Tuesday, July 17, 2012

The Unquiet

Author: Jeannine Garsee
Goodreads Rating: 3.99 Stars
My Rating: 4.75 Stars
Pages: 406
Reviewed by: Nicole

I got this book from Netgalley, and I have to say, I'm going to buy it once it hits stores on July 17, 2012. I am beyond excited to share this review with you. 

Goodreads Synopses:

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?

What a really terrific book. Surely it isn't one that should be read before bedtime. (I made that mistake when I started reading it). It was a super quick read to move through. Although the resolution of Analiese's secret was a little predictable, I loved the journey getting there. I loved meeting all different characters and seeing how they were all connected and related to each other.

I also loved how Rinn's relationship with Nate was so not insta-love. Sure there was an instant attraction, but it wasn't like Nate was falling over himself to impress her and she wasn't falling over herself to impress him. Their relationship grew as they got to know each other, and how they quipped at each other.

I loved the nicknames of "farmer boy" and "surfer girl" that went back and forth between Rinn and Nate. I loved that he wouldn't take any sass that she threw at him. I liked that their relationship progressed as normally as one could over the span of two months and under the conditions that they faced.

It was interesting to get to see life from Rinn's POV as she talked about battling her bipolar  disorder and also getting to see how she handled going of her meds. It was upsetting to see how people doubted her sanity just because of what she had gone through, but it was important for her to go through that I suppose.

I also liked how Rinn stood up for Cecilia when Lacey attacked her verbally. I thought it was also interesting that Rinn was made out to be this tough guy kinda girl who didn't take anything lying down. I liked how her experiences made her stronger in the end and made her fight everything that Annaliese was doing.

I really can't give too much away without giving up this twisted plot, but you may just have to take my word for it that this book was really splendid and I plan on going out and buying  as soon as I have to necessary funds.

1 comment:

  1. OOOO I want to read this one so badly! Glad to see that it's great :D Love your review and I'm a new follower!

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