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Some Quiet Place
Elizabeth Caldwell doesn't feel emotions... she sees them in human form. Longing hovers around the shy, adoring boy at school. Courage materializes beside her dying friend. Fury and Resentment visit her abusive home. They've all given up on Elizabeth because she doesn't succumb t ...more
I'm sorry but so much of what I want to say about this book requires spoilers. All spoilers have been placed in spoiler tags but they are very real ones. Only click if you have read/have no intention of reading this book.
There was a short period near the beginning of Some Quiet Place when I truly believed I might have found another 5-star read. It started out beautifully with some excellent, evocative language that made up for the lack of emotions felt by the protagonist. This main ...more
"It’s the way humanity is; give them what they want, and it turns out it’s not what they wanted after all.
I've said it before and I say it again: I started this book with high expectations. Very high expectations. But, in contrast to what I though, not too high. Which may seem contradictory considering that my rating is 3 stars out of five, and here I have to ask you to believe me: I was somehow able to impose on myself as much objectivity (speaking about literature and books and art in gene ...more
Everything about this book called to me. From its eerily gorgeous cover to its intriguing and original premise, I was hooked, and I dove right in as soon as I got my hands on a galley of it.
Final thoughts? Well . . . this book could have been fantastic. And don't get me wrong, it was. At least, during the beginning parts. I was grinning from ear to ear most of the time because seeing the world Kelsey Sutton built was so fascina ...more
"I guess pretending can be similar to hiding. Hiding doesn't seem like the right word to use, though. I would say that when someone is pretending to be something, or hiding who they are or what they believe, ...more
Okay, I have given this book 4 stars but it should really be 4.5. The only reason I'm not giving it five is because the love triangle didn't seem to help anything (I know that ending but still!) and I kind of wanted Elizabeth to end up with the secondary character
Thank you Flux for sending me this copy. No compensation was given or taken to alter this review.
'People are so complex. They want to hear the truth, but they want you to lie to them.'
This month hasn't been a happy month for me. Some Quiet Place is just another addition to the 'meh' pile. While the cover and synopsis scream with brilliance, in the collection on my thoughts, this book could only be summarised as insipid and inconsistent. Here's just a few t ...more
Original, unique, and brimming with Emotion, Some Quiet Place made me ponder, ache and feel, even when the MC, Elizabeth, was doing her best to stay herself from those feelings.
I love a book with a message, or a story behind the story, and though I couldn't really see the entire picture until the final brushstroke had hit the ca ...more
When Liz was 4 she got in an accident and then on does not have any feelings. No love, anger etc. She can see and touch the emotions and they look like people but no one else can see them. Fear has an interest in her, BTW he is an emotion. He wants to find out what happened, make her feel again.
So she has weird dreams and they try to ...more
Recently, Kelsey and I caught back up and she sent me the final draft version, which I happily dove into, and just...wow.
It's very rare (for me, at least) to find a book where everything --the writing, the plotting, the characters-- c ...more
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Elizabeth Caldwell doesn't feel emotions... she sees them in human form. Longing hovers around the shy, adoring boy at school. Courage materializes beside her dying friend. Fury and Resentment visit her abusive home. They've all given up on Elizabeth because she doesn't succumb to their touch. All, that is, except beautiful Fear, who sometimes torments her and other times plays her compassionate savior. He’s obsessed with finding the answer to ...more
Once again, a book that is stamped with such a lovely, eye-catching cover, but with a storyline and heroine so bland and dull that it hurts. Honestly, I expected a lot because that pretty dress made of flowers and sepia tint just screamed "UNIQUE" in bold, capitalized letters. And it's true, it is unique. The premise was definitely interesting. I mean, dude, how often do you see a s ...more
First book in the Some Quiet Place series
Elizabeth Caldwell has always known she was different, but it isn’t easy for to hide. She doesn’t feel emotions, but she can see them. All of the emotions surround her classmates and family. All the emotions have given up on her because she doesn’t succumb to their touch, except for Fear. He wants to figure out who Elizabeth really is and why she can’t feel anything. Something is stalking Elizabeth, but how can sh...more
Some readers will find it difficult t ...more
Some Quiet Place was unique and at times challenging. I enjoyed the relationships between the MC and the character of Fear (though I kept picturing Spike from Buffy), the complexity of her family life, and her most interestin ...more
When I saw that she didn't feel emotions, I imagined some strange psychological disorder, or maybe that since she had suffered so much trauma that she just shut off from emotions and the rest of the world, not some inhuman shit.
