The Unquiet by Mikaela Everett
3/5 I received an ARC from Harper Collins in the fall of 2015. I hadn’t heard anything about this book previously but once I got the breakdown of doppelgängers, alternate Earths and trained children assassins I was sold.
This book gave me some major Orphan Black vibes with the layers and layers of conspiracy and moral ambiguities.
I felt very conflicted about this book; there were elements that I loved and parts that just didn’t do it for me. For example I both like and dislike the cover, it both makes perfect sense but at the same time doesn’t.
Things I Liked:
- Amazingly unique premise
- Dark undertones in the novel with war, murder and deception
- Female led story (YAY)
- Haunting look into main characters tormented and contradictory thoughts and feelings
- Killer ending
Things I Didn’t Like:
- inconsistent narrator
- choppy timeline and sequence of events
- all the confusion I felt while reading this book
Overall this was an enjoyable read and I think that the often confusing and choppy narration was a device to illustrate how damaged and messed up the main character was by her upbringing. While I can appreciate that, for me it was too much and I was left with many questions and frequently confused as to what was even going on in this story. So mixed feelings for this one but still worth a read if you get the chance.