ARC Review: Some Quiet Place by Kelsey Sutton

Title: Some Quiet Place
Author: Kelsey Sutton
Publication: July 8th 2013 by Flux
Genre: YA Paranormal
Source: Provided by the kind publisher...

I can’t weep. I can’t fear. I’ve grown talented at pretending.

Elizabeth Caldwell doesn’t feel emotions . . . she sees them. Longing, Shame, and Courage materialize around her classmates. Fury and Resentment appear in her dysfunctional home. They’ve all given up on Elizabeth because she doesn’t succumb to their touch. All, that is, save one—Fear. He’s intrigued by her, as desperate to understand the accident that changed Elizabeth’s life as she is herself.

Elizabeth and Fear both sense that the key to her past is hidden in the dream paintings she hides in the family barn. But a shadowy menace has begun to stalk her, and try as she might, Elizabeth can barely avoid the brutality of her life long enough to uncover the truth about herself. When it matters most, will she be able to rely on Fear to save her?

-- My Rating --

4.5 / 5 Oscars: LOVED it...

-- My Thoughts --

     I am always in when authors try to find unique aspects in such a crowded genre, such as paranormal. I thought there was nothing in paranormal that has not been tried before, no new lands to explore in the genre, but Kelsey Sutton has proved me wrong. The uniqueness of her book was not lost to me, and it will definitely not be lost to you either.
     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!


  1. I was wondering about this one! I've seen mixed things on it so far but I'm still intrigued by it. I like how unique it sounds and I'm one who like a non-stop plot! Great review, doll!

  2. The concept sounds unique, and I love a book that keeps me hooked from start to finish. If I have time, I'll check this out. Thanks for the review!

  3. I have this one and really need to get to it soon. I love that you say it is quick paced...I don't think I can take another slow moving book right now. I am in love with the idea of this book and glad it lived up to expectations for you.


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