Review Detail

The Unquiet Featured
Young Adult Fiction 2838
The Unquiet (A Room with Books review)
Overall rating 
 
3.7
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
3.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Oh man, did it really have to end that way?!

I really don't know where I got the idea that this was an “issues” contemporary, but that's what I was thinking for the longest time. The only thing that changed my mind was all the reviews popping up saying how deliciously creepy it was, and boy, was it! It has the whole “unreliable narrator” thing going on for it which is always a plus in my book. At times I was seriously convinced there was a ghost and other times I just wanted to throttle Rinn thinking she was making it all up. I mean, how is “I should stop taking my medicine so the ghost can get me” the right answer in any universe? Come on, Rinn.

I don't really know why I had a problem with Rinn and Nate's relationship, but I did. Something about it just felt off for me. Like, it didn't quite feel like insta-love because they were taking things slow at first and yet it did. The whole story takes place within about 3 months and they manage to go through a roller coaster of emotions (albeit, they had some help) including the L word and doing It/not doing It (an argument of sorts). And when they made out I just felt kind of bleh.

As I mentioned, the creep factor was definitely there. The first day I was reading it, half the lights in our apartment building were inexplicably out. We're talking, I-live-at-the-end-of-the-hall-and-can't-see-the-other-end dark. The combination of the tunnel in the book and my dark hall almost gave me a heart attack! I really loved that it wasn't always typical ghosty things either (i.e. ghostly forms, things mving around when they shouldn't, sudden coldness). Oh yes, those things were there, but that wasn't the half of it. We're talking total crazypants stuff too like

The Nutshell: If you like unreliable narrators and WTFery then The Unquiet is definitely your book. Don't blame me if you find yourself wanting t leave all the lights on, though ;P

Hit
Report this review Was this review helpful to you? 0 0

Comments

Already have an account? or Create an account
Powered by JReviews

FEATURED GIVEAWAYS

Latest Book Listings Added

Be a Voter!: 450 Stickers for Democracy
 
4.5
 
0.0 (0)
Get out the vote! It’s...
I Believe In You
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
A charming picture book that inspires confidence, boosts self-esteem, and...
The Glass Queen (The Forest of Good and Evil, #2)
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
Once Upon a Time meets Game of Thrones in book...
Meanwhile
 
3.7
 
0.0 (0)
Celebrate 10 years of this completely original graphic novel take...
Grant Beagan: The Finder's Code
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
He’s just an ordinary teenager who likes astronomy, video games,...
Fisher- Price Fun in the Jungle: Explore, Touch, and Feel
 
4.5
 
0.0 (0)
Children will love exploring the different textures in this playful...
Glitter Globes: The Night Before Christmas
 
4.5
 
0.0 (0)
On the night before Christmas, all over the house, not...
Belinda Fellgate: HellCat
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
A contemporary teen fantasy about an inept 14-year-old girl who...
Breathless
 
4.0
 
0.0 (0)
From Jennifer Niven, the #1 New York Times bestselling author...
Music for Tigers
 
3.7
 
0.0 (0)
Shipped halfway around the world to spend the summer...
Skyhunter (Skyhunter, #1)
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
A broken world. An overwhelming evil. ...
Kingdom of Ice and Bone (The Frozen Sun Saga, #2)
 
4.0
 
0.0 (0)
Lira and Reyker have lost everything. Including each other....
Sword of the Seven Sins
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
Eva Marteinn never wanted to be a killer. Raised...
Things That Should Stay Buried
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
Some destinies are written in the stars. Others must...
How It All Blew Up
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda goes to Italy...
Horrid
 
4.3
 
0.0 (0)
From the author of You Must Not Miss comes...

Latest Member Reviews

The Master Magician
 
5.0
"While all seems set for Ceony to complete her apprenticeship and pass her upcoming final magician’s exam, life quickly becomes..."
The Master Magician
 
5.0
"THE PAPER MAGICIAN and THE GLASS MAGICIAN are favorite books of mine. THE MASTER MAGICIAN, which continues the crazy adventures..."