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Unrest [Kindle Edition]

Michelle Harrison
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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 555 KB
  • Print Length: 385 pages
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK (26 April 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007IL5CA2
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #153,940 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Michelle Harrison is a former Waterstone's bookseller and assistant editor for Oxford University Press. She now writes full-time. Originally from Grays in Essex, she has a degree in Illustration and lives in Oxfordshire. Her first novel, THE THIRTEEN TREASURES, won the Waterstone's Children's Book Prize and has sold into seventeen other countries as well as the UK. It is followed by two sequels, THE THIRTEEN CURSES and THE THIRTEEN SECRETS. Michelle is also the author of UNREST, a ghost story for young adults. She is currently working on a new novel for teen readers.

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This book blew me away 24 April 2012
By Serendipity Reviews TOP 1000 REVIEWER
Format:Mass Market Paperback
This book blew me away. Once I began reading it, I just couldn't put it down. Michelle Harrison is excellent at hiding the truth from you until she is ready for you to hear it. There were elements that I really didn't see coming and I really should have. The story builds at a slow pace, which adds to the tension as you become desperate to find out what is happening to Elliott. As the book progressed, I had to finish reading it in daylight, as some of the scenes really did freak me out.

Past Lives, a living and working museum really came to life for me.The author made the village accessible to her readers; I felt I could walk down the streets and be able to name all the buildings and which ghosts haunted them. I have visited a similar museum and I really felt Michelle had captured its essence in exquisite detail.

Elliot was an excellent character, right from the start you want him to discover the truth and learn to deal with everything happening to him. He wasn't perfect and I think that is why I liked him so much. Before his accident, he really had been one of those boys your mother always told you to avoid, yet the accident changed him, opened his eyes and his emotions to the world. You could see how he looked up to his brother, yet he soon realises that the people you love the most are not are not infallible.

The blossoming romance between Ophelia and Elliott was beautiful, yet edgy. Each hiding a difficult past they still haven't learnt to live with. They both have flaws, neither one perfect, yet they still fell in love with each other. The scenes between them were quite breathtaking.

There is something very British about they way Michelle writes, no fancy and far fetched ideas, the writing is realistic and gritty.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Makes ghosts believable 28 Jun 2012
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This is a book for older teens, rather than the all-ages Thirteen Treasures series. It's a satisfying ghost story, with a well thought out ending, sympathetic characters, and a believable (for a ghost story) plot. Elliott, aged 17, has had an accident when he briefly "died", and since then he can see ghosts. At first he is terrified - and so is the reader - but then he decides to confront his problem by actively seeking out a haunted place. He goes to work in an open-air museum, which does ghost tours, and does indeed have more scary experiences, but also falls in love with an enigmatic girl who works at the museum. Gradually he comes to believe that the ghosts want to communicate with him to ask his help, and this leads him to uncover their stories, which are fascinating and plausible. One ghost in particular, though, seems intent on taking over his body - and his girlfriend, and this leads to a nail-biting ending for this well-written book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Terrifying 30 Aug 2012
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I'll start this review by saying that I LOVE Michelle Harrison! Everything she's written so far has been just simply incredible. From The Thirteen Treasures, to The Thirteen Curses and The Thirteen Secrets, till now, with Unrest, she just knows how to hook you right from the very start.

Unrest is the tale of Elliot Drake. He's seventeen, and a few months ago, he nearly lost his life in a car accident. Just when he thought he'd be able to get back to some sense of normality, it all goes horribly, horribly wrong. He starts seeing things, things he wishes that he couldn't. It all happens when he sleeps. He see's his poor, defenceless body, and he's powerless to stop the dead that want to take it over.

I will say, that this book is not for the faint-hearted. It is downright terrifying. I even had to stop reading at a few points, because it was nearing bed time and I wanted a good nights sleep, nightmare, and hopefully ghost free! The images, the ghosts themselves. The bathtub... I'll say no more, other than SCARY! However, the fact remains that once you start, you just can't stop!

What I love about the book is its reality. Yes, we're dealing with ghosts - there are those that believe, and those that brush it off as tricks of the mind, but there's more to the book than just that. The characters are all well fleshed out. I love that Elliot isn't perfect. He's far from it. He's had his troubles, he's got a bit of a reputation with the ladies, and he's not exactly going to be awarded a Son of the Year award, but that's what makes him so loveable. He's flawed, just like everyone else, so he is fairly easy to relate to.

Michelle's writing as always is brilliant. Rich, engaging - the voice in this book is just perfect!
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4.0 out of 5 stars A real treat 1 Aug 2012
By Gareth Wilson - Falcata Times Blog TOP 500 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
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Michelle Harrison is a sickening talented author, the writing grips you from the start with the author having a great understanding of not only what her audience wants but delivers it with ease. This title, featuring Eliott, a boy who was involved in a car accident that left him dead for two minutes, has been having recurring nightmares where he awakes paralised or not even within his body and seeing spirits. Not sure whether he's going mad or if he has a mystery to solve, its an adventure that will keep you guessing throughout.

All in, this title is a cracking change to what Michelle has achieved before, but add her usual style of twists, turns and characters that you feel that you really get to know as well as enjoy spending time around and you'll find that this tale passes quite quickly. All in a wonderful read and definitely an experience for the reader, especially if you read it late at night with just a book light. Magical.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very good ghost story.
One of the best books about ghosts. Very good language, smooth and engaging storytelling, believable characters.

I enjoyed reading it.
Published 1 month ago by hamptoncherry
3.0 out of 5 stars A Spooky Love Story
To celebrate the release of Unrest I, along with a few other bloggers, was invited up to London for a ghost walk with members of S&S and the lovely author herself, Michelle... Read more
Published 4 months ago by S
4.0 out of 5 stars spooky
I am spoilt having read all her other books the 13 treasures that I couldn't put down but I am getting through it
Published 6 months ago by Tinkerbell
5.0 out of 5 stars Couldn't have creeped me out or made me enjoy it more!!!
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I acquired Unrest at last year's Summer Scream Foyles event after having heard Michelle Harrison read a section of it and getting some serious... Read more
Published 9 months ago by Big Book Little Book
5.0 out of 5 stars AMAZINGGGG
I LURVEEEE THIS BOOK AHA Don't read at night... BEST ENDING EVERRR you must read or... JUST READ IT! Best book ever
Published 12 months ago by josie
I gave this book 5 starts because it was a very interesting and unique subject to write about. I would recommend this book to people who enjoy learning about hosts and things like... Read more
Published 16 months ago by Ellie Lamb
5.0 out of 5 stars Great.
My Grand-daughter wanted this as she has read the other one by Michelle Harrison and enjoyed it. So I bought her this one.
Published 17 months ago by Ros Gurney
4.0 out of 5 stars Ohh this is good... it's mysterious, spooky and pulls you in.
Ohh this is good... it's mysterious, spooky and pulls you in.

Yes there are ghosts and yes the story starts Elliot finding one in his bathroom but the writing and pacing... Read more
Published on 17 Sep 2012 by lunaslittlelibrary
5.0 out of 5 stars A frightening frightener with a great voice
Review by Sarah from My Favourite Books:

I don't think it's a secret that I'm a huge fan of Michelle Harrison's books. Read more
Published on 1 July 2012 by Mrs. E. de Jager
5.0 out of 5 stars A frightening frightener with a great voice
Review by Sarah from My Favourite Books:

I don't think it's a secret that I'm a huge fan of Michelle Harrison's books. Read more
Published on 1 July 2012 by My Favourite Books
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