Smoke and Key Book Review

April 2, 2019 / 1 comment

Smoke and Key Book ReviewSmoke And Key by Kelsey Sutton
Published by Entangled on April 2nd 2019
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult
Format: eARC
Source: ARC
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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…

Angie’s Thoughts:

Smoke and Key is a story about a girl who wakes up in the dark not knowing where she is and a boy named Smoke who is there to help her. It’s a fast pace read even though it was confusing at times. Key is a loveable character and Smoke is too. There were just places that I didn’t understand. Overall though I enjoyed it tremendously and can’t wait to read what Kelsey Sutton has next for us.

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About 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.

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