- Title: Unrest
- Author: Michelle Harrison
- ISBN: 9780857070913
- Page: 262
- Format: Paperback
Seventeen year old Elliott hasn t slept properly for months Not since the accident that nearly killed him Sometimes he half wakes, paralysed, while shadowy figures move around him Other times he is the one moving around, while his body lies asleep on the bed His doctors say sleep paralysis and out of body experiences are harmless but to Elliott they re terrifying.ConSeventeen year old Elliott hasn t slept properly for months Not since the accident that nearly killed him Sometimes he half wakes, paralysed, while shadowy figures move around him Other times he is the one moving around, while his body lies asleep on the bed His doctors say sleep paralysis and out of body experiences are harmless but to Elliott they re terrifying.Convinced that his brush with death has attracted the spirit world, Elliott secures a job at a reputedly haunted museum, determined to discover the truth There, he meets the enigmatic Ophelia But, as she and Elliott grow closer, Elliott draws new attention from the dead One night, during an out of body experience, Elliott returns to bed to find his body gone Something is occupying it, something dead that wants to live again and it wants Ophelia, too .
Recent Comments "Unrest"
4.5 stars I am so glad I wasn't home alone as I read this book! Creepy, violent, and sad, just the way the very best ghost stories tend to be. Review to come--and mother of cheese, this is definitely an author to watch.
This is another book to add to my collection of reads based upon my sister’s preferences. In all honesty, though, it was much better than I’d expected. I brought it her as a Christmas present last year thinking it sounded interesting and it would be something different to the vampire worlds she has immersed herself in, but I was not expecting much of it myself as most young adult novels have been a bit disappointing as of late. All in all, I was pleasantly surprised when she finished it a fe [...]
I really loved unrest. I was completely hooked from the first page and had to keep reading page after page as I needed to know what happened next. It was both creepy and heartfelt and I thoroughly enjoyed every page.Elliot is a really interesting character. He was in accident which technically left him dead only to be brought back to life by the paramedic team that arrived at the scene. Ever since then sometimes when he goes to sleep he finds himself quite literally drifting out of his body and [...]
I read this a while ago, but I 'd just like to say that it's perfect for a 'halloween time' read :D
Creepy as hell and entertaining!I could not put this book down. It was so dark, creepy, and had a mystery element that came out of nowhere, which I loved. If you are looking for a spooky & thrilling read, then pick up Unrest by Michelle Harrison ASAP!
Didn't expect that was the endingHuhfe is difficult.
I have to be honest this book has sat on my shelf for a while as I thought it'd be another typical young adult book. How wrong was I! (don't judge a book by it's cover! )from page one, line one this book had me gripped. refreshing take on the paranormal/supernatural genre and so believable that you can really empathise with the main character. stupid fairies/devils here! which is why I think I loved it so much, because it could happen. I have had some 'ghostly' experiences and thought that was [...]
4.5 starsI've always been fascinated with astral projection and out-of-body experiences, so to find a YA book which explores both these elements? Brodie EXCITED. And Michelle Harrison did not disappoint in bringing them to life with a creepy bite and a welcome emotional depth. It's easy to sympathise with Elliott. His life has gone on a downward spiral ever since the accident, where death took hold for a good two minutes before paramedics could revive him. Ever since, his sleep has been anything [...]
Several months ago Elliott was in a serious accident, one that left him dead for 2 minutes before the paramedics on scene were able to resuscitate him. Ever since that awful event he has been having problems sleeping, waking in the early hours each night to find that he is no longer in his body or finding that he is completely paralysed. That would be bad enough but add in the strange ghostly figures he sees during the experiences and it has left Elliott terrified - either he is losing his mind [...]
I think the highest accolade I can bestow to, Michelle Harrison's, Unrest is this; that I stared reading it whilst going through a period when I could not get in to any book enough to read past chapter two, and yet I finished it, and loved it! Unrest drew me in, and kept me hooked. It's an emotional journey with plenty of meaty well-researched and beautifully envisioned supernatural along the way. A unique and original ghost story, with tension and romance, with a fabulous conclusion. Definitely [...]
