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Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Happy BOOK BIRTHDAY to... SMOKE AND KEY by Kelsey Sutton!

Hi guys!
Welcome back to Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers.

Today, we're throwing a BOOK BIRTHDAY PAR-TAY for a NEW Young Adult release IN STORES NOW via Entangled Teen!  It's sub cat falls under Fantasy, Romance, Historical, and a few others, but while that might sound confusing, the story itself is A-MA-ZING!  No, really.  I read this one back in February and OMG...I'm still reeling from it.  My excitement has not lessened over time, nor my desire to own a physical copy of which I would promptly read all over again.  Think I'm mad?  Think I've lost it?  Think I'm all alone in my adoration of this book?  THINK AGAIN...because shortly, you'll be joining me.  Uh-huh.  Just you wait...and while you're waiting, let's dig a little more into my time between the pages...

Kelsey Sutton
Entangled Teen

About the book...
A sound awakens her. There's darkness all around. And then she's falling...

She has no idea who or where she is. Or why she's dead. The only clue to her identity hangs around her neck: a single rusted key. This is how she and the others receive their names—from whatever belongings they had when they fell out of their graves. Under is a place of dirt and secrets, and Key is determined to discover the truth of her past in order to escape it.

She needs help, but who can she trust? Ribbon seems content in Under, uninterested in finding answers. Doll’s silence hints at deep sorrow, which could be why she doesn't utter a word. There's Smoke, the boy with a fierceness that rivals even the living. And Journal, who stays apart from everyone else. Key's instincts tell her there is something remarkable about each of them, even if she can't remember why.

Then the murders start; bodies that are burnt to a crisp. After being burned, the dead stay dead. Key is running out of time to discover who she was—and what secret someone is willing to kill to keep hidden—before she becomes the next victim…

Once upon a time, there was a girl with a key.  She was rudely awakened by someone from her a tiny box...with seemingly no way out...until it all simply fell away.  No really, she actually FELL further below to who knows where with who knows who to do who knows what for all time.  Curious?  Yeah, well imagine that being only the TIP of the proverbial iceberg  because there is oh so much more!

From the moment Key lands in Under and is taken under the wing of several friendly "locals", you can't help but start your puzzler puzzling.  I mean, the questions rolling around in my heard were NONSTOP!  I was hurling accusations at new faces that struck me as somehow wrong, holding suspicions for several folks (several of which turned out to be achingly accurate!) that seriously raised my creep-o-meter to WARNING levels, and majorly feeling the heart stopping sizzles zinging left and right...and yet wondering what could it all mean?  What was the greater purpose of it all?  Why were they there?  What had they done?  Who wanted those whose lives already ended...even more dead -- if that was somehow possible?!?  As it turns out, the greater WHY is answered in a BIG way, but not before dragging us deeper into the mysteries the abound, and the love that would not die.

In summary...and I quote my final GoodReads update for this title...

"OMG...I ♡ this book so much it hurts! So good! Just, ugh! Seriously, if it's not on your radar, change that STAT!"

...end quote.  😊

Really and truly, it was a fabulous story filled to the brim with magic, mystery, and heart, that'll have Young Adult Fantasy fans clamoring for more as they add another FAVORITE to their shelves...and a new book boyfriend to their lists! 

About the author...

Kelsey Sutton

Kelsey Sutton is a young adult and middle grade author. She lives in Minnesota, where she received a dual bachelor's degree in English and Creative Writing from Bemidji State University. She will soon have a master's degree from Hamline University. Her work has received an Independent Publisher Book Award, an IndieFab Award, and was selected as a Kirkus Reviews Best Teen Book of 2013. When not writing, Kelsey can be found watching too much Netflix, ordering a mocha at the nearest coffee shop, napping with her rescue dogs, or browsing a bookstore.


Special thanks to the Entangled Teen publishing team for the eARC access for review.  (THANKS!)  For more information on this title, the author, or the publisher, feel free to click through the links provided above.  This title is IN STORES NOW, so stop by your favorite brick-and-mortar or click over to your online retailer of choice to snag your copy today!

Until next time, remember...if it looks good, READ IT!


Batch of Books said...

I love the cover! So gorgeous. I love fantasy, so I'm adding this one to my TBR. :)

Jen Ryland Reviews said...

Love the cover of this one and it sounds really interesting. I don’t read a lot of fantasy but will consider trying it!

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