The Unbound

The Unbound

An Archived Novel

eBook - 2014
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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 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.
Publisher: [United States] : Disney Book Group : Made available through hoopla, 2014
ISBN: 9781423187912
Branch Call Number: eBook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: hoopla digital


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Sep 11, 2016

I love the slow burn between Mac and Wes! They're awesome together and I really hope they stay together!

Jul 16, 2014

I absolutely adore this series. I think the characters have depth and grow in a realistic way while not being perfect. I'm excited for the third book.

May 30, 2014

In life, rarely does the 2nd book ever live up to the first. And don't even get me started on trilogies! But this books exceed all my expectations. This book uses a very interesting and unique fantasy premise, a world where the after-life consists of memories shelved like books in a library. It is a premise that I just did not quite get in the first book, why have people's memories kept in a library when no one can be checked out? But I believe that this installment fleshed out not only the fantastical premise but also added great depth to many of the characters. There were actually long stretches as Mackenzie's lack of sleep and post traumatic stress spiral her life out of control that I forgot I was reading a fantasy novel. Many of the descriptions of Mackenzie's mental state were so true to being an anxious, troubled teenager that I was aching for her sadness and despair.

And did I mention Wesley Ayers?! Oh Wesley, to fall asleep to your steady bass drum...New Book Boyfriend!

Highly recommended if you like: fantasy, action/adventure, hot boys, high school drama, strong female characters, or kicking butt!

It is unique, refreshing, creative, (romantic), & just plain stupendous, go, get it, now!

KateHillier May 19, 2014

Nothing is really better, I think, than reading the sequel to a book and having it surpass the first one.

We're back a few months after the end of the first book (The Archived). School has started and Mac has more than just being the new kid on her mind. Her nightmares from the events of the first book are crossing into her waking life. If flashbacks and nightmares weren't enough, people are disappearing and it seems like Mac's the only one to blame.

We have mystery, horror, thrills, a dash romance, typical teenage angst, and a girl dealing with a lot at home and at work and trying to mastermind it all on her own because she thinks she needs to be strong because he life and job depend on it. Very relatable subject matter despite the fantasy. Very imaginative and original fantasy at that. You'll need to read book one to fully understand book two but, really, you won't hate me too much for that


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