room Away From the Wolves Reviews

  • Emily May

    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 bonker...

  • Kelly

    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 relati...

  • Acqua

    4.5 starsA 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 situ...

  • Jessica Woodbury

    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 Nerd Daily

    Originally published on The Nerd Daily | Review by Nathalie DeFeliceThere’s something so beautiful about the way A Room Away From The Wolves is written. It’s a haunting, riveting, and oh so deligh...

  • Vicky Who Reads

    4 starsI 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 ...

  • Chelsea

    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, i...

  • Holly

    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...

  • Kristi Housman Confessions of a YA Reader

    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...

  • Catie

    3 1/2 starsThis 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 Y...