Mar 25, 2014
Title: Where Silence Gathers
Author: Kelsey Sutton
Publication Date: July 8, 2014
Overall:4 out of 5 stars
In this companion novel to the critically acclaimed Some Quiet Place, Alex must choose between Revenge and Forgiveness.
Seventeen-year-old Alexandra Tate sits outside Nate Foster’s house, clutching a gun. After serving ten years for the drunk driving accident that killed Alex’s family, Nate has been released from prison. Every night, Alex waits out of sight, building up the courage to exact her own justice. There’s just one problem: Forgiveness.
Alex has been able to see personified Emotions for as long as she can remember, and Revenge is her best friend. But when Forgiveness suddenly appears, he offers Alex a choice—getting even or moving on. It’s impossible to decide when Revenge whispers in one ear . . . and Forgiveness whispers in the other.
Where Silence Gathers was an incredibly refreshing read. I wasn’t sure what to expect when I went into this novel, but it ended up being a mix of paranormal and thriller genres.
Alex was a great character because she was a whiny teenage girl who had been through alot, but she was unapologetic about it. She also admitted at times that her behavior was terrible, and she felt guilt about the way she treated her family and friends. I thought that this was incredibly realistic, because I remember feeling guilt as a teenager for my bratty behavior. Of course, I never apologized for it because I was a teenager and too proud, but I think that it was accurate for her age.
Also I really liked the dynamic between Revenge and Forgiveness. They were both so enthralling in their own ways. I felt bad for Revenge, because he couldn’t change his nature for Alex, but in many ways he wanted too. Forgiveness was different, he knew that his purpose was more noble and he carried that with him. I liked that each of the emotions had their own personality and even looked different from one another.
The thriller aspect of this book was incredibly well done and interwoven with the Emotions being represented as people. I definitely wouldn’t have seen the twist coming, because I thought I had figured out that bad guy just a few chapters in. There were some parts that seemed repetitive, especially with Alex’s behavior so that did detract a little bit for me.
I would give this book 4 out of 5 stars. It was a great read, and I really enjoyed it. I would definitely recommend this book, and I will be keeping an eye out for other books by this author.
4/5 – An Enjoyable Read, Well Written
**Please Note: This review is my honest opinion and I did not receive monetary compensation from it.**
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