The author just went crazy with that. But that's OK. I'm down for crazy, anytime.
Anyway, everything was cool and dandy, when it just started taking epic ...more
There's something missing in the girl I see in the mirror compared to the one in those pictures: a sort of soul. A light inside.'
She can't wee ...more
Elizabeth Caldwell isn't quite normal. She can't feel emotions. Every action or encounter she has with other people, she fakes. She is acting every moment of her life, except for those moments where she is completely by herself. Her unfeeling nature doesn't go ignored by others. Everyone knows there's something wrong with this girl, but they just can't seem ...more
I'm going with a 4 stars rating thinking it's too much. But giving it only 3 stars would not be fair because it deserves more and I really liked it.
Elizabeth can't feel emotions. But she can see them, they look like you and me. Courage, Joy, Anger, Fear, ... They wander from human to another, never stopping for her.
Elizabeth can't feel anything but an emptiness that eats her alive.
Personified emotions ? I have to say, it sounds awesome. And it is ! Add to this a beautiful w ...more
She is void of Emotion.
Some Quiet Place is subtle. It doesn’t force its values onto you, nor is it showy or extravagant. It’s so subtle that for a while, I wasn’t sure where it was headed and what it meant to me.
But I know now. In those last forty or so pages, it finally broke through. The darkness ebbed away to reveal a message so applicable to my past experiences, to anyone’s future.
Elizabeth Caldwell can’t feel. Instead she sees Emotions in their human form. They’ve all lost interest ...more
Some Quiet Place by Kelsey Sutton
Publisher: Flux Books
Publication Date: July 8, 2013
Rating: 5 stars
Source: eARC from NetGalley
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 ...more
I was worried the author wouldn't be able to stick to the emotionless plot, since emotions are the heart and soul of books. ...more
Aside from the absolutely amazing cover, what drove me to request this book was the interesting p ...more
Elizabeth has not been able to experience emotions since a mysterious childhood accident, which she doesn't remember. Despite her abusive home life, her status as a 'freak' in her Wisconsin farming community, and her one friend's losing battle with cancer, Elizabeth has to pretend to feel anything abou ...more
Some Quiet Place is an extremely imaginative and original debut novel by author Kelsey Sutton. The story is shrouded in mystery and takes some dark and creepy turns, which all in all make for a very memorable read.
The concept of this novel... I just love it. Elizabeth doesn't feel emotions, but she sees them - physical presences in the world that haunt the humans and make them feel their influence. She talks to them. But why can she see them? And why can't she feel? This mysterious elemen ...more
“I can't feel sadness, anger, or fear. I can't feel anything. I've grown talented at pretending.
Elizabeth Caldwell doesn't feel emotions, she sees them in human form. She can see Longing hovering beside Joshua, a shy boy at school, Courage beside Maggie's bed at the hospital and Guilt, Fury and Resentment in her abusive home. But Elizabeth is different because she can't feel their touch, she can't feel anything. And because of that all the Emotions have given up on her. All but Fear who susp ...more
From Elements to Emotions and how they all play a part in her reality… a reality completely her own. What is she exactly? And why her almost ...more
I’ll be straight with you: Elizabeth has no persona ...more
Elizabeth doesn’t have any feelings. Since she was a small child, she hasn’t been able to feel any emotions. However, she can see emotions. They appear as people, and she can see them hanging around others. Like, if someone is sad, she can see Sad (the emotion) hanging around that person. She can communicate with some of these em ...more
This is one book that'll make you wonder what the heck's going on until the very last pages, when you go "OHHH! So that was why!"