Sunday, June 17, 2012

Review: The Unquiet By: Jeannine Garsee

Title: The Unquiet
Author: Jeannine Garsee
Published: July 17th, 2012
My Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Goodreads Summary: 

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?
My Thoughts:

I received this book through netgalley from the publisher, Bloomsbury Thank you!

The Unquiet is the first book of its kind that I have read. It is a psychological, supernatural thriller and I thought why not see what I think about it, I have to admit that when it comes to scary movies I am a total wuss, I don't like being scared and whenever I am watching anything suspenseful it totally kills me. I liked this book a lot it was dark, ominous, and of course suspenseful.

We first meet our main character, Rinn Jacobs and her mom who just moved to the small town in Ohio that her mother grew up in. I immediately understood how complicated her character was and her life. Rinn is bipolar and she now trying to make up for all of the things she had done while she was sick. Following the aftermath of a suicide attempt and the death of her grandmother, which Rinn blames on herself because she caused the accident while having a bipolar episode, you get to learn a lot about who she is. After starting at her new school and making a few new friends, Rinn learns that the fenced off pool room is believed by the students to be haunted by a girl named Annaliese who drowned in the pool back when her mother was in high school there. Hearing weird stories and following a séance Rinn and her friends perform, Rinn begins to believe that the ghost really does exist and is causing her, her friends, and her family all kinds of trouble.

This book in my opinion was a little bit slow at times, the suspenseful parts were getting dragged out, which I thought made it a little bit less suspenseful, throughout the book I kept picturing it as a movie and thinking how if I could see what was happening instead of reading it, it might work better. Having never read this type of book before I was pleasantly surprised on how much I did like it, it was interesting and unlike anything else I have read before.  If you like psychological thrillers and suspenseful movies or books I highly recommend you check this book out!

Happy Reading!


  1. Ooh, sounds like an interesting read. I'm adding this one to my TBR. :)

    -Daniela @ YA Book Season

  2. Sounds really interesting. I'm not usually one for these kinds of books, but I wouldn't mind giving it a chance!
    Great review!

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