the walls around us

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 the Aurora Hills juvenile detention center, there’s Amber, locked up for so long she can’t imagine freedom.

Tying their two worlds together is Orianna, who holds the key to unlocking all the girls’ darkest mysteries…

What really happened on the night Orianna stepped between Violet and her tormentors? What really happened on two strange nights at Aurora Hills? Will Amber and Violet and Orianna ever get the justice they deserve—in this life or in another one?

In prose that sings from line to line, Nova Ren Suma tells a supernatural tale of guilt and of innocence, and of what happens when one is mistaken for the other.

I received a free copy of this book via netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

The writing of this book was beautiful, especially when it was Amber’s POV, it had me hooked from the word go. I have never read anything like this before, it was hypnotic and a well rounded story that held me captivated.

There was a lot to like about this book and very little to dislike, strangely since it’s usually the draw in books for me, I wasn’t 100% keen on the paranormal side of this book. It could have been done better.

The characters were fine, I am not going to say I was in love with them but I didn’t dislike them. I suppose that’s the best you can ask with certain books.

I do not know what else to say without spoiling it. It’s well worth the read.

4 out of 5 stars