Saturday, January 16, 2010

All Unquiet Things by Anna Jarzab

Characters: 18/20
Plot: 17/20
Originality: 17/20
Writing: 18/20
Recommendation: 18/20
Overall: 88/100 or B
Source: Publisher
Carly was a smart and sweet girl, that was until her mother died. She became impulsive and hurting. Her cousin Audrey and her boyfriend Neily know that Carly needs help. She dumps her sweet boyfriend Neily in exchange for Brighton's bad boy, Adam and she starts living to fast with the dangerous, but poplar crowd at Brighton. Then one day, Carly is found dead. Audrey and Neily are shocked at the news and a year later, they are still full of confusion and guilt from what happened. It doesn't matter that the murder, Audrey's father is behind bars. Audrey ask Neily to help her investigate Carly's murder. They both don't think that the pieces of murder evidence are adding up. Audrey suspects that the murder is someone at school and that it is someone that has dark secrets that need to be kept covered. Audrey and Neily will have to be completely honest to each other and themselves, as they uncover the secret of Carly's death.
Jarzab creates two different main characters. Neily feels guilty about the lost of Carly, because he thinks that he might have been able to say her. He is also smart and logical and knows that it was impossible. Audrey is a bit reckless and assertive. They balance each other during the investigation. Their flashbacks peel off a lot of their layers and show how much they have changed in the past four years. The plot of All Unquiet Things is a beautifully crafted mystery that also has lessons of life intermixed in the story. Jazrab also shows how quickly life can spiral out of control and that you can get lost in things. I found parts of it to be predictable. Jarzab created an authentic and interesting story. Jarzab is an amazing writer and I can't wait to see more books from her. This is an awesome mystery that is not just about a murder, but also about life.


  1. Great review! I have this one sitting next to me saying "read me! read me!" hehe

  2. Sounds like it'll be a pretty interesting story. Thanks for the review!

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  4. Nice review, All Unquiet Things sounds like it will be a good read. I haven't heard many things about it, so thanks for the info.


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