By Nicole Kornher-Stace
Source Received from the publisher
Published by Big Mouth House
on May 5, 2015
Received from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Cover image and synopsis from Goodreads:
Wasp's job is simple. Hunt ghosts. And every year she has to fight to remain Archivist. Desperate and alone, she strikes a bargain with the ghost of a supersoldier. She will go with him on his underworld hunt for the long-long ghost of his partner and in exchange she will find out more about his pre-apocalyptic world than any Archivist before her. And there is much to know. After all, Archivists are marked from birth to do the holy work of a goddess. They're chosen. They're special. Or so they've been told for four hundred years.
Archivist Wasp fears she is not the chosen one, that she won't survive the trip to the underworld, that the brutal life she has escaped might be better than where she is going. There is only one way to find out.
Archivist Wasp is a book that had been on my TBR for a couple of years. I received an e-ARC a while back and finally got around to reading it. I wish I had read it sooner!
This was a strange, lovely book. It was really different from so much of what I’ve read, and even when I wasn’t always sure what was going on, I was really invested in Wasp’s story and what was going to happen to her.
Wasp’s world was really intriguing but was kind of familiar, because of other dystopian-type books I’ve read I think, but then the whole aspect of ghosts and ‘archiving’ was totally new and fascinating. And then when she ended up in the underworld, I knew I was reading something totally different. I really really enjoyed this.
I was initially drawn to this book based on the synopsis, so if you are too, I definitely recommend that you check this one out!