Author: Kelsey Sutton
Publication: July 8th 2013 by Flux
Genre: YA Paranormal
Source: Provided by the kind publisher...
-- My Rating --
4.5 / 5 Oscars: LOVED it...
-- My Thoughts --
Elizabeth is emotionless. Literally. She cannot feel anything. But she can see them. She can see the mesmerizing Fear and his cold loveliness. She can see Courage, Joy, Sorrow, Guilt, Resentment, and Love. All of them. But the only thing she feels is nothing-ness, an empty hallow inside her. But when she is hunted by weird dreams and an even weirder reality, she has to enlist the help of many to find out about her past, and possibly, the key to her future.
Now, tell me this is not original. See? You can't. I absolutely LOVED the idea of seeing Emotions and Elements. Elizabeth can actually SEE Joy. She can see Fog. She can see everything but feel nothing. It was so incredibly unique, that a smile was plastered on my face the WHOLE time I read this book. I was over-joyed at the endless possibilities in front of the author, and she did not disappoint
The plot of this book is swift. There is not one moment that you will be bored. And the characters are more amusing still. Elizabeth is a unique character, in the true meaning of the word. She can feel nothing, but yet, you sympathize with her. But who stole my heart in this book was not her, it was Fear. His fearlessness, his loyalty, his cute mysterious self stole me away. Who thought that they can fall in love with an Emotion? Well, I didn't. But I did fall.
The romance is almost like an after-thought. An amazing after-thought. But it plays a crucial part in the plot, not in the way you think, no. You just have to read it to understand. The character development is evident in Elizabeth, since the main focus is on her, so you can't actually notice any other character development.
There are not enough words to praise this novel. I loved the way it turned out in the end, and i couldn't have expected the outcome. This book is perfect as a standalone. I don't think the author is planning any sequels, but if she is, I am pretty sure they will be just as GREAT! If you are in for a thoughtful, absolutely original, and romantic read, then this is for you!