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Bina has never forgotten the time she and her mother ran away from home. Her mother promised they would hitchhike to the city to escape Bina's cruel father and start over. But before they could even leave town, Bina had a new stepfather and two new stepsisters, and a humming sense of betrayal pulling apart the bond with her mother - a bond Bina thought was unbreakable.

Eight years later, after too many lies and with trouble on her heels, Bina finds herself on the side of the road again, the city of her dreams calling for her. She has an old suitcase, a fresh black eye, and a room waiting for her at Catherine House, a young women's residence in Greenwich Village with a tragic history, a vow of confidentiality, and dark, magical secrets. There, Bina is drawn to her enigmatic downstairs neighbor Monet, a girl who is equal parts intriguing and dangerous. As Bina's lease begins to run out, and nightmare and memory get tangled, she will be forced to face the terrible truth of why she's come to Catherine House and what it will take for her to leave . . .


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Nova Ren Suma

Nova Ren Suma is the author of the YA novel THE WALLS AROUND US (Algonquin, 2015) , which was named the #1 Kids' Indie Next Pick for Spring 2015, a Best YA Book of the Month by Amazon, and a Best Book of 2015 by The Boston Globe, NPR, School Library Journal, and the Horn Book. She also wrote the YA novels IMAGINARY GIRLS (Dutton, 2011) and 17 & GONE (Dutton, 2013) , which were both named 2014 Outstanding Books for the College Bound by YALSA. Her first book, the middle-grade novel DANI NOIR (S&S/Aladdin, 2009) , was reissued in paperback as FADE OUT (Simon Pulse, 2012) and was named a Top 10 Editors' Pick for 2009 by Amazon. Her short story "The Birds of Azalea Street" appears in the new YA horror anthology SLASHER GIRLS & MONSTER BOYS (Dial, 2015) . She is from various small towns across the Hudson Valley and now lives in New York City. For more about Nova, visit novaren.com.

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