The Unbound by Victoria Schwab
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Summary from Goodreads:
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.
My Opinion: (Spoiler-free)
This was a very good sequel. I really really enjoyed where the story went because it kept the mystery aspect of the first book that I loved so much. I loved all the old and new characters in this story. There were parts that made me sad because of Mac’s relationship with her parents, but it was understandable. I did really appreciate how Victoria Schwab ended this book. I really want a third book, and I heard there is supposed to be one, but I’m not sure if it’s actually gonna happen. So, I really appreciated that Victoria ended this book in a pretty satisfying way so that I’m not dying to know what happens. I would just love to read more about the characters and the world.*fingers crossed*
There’s not much to say honestly. Everyone should read this series though, it’s so good.