Waiting on Wednesday: The Unbound by Victoria Schwab

Waiting on Wednesday

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a feature hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine to feature yet-to-be-released books.

victoria schwab


out january 14, 2014

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.

c.j.'s thoughts

The Archived was a fabulous book.  Rich, creepy, fast-paced, and smart, with lovable characters and gorgeous writing.  I expect no less from The Unbound.  Mac's first journey was terrifying.  I saw a lot of change in her and became deeply invested in her story.  And then it ended, on a teetering ending.  Not much closure, just the promise of more to come.  A perfect ending to close up the first book and have me begging for a sequel.  I can't wait to see more of Wes in this book and to learn more about the secrets of the Archive.  Schwab revealed some creepy ones in the first book, but I know there are more to come!  


  1. Absolutely can't wait for this one too, and to see more of Wes!

    Jess @ bookrookreviews.com

  2. I haven't had the chance to read The Archived but I love the sound of this one and I'll add it to my TBR list. Great pick and I hope you enjoy reading it.
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  3. I still need to read The Archived, it sounds incredible :)

    My WoW

    1. It is! It's high in the running for one of my best reads of 2013.

  4. Yes, yes YES! I just bought The Archived last week (and got to meet Victoria)! She's fantastic! Great choice.

    ~Mandi Kaye | My WoW

    1. Oh wow! I'm so jealous! That's amazing. (: You're going to love the book.

  5. Nice pick! I still need to start this series. It sounds really great! Happy reading!

  6. What a cool cover! I haven't heard of this title yet but it sounds awesome. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. I know! I love the smoke and the atmosphere. It really fits the book. Check it out!