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The Archived - Victoria Schwab
The Archived
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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... show more
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 that 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 hardwon redemption. Advance praise for THE ARCHIVED:  “This gripping supernatural thriller features nuanced characters navigating a complex moral universe.” –Kirkus Reviews
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9781423157311 (1423157311)
ASIN: 1423157311
Publisher: Hyperion
Pages no: 328
Edition language: English
Series: The Archived (#1)
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Just One More Chapter
Just One More Chapter rated it
3.5 another unique, vivid, richly populated world by Victoria Schwab
I must be on a Schwab high because after finishing a Conjuring of Light I could find no other book to satisfy my What The Heck Am I Going To Do With Myself Next Itch...I ended up here, which was SO unlike a Conjuring Of Light...BUT...that's okay because this was satisfying on a whole different level...
Line Bookaholic
Line Bookaholic rated it
4.0 The Archived by Victoria Schwab
This book had been on my TBR for a really long time. It was my first Victoria Schwab book and I was not disappointed. I was expecting something weird and mysterious and it's excactly what I got! I had a little problem with the characters because I did not really feel anything particular for them. ...
VictoriaNickers
VictoriaNickers rated it
3.5 The Archived
It was okay. I was not blown away like many of the other reviewers I have read. The story itself is really good. Definitely a unique story line. It has much potential. But, just like A Darker Shade of Magic, I did not form any sort of connection or attachment to the characters. They were not annoy...
Ali In Book Wonder
Ali In Book Wonder rated it
5.0 Review: The Archived by Victoria Schwab
Hello everyone and how's it going? I'm doing pretty good and I'm excited to be bringing you a book review. YAS!!! It's been awhile since I've done one of these, I mean it was hard for me to read anything, until this one book came into my life and hugged me hard and I was happy and excited!!! As you ...
Folding Paper & Spilling Ink
Folding Paper & Spilling Ink rated it
3.5 The Archived & The Unbound: If death were a library, and librarians needed martial arts skills to keep the books in line
I need to start by saying that I find Schwab's adult novels absolutely stunning, and Vicious and A Darker Shade of Magic are among my all time favorites. With that in mind, I went into this series with absurdly high expectations, which likely impacted my enjoyment somewhat.I read a lot of teen books...
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