The release date for WHERE SILENCE GATHERS is just a couple months away now, and the reviews are starting to roll in. It's always nerve-wracking, and it's a fact of life that not everyone is going to like it. Thankfully, there are usually some reviews that make the process worthwhile. The one that landed in my inbox today is no exception:
School Library Journal
Gr 9 Up—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 theatening 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 (Flux, 2013). This will appeal to fans of paranormal romances like Kami Garcia and Meredith Stoll's Beautiful Creatures (Little, Brown, 2009) and Lauren Kate's "Fallen" series (Delacorte) and is highly recommended for both school and public library collections.—Eden Rassette, Kenton County Public Library, KY
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