Monday, January 27, 2014

Some Quiet Place

Author: Kelsey Sutton
Goodreads Rating: 3.86
Pages: 331
Format: Finished Copy for BEA13

I can’t feel sadness, anger, or fear. I can’t feel anything. I’ve grown talented at pretending.
Elizabeth Caldwell doesn’t feel emotions . . . she sees them in human form. Longing hovers around the shy, adoring boy at school. Courage materializes beside her dying friend. Fury and Resentment visit her abusive home. They’ve all given up on Elizabeth because she doesn’t succumb to their touch. All, that is, except beautiful Fear, who sometimes torments her and other times plays her compassionate savior. He’s obsessed with finding the answer to one question: What happened to Elizabeth to make her this way?
They both sense that the key to Elizabeth’s condition is somehow connected to the paintings of her dreams, which show visions of death and grief that raise more questions than answers. But as a shadowy menace begins to stalk her, Elizabeth’s very survival depends on discovering the truth about herself. When it matters most, she may not be able to rely on Fear to save her.

When I first picked up this book, it was because I wanted to read it quickly and then pass it on to my sister because the cover creeped me out. I didn't like how her eyes were covered and how she didn't have any arms. But let me tell you, this book is still sitting on my shelves because of how much it blew me away. I wasn't expecting to enjoy it as much as I did which was a pleasant surprise.

I really didn't like Elizabeth at first, but I think that had everything to do with the fact that she couldn't feel emotions so she seemed so robotic. Even when her father was beating her, she felt nothing which was scary at some points. I did love the explanation behind why she was seeing the emotions and the entire plot behind the story.

While this book had some dark themes to it, it was fun to watch Fear try to scare Elizabeth. He would do what he could to try to make her feel any kind of fear. Of course, he wasn't successful but watching him try was charming. I also loved watching their romance blossom and the way that he started to develop these protective tendencies.

Although there was a bit of a love triangle, this book was largely original and engaging. When I found out that there was going to be another book set in the same world, I was elated. While the story with Fear and Elizabeth has ended, I can't wait to see what Sutton dreams up next.
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1 comment:

  1. i think this cover is stunning! i would love to see it blown up, like poster size. i'd definitely flaunt it! love the roses!

    thanks for the bomb review! i'm happy you enjoyed it!

    books over boys



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