The Archived is a supernatural thriller/mystery, and it doesn’t disappoint. The concept is fresh and is accompanied by an intriguing mystery, plentiful action, and a deeper emotional side. The main character is very easy to relate to on an emotional level, and is fascinating to watch as she lives and makes mistakes. The setting, while not entirely original for this type of novel, is perfect for the story and all its elements. The action continues right up to the end of the novel, which has a wonderful finish that delivers on almost all levels, only falling a teensy bit flat on the emotional aspect of the story. A nice change from the standard young adult supernatural romance love triangles that have plagued the market in recent years, The Archived is an engaging and exciting read!
Profanity/Language: 6 religious exclamations, 15 mild obscenities, 2 religious profanities, 1 derogatory name, and 2 anatomical terms.
Violence/Gore: There are several fights involving fists and knives that result in severe injury with some blood and gore, but no deaths. There is a scene of murder with blood and gore. There are recounts of murders that happened in the past, and the novel in general deals with scary or creepy scenes.
Sex/Nudity: Characters kiss passionately on multiple occasions and cuddle.
Mature Subject Matter:
Death, losing loved ones, responsibility.
Alcohol / Drug Use:
There is a drunk man who murders a character.