Tuesday, July 10, 2012

The Unquiet By: Jeannine Garsee

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?

Annaliese? Or herself?

Expected Publication Date: July 17th, 2012 from Bloomsbury

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My Review: 

ReadingNook Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

The Unquiet was just what I was hoping it would be. It was twisted and creepy and also touched on the psychological aspects that really draw me into novels. Rinn is a very interesting character, she's very complex and I felt like her character was very strongly developed. Rinn is bipolar and blames herself for her grandmothers untimely death.

Rinn and her mother move to the town where her mother grew up and Rinn attends the same High School her mom attended. Lies, murder, and deception all lay dormant in this town and come to life as soon as Rinn and her mother return and Rinns curosity is peeked. The school is said to be haunted by a girl who was found dead in the swimming pool of the school back when her mother was in high school, and Annaliese's ghost is said to haunt the tunnel that leads to the pool, as well as the pool.

When Rinn moves into Annaliese's grandmothers' house where Annaliese grew up and moves into the room where Annaliese's grandmother hung herself after her granddaughter's death, that her curiosity hits a new and obsessive level. I feel like im not describing this book in a way that justifies the book at all, but it's so complex and has so many twists and turns that keeps the story moving along, that I feel like my words can't do justice to the storyline.

If you like ghost stories this one should definitely be added to your to-read list. Its creepy, and a bit of a psychological thriller. If you like The Body Finder series it has the same tone and was similar in the creepy/ghostly aspect, but the story itself is completley unique in concept. Jeannine Garsee has a great writing style and knows how to keep you on the edge of your seat! 


  1. This looks really interesting! I think I am going to add it to my TBR. You've launched a few great books into my reading pile so I am certain I'll like this one.

    Sara @ Just Another Story

  2. hey looks like you got to a book before me! this is on my TBR stack :)
    makes me happy to see you enjoyed it