Sunday, June 29, 2014

The Unbound



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 ger  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. When her nightmares begin to creep into her waking hours, she starts to wonder if she's truly 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. 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?- Summary from book jacket

The Unbound by Victoria Schwab is the next book after the Archived. I was truly captivated by the book and I didn't want it to end at all. I would love to have this become a longer series because I wanted more of Mackenzie's school life and learn more about Wesley Ayers too. I think it would be exciting to know more about their relationship too. Alas, it had to end and I absolutely loved the ending.

This book is so so good with its plotting and I have to say that even though the start felt slow but it was important to have that pace as the mystery slowly builds up stronger. When the climax of the story comes you would be wowed big time, that's how I felt though. There are more characters introduced this time and I really loved everyone involved in the story. Every character was well written with their interactions with Mac that I so adore. The story flows really well because we have characters such as the ones written in the book. Mac and Wes really captured my attention and I wanted to read more about their progress in the story. Mac is such a strong person who did so well in her struggles.

The actions such as fighting scenes were really well done in the book. The entire concept of the book is so unique in the first place and I wanted to know more secrets. This book is such a page turner just like the first book and if I have to choose which was written better I wouldn't be able to as both books were good. In conclusion, this book was fantastic and I wanted more, the author continues to be my favourite without a doubt. If you love the first, you'll love this one as well. I highly recommend this book to people who love young adult fantasy, action, love and mystery all together, this is the book for you. I heard a rumor that there might be a third book, so fingers crossed.

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