Review: Unrest

Posted: April 15, 2014 in Uncategorized

Unrest
Unrest by Michelle Harrison
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Spooky goings on plague 17 year-old Elliot six months after a road accident sees him clinically dead for several minutes. Being cut loose from your body and menaced by ghosts is a tough break for any teen, but it gets worse when it looks like one of them wants to take his place…

Unrest delivers plenty of chills topped with a gripping twist. Harrison’s Elliott is neither too dorky nor too supercool, and although he’s maybe a little too “perfect boyfriend” (and therefore pretty unbelievable), Harrison just about keeps him on the side of real. There’s some factual errors involving antique guns, and the middle third of the story isn’t as gripping as the opening or the climax, but otherwise Unrest is deliciously creepy fun.

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