I wanted to share some things. My new novel, The Walls Around Us, comes out in March, which is getting closer and closer, and if you want to get a taste of the book—and this is a good, long taste—my publisher has just released a seven-chapter extended preview of the book… and you can download it and read it right now on Kindle, Nook, iBooks, and Kobo…
I was so excited to see that this week it was featured on iBooks as one of the Most Anticipated Books of 2015—look for it in the “Our Picks” section…
If you’re on Goodreads, my publisher is giving away 35 copies of The Walls Around Us and you can enter the giveaway right now…
And yesterday, I was surprised by this post from my favorite local bookstore (the store I’ve been visiting since it opened, longingly browsing the shelves before I even published and wishing to one day find my books on them), McNally Jackson Bookstore, which said this about me, and I’m blushing to even type it in…
Can you believe that??
If you read to the end of that post you’ll see that McNally Jackson is hosting my launch event on March 23, the night before the book comes out, and Libba Bray will be my special guest! Please come if you’re local. Please help me celebrate.
And if you can’t make it to the event, you can pre-order The Walls Around Us from McNally Jackson and get it signed and personalized directly to you. There’s a box on that order page where you can write in how you’d like the book personalized. I’ll bring Sharpies.
I also have other events upcoming in the Hudson Valley (Oblong Books!) and Texas (The North Texas Teen Book Festival!) and possibly more coming.
Now I’m going to leave you with these amazing words about the book, from two incredible YA authors who generously spoke kind words about the book.
“The Walls Around Us is a suspenseful tour-de-force. It is a ghost story of the best sort, the kind that creeps into your soul and haunts you with doubts about what you think you know and what you choose to believe. Above all, it is a thoughtful, heart-probing examination of innocence and guilt, friendship and betrayal, humanity and inhumanity, of the crimes we excuse and the prisons we create for ourselves, and the razor-wire-thin line that separates one from the other. When people ask me for my favorite authors, I always say, ‘Have you read Nova Ren Suma?’ She’s brilliant, and I would happily follow her to whatever strange and wondrous dark wood she imagines next.”
—Libba Bray, author of The Diviners and A Great and Terrible Beauty
“Fearlessly imagined and deliciously sinister, The Walls Around Us is an unmissable novel crafted by a spellbinding storyteller. Nova Ren Suma’s talent is on display in every sentence; her prose is hypnotic, luring the reader deeper and deeper into this original, shocking narrative with each artfully chosen word. Without question, this is the book of the year.”
—Michelle Hodkin, author of The Mara Dyer Trilogy
I am so honored by those words, my god.
I hope all this gets you excited to read the book! Well, I am so excited (and anxious) for the book to come out, but I’m also in that surreal place where I remember how happy I ended up being from writing it, and how much of myself I put into it, and now here it is out in the world and I can hardly believe it.
I don’t want to forget how that felt. It’s important, always, to remember, no matter how anxious you get about a book entering the world.
Don’t let me forget, okay?