The Unbound - Victoria Schwab

Since it's been a while since I read the first book in this series, it might take a while to recall details from the series itself.  However, those details seem to be easily remembered such as the name of the building Mac lives in (the Coranado), the specifics of her job as a Keeper, what she calls her grandfather (Da), and other things.


One chapter probably isn't enough to go off of for how well the story is going so far, but I'm a little concerned that I'm not hooked immediately since I loved The Archived and had been hooked from the beginning.  So far, the tone seems really monotonous and the details seem like rehashed boring (there's a lot of info-dumping to recap from the first book).  Maybe my expectations are too high... or maybe I'm just too tired from a long night at work and got too eager to start reading this book too quickly.


Then again, recapping from the first book isn't a bad start and maybe after getting the recaps over with, we'll be able to officially get into the 2nd book's excitement.


So no matter, I'm hoping that the story starts rolling fairly soon.


For one, I'm looking forward to seeing Wesley again since he was one of the delights from the first book.  I'm also looking forward to this new mystery as well as what seems to be a new source of personal conflict testing MacKenzie's emotional stability as well as her sanity.


In the meantime, I wonder if I should tone down my hype a little bit.  :P


Also, I think this book is eligible for the 2014 Series Challenge I'm participating in hosted at Read. Sleep. Repeat., so I'm going to add it to that list.