Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Some Quiet Place by Kelsey Sutton
Some Quiet Place #1
Release Date: July 8th, 2013 by Flux
Genre: Young Adult > Paranormal
Source: NetGalley for review
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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?

Can we just take a minute to admire this really amazingly creepy cover? I mean just look at it! If that doesn't make you curious, I don't know what will.

Some Quiet Place is about a girl named Elizabeth. Elizabeth is incapable of feeling emotions. She can't feel them but she can see them. Strange right? Her life at home has been rough since "the accident" and her parents act like they don't know who she is anymore which is strange considering the accident happened when she was four and now she's in her teens. Her mother quiet and while her father is a drunken abusive bastard and her brother just doesn't want to be bothered by any of it so he tends to stay away from home. The book does touch on some pretty intense situations especially a few involving Elizabeth and her fathers rage and maybe it's because Elizabeth doesn't feel things that you too feel a little disconnected from what's happening. You feel the numbness that Elizabeth feels when she shouldn't and you feel the pity and the rage from Fear for not being able to help her.

That's the thing about this book, it feels like it's ripping all your emotions out of you and forcing you to face them.

Elizabeth isn't the coolest kid in school, in fact she's tormented everyday by someone who use to be her best friend and honestly, if someone who use to be my best friend treated me like that throats would be kicked, just sayin. But because Elizabeth can't "feel" anything, none of that really matters to her. Until Joshua. He makes her feel things or makes her think of things she should be feeling in certain moments and she can't figure out why or how. All she knows is that she wants it to stop.

Did I mention she hangs around a particular emotion way too frequently named Fear? Fear is obsessed with tasting Elizabeth's terror because her whole life she managed to block him out. But now that Joshua is cracking her little by little... well that changes things. But not in the way you would think. The dedication, the chemistry between Elizabeth and Fear was interesting considering she can't feel emotions. But their friendship, even if he was being annoying was cute.

I took forever reading this book mostly because the way the author described each emotion and element from their personality to their appearance was completely and utterly fascinating! I wanted to know everything! I wanted to know Elizabeth's past, I wanted to know why she was having strange dreams and visions, I wanted to know why Fear was so obsessed with her, I wanted to know what the heck was going on! And it was such a thrilling and emotional ride that I wanted to savor every single word.

Some Quiet Place is a uniquely written story about a girl who can't feel who has a very very big secret. It's captivating and gripping and it makes you feel things even though Elizabeth can't. I absolutely enjoyed this read!

"Oh fabulous," Fear mutters, stalking to the window. "Another human that can see me. That's just wonderful. You know, my ego can't take much more of this."

*Thank you to Flux & NetGalley for providing me with a copy for review in exchange for my honest view


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