17 February 2014

Some Quiet Place by Kelsey Sutton

Some Quiet Place by Kelsey Sutton
Series: Some Quiet Place #1
Publisher: Flux
Publication Date: July 8th 2013
Source: Gift

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.

Some Quiet Place was a book I'd been extremely curious about for a while. I mean, the main characters sees emotions as people, so why would I not want to read this awesome sounding book that has one of the prettiest covers ever? My wonderful boyfriend bought me this book for Christmas and I knew I wouldn't be able to stop myself from reading it for long, and I was right. As soon as I started this book I was completely drawn in. Kelsey Sutton created such a unique and extremely intriguing story that I just couldn't put this book down.

So like I said, our main character Elizabeth sees emotions as people. But, Elizabeth doesn't actually feel any emotions. I thought I would struggle to connect with Elizabeth due to her being detached, and I did slightly to begin with, but it was hard not to connect with Elizabeth. There's so much she doesn't know and so much she doesn't understand. Elizabeth's family aren't the best. Her dad is an abusive drunk and her mother doesn't believe that Elizabeth is her child. So on top of not being able to feel emotions, she lives with a family that doesn't love her. So of course I started to feel sorry for her. But Elizabeth was an intriguing and mysterious character. I loved unravelling the mystery surrounding her and finding out what her paintings meant.

So we got to see a lot of emotions in human form like: Courage, Denial, Anger and Joy, but my favourite by far had to be Fear. Fear is a determined character. He's always springing things on Elizabeth and trying to provoke some emotion from her. The fact that she can't feel any emotions baffles Fear and he does everything he can to find the reason why. He's a hilarious and charming character who constantly had me laughing my head off and swooning over him.

The storyline was slightly confusing at first and there were times when I completely lost the plot, but I quickly managed to pick everything back up (by re-reading the previous pages because I don't think I paid enough attention) and then I was hooked again. We were uncovering things about Elizabeth's family life; discovering secrets that had been hidden (and that were still trying to be hidden); finding out snippets about Elizabeth's past and also learning very slowly why Elizabeth couldn't feel emotions. I really loved unravelling this story and trying to work out what the hell was actually going on. It was a lot of fun and there were a lot of surprises along the way.

The ending was definitely a great ending and I definitely never saw that coming at all. I am, however, slightly disappointed that the next book - Where Silence Gathers - isn't a follow on of Elizabeth & Fear's story. I'd love to read about their lives after everything that happened, but I am still excited to read about the new characters. Perhaps there'll be an appearance from Elizabeth & Fear? Maybe? Please let there be!

Overall, Some Quiet Place definitely lived up to everything I expected it to be. It was intriguing, mysterious and such a unique idea that I just completely fell in love with it. Some Quiet Place is a book I definitely recommend!

1 comment:

  1. I can definitely see what you are saying about getting a bit lost. There were a couple times where I felt lost, I chalked it up to such a unique idea/topic if I read to fast I was not grasping everything. I am glad you enjoyed it though :) I did too!

    Ashley @ The Quiet Concert