Books from the Backlog #204

Posted March 10, 2022 by Carole in Books from the Backlog / 20 Comments

Books from the Backlog is a fun way to feature some of those neglected books sitting on your bookshelf unread.  If you are anything like me, you might be surprised by some of the unread books hiding in your stacks.

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This week’s neglected book

Books from the Backlog #204The Archive of the Forgotten by A. J. Hackwith
Series: Hell's Library #2
Published by Penguin Publishing Group on October 6, 2020
Genres: Fiction / Fantasy / Action & Adventure
Pages: 368
Format: Audiobook, Paperback
Source: Purchased, Won
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In the second installment of this richly imagined fantasy adventure series, a new threat from within the Library could destroy those who depend upon it the most.

The Library of the Unwritten in Hell was saved from total devastation, but hundreds of potential books were destroyed. Former librarian Claire and Brevity the muse feel the loss of those stories, and are trying to adjust to their new roles within the Arcane Wing and Library, respectively. But when the remains of those books begin to leak a strange ink, Claire realizes that the Library has kept secrets from Hell--and from its own librarians.

Claire and Brevity are immediately at odds in their approach to the ink, and the potential power that it represents has not gone unnoticed. When a representative from the Muses Corps arrives at the Library to advise Brevity, the angel Rami and the erstwhile Hero hunt for answers in other realms. The true nature of the ink could fundamentally alter the afterlife for good or ill, but it entirely depends on who is left to hold the pen.

Why did I add Archive of the Forgotten to my bookshelf?

I liked the first book in this series, The Library of the Unwritten (see review), quite a bit. I did not request a review copy of this book so I bought a copy of the audiobook. I was also lucky enough to win a print copy of the book on Instagram. I am glad that I don’t owe anyone a review for this one but I am still disappointed that I haven’t got around to reading it yet. I hope to get to this one before I forget everything that happened in the first book.

What are your thoughts? Have you read this book?  Would you recommend it?

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20 responses to “Books from the Backlog #204

  1. That cover sure grabs my attention. Yes, now that you’re getting through all the backlist review books, you’ve got another good one on the shelf to give a go. 🙂