The Archived

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 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.

Title:The Archived
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781423157311
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    The Archived Reviews

  • Chaima ? ?????

    It might seem like my whole life revolves around victoria schwab but yes it does...

  • Victoria Schwab

    Two years in my brain and more than a year putting it on the page properly. I can't wait to be able to share it....

  • Jesse (JesseTheReader)

    This book was AMAZING. Everybody needs this book in their life. Do yourself a favor and pick this up ASAP....

  • Wendy Darling

    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 ...

  • C.G. Drews

    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 tor...

  • Lola

    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. Altho...

  • Raeleen Lemay

    *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 a...

  • Regan

    Victoria Schwab crafts another beautiful and unique story. Plus, guyliner....

  • Simona Bartolotta

    "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 s...

  • Korrina  (OwlCrate)

    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...