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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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Feminism in Cold Storage
Feminism in Cold Storage rated it
3.0 The Archived
This is an entertaining YA fantasy. I put it on my Read Harder 2017 list for task 15: Read a YA or middle grade novel by an author who identifies as LGBTQ+. To discover author's that fit into this category, I took advice from the Goodreads group on the Read Harder challenge which has Schwab mentione...
Feminism in Cold Storage
Feminism in Cold Storage rated it
4.0 The Archived
This is an entertaining YA fantasy. I put it on my Read Harder 2017 list for task 15: Read a YA or middle grade novel by an author who identifies as LGBTQ+. To discover author's that fit into this category, I took advice from the Goodreads group on the Read Harder challenge which has Schwab mentione...
YA Fantasy - K.A. Wiggins
YA Fantasy - K.A. Wiggins rated it
4.0 The Archived
Loving all the Victoria Schwab YA stuff! This is really solid paranormal (supernatural?) dark fantasy. Reminds me of Kelley Armstrong's Darkest Powers and Melissa Marr's not-faerie stories. Original concept done well, creepy without being too horror-riffic, twisty plot that's not completely predicta...
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. ...
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