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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

[Meme] Teaser Tuesday - The Archived by Victoria Schwab

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along!

Just do the following:

1. Grab your current read.
2. Open to a random page.
3. Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page.
BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn't give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
4. Share the title and author too so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR lists if they like your teasers!
"Close your eyes and picture this: a dark alley, just wide enough for you to spread your arms and skim the rough stone walls on either side with your fingers. You look up and see...nothing, just the walls running up and up into black."

This teaser is from The Archived by Victoria Schwab. It is the first book in The Archived series.
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.
Share your teaser with me!


  1. Oh wow, that's an incredible teaser! :3 Thanks for sharing, I've not heard of this book before - I may have to check it out.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog - I really appreciate it.
    Happy Reading! :D

    Tiffa @ The British Book Nerd

    1. I wasn't aware of it previously either, but was intrigued by the publisher's synopsis, so I requested it. I am really enjoying it so far!

  2. I can't wait to read this book! You teaser intensified my curiosity.

    My Teaser

    1. It's really really good! I highly recommend it!