So amazing! I could not put this book down. Definitely a must read for lovers of the paranormal, I was captivated by the mystery and tragedy that Harrison wrote. Elliot is involved in a near death incident that allows him to see ghosts and experience sleep paralyzation. The story only grows more in depth as he decides to see if its truth he's seeing or merely madness and seeks a job at a haunted tour museum. He only wishes to find the truth, a solution to his problems but ends up uncovering much [...]
This is my second book by this author and I can unequivocally say she is fast becoming one of my favorite authors! While this was completely different from her other book, The Thirteen Treasures, it was equally engaging and had me hooked from page one. I adore creepy ghost stories, I love mysteries, and this had elements of both. It had a realistic male lead as well, and equally believable romance. Basically this book had everything I expect from a great YA, but more as well.If you're looking fo [...]
Review: Ever since Elliot was killed and revived in a car accident, he's dreamed of ghosts and out of body experiences-and not in a nice way. To try and understand these, he works at Past Lives, a haunted museum. He and fellow worker Ophelia later discover another ghost, and this one wants both his girl, and his life.Ghost story! Yay! It starts off a little creepy, with Elliot dreaming of the girl who used to live in his apartment before she killed herself. Getting through basic backstory and st [...]
4.5 StarsEver since I’d heard the synopsis for Unrest I knew I had to read it! And I’m very pleased to say it lived up to my expectations.The story sucked me in straight away. I loved the voice Michelle Harrison gives to Elliott – he’s very likeable but not perfect. And the situation he finds himself in after his accident makes for compelling reading.It is apparent a great deal of work has gone into constructing this story – it reads in such a believable way which makes it very creepy! [...]
Creepy and atmospheric, 'Unrest' is a book which, like the main protagonist of the story, will keep you up all night wondering what could be out there in the shadows.Having previously read and enjoyed Michelle Harrison's award-winning series The Thirteen Treasures, I was eager to try her first young-adult novel. While I'm not a big fan of ghost stories you've got to hand it to Harrison - she sure knows how to ratchet up the tension and make you believe in things that go bump in the night.Full of [...]
One word: disappointing. From the blurb I expected it to be really thrilling but all I felt was 'eh'. And to add insult to injury, it would have been a really good book if it was written properly. The big surprise and twist at the end wasn't even that much of a surprise because the author wrote it in such a way that you saw it a mile coming. Plus the ending just felt too botchy, like she was just adding all the answers to the questions at the end just for the sake of closing the book. It didn't [...]
A heart-wrenching novel with some unexpected plot twists. I fell in love with Elliott's character, felt the pain he went through during his terrifying 'dreams'. A thrilling, well-written read, I would highly reccommend it.
Dank des deutschen Klappentextes hätte ich das Buch eigentlich gar nicht lesen müssen, steht ja schon alles drin. Welcher Hohlkopf hat den nur geschrieben? >:(
For fans of the supernatural, the creepy, murder, excellent writing, male perspective, a lovely romance and/or unpredictable plot twists: you want to read this.Really.
Actual rate: 4.5 starsUnrest is a creepy, dark, and gripping book. The mystery element of this book is what got me reading nonstop. I like the pace of the story and how the author added a mini humor during a spooky situation. I also like how the author trying to convey her characters' feeling and I could understand them well. The plot twist caught me by surprise and I didn't expect Unrest to be that dark at all. I was so hooked to the book until I have to put the book down during night time beca [...]
