Wednesday, February 5, 2014
Author: Victoria Schwab
Level: High School
Recommendation: Good Read
Summary: 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. 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.
Review: What an original story! I had to keep turning the pages to find answers. The characters were developed and I was emotionally attached to their stories. Although probably not for everyone, I really enjoyed this book and can't wait to read the 2nd installment when it isn't checked out!!