A Room Away From the Wolves by Nova Ren Suma
I had the great opportunity to meet Nova Ren Suma at Bookcon this year and get a personally signed copy of A Room Away From the Wolves. I was really excited to read this story. The cover is very enticing and the description gave me the impression that it was going to be an interesting, adventurous drama.
The story is about Bina, a teenager who is drawn into the stories her mother told her of a magical place called Catherine House where she spent some time years ago. A refuge for young woman needing a place to go. When Bina and her Mother’s relationship become strained, Bina ventures out to find her own piece of magic from the Catherine House, however when she arrives, she begins to discover that things are not as they seem.
I found this story interesting but also found it very strange and sometimes had difficulty determining reality versus dream/hallucination. I could feel the depressing, anxious confusion of the character in this story. I was not expecting the outcome of the story which was a nice surprise. This book was the exact opposite of predictable. I would describe it as a psychological drama. I wouldn’t necessarily call it a thriller but it certainly has a good creepy vibe. I give this book three stars.