Kelsey Sutton is one of my top 3 favorite authors that I discovered this year. Her debut novel, Some Quiet Place, is one of my favorite books ever, and one of my fave YA of 2014.
Alexandra Tate has always been able to see personified Emotions, but now she is faced with a Choice. Revenge, her best friend since the drunk driving accident that killed her family, and Forgiveness, a tempting new Choice, compete for her attention. Even six years after the tragedy, Alex struggles with her grief and tries again and again to get justice for her family’s murder. Completing her senior year of high school loses priority as Alex uncovers mysteries about her father’s past, is chased by haunting voices that no one else can hear, and runs from faceless attackers threatening the lives of her remaining family and friends. A poignant, heart-wrenching story of grief, love, and loss, Where Silence Gathers combines an authentic narrative with tantalizing supernatural elements to create a powerful companion novel to Sutton’s debut, Some Quiet Place. It will appeal to fans of paranormal romances like Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Meredith Stoll, and Fallen by Lauren Kate.
-Review originally published in School Library Journal, March 2014