Smoke and Key

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Entangled Publishing, LLC, Apr 2, 2019 - Young Adult Fiction - 304 pages

“Full of dark mystery and unexpected twists.” —Meg Kassel, author of Keeper of the Bees

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 burned to a crisp. And 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 loses her life for good...


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User Review  - roses7184 - LibraryThing

I’m a huge fan of Kelsey Sutton’s writing, that’s no secret at all. Each time a new book from her comes out, I eagerly grab a copy and curl with it. Smoke and Key was no exception to this rule and I ... Read full review

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User Review  - GRgenius - LibraryThing

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 ... Read full review

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Chapter Three
Chapter Four
Chapter Eight
Chapter Twelve
Chapter Fourteen
Chapter Sixteen
Chapter Eighteen
Chapter Nineteen
Chapter TwentyOne
Chapter TwentyTwo

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About the author (2019)

Kelsey Sutton is the author of The Lonely Ones, a middle-grade novel in verse that received a starred review from Kirkus. She is also the author of Some Quiet Place, and its companion novel Where Silence Gathers, both published by Flux. She is also the author of the YA e-book original GARDENIA.

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