Tuesday, March 15, 2016

#1 New York Times Best Seller

"The Walls Around Us" by Nova Ren Suma is the current #1 New York Times best seller in Young Adult eBooks. 

Amber is stuck in a detention center after having been convicted of killing her violent stepfather. Vee is an ambitious ballerina fighting to get into Julliard while hoping that her past does not come back to haunt her. The two girls find each other through a mutual friendship with another young woman named Ori. What they learn from one another may haunt them forever. 

“[A] supernatural page-turner . . . In [Suma’s] story, some people are guilty and damnable, and some are innocent and good -- and the ones who fall in between are simply innocuous. This stark character classification isn’t a flaw, but rather, a demonstration of Suma’s fantastic writing. Her images, even the horrible ones, linger like dust and glitter after an epic stage performance.” The Boston Globe

“[An] Intricately plotted psychological horror story"
- The New York Times

“Gripping. . . Just try to put this down.” 
Shelf Awareness for Readers, starred review