Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday (18) - The Walls Around Us by Nova Ren Suma

Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

The Walls Around Us by Nova Ren Suma
Publisher: Algonquin Young Readers
Publication Date: March 24th 2015

Goodreads summary:
“Ori’s dead because of what happened out behind the theater, in the tunnel made out of trees. She’s dead because she got sent to that place upstate, locked up with those monsters. And she got sent there because of me.”

The Walls Around Us is a ghostly story of suspense told in two voices—one still living and one long dead. On the outside, there’s Violet, an eighteen-year-old dancer days away from the life of her dreams when something threatens to expose the shocking truth of her achievement. On the inside, within the walls of a girls’ juvenile detention center, there’s Amber, locked up for so long she can’t imagine freedom. Tying these two worlds together is Orianna, who holds the key to unlocking all the girls’ darkest mysteries.

We hear Amber’s story and Violet’s, and through them Orianna’s, first from one angle, then from another, until gradually we begin to get the whole picture—which is not necessarily the one that either Amber or Violet wants us to see.

Nova Ren Suma tells a supernatural tale of guilt and innocence, and what happens when one is mistaken for the other.

Why Walls?
The premise of this book sounds so interesting! The two vastly different viewpoints- a dancer and a girl in a juvenile detention center- are so intriguing and I wonder how they are related?? Nova Ren Suma also has such a wonderful writing style so I can't wait to read this one.  


  1. The quote in the summary hooked me right away! I hope you enjoy it!

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  2. yes! this book is really high on my list of highly anticipated books as well. it looks so intriguing and different. great pick :)

  3. Great pick! I am currently reading this one from Netgalley right now and I'm enjoying it so far! I hope you have an awesome week, I'm a new follower!
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

  4. Great pick! I have this one on my list as well and I can't wait to read it!

    Shannon @ The Tale Temptress