This Splintered Silence by Kayla Olson

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 how to keep the Lusca running, figuring out how to communicate with Ear...

Details This Splintered Silence

TitleThis Splintered Silence
Release DateNov 13th, 2018
GenreScience Fiction, Young Adult

Reviews This Splintered Silence

  • Peachy
    "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, technology, space station, leadership, stepping up, grief, trust, asking for help, virus, mutation, murder, contagion, space, stress, pressureNothing quite like what I exp...
  • Emily Murphy
    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.
  • Carlie Sorosiak
    Ooooooooh my goodness, y'all. Please prepare yourselves for this book, because it's going to absolutely blow your mind.
  • Jackie
    * 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 space leaving behind a community of children to take the reins when a sudden death of one of their own with eerie similarities to the original plague threatens to unravel an ...
  • Kath (Read Forevermore)
    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 / 5Beautifully written, engaging and character driven book. This book is a perfect mix of science fiction, romance, thriller, and suspense. The prose of this book was just so beautiful and natural, and it brought the development of this story so perfectly! It was perfectly paced, and I foun...
  • Shelly
    *4.5 stars*I really liked this one! The main character was so well developed and the writing/plot was so gripping.
  • Sya
    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 shoehorned into what is otherwise a tight plot that would have benefited more from exploring the strong friendships involved than any non-platonic relationships. Th...
  • Laura Holt
    "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 so many twists and turns that I couldn't tell which way was up and which way was down! Needless to say, the ending completely took me by surprise. Plus, Kayla's writ...
  • Stephanie Hatfield
    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 !
  • Heather
    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!
  • Lifecatsandbookchats
    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 lies. Sooner or later, that life would collapse.What another glorious read from Kayla! It was everything I had hoped for and then some.Think about it, really think ab...
  • Christen (GoldiloxReads and Whimsify)
    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 until the shocking reveal of what was really going on. But, the star here is really the writing. Short chapters, straight and to the point writing style, and fantas...
  • Rebekah Faubion
    I LOVED THIS BOOK! I have been in a bummer of a reading slump, and This Splintered Silence totally yanked me out. I was on the edge of my seat.
  • Kathy Martin
    DNF - too slow paced and boring for me.
  • Louisa
    Oh, this book was so awesome! Go space thrillers! Very quick paced, and I really enjoyed it!
  • Kirsten
    I won an arc of this gorgeous book from Kayla, and I'm so glad that I did! Not only was the plot gripping, but I was also so drawn in to each of the individual characters. Though the story is from Lindley's perspective, I found myself often trying to put myself in the shoes of the other characters as well. Lindley's (and I suspect Kayla's) love and devotion to them immediately made each of them important in their own right.The story, which was so...
  • Carole
    J'ai adoré ma lecture du début à la fin. J'ai rigolé, j'ai eu peur, j'ai pleuré... Tout ça en 359 pages.Encore une super oeuvre signée Kayla Olson !! UN COUP DE COEUR INTERGALACTICAL (oohh un jeu de mot ! Coïncidence?! Non je ne pense pas !)
  • Caitlin Lambert
    I have never read a thriller in space, let alone one with such mystery and suspense. Put this on your TBR for its November release, because you don't want to miss it!I received an ARC of TSS, so I will not be quoting any lines at the moment, but there were so many chilling, gorgeous sentences that were 100% worth quoting.Kayla's writing is atmospheric and beautiful, and her story-telling completely sucks you in. TSS takes place on a space station...
  • Belle Ellrich
    *I WAS PROVIDED WITH A PHYSICAL ARC BY THE LOVELY AUTHOR FOR AN HONEST REVIEW. THIS DOES NOT AFFECT MY HONEST OPINION*Kayla Olson has been the slayer of words since The Sandcastle Empire released, and even maybe before that. Her books have always brought about the one, main questions: what would happen if this were to be our future?This Splintered Silence is focused solely in space. Teenagers—of all people—are living aboard a space station t...
  • Myron Brown
    On a space station in which a virus killed all Earth-born residence, six teens take commend. The discovery of a body makes them wonder if the virus has returned or is there a murderer? Lindley who has taken command takes the brunt of the responsibility while everything goes wrong. I understand that misdirection and red herrings are a staple of the mystery genre but does it need to take about 100 pages before the Lindley and the other characters r...
  • Indy
    Very thoroughly engaging read that got me hooked within the first 20 pages. Exactly what it promised, an excellent sci fi, thriller that was a blend of Illuminae, One of Us is Lying and the Loneliest Girl in the Universe. The main character was very well written, as was two of the other 5 supports. I’m a bit sad that the others weren’t as deep as these three but is still a good, engaging story all over.
  • Aoife
    I can't say exactly why this book didn't grip me. Some combination of 'it's kind of shallow, nothing really seemed to impact anything' and 'if I hadn't read the blurb I'd have no idea what was happening for at least the first 15% of the story'. The characters didn't stand out - near the end I was still trying to remember who was who. Not an awful book, interesting enough, but not amazing either, sadly.Receiving an ARC did not affect my review in ...
  • Laurie
    3.5 stars. I would have given it four if there had been a little more setup/character development in the beginning. The sketchy supporting characters made it hard to guess/care about who the murderer was. Otherwise a fun, fast-paced murder mystery set on a space station in the future.*Thanks to the publisher and Edelweiss for providing an e-galley in exchange for an honest review.
  • Faith
    This was a good mystery. I did not know who the murderer was until the author revealed the murderer. This mystery is about two subcultures in our country and the prejudice that exists between them. It is full of secrets.
  • Julie
    Wow! Loved it! My new favorite!!! Is there going to be a sequel?
  • USOM
    This Splintered Silence is the kind of book that hooks you and makes you unsure of everything you ever thought. We really get into the head of our main character, Lindley, as everything sort of falls apart around her.Part of what This Splintered Silence excels at is making you wary and fearful. We don’t know how it’s going to end and unlike a lot of books, I had no idea where this was going to go. There were a lot of red herrings and misdirec...