The Lonely Ones by Kelsey Sutton {Book Tour: Review + Giveaway} @KelseyJSutton @YaReads

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The Lonely Ones

The Lonely Ones by Kelsey Sutton

Genre: Middle Grade Fantasy

Published by Philomel

Published on April 26th, 2016




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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.



A beautifully written short read about an extremely lonely girl named Fain. This is such a nostalgic tale as we bear witness to this girl's heartbreaking loneliness  and her fantastic imagination. People of all ages will enjoy this free verse read.​


{I received an eARC via NetGalley}.



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: Twitter: @KelseyJSutton Facebook: Website:


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.

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  1. Great review!!! Thanks so much for joining the Lonely Ones review tour!!!