Tuesday, May 3, 2016

The Lonely Ones Review Tour & Giveaway

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The Lonely Ones
by Kelsey Sutton

My rating: 5 stars

Publisher: Philomel Books
Publication Date: April 26, 2016
ISBN: 9780399172892
Genre: YA
Print Length: 230 pages

When your only friend is your own endless imagination, how do you escape your mind and connect to the world around you?

With parents too busy to pay her attention, an older brother and sister who would rather spend their time with friends, and peers who oscillate between picking on her and simply ignoring her, it's no wonder that Fain spends most of her time in a world of her own making. During the day, Fain takes solace in crafting her own fantastical adventures in writing, but in the darkness of night, these adventures come to life as Fain lives and breathes alongside a legion of imaginary creatures. Whether floating through space or under the sea, climbing mountains or traipsing through forests, Fain becomes queen beyond - and in spite of - the walls of her bedroom.

In time, Fain begins to see possibilities and friendships emerge in her day-to-day reality. . . yet when she is let down by the one relationship she thought she could trust, Fain must decide: remain queen of the imaginary creatures, or risk the pain that comes with opening herself up to the fragile connections that exist only in the real world? Told in breathless and visual verse, THE LONELY ONES takes readers through the intricate inner workings of a girl who struggles to navigate isolation and finds friendship where she least expects it.

The Lonely Ones by Kelsey Sutton

The Lonely OnesHave you ever felt soul-deep loneliness? Imagine growing up feeling lonely, different, not quite in step with the rest of the world, an unimportant extra in the cast of life. That is how Fain, a young girl, feels as she makes her own friends in her imagination that come to her window at night and take her to a special place where she is noticed. During her waking hours, she has her fantastical stories that she writes to fill her lonely hours, but how can she learn to connect to the rest of the world, to be noticed if she would rather live in the world of her mind?

The object of ridicule and bullying because she is different, reality is a painful place for Fain as she navigates the brutality of school and the youthful ignorance of others.

Follow Fain’s journey and feel her pain, the wonder of the world she must create to survive and her inner strength she possesses to endure reality. Discover the moment she realizes her worth and shed a few tears for her along the way. The Lonely Ones by Kelsey Sutton is written in a manner that flows from word to word with the cadence of poetic prose perfectly befitting the mood the author has created and the emotional turmoil as felt through a young girl’s heart. Painfully beautiful, emotionally magnetic, this is a must read for young adults, teens and anyone who has a heartbeat or an ounce of compassion for others.

I received an ARC edition from PENGUIN GROUP Penguin Young Readers Group in exchange for my honest review.

About the Author:
kelsey  Kelsey Sutton is the author of teen novels SOME QUIET PLACE and GARDENIA. She is also the author of two novels for middle grade readers, THE LONELY ONES and BENJAMIN. She lives in Minnesota, where she received a dual bachelor’s degree in English and Creative Writing from Bemidji State University. She is currently working on 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, or browsing a bookstore. You can like her on Facebook and follow her on Twitter @KelseyJSutton. Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6425045.Kelsey_Sutton Twitter: @KelseyJSutton Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Kelsey-Sutton-139415419471775/ Website: http://www.kelseysuttonbooks.com/  

Read below for an excerpt from The Lonely Ones
THE CALL   Claws scrape against my window sill.   Then, a voice, raspy, childlike, familiar.   It calls my name and becomes a symphony.   “Fain, are you coming?” “Come with us, Fain!” “Wake up!” “Open your eyes, Fain!”   I try to be firm, I try to say no.   There’s a voice in my head that whispers I’m getting too old for these games and adventures.   The ground is so thick with mud that someone could notice my tracks.   But my little friends persist again and again.   Their pleas batter against my resolve, until debris crashes down and I am too weak to resist.   The unbearable truth is no one will notice my tracks   because no one notices anything.   I take one of their scaly hands, a feather tickles against my cheek.   Then I climb outside and disappear into the night.
The Giveaway: 
 2 signed copies of The Lonely Ones by Kelsey Sutton, open to US and Canada 


  1. The cover fits the title perfectly. I like it and although it is not me that is the reader, I look for books for both my sisters I feel they would like.

    1. Wow! What a great brother! Best of luck, James!

  2. I love the cover.I can't wait to read this book. Sounds like a great read.

  3. I love the cover.I can't wait to read this book. Sounds like a great read.

  4. I love the cover and the book sounds like a great read.

  5. I love the cover and the book sounds like a great read.

  6. Great review!!! Thanks so much for joining The Lonely Ones review tour!!!