Waiting on Wednesday: The Unquiet

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill from Breaking the Spine, and specifically spotlights upcoming novels we can't wait to read. As always, there are some amazing upcoming books, but this week I'm particularly excited for...

Title: The Unquiet
Author: Jeannine Garsee
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Publish Date: July 17, 2012
Genre: Paranormal
Pages: 388
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?
Whoooooo!!! Darkness! I know, I'm a little bit twisted, but you know me and my penchant for dark and mysterious novels. The Unquiet has an intriguing premise including ghosts, psychological trauma and family drama, but most of all, you can't quite grasp the entire story from the premise. That means there is more to discover, which is exciting in and of itself. Plus, I have to mention that I haven't read too many books involving ghosts or spirits. I don't know why. I know they're out there, but usually I feel as though they're too light and fluffy. This looks deliciously dark. And the cover. Yes please! What do you think, and what are you waiting on this week?


  1. Wow, this looks like a wild ride! I'd never heard of it before, thanks!

    My WoW

  2. This definitely sounds like a dark read, which I like! Added to my goodreads, thanks! :)
    My W.O.W.

  3. I'm glad to hear it! Despite the darkness, I think the storyline sounds fantastic...if it holds up :)

  4. I saw the cover, and I was instantly hooked. Glad to hear it's now on your radar :)

  5. I like the psychological addition! The fact that she killed her grandma is totally freaky though. There's got to be some intense story behind that. I don't read too many ghost stories but this one sounds like a must!

  6. Haha, they had me at "hunky 'farmer boy!'" Sounds like a gripping read. :)

  7. I have been eyeing this one for a bit.  I have an e-ARC from Netgalley, so I'll have to check it out.  Here's the link to my WOW:  http://ya-sisterhood.blogspot.com/2012/05/waiting-on-wednesday-darkness-before.html

  8. Psychological thriller, ghosties,...and farm boys---sounds like win to me! :D

  9. This does sound like it will be a wonderful book to read.


    Thanks for sharing,


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  10. First part of the description is such a hooker! I'm intrigued! :) Added it to my wishlist :)

  11. I haven't heard or seen anything about this one, but it looks great! I know there are ghost books out there too, but other than Anna Dressed in Blood, I can't think of any off the top of my head. So, this one is going right at the top! Thanks for the WOW! Great pick!


  12. I really want to read this one! A little more contemporary than my normal reads, but this still looks great. Good pick!
    Nina @ Death Books and Tea

  13. Seeing this one around a lot! Believe it's on Netgalley too! Sounds awesome!

    my WoW


    Have a GREAT day!


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  14. I've gotta agree with Juju, it's hard not to be curious after the killed grandma line in the summary! 

    Interesting choice, Melissa! 

  15. I'm just as twisted as you are! :D I can't read The Unquiet, and the cover is beautiful!
    My WoW

  16. I'm super excited for this one!! I requested it on NetGalley, but I doubt that I'll get accepted, but oh well. This book definitely sounds like it'll be worth waiting for! I love the synopsis, and the cover too. I seriously can't wait to read this! Great pick. =)

    -Aneeqah @ My Not So Real Life

  17. Wicked pick! I hadn't heard of this one but I'm glad you shared it :)

    Claire Reads WoW

  18. I got this one from Netgalley a little while ago. It sounds so deliciously DARK, right?!

  19. This looks absolutely amazing and the cover is amazing. Great pick. Definitely on my radar. 


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