Saturday, December 1, 2012

[Review] The Archived Sneak Peak

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, she lies to the people she loves, and she knows fear for what it is: a useful tool for staying alive.

Being a Keeper isn't just dangerous - it's a constant reminder of those Mac has lost. Da's death was hard enough, but now her little brother is gone too. Mac starts 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 itself might crumble and fall.


I really regret reading this sneak peak. It pulled me in from the start and I fell deeply into the story. So much so that when I could no longer flip to anymore pages, I realized I had forgotten it is only a small part of the full novel. Needless to say, I was a little peeved. The book was so well written and the characters so addicting that I did not want to stop reading there. The world of the keepers was greatly intriguing. The descriptions were so vivid. The characters were very well fleshed out as well. I especially loved Mackenzie. The poor girl suffers so much loss and it leaves her in a dark place. The book had a very dark feel to it, so it is not for someone looking for a light- hear-ted read. I greatly enjoyed the writing style and am curious to finish the book. It was rather addicting. I will be on the lookout for more titles by this author. Although I have to wait to read this novel in its completion first. 


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