The Unquiet is different from the typical young adult novel. A lot of what happens is character-driven. The focus seems to be more on character development. Mikaela Everett does an amazing job of exploring what it means to love and be loved. Lirael wrestles with her identity. While the main character is unfeeling at times, this lack of emotions leads the reader to focus more on Lira’s motivation. She is a strong female lead and it is interesting to see how she deals with each obstacle. I was completely engrossed. I like how the narration allows the reader to really ponder on the ethics and morals surround each situation.
I would recommend it to readers of speculative fiction and fans of Orphan Black. The Unquiet is thought provoking and stays with you long after the last page.