February 23, 2015


"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 memorie 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." -goodreads.com

First of all OH MY GOD was this book good. I am truly in love, head over heels with Victora Schwab's writing, to the point that I went out and purchased Vicious and A Darker Shade of Magic! I could not wait to start this book, and sadly because of that I finished it in a day so then it was gone...

This is the second book in The Archived series, we are still following Mac while she deals with the post traumatic stress from the events that happened in the first book. I don't want to give anything away, Mac is trying to figure out if the things she is experiencing are real or not. Then on top of all that people are disappearing and of course Mac was either the last person that was with them, or that they talked to. Is someone setting her up?

I loved that there are more places and people in this book than the first. Mac starts at her new school so we are introduced to new friends and new places. And then there is Wesley.. oh Wesley, I adore him so much. I would like for Victoria to create me an amazing guy like Wesley. Mac and Wes belong together. The love and pull that Wesley has to make sure that Mac is safe just makes my heart melt. He is so well written, and such an amazing character.

I know that Victoria has a spot for the third book, but we don't have a cover or anything for it yet, so sadly can't continue on with the full series just yet, BUT there is a novella that she wrote from Wesley's point of view that you can read for free on her wordpress! I of course had to read it, because as I've made very clear, I love Wesley. I rated the novella 5 out 5 stars as well!

5 out of 5 stars!!

"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."

"Wesley's noise -- that strange chaotic beat -- pours into the dream, like water, washing over his body and mind and the rooftop, filling it up until everything begins to dim and vanish."

"I dreamed of thunderstorms. Did you dream of concerts?"

Victoria is the product of a British mother, a Beverly Hills father, and a southern upbringing. Because of this, she has been known to say "tom-ah-toes," "like," and "y'all."

She also tells stories.

She loves fairy tales, and folklore, and stories that make her wonder if the world is really as it seems. - goodreads.com


  1. I thought the blurb sounds familiar then I remember it was from the first book, The Archive. I haven't read it yet and it has been on my TBR for so long! I need to get to it now! xD

    1. Oh you should, I love Victoria's writing and her characters! Such a great story!