Monday, May 20, 2013

Mark This Book Monday: ARC of Some Quiet Place by Kelsey Sutton

Hello everyone!

Back with a new edition of Mark This Book Monday, and this time it's a book that I was lucky enough to get an ARC through NetGalley!

Even more, I finally managed to get my ARCs to finally work properly with my Kindle apps, since my Aldiko app was having hicups and I couldn't read my ARCs using it! I want to thank Sam from Realm of Fiction for giving me the idea of using the Kindle app instead!

So without further ado, let me introduce you to a very unique and different kind of YA book!

Some Quiet Place by Kelsey Sutton.

I was very intrigued by this book when I first stumbled upon it and I was extremely lucky to get an ARC from NetGalley.

The moment I started this book I was completely hooked. The premise for this book is so very unique and original. I couldn't put it down and it is a 4 stars or a 4 and a half stars!

There's more than what we regular humans see in this world. Emotions and Elements are corporeal, like small gods amongst us, they affect us but we don't see them. Except for Elisabeth, not only she can see the Emotions & Elements, but unlike the rest of us, she isn't affected by Emotions, which means she can't feel, but she can see them.

All other Emotions and Elements know that Elisabeth can see them and isn't affected by them, all but one. Fear is curious about why Elisabeth doesn't feel anything, and seems hell-bent on being the one to make her feel something.

Somehow you might think that it'd be too difficult to relate to a main character that cannot feel, but the pace of the book and the way Kelsey has written Elisabeth you never feel disconnected from her, and you continue to follow her path, grasping at any twinge of feeling, at any hint that will let us know what happened to Elisabeth and what all is really going on.

There is a love triangle in this book, but it really is done in quite a different way than usual, and it's hard to explain how can there be a love triangle in a book where the girl involved doesn't feel any emotions, but it is done in a non-irritating way, at least in my opinion, and I really am not a fan of love triangles.

The reveal on this book might not be completely unexpected, but since we keep on needing more little pieces to finish the full picture, and all of that really keeps you reading, adding little pieces to complete the puzzle, and find out the who, how and why of Elisabeth.

A very unique read, with a very unique premise and with a very distinct voice. Really loved it and I'm looking forward to read more from Kelsey Sutton and although it doesn't seem a sequel is likely with how the book ended, I wouldn't mind reading more stories placed in this world.


  1. That sounds really interesting! I'm putting it on my "must read" list.

  2. I'm not really a fan of love triangles either, so I'm glad to hear that you didn't think it was irritating. I hope I feel the same way! This is up very soon for me actually, and I really can't wait to get started now. The premise here is definitely interesting. I'm looking forward to seeing how the author approaches building her main character. I can't imagine that it's the easiest of tasks, given the situations. Lovely review, Maria!

  3. I really enjoyed this book too. I thought it was very creative and I loved the aura the book had. Just beautifully done. Great review!


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