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 Binas 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 mothera 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 womens 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 Binas lease begins to run out, and nightmare and memory get tangled, she will be forced to face the terrible truth of why shes come to Cathe...
|Title||:||A Room Away From the Wolves|
|Number of Pages||:||304 pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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A Room Away From the Wolves Reviews
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 story. The tension that builds as this story begins to unfold won’t let you put the book down until you’re tearing through the last page.
This story is chaotic and yet not at the same time. You get to experience the story throu ...more
This book is smarter than I am and I am 200% ok with that.
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!!
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 ever read before, and surprisingly difficult to review. I almost feel like I should reread this to do it justice, to absorb it better, but for now I'll write how I feel about it at the moment.
If you're always looking for ...more
Reviewed in the Sept/Oct 2018 issue of Horn Book.
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 Around Us hit with enough punch and eeriness to keep me hooked. This one didn’t have the oomph I wasn’t looking for. But did I mention her writing?
Review originally posted at A Lovely Book Affair.
Received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
“Somtimes a person can’t tell you what you already know,” she said. “Somestimes you have to see it for yourself. Then you’ll believe.”
Bina has had a pretty complicated upbrining. Leaving her crap father with her mother and hitchhiking only to be thrust into this new step-family where her step-sisters are basically scum of the earth. So many things happened, including getting a massive black eye the ...more
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 mother. I liked most of the supporting characters.
My issue with this book was the pacing. I needed Suma to start telling me what the hell was going on but she just piled and piled on the mystery. I started to stop caring becaus ...more