Zitat:„Ich lag da, in meine Decke gehüllt, und verbrachte den Rest der Nacht damit, krampfhaft wach zu bleiben.“(S.11)„Ich dachte an all die Dinge, an die Siebzehnjährige eben so denken: die Nächte durchmachen, durch die Gegend fahren, Mädchen, Sex und wie man an Alkohol kommt, ohne den Personalausweis vorzeigen zu müssen.“(S.30)„Die Kombination aus der Erfahrung von Hilflosigkeit und dem Gewicht des starren Körpers kann eine Empfindung hervorrufen, die sich anfühlt, als würde [...]
i really loved this book, the way that there were multiple stories within this book but they all were connected. as I was reading the ending, i found it so hard to put the book down! i love the way the author wrote this book and how we could very clearly see the character development of ophelia and elliott. i am so glad i read this book! the only reason for the 4 stars and not 5 is because I though the beginning was rather slow, though it did pick up after a while.
I have read every other Michelle Harrison book and I am a massive fan- this one did not disappoint! Despite what was perhaps a slow build up, the conclusion was dramatic, inspired and I was on the edge of my seat. Just my level of scary! Would thoroughly recommend to all teens.
4,5primeiro livo que conseguiu me deixar com medo em algumas partes.
Inhalt:Vor einer Sache hat Elliot richtig Angst - einzuschlafen! Seit er nach einem Unfall für einige Minuten klinisch tot war, hat sich sein Leben komplett geändert. Im Schlaf verlässt er seinen Körper und kann durchs Haus wandern, doch dabei ist er nicht allein. Die Geister der Verstorbenen, die kein Glück im Frieden gefunden haben, suchen ihn heim. Bisher hat er nicht den blassesten Schimmer, wie er sein Leben in normale Bahnen werfen kann. Er versucht es mit einem Job als Führer in ein [...]
Inhalt: Seit der 17-jährige Elliot Drake im vergangenen Jahr von einem Auto angefahren wurde und klinisch tot war, hat er sich verändert. Er traut sich nicht mehr zu schlafen, weil er dann sie sieht: die Geister. Und dabei beklemmende Angst spürt, die sich in ihm breit macht, weil er sich nicht bewegen kann oder seinen Körper verlassen hat und nicht weiß, ob er träumt oder tatsächlich tot ist.Als er einen Job in einem Museumsdorf annimmt, ist es sein Versuch, wieder ein normales Leben zu [...]
I’d heard a lot of praise for Michelle Harrison’s The Thirteen Treasures series for younger readers and so was excited to hear that she planned to venture into YA with this standalone novel Unrest and it only took me until the end of chapter one to realize what all the fuss was about. The first chapter completely sucked me in, Michelle Harrison has this atmospheric way of describing what’s happening that sent a chill down my spine. Her writing is suitably creepy and suspenseful and I becam [...]
This review was originally posted at Fluttering ButterfliesUnrest by Michelle Harrison is the first book I've read by this author. I'll admit what initially attracted me to this story is the really eye-catching cover. I just couldn't resist. I also love the idea of reading more YA books from a male perspective which this book does as well as the creepiness that comes with a book about the spirit world and of out-of-body experiences. Already I had high expectations before reading. And Unrest is a [...]
Die Aufmachung von "Schlaf nicht ein" ist einfach ein Hingucker. Das geheimnisvolle Cover mit dem milchig-transparenten Schutzumschlag versprach eine geisterhafte Mysterygeschichte zu werden. Und schon nach den ersten Sätzen bekommt man dafür die Bestätigung, denn Michelle Harrison steigt gleich mit einem Spukmoment ein und so lernen wir Elliotts Problem, Fluch oder gar Begabung (?) kennen. Schon seit längerer Zeit versucht er wach zu bleiben, da er seit seinem Unfall im Schlaf Schattengesta [...]
‘Unrest’ tells the story of Elliot who’s been having sleeping problems ever since the accident in which he temporarily died only to be brought back to life. He’s able to have out-of-body experiences when he’s asleep and he’s constantly haunted by restless spirits. When he gets a job at a haunted museum, things begin to take a turn for the worse.I expected ‘Unrest’ to be a straight up horror story but it wasn’t – it was more than that. It fleshed out the main character, had pl [...]
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