Schwab's world building in The Archived is top notch. There is so much put into the different aspects of the Archive and the world surrounding it - the Narrows, the Outers, the Librarians, the Keepers, the Crew, the keys. And so many rules that go along with each aspect.
The story follows both Echo and Noah's points of view. It's interesting the way she accomplishes this. She alternates the narrator by chapters. So one chapter you are in Echo's head and the next is Noah's. This could have been distracting if not written well but I feel like it enhanced the story!
In which a witch bewitched the hatter's daughter - and then some....Sophie lived in the town of Market Chipping, which was in Ingary, a land in which anything could happen, and often did - especially when the Witch of the Waste got her dander up.
The story takes place in the future where virtual reality is more like reality as most people spend their time in the virtual world of OASIS. Initially I was intrigued as it reminded me of the Bruce Willis movie Surrogates which I enjoyed, but this book was even better
I can't really say much more about The Raft. I didn't form a connection with the characters and I just felt like I knew how it was going to end before it got there. There were times that I was freakin' out with Robie - especially with the sharks and being in the water.