Some Quiet Place by Kelsey Sutton

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?

Elizabeth doesn't feel fear... Or surprise, hate, even disappointment, she sees them. Elizabeth can see emotions in human form, they each have a face, a smugness and questioning stare.  She can also see the elements, far beyond the weather, but the bodies that control them. Elizabeth feels nothing, not grief, happiness or lust, and strangely, she can't feel curious as to why not either.

Fear is determined to crack Elizabeth, not being able to accept that she is living her life without feeling. He has watched her since the day of her accident, and knows it's just a matter of time before her walls come tumbling down. He's the one that wants to drive her to feel, what he didn't count on was quiet farm boy Joshua, who has always seen past her facade, now breaking through the cursed barrier. In a series of tragic events, nightmares and revelations, Elizabeth realises that she isn't just the freak that classmates label her, that her past and future have collided, and that evil lurks, waiting to snatch her. 

Who is she? 

Some Quiet Place was a unique story of the elements and emotions being controlled by conscious beings. Sadness, Joy, even Fear, placing a hand on your shoulder, leaving you suddenly overwhelmed. Elizabeth first poses as a inhumanly cold girl, but even with her emotions stripped, she'll soon grow on you. Her life is full of sadness, anger and abuse, and you can't help but pity her.

Well written and unique, it's essentially a girl trying to find who she is.

Some Quiet Place 
Written By Kelsey Sutton
Published 01 / 06 / 2013
336 Pages
Thank you to Netgalley and Flux Books

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