Monday, July 23, 2012

The Unquiet by Jeannine Garsee

Amazon / Goodreads

Blurb via Goodreads-

"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"

The Unquiet was a wonderful read. The plot was original and I enjoyed the drama/paranormal aspect. The story and characters were well thought of and written well. I absolutely LOVE urban legends and this book was a great example. I also enjoyed the authors note at the end. I did find myself towards the middle/end just wanting to get the book over with, it dragged a bit for me. However I did enjoy The Unquiet and rate it 4 out of 5 stars.

Special Thanks to Bloomsbury Children's Books and NetGalley for providing an e-galley in exchange for an honest review.

1 comment:

Crystal B. said...

Great review! this is the first time I'm hearing anything about this book but it sounds really good.It's like a mystery,suspense.I will definitely be putting it on my TBR list