Tuesday, June 24, 2014

The Archived

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.

Da first brought Mackenzie Bishop here four years ago, when she was twelve years old, frightened but determined to prove herself. Now Da is dead, and Mac has grown into what he once was: a ruthless Keeper, tasked with stopping often violent Histories from waking up and getting out. Because of her job, sje lies to the people she loves, and knows fear for what it is: a useful tool for staying alive. 

Being Keeper isn't just dangerous- it's a constant reminder of those Mac has lost. Da's death was hard enough, but now that her little brother is gone too, Mac start to wonder about the boundary between living and dying, sleeping and waking. In the Archive, the dead must never be disturbed. And yet, someone is deliberately altering Histories, erasing essential chapters. Unless Mac can piece together what remains, the Archive itsself may crumble and fall. - Summary from book jacket.

The Archived by Victoria Schwab is about a young girl who has a secret job passed down by her grandfather. This book is absolutely fantastic, I couldn't stop reading it at all. This book just grabs your attention and you're trapped having a thrill ride. The plot is so unique and special that it keeps you entertained from start to end. I really love the twist and turns of the book as I could not anticipate anything at all. I love the mystery surrounding the book and how the main character slowly uncovers more to the story.

The other thing to love about the book is the characters where the female character is  a strong person and how she deals with the problems are just so brave and smart. You would not only love the female character, you will fall in love with the male character. I wished there was more of him but it's much of a mystery for him. He is such my type of guy and reading about him just makes you fall for him because of his personality and his actions. The fighting and the action is very well written as writing about fighting scenes is never easy.

The whole world built for the story is also a job well done. It's easy to picture in your mind. The values that are highlighted in the book is also good and it's quite deep but I love it. This book would make very good movie material. I'm so so happy that there is a second book as I couldn't get enough of it. In conclusion, this is a book with a fantastic plot line, memorable characters, haunting world that is a page turner. You won't stop thinking about it if you didn't finish it one shot. When I put down the book, I wanted to dream about it and that's how much I love the story. I highly recommend this book because the author has already captured me with Vicious and this book just made her my favourite author. This is definitely a book worth reading again and again.

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