What’s Next? (26) — Robots, Afterlife, and Shelves of Dead

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Here are a few I have to (or want to!) read soon. Which first?

Since her untimely death the day before her eighteenth birthday, Felicia Ward has been trapped in Level 2, a stark white afterlife located between our world and the next. Along with her fellow drones, Felicia passes the endless hours reliving memories of her time on Earth and mourning what she’s lost—family, friends, and Neil, the boy she loved.

Then a girl in a neighboring chamber is found dead, and nobody but Felicia recalls that she existed in the first place. When Julian—a dangerously charming guy Felicia knew in life—comes to offer Felicia a way out, Felicia learns the truth: If she joins the rebellion to overthrow the Morati, the angel guardians of Level 2, she can be with Neil again.

Suspended between Heaven and Earth, Felicia finds herself at the center of an age-old struggle between good and evil. As memories from her life come back to haunt her, and as the Morati hunt her down, Felicia will discover it’s not just her own redemption at stake… but the salvation of all mankind.

Twenty years ago, the robots designed to fight our wars abandoned the battlefields. Then they turned their weapons on us.

Only a few escaped the robot revolution of 2071. Kevin, Nick, and Cass are lucky —they live with their parents in a secret human community in the woods. Then their village is detected and wiped out. Hopeful that other survivors have been captured by bots, the teens risk everything to save the only people they have left in the world—by infiltrating a city controlled by their greatest enemies.

Revolution 19 is a cinematic thriller unlike anything else. With a dynamic cast of characters, this surefire blockbuster has everything teen readers want—action, drama, mystery, and romance. Written by debut novelist Gregg Rosenblum, this gripping story shouldn’t be missed.

Imagine a place where the dead rest on shelves like books.

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.

Da first brought Mackenzie Bishop here four years ago, when she was twelve years old, frightened but determined to prove herself. Now Da is dead, and Mac has grown into what he once was, a ruthless Keeper, tasked with stopping often-violent Histories from waking up and getting out. Because of her job, she lies to the people she loves, and she knows fear for what it is: a useful tool for staying alive.

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.

In this haunting, richly imagined novel, Victoria Schwab reveals the thin lines between past and present, love and pain, trust and deceit, unbearable loss and hard-won redemption.

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    November 22, 2012

    Level 2 looks amazing; it gets my vote!

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    Bookaholic 007

    November 22, 2012

    The Archived, it sounds brilliant!:D

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    Kapri (Book Fanatics)

    November 22, 2012

    I think I have to vote for The Archived.

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    November 22, 2012

    The Archived! You are so lucky to have an ARC!

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    Jenea Whittington

    November 22, 2012

    The Archived…

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever's What's Next

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    Katrina Marie

    November 22, 2012

    Level 2

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    Sara (of the Page Sage)

    November 22, 2012

    The Archived!

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    Gina @ My Precious

    November 22, 2012

    I love them All. The Archived is one I've been waiting for, quite a while now. I like the author.

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    Anna Hutchinson

    November 22, 2012

    The Archived, for sure. I hadn't heard of it before now, but it sounds awesome!

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    Ula (Blog of Erised)

    November 22, 2012

    I vote for The Archived! :)

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    November 22, 2012

    I'm torn between Level 2 and Revolution 19…I'm going to vote for Level 2 because I *really* want to know what you think about it, I'm reading some good, some bad.

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    Courtney Reads A Lot

    November 23, 2012

    Definitely the Archived! I'm so excited to get my hands on that book! :D

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    November 23, 2012

    My vote is for the Archived! I cannot wait to read that book, possibly because I'm taking a class on archives lol.