Book Review: “The Archived” by Victoria Schwab

I’ve really been wanting to read this! Because, I mean, libraries. Yep.

Scribbles & Wanderlust

The Archived by Victoria Schwab 10929432

Publisher: Hyperion
Publishing Date: January 2013
Genre: young adult, gothic, mystery
ISBN: 9781423157311
Goodreads: 3.99
Rating: 
★★★★

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…

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