Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday: The Unquiet by Mikaela Everett

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly feature hosted by Breaking the Spine.

I can't wait to read...

The Unquiet by Mikaela Everett

Release date: September 22nd, 2015
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
Goodreads link: (click here)

Description 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.

Why I'm excited:

Oh, wow...

This sounds good!

Pretty much everything about this book makes me excited to read it. What really got me was that it's more literary and it's a standalone. I do like a good series, but it's good when a single book makes a big impact. I also think this could draw a wider audience, beyond just regular YA readers. I love darker sci-fi, and the comparison to Never Let Me Go, Orphan Black and Fringe really has me intrigued. I have a feeling that The Unquiet is going to make me think, and I like that. Plus, that cover is really cool. I'm guessing that the trees symbolize the two parallel Earths with one house in between because "only one can stay". Goosebumps! 

What are you waiting to read?

<3 Michelle


  1. Ooooohhh very intriguing! Two parallel Earths and she is going to kill her other self! Sounds kind of like Dualed which I still want to read. Great pick! Thanks for stopping by!

    Jennifer @ Some Like It Paranormal

  2. The Unquiet sounds creepy but I want to read it anyways! I'm curious as to what direction this book will take its character. I always love it when a character question's herself (or himself) and the world she lives in. I'll definitely be anticipating this book as well.

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  3. OOooh that does look rather intriguing! Sounds awesome! And that cover is wicked!!

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    Have a GREAT day!

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  4. Haven't ever heard of this one. I hope you enjoy it. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  5. Haha! What a great choice! I hope to see you around my blog


  6. I'm unfamiliar with this book but thanks for bringing it to my attention! Doppelgangers always make for an interesting story. I read one book with a parallel universe, Orenda, but in that one I felt the characters were lacking. I hope you enjoy The Unquiet, it's a new addition to my TBR!

    Claire @ Cover to Cover

  7. Ooo, I've not heard of this one! I actually don't like the cover but the premise sounds good. I hope you enjoy this book if you read it!

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    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

  8. Oh wow that cover is so neat! Hope you love it :D

  9. Sounds exciting! I love books with parallel worlds! Hope you enjoy it!

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  10. Oh wow! I'd never heard of this one before now but I am instantly intrigued! Duplicates, not just people but the whole world! This sounds super unique and just that alone is so exciting, I can't stand myself atm LOL Thanks so much for bringing this one to my attention :D I hope you get it asap! Here's my WoW pick this week :)

    Micheline @ Lunar Rainbows Reviews

  11. I haven't heard of this one, but thank you for putting it under my radar now :) Benish | Feminist Reflections

  12. First time coming across this book...the cover is so unique...hope you love it!

  13. OOOH, Michelle, I have to thank you, because I have not heard of this one before reading your post!! And now, I am ECSTATIC to read it! THANK YOU! :)

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  14. That a cool cover! I hope you enjoy. Thank you for stopping by. :)
    Old follower

  15. Woah, this one sounds very good! This is the first that I've heard of this one and I feel like you always pick books that are new to me, which is great cuz I love finding out about new books. :) Great pick!
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

  16. Can't decide if this sounds good or not, but I do love that cover! Great pick, and thanks for stopping by my WOW earlier!

  17. Interesting blurb. Creepy cover. Shame you have to wait until September.

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  18. This sounds amazing!! I need it. I don't even have words to describe just how excited I am for this book. Thank you for sharing! I can't believe this is my first time hearing of it.

  19. Yess! I've always been fascinated with imagining you did have a twin on a different planet or in a parallel world and them doing the same thing you were doing right that second, freaky to think about so damn, book, damn.

  20. Oooo this sounds creepy Michelle! One of my recurring nightmares is to be replaced by a doppleganger and have absolutely no one realize I'm gone. *shudders* Fantastic pick!

    1. That's kind of terrifying! Sometimes I've wondered if certain people have been "replaced", lol.

  21. Ohgosh, this book is sooo creepy! But this sounds so good! Thank you for putting this under my radar! :D

    Blessie @ Mischievous Reads

  22. That's something you don't read everyday. This is an interesting one.

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  23. This sounds exactly like something I would love. It reminds me of another book I've read but the name escapes me at the moment. I've added this one to my list. Good pick!

    Shannon @ The Tale Temptress