Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Review: The Unquiet by Jeannine Garsee

Title: The Unquiet
Author: Jeannine Garsee
Series: Stand Alone
Published By: Bloomsbury (July 17, 2012)
Source: ARC Provided by the Publisher (in exchange for an honest review)
Genre: YA Paranormal
My Rating: 4 Stars

Goodreads Description:
 Sixteen-year-old Rinn Jacobs has secrets: One, she’s bipolar. Two, she killed her grandmother.

After a suicide attempt, and now her parents' separation, Rinn and her mom move from California to the rural Ohio town where her mother grew up. Back on her medications and hoping to stay well, Rinn settles into her new home, undaunted by the fact that the previous owner hanged herself in Rinn's bedroom. At school, her classmates believe the school pool is haunted by Annaliese, a girl who drowned there. But when a reckless séance goes awry, and terrible things start happening to her new friends—yet not to her—Rinn is determined to find out why she can’t be "touched" by Annaliese...or if Annaliese even exists.

With the help of Nate Brenner, the hunky “farmer boy” she’s rapidly falling for, Rinn devises a dangerous plan to uncover the truth. Soon reality and fantasy meld into one, till Rinn finds it nearly impossible to tell the difference. When a malevolent force threatens the lives of everyone she cares about--not to mention her own--she can't help wondering: who should she really be afraid of?

Annaliese? Or herself?

My Review:
 I have to start by saying that I love the cover on this book, it is amazing!
I also love a good story filled with creepy ghosts running (or is it floating?) around amok, which is odd, because I hate scary movies and refuse to watch them, yet give me a good ghost story and I am so all over it.

I love the thrill of reading something while having to look over my shoulder to make sure no one is there staring at me. The goosebumps you get as you read a freaky passage think you feel someone breathing on your neck and yes, even the sudden chill in the air as you imagine a ghost is right beside you, reading along with you.

I just love them so it was no wonder that The Unquiet appealed to me.

This isn't your typical ghost story or tale of a haunting. This one is more subtle than that. So subtle that at times you wonder if you are really even reading a story about a ghost at all or instead about a young girl with a whole slew of problems that she is trying to deal with.

Either way, and I am not going to tell you which this story is, this story will definitely give you goosebumps and have you looking at shadows on the wall and jumping at little sounds that go bump in the night.

You will wonder what is real and what is just the wild imaginings of a very unstable girl.

And the ending..well that was creepy and unexpected and left me feeling a little unsettled.

It was a fabulous read and one I really shouldn't have stayed up late reading because, I admit, I had a hard time not jumping at the small noises and seeing shadows that weren't there and yes, I had a hard time falling asleep when I was done with the story.

This was well executed and I really enjoyed reading it.


  1. I love the cover too. And the feeling of looking over your shoulder. This book sounds awesome.

  2. The book sound interesting and I agree the cover is really nice.

    Thanks for the review :)