After losing her job at the library, Celeste "Cel" Walden starts working at the haunting Logan Museum as an archivist. But the job may not be the second chance she was hoping for, and she finds herself confronting her mental health, her relationships, and before long, her grasp on reality as she begins to dream of a young woman she's never met, but feels strangely drawn to. Especially after she asks Cel for helpAs Cel attempts to learn more about the woman, she begins losing time, misplacing things, passing outthe job is becoming dangerous, but she can't let go of this mysterious woman. Who is she? Why is she so fixated on Cel? And does Cel have the power to save her when she's still trying to save herself?...
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Archival Quality Reviews
I was provided an ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Archival Quality tells the story of librarian Celeste “Cel” Walden who has recently been let go.
The story starts just before she applies to a job in a spooky museum. She soon realises the place might be haunted…
I enjoyed this story. It was well built and I had fun reading it. The main character was very interesting and the ghost thing was very interesting, especially with all the mental health issues that were discussed.
I wouldn’t say this book is semi-autobiographical, but the author does know about mental illness and archiving medical history.
Cel, the main character, has such a job, and the mental illness, but she loves the structure of doing this sort of work.
If you pick up and only read the first few pages, you might say, “what the heck is going on,” which is what I did, but then I got past that, and realized that this was a pretty cool little story of the bad things that happened to people of mental illnes ...more
I loved this. Working with archival records let me connect to this in such an interesting way! Plus, one of the characters is named Gina!!
While I very much enjoyed the story, the art style wasn’t my thing, hence the 4 stars.
The story focuses on Celeste, who after losing her previous job due to a mental breakdown, has come to work as an archive assistant at a medical museum (pretty unrealistic, seeing as she doesn’t have an MILS, but also so true to being passionate about books and archives but not being allowed to do anything involving them unless you have the MILS). Curious things begin to happen both around the museum and archiv ...more
Aaaaah, I just won a copy of this book in a giveaway! :D
When Celeste loses her job as a librarian, she's willing to accept any new job, even one in a haunted museum. The more she dives into the archives, Celeste discovers the secrets of the museum's past, and begins to have dreams of a ghost who died there. She'll need the help of her new coworkers to uncover the truth about the ghost and the secretive museum board.
I was disappointed in this comic. The artwork isn't that good, and looks as though it were just thrown together. The story fell flat for ...more
Thank you, NetGalley for a copy in exchange for an honest review.
Archival Quality quickly wrapped me up in its storyline and took me along for the ride. I was intrigued by the slow discovery of what is going on. The story was beautifully paced with well-developed characters that made the story even more enjoyable to read.
This story was an excellent ghost story filled with deeper meanings about life. Throughout the story, Cel grows and shows just how strong she is despite struggling with her me ...more
On the 5-star side of 4.5-stars. I picked this after hearing about it directly from one of the authors on a library webinar and getting so excited to read it that waiting for release was miserable! I knew it focused on librarian/archives work and the art is colorful, expressive, and inviting. What I didn't expect was an exploration of mental health, notably the stigma attached to it, both in the past and today. (In hindsight, if I had read any further into the release information beyond the libr ...more