Tuesday, January 27, 2015

The Walls Around Us by Nova Ren Suma

The Walls Around Us by Nova Ren Suma
Average Rating on Goodreads: 4.13 of 5 stars
My Rating: DNF at 48%
Page Count: 336

“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 received an eARC of this novel via Netgalley**

So, I really really tried to finish this book. I had already DNF one of my other ARCs this year and I really didn't want to do that with another one, but I just couldn't bring myself to read it and I knew if I kept pushing I would never get any of my other books read.

It had nothing to do with the writing or the execution of the plot line. The writing was well done and the story was unique, if a little hard to follow. The characters were well developed even halfway through the book. 

Maybe I'll give this book another chance when it's released, but for now, it just wasn't for me. 


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