Imagine a place where the dead rest on shelves like books.Each body has a story to tell, a life seen in pictures 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 MaImagine a place where the dead rest on shelves like books.Each body has a story to tell, a life seen in pictures 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 may 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.
The Archived Imagine a place where the dead rest on shelves like books Each body has a story to tell a life seen in pictures only Librarians can read The dead are called Histories and the vast realm in which the
Two years in my brain and than a year putting it on the page properly I can t wait to be able to share it.
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I have to admit, it wasn t until the second half of the book that The Archived really started clicking together for me I ve heard that some people who read the extended preview online were unsure if they wanted to continue, and I can see why but something about the writing was really appealing to me and I ended up having a great experience with it.Here s what I liked about the book Dead people who are kept on shelves like books Sign me on Awesome premise I loved the eerie, something s not quite [...]
This book was AMAZING Everybody needs this book in their life Do yourself a favor and pick this up ASAP.
Oh yes hello, I think I am thoroughly doomed to adore everything written by Schwab Everything omg This book was incredible It s so unique and the writing just hit me and the characters were all tortured and adorable and somewhat sassy AND QUITE FOND OF BAKED GOODS so basically I am Schwab trash and not even sad about it.Also I hear the 3rd book is like.r ever coming out SLAY ME I ordered the sequel though, so let me read that, and then slay me What really REALLY hit me omg violent little book wa [...]
Thinking back, I don t remember ever reading something quite like this story before It was very creative and imaginative, I have to say The concept refreshing and interesting to read about Although, there were many things that didn t work for me as well as they did for multiple other book lovers who read this mysterious looking book For being mysterious, that it sure was, especially at the beginning I was eager to learn everything about the main character s ability and the world building, needle [...]
2.5 HEAR ME OUT.I really loved the intricate world that Victoria Schwab created, and her writing was great as usual However The plot fell so flat for me, and I couldn t bring myself to care about anything that was happening One redeeming factor aside from the world building was WESLEY I really loved him as a character and it made me sad that he wasn t a bigger part of the story.I don t think I ll be continuing on with this series trilogy duology who knows , but I will definitely be checking out [...]
Victoria Schwab crafts another beautiful and unique story Plus, guyliner.
Curiosity is a gateway drug to sympathy Do you know when you start a book with preconceptions and you somehow end up liking not liking the book exactly in the degree you knew you would Well, I started this book with preconceptions I liked just as much as I thought I would That is, a lot Since I am fairly sure you grew tired of my eulogies of Schwab s writing a long time ago, I redirect you to my reviews of A Darker Shade of Magic, A Gathering of Shadows and This Savage Song Generally speaking, I [...]
Edit I had so much fun rereading this beautiful book It was just what I needed Victoria Schwab is definitely my favourite author Everything she writes is so solid and fantastic Can t wait to read book two in this series.Victoria just gets me She writes the kinds of books I desperately need in my life Books with such unique plots and world building Books with characters that I attach myself to with my entire heart Books that keep me up way past my bedtime because I just can t stop reading I wish [...]
Because the only way to truly record a person is not in words, not in still frames, but in bone and skin and memory This was stunning.I loved the beginning, the language, the setting and the whole concept Victoria Schwab can do some real magic with words, which is why I loved this book even She is one of the most talented voices in fantasy YA science fiction literature and I am baffled and amazed by her writing The Archivedis such a beautiful collection of words I can t get enough.I love myster [...]
Amazing story, beautifully written, and all around fantastic characters AN EXCELLENT READ
Actual rating 4.5I truly underestimated this book You know how when you first read a book s blurb and it totally catches your attention as something different and unique You know that feeling right afterwards that can only be described nothing short of Gimme Syndrome Yeah, that s how I felt with The Archived But for whatever reason, I got distracted and started picking up other books you know how it is Well, one day I was frolicking through my bookshelf, re read the blurb and engaged the family [...]
Ignorance may be bliss, but only if it outweighs curiosity Curiosity is a gateway drug to sympathy The Archived 4.25 starsReasons why reading it was worth it Victoria Schwab s writing so amazing 3 Wesley Ayers Wesley Ayers Wesley Ayersyes somehow guyliner managed to squeeze and find a place in my heartThe Archived is a book that you learn to love and as time goes on The beautiful descriptions and the spot on characters with flaws who get real time consequences for their actions I never expecte [...]
Ignorance may be bliss, but only if it outweighs curiosity Curiosity is a gateway drug to sympathy Amazing unique fantasy paranormal story, The characters were great except you know who, the two pure evil assholes i Loved Mackenzie but i hated to her attitude toward her mother, i really did her mom is going through a rough time, everyone is after Ben s death and Mackenzie was just acting strange and sensless i kind of understood and sympthasied because i lost someone 5 years ago and let me tell [...]
