REVIEW #153: Some Quiet Place (Some Quiet Place #1) by Kelsey Sutton

Title: Some Quiet Place
Series: Some Quiet Place #1
Author: Kelsey Sutton
Publisher: Flux
Release Date: July 8th 2013
Pages: Paperback, 331 pages
Source: Library

Summary from Goodreads:
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?

Some Quiet Place is a creative, dark, and fast paced story about a girl who sees emotions as people instead of feeling them.  Both the cover and the summary instantly captured my attention; I had no idea what to expect and was pleasantly surprised.     Sutton described and portrayed the emotions in such a believable yet unique way.  The emotions appear as people that only Elizabeth and other emotions could see.  Fear was dark, mysterious, and powerful just as you would image.   The other emotions were personified just  as you would image them. Sorrow looking sad and dreary while Courage was attractive and confident.   So if a person felt Shame, the emotion would appear behind the person and touch them, essentially transferring the emotion.

There were times when the story got a bit confusing, I was confused at which emotions played what role in the story and in Elizabeth's past.  I was left with a couple questions unanswered, I understood why she could see emotions but felt like some parts could have been better explained.   I am hoping to learn more about Elizabeth's history in the sequel!

The romance/love story was not bad, it was well done but nothing memorable.  There was a sorta love triangle that just fizzles out at the end for understandable reasons. Based on the the way the story ended, I am looking forward to the next book. The ending was suspenseful and full of action.  Sutton wrapped up the story yet left room for a sequel.

Overall, Some Quiet Place was 4 star book.  This review truly was a challenge, the whole concept of seeing emotions was so intriguing and well executed but difficult to explain.  While I still have questions, I think the characters will continue to develop, answering some of the questions I have along the way.  I would recommend  this book if you are in the mood for something different and on the darker side.



  1. Great review. I just can't get over how interesting the cover and description is. Thanks for sharing your thoughts :)

  2. This one sounds really interesting! I've heard a lot of good things about it and your review makes me wanna pick it up. You make it sound all mysterious and what not! I love books like that!

  3. I just can't decide if I want to read this one. It just sounds a little weird for me. Although I do read weird books so I'm not sure why. Great review!

  4. I'm really intrigued by this book. The whole 'being able to see emotions as people' thing sounds extremely interesting and I really want to find out more about it. I'm looking forward to this even more after reading your review! I'm quite excited to learn about Elizabeth and why she can see emotions, so I'll definitely be getting this asap now :)
    Great review!


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