Friday, September 7, 2012

Review of a sneek peak of The Archived by Victoria Schwab


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 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 hard-won redemption.


Ugh, I wish this was more than just a sneak peak!  I have to know what happens!!  I will definitely be waiting to finish this book in January when it is released.  
I loved the gothic feel of this novel.  The story was eerie and maintained it's spookiness throughout the book. The author has written a rich and compelling story, full of imagination.  I loved the world that was created and the descriptions were amazing.
Everything about this book looks intriguing.  The mysteries that are woven into the plot are fascinating.  The narrative delves into history and mingles it with the present so well.
If you are looking for a great YA paranormal read with a ton of creativity, then look no further.  Pick this book up in January!  I give this sneak peak four glittery stars for it's interesting and intriguing nature!

Available January 22, 2013




  1. This book sounds interesting I will have to remember it. I also love the cover!

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  3. WANT IT! Where did you find this sneak peak?... I don't know if I want to know because then I shall be torturing myself.
    Thanks for the follow. I followed your lovely blog back (:

  4. Love your blog! A new follower from book blogs just as promised! :D