This Splintered Silence

This Splintered Silence

Lindley Hamilton has been the leader of the space station Lusca since every first-generation crew member on board, including her mother, the commander, were killed by a deadly virus. Lindley always assumed she?d captain the Lusca one day, but she never thought that day would come so soon. And she never thought it would be like this?struggling to survive every day, learning Lindley Hamilton has been the leader of the space station Lusca since every first-generation crew member on board,...

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Title:This Splintered Silence
Author:Kayla Olson
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Genres:Science Fiction
ISBN:0062484923
Format Type:ebook
Number of Pages:368 pages pages

This Splintered Silence Reviews

  • Ann Tamimi
    Dec 12, 2018
    2 stars becuase I actually finished it. I recieved this book in a bookish box for the month of nov I believe. I did cancel my sub and after reading this I'm pretty happy about that decision. This was dull and I had many problems with it. 1. They were in space yes but I know not...
  • Christina (A Reader of Fictions)
    Oct 23, 2018
    This Splintered Silence is written in a very specific style, one that leans very heavily on repetition and emdashes. It's a style that heightens drama and can be quite quotable, but it's not a style that I personally enjoy. Here's a sample so you can see if this book might be for you. ...
  • Kathy Martin
    Oct 16, 2018
    DNF - too slow paced and boring for me. ...
  • Julia
    Dec 20, 2018
    3.5 stars. I think most of my issues with this book come from the odd framing of it. We never get to see any kind of "normal" on the ship, and all of the plague that happened is dispassionately summed up to us in the first couple of pages. Since we have no baseline for how these charac...
  • Sya
    Jun 14, 2018
    Thrilling, chilling and altogether unputdownable the predictability of the core whodunnit doesn't take away from the overall success of this creepy space opera. Sadly it features a rather dull love triangle but hopefully that will be swiftly resolved in any sequel as the romance feels ...
  • Emily Murphy
    Jan 15, 2018
    A gorgeously written, tautly plotted thriller. I inhaled this book and relished the twists and turns it took. I love the way This Splintered Silence weaves science, technology, grief, panic, and the nuance of human relationship into a tightly woven web--and an ending I never saw coming...
  • ♠️ Tabi ♠️
    Aug 29, 2018
    Another book about a young girl trapped in a sudden position of loneliness and leadership on a ship hurtling through the dark vacuum of space??? ...
  • Amber (Books of Amber)
    Sep 08, 2018
    I didn't finish this book because I didn't like the writing style. Every sentence was so horribly dramatic. You know that character in Inside Out who says "I would die for Riley" in THAT voice? It was like that. Every. Single. Sentence. ...
  • Christen (GoldiloxReads and Whimsify)
    Sep 02, 2018
    This one doesn?t waste anytime jumping right into the story and I absolutely love this author for that. We get into the main plot right off the bat and the story never slows down until the very last page. This one is part sci-fi, part murder mystery and I was trying to figure it out ...
  • Peachy
    May 04, 2018
    "I think most things begin to fracture without anyone realizing it?s even happening, a sort of splintered silence that gives way all at once under too much weight, and without warning." Themes: survival, friendships, relationships, growing up together, evolving bonds, science, tec...
  • Jackie
    Apr 30, 2018
    * 3.5 stars * A book I wanted to love ended up being a murder mystery I?m not sure I buy but overall it wasn?t a bad novel. ?This Splintered Silence? begins at the end of a contagion that took the lives of the first generation of those who made the jump from Earth to sp...
  • Jessi (Novel Heartbeat)
    Nov 11, 2018
    I had such high hopes for this book, but sadly I was disappointed. It's got great reviews, too, so looks like I was the black sheep yet again *shrugs* Mostly I was bored. The mystery of not knowing why people were dying kept me going, but I found the plot and the book overall to ...
  • Jaime
    Dec 17, 2018
    3.5 stars The aspect of this book I appreciate the most is how authentic Lindley?s voice is. Despite how crazy the situation is and how, at times, it may seem unbelievable that a group of teenagers could survive on a space station alone, Lindley?s perspective offers the honest tru...
