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Lauren Blackwood's can't-miss debut is a magical, Ethiopian-inspired remix of Jane Eyre. - HARPER'S BAZAAR

[A] creepy, immersive, romantic and thrilling retelling. - MS. MAGAZINE

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A fast-paced and heart-wrenching tale...Perfect for lovers of light horror, romance, and suspense,
Within These Wicked Walls will be a surefire pick for the coming autumn nights. - BOOKLIST (starred review)

Stunning... An inventive, original, and legitimately scary debut, this is a must for fans of witchcraft, horror, and romance. - NERDIST, Contemporary Witchy Reads for a Magical Spooky Season

Blackwood's storytelling skills and the worldbuilding and fantasy components of the novel will intrigue readers... A promising debut. - KIRKUS REVIEWS

Blackwood's eerie, evocative debut fully embraces its gothic lineage and brings a welcome contemporary feel. The book is sure to lure readers in with the promise of hair-raising chills and passionate romance. - THE BULLETIN OF THE CENTER FOR CHILDREN'S BOOKS

Mesmerizing. - BUZZFEED, 18 Horror Novels About Ghosts You Won't Put Down

If you're a fan of intricate lore-filled magic systems, Blackwood has you covered. She crafts a truly terrifying take on Brontë while bringing a unique voice all her own to the page-turning proceedings. - NERDIST

Within These Wicked Walls is an indulgently Gothic fairy tale, comparable in mastery with Mexican Gothic and Jane Eyre. An intricate magic system, a grimly humorous Black heroine, AND a heart-thumping romance? This book leaves nothing wanting. - Jordan Ifueko, New York Times bestselling author of Raybearer

Within These Wicked Walls adds a haunting new landscape and a chilling curse to Jane Eyre's magnetic romance and searing chemistry. A Gothic retelling, and a true original. - Anna Bright, author of The Beholder

Fierce, eerie and heartfelt by turns, Within These Wicked Walls is a romantic and spine-chilling reimagining of a classic. I loved every creepy, swoon-worthy moment of it. - Laura E. Weymouth, author of The Light Between Worlds

Lauren Blackwood's Within These Wicked Walls is the Jane Eyre retelling I didn't know I needed, and everything I needed it to be. Atmospheric and moody, with sharp subtle humor and romance, Andromeda's story is engrossing and unputdownable. This Jane Eyre isn't your average classroom read; it is so much more than that. - Rachel Simon, Newton Free Library


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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Wednesday Books (11 January 2022)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 336 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1250787106
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1250787101
  • Reading age ‏ : ‎ 14 - 18 years
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 13.67 x 2.84 x 20.96 cm
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I love this book! Read it in a single day! What a debut. Not to mention it is the Reese’s Book Club pick of the month!!! And my Halloween decor this year is inspired by the cursed rooms from this book!
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