Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Review: Some Quiet Place - Kelsey Sutton

Where I got it: Egalley from Netgalley
Rating: 3.5 stars  
Cover Rating: 4 stars (Strange. Very, very strange.)
Genre: Young Adult
Publication Date: July 8, 2013
Publisher: Flux
Page Count: 331 p.
Add it: Goodreads

Elizabeth doesn't feel emotions. She can see them though and they try to get her to feel their presence, but she simply can't. She sees her friends and family affected by these feelings, but she doesn't even feel the slightest bit of emotion. Fear takes a liking to her, he wants to be the one that makes her feel. Fear is always trying new nightmares and illusions to trick her feelings to the surface, but nothing he does seems to work. There's something strange in the air though and Elizabeth can feel that. Elizabeth has been having dreams of a boy and a girl and they seem so real, but they can't be...can they? Not every emotion is harmless though, even if Elizabeth can't feel them. Something wicked is coming and if Elizabeth can't unlock what's inside of her she has no hope of surviving.

What a fascinating story. I love the idea of emotions being physical beings that come by to afflict you. I also really enjoyed Fear. He's charming but creepy. Exactly as you would picture that emotion. It was really fascinating seeing all the different emotions manifest and it would be strange to be able to see them in real life.

The thing that makes this book tricky is Elizabeth not feeling. It makes her a shell of a character. She's nearly impossible to relate to, because I feel things (sometimes too many things). It's tricky to care about a character who doesn't really care about anything. She's fairly decent at pretending though. She seemed to be a good friend even if she didn't feel any affection towards people.

I feel like Elizabeth's home life is the ideal situation to feel nothing in. I imagine that that situation would make anyone feel a little numb or at least wish they were. It sucks that some people are broken like her father.

I really enjoyed the mystery aspect of the story too. Trying to unravel what is wrong with Elizabeth. It was very fascinating and believable (within the story). I would definitely checking this out if you're looking for a slightly different perspective on a story brought to you by some unique characters. It's tricky to feel for Elizabeth, but it almost makes her a more reliable narrator, because she doesn't care to lie to you.

First Line:
"Fear is coming."

Favorite Lines:
"Just being near him makes my own world seem unreachable and surreal. Surreal is dangerous."

"I laugh, a sound that he cuts short with a kiss that tastes like strawberries and terror."

1 comment:

  1. I feel all the things, too ;)

    It is hard when you can't connect with a characters, this one sounds particularly tricky, but the mystery aspect sounds really intriguing!


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