Review: The Unquiet by Mikaela Everett

the unquiet

Title: The Unquiet
Author: Mikaela Everett
Release Date/Publisher: September 22nd 2015 by Greenwillow Books
Finished: September 2nd 2015
Pages: 464-ebook ARC-Given for review

Synopsis from Goodreads:

For most of her life, Lirael has been training to kill—and replace—a duplicate version of herself on a parallel Earth. She is the perfect sleeper-soldier. But she’s beginning to suspect she is not a good person.

The two Earths are identical in almost every way. Two copies of every city, every building, even every person. But the people from the second Earth know something their duplicates do not—two versions of the same thing cannot exist. They—and their whole planet—are slowly disappearing. Lira has been trained mercilessly since childhood to learn everything she can about her duplicate, to be a ruthless sleeper-assassin who kills that other Lirael and steps seamlessly into her life.

An intricate, literary stand-alone from an astonishing new voice, The Unquiet takes us deep inside the psyche of a strong teenage heroine struggling with what she has been raised to be and who she really is. Fans of eerily futuristic and beautifully crafted stories such as Never Let Me Go, Orphan Black, and Fringe will find themselves haunted by this unsettling debut.

What I Thought:

I was given an advanced review copy of this for free in exchange for an honest review on Edelweiss.

This book sounded really good when I decided to read it. Unfortunately for the first half of the book I struggled with it.

It started out really interesting and I love the idea that there was two of everything, like a parallel world. The way they had to live and survive was really good at the beginning. But then when they left the cottages it wasn’t what I expected and I felt kind of let down. Sometimes it sounded like it was set in a different/futuristic world, and then other times more like a modern day and I couldn’t make sense of it.

It got kind of boring after a while, even with these missions and some other secret thing going on. It just wasn’t as exciting as I thought it was going to be after that really good beginning. I ended up taking a break about 49% in and decided to read something else for a bit.

Sadly I couldn’t get back into it. This book just wasn’t for me and not what I was hoping it would be. Which really makes me sad because I tried to like it.

DNF

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