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The Unbound - Victoria Schwab
The Unbound
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Imagine a place where the dead rest on shelves like books.Each body has a story to tell, a life seen in pictures that 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... show more
Imagine a place where the dead rest on shelves like books.Each body has a story to tell, a life seen in pictures that 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 her life back. But moving on isn't easy-not when her dreams are haunted by what happened. She knows the past is past, knows it cannot hurt her, but it feels so real, and when her nightmares begin to creep into her waking hours, she starts to wonder if she's really safe. Meanwhile, people are vanishing without a trace, and the only thing they seem to have in common is Mackenzie. She's sure the Archive knows more than they are letting on, but before she can prove it, she becomes the prime suspect. And unless Mac can track down the real culprit, she'll lose everything, not only her role as Keeper, but her memories, and even her life. Can Mackenzie untangle the mystery before she herself unravels? With stunning prose and a captivating mixture of action, romance, and horror, The Unbound delves into a richly imagined world where no choice is easy and love and loss feel like two sides of the same coin.Praise for The Archived"As gorgeously written as it is brilliantly inventive, The Archived is that rare book that grabs you by the mind and the heart, not letting go of either once you've turned the last page. It's earned a permanent spot on my Keeper shelf." -Rachel Hawkins, New York Times best-selling author of the Hex Hall series"A page-turning plot, a setting that haunted my dreams, and breathtaking prose. Truly a masterful, dark, beautiful novel." -Ruta Sepetys, New York Times bestselling author of Between Shades of Gray and Out of the Easy
"Schwab skillfully manages that rare accomplishment: a spine-tingling, supernatural, ghostly mystery that is fully believable. A writer to watch for sure sequel please!" -School Library Journal"From the unusual premise to the dark, evocative narration,Schwab's novel skillfully blends fantasy and mystery there's a musty, yearning charm to this story. -Publishers Weekly"Teens who like a quick pace and a smart read will enjoytheir journey to the Archives and hope for a return trip." -The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781423194644 (1423194640)
Pages no: 368
Edition language: English
Series: The Archived (#2)
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Folding Paper & Spilling Ink
Folding Paper & Spilling Ink rated it
3.5 The Archived & The Unbound: If death were a library, and librarians needed martial arts skills to keep the books in line
I need to start by saying that I find Schwab's adult novels absolutely stunning, and Vicious and A Darker Shade of Magic are among my all time favorites. With that in mind, I went into this series with absurdly high expectations, which likely impacted my enjoyment somewhat.I read a lot of teen books...
Tammie's Reading Reviews
Tammie's Reading Reviews rated it
4.0 The Unbound
I found The Unbound to be a very good follow up to The Archived and I had a really hard time putting it down. I do have a couple of small complaints. One would be that Mackenzie keeps one bit of information from everyone including Wesley and Roland and there was no real reason for her to except to c...
The Master's Nook
The Master's Nook rated it
5.0
I’ve always been interested in anything paranormal (movies, TV series, etc.) so when I discovered this series I was totally pumped but I never thought I would enjoyed it so much. I made some comparison of the first and this second book, and I could definitely say if the first book was impressive, ...
It's a Books World
It's a Books World rated it
5.0 Review: The Unbound (The Archived #2) by Victoria Schwab
Summary: Imagine a place where the dead rest on shelves like books. Each body has a story to tell, a life seen in pictures that only Librarians can read. The dead are called Histories, and the vast realm in which they rest is the Archive. *Spoilers if you haven't read The Archived yet!!* Last summ...
Lau
Lau rated it
Challenge: Read a book from an author you love that you haven't read yet I had really high hopes for this book and I’m happy they were met. Victoria Schwab is able to create interesting and believable characters. I quite enjoy seeing Mac and Wesley in a different environment and seeing how they b...
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