Tuesday, July 6, 2010

All Unquiet Things by by Anna Jarzab

Carly: She was sweet. Smart. Self-destructive. She knew the secrets of Brighton Day School’s most privileged students. Secrets that got her killed.

Neily: Dumped by Carly for a notorious bad boy, Neily didn’t answer the phone call she made before she died. If he had, maybe he could have helped her. Now he can’t get the image of her lifeless body out of his mind.

Audrey: She’s the reason Carly got tangled up with Brighton’s fast crowd in the first place, and now she regrets it—especially since she’s convinced the police have put the wrong person in jail. Audrey thinks the murderer is someone at Brighton, and she wants Neily to help her find out who it is. 

As reluctant allies Neily and Audrey dig into their shared past with Carly, her involvement with Brighton’s dark goings-on comes to light. But figuring out how Carly and her killer fit into the twisted drama will force Audrey and Neily to face hard truths about themselves and the girl they couldn’t save.

All Unquiet Things reminded me of a review I did when I first started this blog. The book was called What Ever Happened to Cass McBride?; after reading that book a floodgate of emotions opened up. Similarly, this book did the same thing for me. I staring at my blinking cursor thinking about where to start with this book. And it's crazy because this book [after reading it] moved me: to my laptop write this review, and to IMDb where I found myself looking for my dream cast-- I'll share that with you at the end of this review.

I'll start at the top... At first I found this book really slow and difficult to get through, but I was prepared for that based on the reviews I read on Amazon[.com]. Knowing what I did made me serious about sticking through 'til the end with this one and it was worth it. I often mention how predictable a story was or how I saw a certain event coming; and I know it makes me sound jaded, but I'm not. While reading this book I had a character in mind pegged for the killer but I was so unsure about why and/or how it could be that person. I was insecure and I liked that feeling....a lot.

Besides being slow, a lot of people described the book pretentious due to the fact that there was a quote at the beginning of the story. But for me it didn't matter; I never really pay attention to quotes. Sorry authors whose books I've read in the past who probably had a quote as the opener to your story. Quotes neither add nor subtract points to or from a story. It was the same for this story. What made this story so delicious for me besides the mystery, was the characters: Neily, Audrey, and Carly they were so tragic. With such tragic  characters and the mystery so obscure no wonder I was attracted to it.

I really do suggest this book to readers looking for something dark and broody this summer. (IT"S HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!)


CARLY-Brie Gabrielle
Sad to say that I didn't pick her based on her acting prowess. The only people who were considered based on their acting abilities were my Pick for Audrey and Cas. You can see Brie as a brunette here and you'll probably see Carly after you've read the book, probably.

NEILY- Nicholas Braun
He just looked the part to me...

AUDREY- Ayla Kell
I've watched her on Make It or Break It as Payson. She's one of my fave actresses and I believe that she can pull off this role. It doesn't hurt that she's gorgeous too.

CAS- Michael Welch
The "good guy" in the Twilight movies. He auditioned for the role of Edward Not sure if he was convincing but he may be as Cas.

ADAM- Jesse James
He could also play Cas. But I like him for Adam. Dunno why just do. Here's the pic I saw.

That's it. I believe in the power of make up when bringing a charater to life on the big screen; so please look beyond their pictures and try to see what I see. BUT read the book first!

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