Each body has a story to tell, a life seen in pictures only Librarians can read. The dead are called Histories, and the vast realm in which they rest is the Archive.
Last summer, Mackenzie Bishop, a Keeper tasked with stopping violent Histories from escaping the Archive, almost lost her life to one. Now, as she starts her junior year at Hyde School, she’s struggling to get
I am pretty sure it nearly killed me.
Here's hoping it doesn't hurt you to read. At least not in the same ways it hurt me to write.
(And yes, there is a metric ton of Wesley Ayers.) ...more
I know this series was meant to have a third instalment, and I truly hope we get one someday. But I was very happy with how this book ended.
So this could've been the perfect book but there was one big thing - or better, a character - which annoyed me to the point where I wanted to stop reading: Owen Chris Clarke. I thought this chapter was over and I hoped I would not have to see him again in the sequel, but I did. Much to my disappointment he had a huge impact on the plot. Apart from him, this book was awesome and flawless and Victori ...more
Buddy read #2 with the Knightess
The best feeling ever is when a book and its characters and its plot and its setting captivates you to a point where you’d rather live forever between its pages than return to real life.
And this book has done that for me.
The second book in the Archived series, Unbound continues a few weeks after we left book one. Mackenzie is about to begin school at the prestigious Hyde School and despite her very normal teen worries, her constant daunting nightmares a ...more
I love everything about this book. Everything.
→ I love Roland.You know why? Because as Roland would say, she makes things infinitely more interesting.
→ I love Wesley Ayers.
→ I love Dallas.
→ I even like Cash, poor guy.
→ But above them all, I love Mackenzie Bishop.
(Which reminds me, this was BR #2 with Joshua Templeman's biggest fan, who made things infinitely more in ...more
Wowsers! I mean, seriously, I didn't think it could get more awesome than The Archived, but holy wow, it SO DID! Lovedlovedloved it! And now I must devour every known work by Victoria Schwab. Every. Known. Work.
I re-read The Archived prior to picking up my prized galley of The Unbound because, well...because of the Wesley Ayers. Among other things. But, gawd, if I wasn't stoked for the sequel before (and I was, I really was), then to say t ...more
2.) The Unbound ★★★★
*.) Leave the Window Open ★★★★
"I am not afraid of nightmares, because mine came true and I lived through them."
representation: symptoms of PTSD (undiagnosed), mention of side characters being neurodiverse.
[trigger warnings are listed at the bottom of this review and may contain spoilers]
Such a great sequel! While I'm upset that the third book never got picked up, I'm glad we got closure with this story and that is d ...more
“The funny thing about armor is that it doesn't just keep other people out. It keeps us in. We build it up around us, not realizing that we're trapping ourselves.”
Oh guys, I loved this book much more than the first one, so I'm very happy to have continued with the series, although I feel that it wasn't very smart of me, since now I want more and I've realized that there are no more books after this one for the moment and I'm just like WHY!?
You can find this one and more of ...more
At the star ...more
Not as good as the first book, it was mostly disappointing. The latter half of The Unbound was quite good, unfortunately the first half was a struggle to get through as nothing really happened except the main character whining non-stop about her life.
-What's what: Mackenzie is a Keeper, she finds Histories (escaped ghosts of sorts) and returns them to the Archive where they're kept.
In this one Mackenzie starts her new school. And then people go missing, she thinks it has to ...more
This series is so unique, action-pack, humorous, and it keeps you on your toes. I wish more people would give this series a chance because this book it underrated/heavily slept on. Although, because not many have experienced this amazing book, I feel special for being a part of the small few :). But for real...
P.S. Wes is a very pretty excuse. Hehe
Short list of things to love:
- The world building was fantastic! (I mean, it's Schwab, so of course.)
- The characters not only are really likeable, but also had some GREAT development in this book! They felt way more unique in this one.
- The plot was murderous and exciting!
- The new side characters were fantastic too!
- THE BANTER!
- Literally everything. ...more
Back with our independent heroine Mac, we start off with a new beginning, a new territory: school. Mackenzie is trying to cope with the trauma she experienced in the previous book with Owen, while attempting to take control of her life. Easier said than done in her case.
She finds it of course difficult since she suffers from morbid night terrors involving Owen that start to bleed into her waking life making her wonder if she's slowly going insane. What's e ...more
2nd book and it's sitting right next to the first one on my 2017 favourite shelf!
Ms Schwab has done it again. I loved the first book, it was so different to anything I've ever read before. The fact that Histories are people that have died and they are stored like books in a library was one of the reasons this series caught my attention. The first book delved into the mysteries right away and the way the story played out had me anticipating the moves and getting them entirely wrong... A ...more
Victoria Schwab strikes again! Every time I finish one of her books I get so emotional, and this time is no different.
This sequel was so good! I just hope in a third book, cause I've grown very attached to this series and its characters and I'm not ready to leave them yet. ...more
Schwab’s writing is magic, there’s no other explanation because I’m always swooped and captivated by her stories. I would blink, and see that I'm already halfway done with a book.
I like that we got to see more of Mac’s mental state after the whole thing from the first book. Also, it’s great that the world expanded from the Coronado to some other places in the city. And that the cast has also grown, adding some great new characters. One of the things I liked about th ...more
Another beautiful installment to this series, this book is the second book in the Archived series or duo-logy. (I hope it becomes a trilogy, please make it a trilogy!) This was just so good, I am so happy I read this book on Christmas because it made my day. After writing my last review, for the first book, the Archived, I get c ...more
So, for the approximately 3 people who don't know, Victoria Schwab is the best fantasy author in the modern world. The Archived is a duology she wrote before making it big. I don't know why this one wasn't as successful as her later books, as it's amazing! The protagonist, Macken ...more
Prep school Wesley was a thing that I never knew of but holy hell, am I glad it exists.
You'll never get a real review from me. I put this book off for exactly a year. I just needed to know Wesley's real name. But instead I was hit by a truck of emotions. Apparently I was so caught up the first time that I didn't even rate The Archived. Why was past!Jess so lazy? Half the load of words that I've read in my lifetime aren't even recorded because I a) think too highly of myself and hence belie ...more
God, I really want the third book and I am so sad that we know absolutely nothing about it, except the title. ...more
“You sound like thunderstorms and heavy rain, did you know that?” He lets out a soft, low laugh. “I never liked bad weather. Not until I met you.”
I can't believe there are people out there who find Mac's struggles "annoying". This is Order of the Phoenix all over again ...more
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She also tells stories.
She loves fairy tales, and folklore, and stories that make her wonder if the world is really as it seems.