Historical Fiction at its finest written by a star writer. I have read all of Ruta Sepetys books. Ruta is a gifted story teller. Her ability to draw you in is magical. She painstaking does extensive research adding depth to her storys. Her characters are charming and multifaceted making you feel for them. The cover of this book is beautiful! I loved this all too short sample of The Fountains Of Silence! Can't wait for its debut!