My love for Victoria Schwab s books and Wesley Ayers knows no boundaries This was so good Now, excuse me while I go do my happy dance because this was my first 4 star read this year, the short stories not included which is sad, but glass half full, am I right Though published prior to her bestselling Darker Shade of Magic series, I picked up The Archived a lot later It stands in the shadow of Schwab s popular releases, and though it is far less hyped, The Archived has no reason to hide The Arch [...]
Buddy read 1 with my favourite yam ever, Yammy aka Pragya This masterpiece has got to be my all time favourite Victoria Schwab book _ It s mystic, it s creepy, it s daunting, it s absolutely brilliant The Archiveddelves into the unknown world Mackenzie Bishop has been a Keep for four years, stopping unfortunate Histories when the awake and guiding them back into the Archive But her job is a secret, one that she must hide from the ones she loves with constant lies When Mackenzie s family moves aw [...]
It s confusing, it s heartstopping And it s so unbelieveably Schwab, if you know what I mean We are nothing but recorded moments.There s a reason I m head over heels in love with her The closest any author has come to this feeling Maggie Stiefvater, and while I m than happy to sell my firstborn for her, she just doesn t have the magic Victoria Schwab does What if echoes through my head as I hunt.What if haunts me through the Narrows.What if follows me home.You read any review for this book, it [...]
3.5 I just didn t love it I had been so super excited for this book when I first heard about it and I built up this idea in my head of what it was going to be and it just wasn t anything like that I think had I have had lower expectations and no previous knowledge of the synopsis, I really would ve liked this, but that just wasn t the case.
Buddy read with the wonderful Chelsea What if I mess up Oh, you will You ll mess up, you ll make mistakes, you ll break things Some you ll be able to piece together, and others you ll lose That s all a given But there s only one thing you have to do for me What s that Stay alive enough to mess up again See, I don t know if that s because a I actually read a lot of slow paced kill me now books when I was in college like this one, the riveting story of a man who decides to never go out of his hous [...]
Knowledge is power, but ignorance can be a blessing I ll be honest this started off a bit slow for me and I got a bit of trouble getting into it.but once I reached about half way through it picked up and I began to love this Amazing concept and storyline with wonderful characters I can t wait to move unto book two Another great creation byVictoria Schwab.
Actual rating 2.5 stars 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.Initial reaction when reading the blurb Yeah, I sooo want to read this Reaction after finishing mehBlurbs are one of the utmost misleading information to be given to a reader Reading a blurb and thinking it sounds decent is like watching a movie tra [...]
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3.5 starsThis is my Book Of the Month January 2017, with GR group Nothing But Reading Challenges Category Young Adult BOM.The concept of this book is splendid The dead are called Histories, and the vast realm in which they rest is the Archive Imagine, every live ever lived, all the memories in a library, secured The Outer, which you don t waste much breath on because it s everything around us, the normal world, the only one most people ever know about The Narrows, a nightmarish place, all staine [...]
What an interesting good read This world that Victoria has created blew me away WHERE DOES SHE COME UP WITH THESE IDEAS She s such a great writer It was so confusing at first but after a while I got it But I think the only reason why it was confusing was because the world was so different from most books I ve read.Basically, there s Keepers, Crews, Librarians They all work with the Archived which is where the dead go to rest they become Histories The Archived, in my head is like a HUUUUUGE libra [...]
Edit spent my free hour before I had to start studying rereading.ead of finishing the book I m reading No regrets Reread N.3 I sense a 4th coming sooooon You re trying to block out every bit of noise But people are made of noise, Mac The world is full of noise And finding quiet isn t about pushing everything out It s just about pulling yourself in This is one of my favorite books ever and I can t believe we might not get a third book in this amazing series because it s struggling in the marketpl [...]
Victoria Schwab is an incredibly talented author, and I don t think there will ever be a single work of hers that doesn t blow me away I loved this novel It took me a little longer than anticipated for me to really get into it, but once I fully grasped what was happening, I was completely sucked in I m not a fan of being kept in the dark and not knowing what s happening because I m an extremely impatient person, but the mystery of this story was so well written and it was so intriguing, that it [...]
Victoria Schwab has such a brilliant imagination.I am loving all her books including the ones she writes as V.E Schwab In this book we have a library of the dead, literally Dead bodies storing all their memories and experiences forever Of course there have to be Librarians to organise the archives and Keepers whose job it is to retrieve the occasional body which happens to wake up The story is fun and well paced and the characters are all well written and interesting I thoroughly enjoyed it and [...]
Oh my gosh, this book was amazing Where have I been WHY DIDN T I PICK THIS BOOK UP SOONER IT S SO GOOD I NEED THE WHOLE WORLD TO READ THIS BOOK When I started reading this book, I got sucked into this beautifully unique world I feel like I have been missing out on so many books I watch Jessethereader s videos and this was one of the books that he hyped about After reading this book, I realized why he loved this book so much My conversation with the Archived physical book Lying is easy But it s l [...]