Jan 22, 2013

The Archived Release Day + Giveaway

Imagine a place where the dead rest on shelves like books.

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Can you believe it's already 2013, the year of awesome books? I can't. But yet, here we are. And today brings the release of Victoria Schwab's The Archived! I've been waiting on this for what seems like eternity, and I can't believe it's finally here! As a lover of books and Keeper of the Archive, I want to share this book with you. Here are all the goods!

The Beauty Within
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.

Pretty on the Outside

Some Love
A refreshingly angel-free departure in afterlife fiction, this gripping supernatural thriller features nuanced characters navigating a complex moral universe.-Kirkus
You, You, You
What, you thought this was about me? Wrong answer. This is about you, too. Would you like to win some swag from The Archived? I thought you would. Here's what's up for grabs:

10 winners total
10 winners will receive a signed The Archived bookmark
Of those 10, 3 will also receive a sticker
Of those 3 with a sticker and a bookmark, 1 person will also get a signed The Archived bag

I'm giving you lots of options to enter, mainly because I know some people can do certain things and others can't, so I want you to have a bunch of chances. Have fun!

Some Guidelines:
Cheating is not acceptable.
Neither I (Rachel) nor Victoria Schwab are responsible for any lost, stolen, or damaged items.
The contest runs for one week, from January 22 to January 29, 2013.
Winners have 48 hours to respond or else a new winner will be chosen.

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Now go get Archived!


  1. I'm super excited to read this book! I guess in terms of who should rest on the shelves, I think Shakespeare would be good, Benjamin Franklin, and Jane Austen.

  2. This book sounds so good! Can't wait to read it :)
    So on my bookshelf I have Sir Walter Scott, Margaret Mitchell, and Harper Lee.

  3. This is one of the books I really need to buy this weekend! I would have to say that Three people I would want on my bookshelves would be Shakespeare, Homer, and Tutankhamun.

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