AUTHOR: Kelsey Sutton

PUBLICATION DATE: April 2nd, 2019

PUBLISHER: Entangled Teen

GENRES: Young Adult, Romance, Fantasy, Mystery, Historical Fiction, Paranormal, Horror

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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…


I was very intrigued by this book’s synopsis when I signed up for the blog tour. It’s unlike anything I’ve ever heard of in YA, and I found myself thoroughly enjoying it.

The plot was really well done. The story was fast paced and I never once felt bored, but it also was not rushed. A lot of things happened with the plot and characters, but the book was very well paced that I wasn’t overwhelmed by everything that was happening.

There were a lot of characters, and most of them were fleshed out and I felt like I knew, there were a few that I wanted to know more about but didn’t quite get any information about them. There was a large cast of characters so there was a lot of stories to keep track of. But the way the characters turn about to be related is something I never would have predicted. However, I did predict the villain.

Overall, I really liked the story. I liked the concept and the way it was executed. It was an original idea that surprised me and I’m glad it did. I highly recommend that all of you pick up this book because it a unique book and it is awesome.



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. You can visit her online at, like her on Facebook, and follow her on Twitter or Instagram.


Prize: Win 1 of 2 signed copies of Smoke and Key by Kelsey Sutton

Starts: 10th April 2019

Ends: 23rd April 2019



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