Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine in which we share a book that we are eagerly anticipating!
“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.
I discovered this one on NetGalley earlier this week and I was, first: completely mesmerized by the cover, and second: the synopsis was just so eerie and creepy and dark and dangerous and just looks amazing! I tell myself I’m not a dark reader, but I think I’m changing…? Anyway, I haven’t read any of Nova Ren Suma’s books before but I’ve heard they can’t be missed! Now, I must get my feedback to approval ratio up on NetGalley so I can request this one… *scurries off to read and review more books*
What are you waiting on this Wednesday?