‘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. 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 saviour. He’s obsessed with finding the answer to one question: What happened to Elizabeth to make her this way?
They both sense that the key to Elizabeth’s condition is somehow connected to the paintings of her dreams, which show visions of death and grief that raise more questions than answers. But as a shadowy menace begins to stalk her, Elizabeth’s very survival depends on discovering the truth about herself. When it matters most, she may not be able to rely on Fear to save her.’
I saw this book randomly on a recommendation list off of tumblr. All I saw in the picture was this book, with “Can see emotions” above it. And I was like, SERIOUSLY?! So I signed up for OverDrive and got to download this book (I’ve since returned it) and holy crap!
I don’t know what I was expecting when I started reading this novel, but it sure as hell wasn’t what actually happened.
I love the fact that the author wrote the book the way she did! I was caught off guard at how all the Emotions are. I love the way that the main character describes them to us. There is so much emotional crap in this book. Which reminds me. YOU SHOULD NOT READ THIS BOOK IF YOU HAVE TRIGGERS ABOUT CUTTING, DEATH, AND PHYSICAL ABUSE.
I was shocked really at how the author blatantly had the main character think some of the thoughts she had. They’re quick thoughts; practically said and done. When I think back on this book though, that is what I remember the most.
The main thing behind this book is that Elizabeth doesn’t feel emotions. She can see them, but she doesn’t feel them. Other characters in this book made me realize that feeling emotions is the most living thing that someone can do. And that if you just ignore all these emotions you’re really only hurting yourself.
Lets talk about the romance aspect of this book. There was a love triangle, people. *sigh* I wish there wasn’t and how could there be a love triangle when one of the parties doesn’t even know about the other? Nonetheless, the triangle gets sorted out, and all is done.
There’s some major change to the main character. She goes through a lot. She gets attacked all the time, and from different angles. If she doesn’t get beat at home, she gets bullied at school.
I really enjoyed how all these characters, no matter how small, had a second “viewing”. Almost none of the characters were just a one-time thing. They had a place in this novel, and we got to see them again. Some of these characters had great good-bye stories as well.
I actually really enjoyed this book. I liked that there’s now a story out there that is about a girl who sees emotions, but doesn’t feel them. I like that in this story, there was a love triangle, and I especially love when the truth is revealed about who Elizabeth really is.
And there was a major plot twist that I didn’t even see coming?? Like, holy crap. So many vague warning signs! I can’t believe that I didn’t actually see that coming. I was so blind to it.
Some Quiet Place is actually part of a duology (2 part series), but I strongly believe that you can read just this book as a stand alone. I finished this book, and don’t have the need to read the second book.
If you’d like to check Some Quiet Place on GoodReads for yourself, I would really suggest that you check it out. This isn’t a book to miss! I’m ecstatic that I got to read this book. — Not to mention, I absolutely love this cover..
Thank you for reading! Until next time,