this is the second book in a series. There are things that I say that will spoil you if you haven’t read the first book, The Archived.
It starts weeks after the end of The Archived.
Mackenzie is broken, and unabled to sleep because she keeps reviving the scene with Owen on the roof. She is haunted by him, the memory of him. She is struggling to make her parents believe that she is okay, to have a life as normal as possible. Wes wants to help her, but she keeps pushing him away, feeling that she is not worth his caring or his loving.
I love V.E. Schwab’s writing. Mackenzie is flawed, broken and confused. She doesn’t know what to do. Her heroin is not perfect, she shows that it’s okay to not be okay sometimes.
And it’s a remarkable job : we’re not able to tell if what she sees is real or if Mac is turning crazy.
I really love this character.
Let’s talk about Wes. Oh, Wes. Such an amazing character. Mysterious, yet always here for Mac, no matter how many times she keeps pushing him away. He has this wonderful hope inside of him.
He brings the humor, the jokes. And I love the dynamic between him and Cas to win Mac’s favors.
But it’s Wesley. I was so glad when I read how things turned out between the two of them.
I really like the scenes which were taking place in the high school. It’s nice to see the “normal aspect” of a Keeper’s life.
I hope the third book will be out soon (end of 2015, beginning of 2016) and that the cover will match the 2 previous books ! these covers are just gorgeous !!!