Thursday, 30 August 2012

Spot Light: The Archived by Victoria Schwab

Author: Victoria Schwab
Expected publication: January 22nd 2013 by Hyperion
Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal

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. ~ Goodreads

The other day I came across Victoria Schwab's blog and saw a post that said The Archived was on netgalley - though only a sneak peek of 100 pages. 
I had a look on Goodreads and read the synopsis which sounded awesome and I just had to read the sneak peek. Now it is one of my highly anticipated books. I can not wait until it is released!

How can you not love a book that has:
- A great main character 
- Fantastic writing
- Excellent worldbuilding
- Loads of Mystery
- And an interesting side character Wesley - who I'm dying to know more about as I only got a glimpse of him!

If you like paranormal/ghost stories then add this to your to be read list NOW


  1. I've seen this upcoming book recommended somewhere else. Since this is the second place, I feel as though I need to add this to my TBR.

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  2. I can't wait for this one! I haven't read anything by Victoria Schwab before but I've heard amazing things. I definitely won't miss this one! Thanks so much for spotlighting it. :D

    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian


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