Book Review: Some Quiet Place

Some Quiet Place CoverBook: Some Quiet Place by Kelsey Sutton

The expected publication date is June 25, 2013 by Flux Books|Expected Number Of Pages: 359

Series: None

Genre: YA Paranormal

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A Quick Note: Some Quiet Place is an e-ARC from and has not influenced my review in any way

Goodreads Summary: 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?

What drew me to Some Quiet Place was the summary.  Emotions in human form is definitely unique, and in a good way!  I really liked that Fear is the only one who didn’t give up on Elizabeth just because she doesn’t feel emotions.

There were times when Some Quiet Place felt a little confusing.  Mostly because of some things that were revealed later on in the book.  There are definitely going to be some major spoilers, because I can’t talk about why Some Quiet Place was just okay.  So, Elizabeth was hit by a car as a child and walked away with a few cuts…and became a very different child than she was before the accident.  Why she was different after the accident, and everything that led to the end…just made me wonder what was going on and was frustrating because I felt like I was missing something, even though I wasn’t.

For me, Elizabeth was really boring.  I know she SEES emotions, rather than experiencing them herself (with the exception of a few minor ones, like curiosity) and I felt like there was a lot of potential for her to be really interesting.  Unfortunately, I felt like she was detached from everything, and there wasn’t anything distinguishing about her.  She, like so many of the other characters, didn’t stand out to me.  I tried to muster up some sympathy for Elizabeth, but sadly, I couldn’t.

Still, I really liked the premise of Some Quiet Place, and I really wished I liked it more.

Final Thoughts:

Some Quiet Place was okay for me.  Certain revelations made the book a little confusing at times, and while the book started out so beautifully, I lost interest by the end of the book.  Some Quiet Place gets 2 stars.


2 thoughts on “Book Review: Some Quiet Place

  1. Nonetheless, the book seems pretty interesting. I think I’ll check it out anyway. Thank for reviewing this book. I wouldn’t have found out about it otherwise. Plus, I like YA paranormal and write it myself.

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