Saturday, March 16, 2013

Book Review: The Archived

TITLE: The Archived
Book 1 in The Archived series
AUTHOR: Victoria Schwab
PUBLISHED: January 2013
GENRE: Paranormal, urban fantasy
PREMISE: Mackenzie Bishop has been a Keeper for almost four years now. When her family moves to an old building to escape their grief, her job suddenly becomes a lot harder.
MY REVIEW: Yeah, so I pretty much loved the hell out of this. I can see where the writing style could be a turn-off for people (it does take some getting used too, I'll admit), but that doesn't change that this was a fabulously executed creative idea that also managed to be entertaining as well.
The best thing is probably the premise of it. So much can be done with this and it's wonderfully spooky and it kind of hits you in the gut as well. Think the way some of the spooky stuff in Supernatural can be really heartbreaking. It is a little slow at first but once you get past the first few chapters and start seeing what's going on, it becomes a great page turner.
Personally, this is one of my new favorite series of 2013 and definitely a top 5 in January. I can't wait for the next book.
WHO SHOULD READ: fans of the Near Witch, Supernatural fans, Mediator series fans
MY RATING: Four and a half out of Five Histories

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