Some Quiet Place by Kelsey Sutton
Release Date: 7/8/2013
I first heard of Kelsey Sutton’s Some Quiet Place last year in the months leading up to BEA. I was fortunate enough to meet Kelsey and have her sign a copy of the book at the convention, but it was only recently that I finally read it. I had picked it up last summer, but it didn’t hook me. This time, however, I was immediately drawn in and finished it in a day.
With smooth and poetic writing, Kelsey demonstrates a clear skill for storytelling and her mythology is brilliant. She does a great job personifying the Emotions and Elements so that they’re three-dimensional characters that balance well with the rest of the cast. The pacing slows a bit in the middle, but it quickly picks back up as the mystery surrounding Elizabeth’s inability to feel emotions starts to unravel.
Speaking of Elizabeth, she’s a bit too passive and somewhat submissive for my tastes, but she still proves to be a compelling heroine given her circumstances. Her tense relationships with the people around her are rather fascinating to read about, and I particularly enjoyed her interactions with Fear and the other Emotions and Elements.
Overall, Some Quiet Place is a refreshingly inventive novel with elegant prose, unexpected twists, and intriguing characters. The romance might be a too light for some, but there’s enough to keep romance readers wholly invested. With its perfect blend of fantasy and suspense, this is a must-read!