  • Kelly Chaplin
    Dec 03, 2018
    *3.5 stars* My heart is still pounding. When Lindley steps up to take command of the remaining survivors on her ship after an extremely contagious virus wipes out the adults, I couldn't help but be proud. Score one for teenagers. It was quite an interesting ride, trying to ...
  • Heather
    May 26, 2018
    I couldn't put this down! The main character is SO relatable and the story was intense and unpredictable. One of my favorite reads this year! ...
  • Jennie Shaw
    Nov 21, 2018
    I've been looking forward to THIS SPLINTERED SILENCE since I first heard of it. As a fan Kayla Olson's debut, I was extra psyched because books set in space have a special place in my heart. The YA market has blended quite a bit into the adult market, and I'm happy report that THIS...
  • Shannon (It Starts At Midnight)
    Nov 07, 2018
    You can find the full review and all the fancy and/or randomness that accompanies it at It Starts at Midnight 3.5* This was quite a fun book! While not perfect, I found it to be quite enjoyable and I was certainly invested in the mystery aspect of the story. Let's break it down ...
  • Shelly
    Aug 27, 2018
    *4.5 stars* I really liked this one! The main character was so well developed and the writing/plot was so gripping. ...
  • Jessie_Book
    Sep 26, 2018
    Guessed who the murder was in under 100 pages. ...
  • Kara
    Dec 31, 2018
    I wish this hadn't been my last read of 2018, but alas. It wasn't very good, and I spent the last 60% of the book scanning pages just to get to the end. What I didn't like: It was boring, and not very much happened. The book literally could have been 100 pages or more shorter, a...
  • Celia McMahon
    Nov 12, 2018
    Thank you to Edelweiss and the publisher for a chance to review this title This book thrusts you into a virus-ridden space station commanded by seventeen-year-old Lindley who is forced into the position after the adults are killed off. This book was fun and exciting and I shall br...
  • Carlie Sorosiak
    Dec 07, 2017
    Ooooooooh my goodness, y'all. Please prepare yourselves for this book, because it's going to absolutely blow your mind. ...
  • Stephanie Hatfield
    Feb 16, 2018
    Insert thoughts that make sense. i cannot even wrap my head and formulate thoughts about this book right now ?? better review at a later date ! ...
  • Vicky Who Reads
    Nov 10, 2018
    4 stars The Sandcastle Empire was one of my favorite reads from last year--an action-packed read full of deadly situations in a unique setting. And This Splintered Silence did not disappoint, with its cast of characters who you doubt every step of the way and a main character str...
  • Laura Holt
    May 12, 2018
    "I think most things begin to fracture without anyone realizing it's happening, a sort of splintered silence that gives way all at once." What's the last book that kept you up at night? For me, it was This Splintered Silence by Kayla Olson! This book was, in a word, phenomenal. It had...
  • trufflebooks
    Dec 06, 2018
    3.75/5 ?. Great thriller, full RTC once I've got my writing mojo back x ...
  • Ellie (faerieontheshelf)
    Jan 19, 2019
    ? 3.5 stars This book cuts cleanly two ways for me. The first 50% I wasn't a fan of, but the second 50% was really quite good. Frankly, the first half was a little too slow-paced for a thriller, but once past halfway the book did catch my interest. And I never did suss out the cul...
  • Kath (Read Forevermore)
    Aug 09, 2018
    An arc of this book was sent to me by Harper Collins and Kayla Olson for a book tour. All thoughts and opinions on this book are honest and my own. Rating: 4.5 / 5 Beautifully written, engaging and character driven book. This book is a perfect mix of science fiction, romance, thr...
  • Stacy Payne
    Jan 09, 2019
    I tend to avoid sci-fi for the simple reason I do not have a successful history with them, however, I do keep giving them a go (glass half full kinda gal). This book however, failed to impress hence the 3 star rating. The first half of the book occurs after the virus has wiped out the...
  • Lifecatsandbookchats
    Oct 11, 2018
    No one who remembers them, no legacy left behind: those are lies, if I really break them down. Even if I die for this choice- possible self-sacrifice, me for my people- a legacy of integrity is the greatest thing I could offer. It's certainly preferable to a life propped by fear and li...