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Within These Wicked Walls: A Novel Hardcover – Oct. 19 2021

3.9 out of 5 stars 828 ratings

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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." -

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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 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."

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

“This action-packed novel draws inspiration from Jane Eyre as our fearless heroine must conquer the supernatural...and survive.” -

"...a deliciously dark and creepy Ethiopian-inspired romantic retelling of
Jane Eyre with a pop of grim humor." - BUZZFEED, "Celebrate Black Love During Black History Month With These 20 YA Books"

“A dazzling retelling of ‘Jane Eyre,’... promises readers a fantastical, edge-of-the seat, swooning-over-Magnus kind of experience.” -

Within These Wicked Walls is the best sort of historical fantasy… leaves Jane Eyre in the dust.” - LOCUS MAGAZINE

"Blackwood’s storytelling skills and the worldbuilding and fantasy components of the novel will intrigue readers... A promising debut." -

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

About the Author

LAUREN BLACKWOOD is a Jamaican American living in Virginia who writes Romance-heavy Fantasy for most ages. When not writing, she's a musician and a tiramisu connoisseur. She's the New York Times bestselling author of Within These Wicked Walls and Wildblood.

Product details

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Wednesday Books (Oct. 19 2021)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 336 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1250787106
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1250787101
  • Item weight ‏ : ‎ 300 g
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 13.67 x 2.84 x 20.96 cm
  • Customer Reviews:
    3.9 out of 5 stars 828 ratings

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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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