This Splintered Silence


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5.3 X 1.0 X 8.0 inches | 1.05 pounds

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About the Author

Kayla Olson is the author of two books for young adults and The Reunion. Whether writing at her desk or curled up with a good book, she can most often be found with a fresh cup of coffee and at least one cat. Find out more at


"Both poetic and pulse-pounding, This Splintered Silence weaves intrigue, mystery, and romance into an unputdownable sci-fi thriller."--Karen M. McManus, New York Times bestselling author of One of Us Is Lying
"Olson's writing is haunting and devastating, and she expertly captures the raw emotions of her characters. [She] does an excellent job portraying grief in all its forms."--Booklist
"Olson's setting is the perfect backdrop for this plot. The characters have plenty of room in which to explore, keep secrets, and break the rules... Teens running a community with no adults is bound to lead to some excitement. A great addition to any YA sci-fi collection."--School Library Journal
Praise for The Sandcastle Empire: "The Maze Runner meets Lost in this near-future sci-fi thriller that twists and turns all the way to the heart-pounding end!"--Beth Revis, New York Times bestselling author of the Across the Universe series and A World Without You
"The novel is in turns wistful and poetic. Filled with interesting characters and difficult scenarios, this debut is designed to leave readers thinking."--Kirkus Reviews
"First-time author Olson creates a memorable mix of social upheaval, survival story, and trust issues."--Booklist
"Readers will enjoy sinking into the thoughtfully constructed details of Olson's ravaged future Earth, as well as a number of terrifying action sequences that build to a game-changing twist."--Publishers Weekly
"Readers who enjoy stories of adventure and exploration will appreciate the trials that Eden must endure as she explores the island."--Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA)