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Sunday, June 3, 2012

Cover Reveal: The Archived by Victoria Schwab

I am so excited about today's cover reveal! Sophie and I both adore Victoria and love her writing. We're thrilled about her upcoming release, The Archived. I'm thrilled to be able to share the cover for The Archived today on Mundie Moms. Check out this fabulous cover!!


Isn't this an awesome cover!?! I like that it's something a little different than the norm with covers. I like that Mac's face appears around the smoke and I love the key. Plus the darkened walls and walk way add a lot to the cover's appeal. I can't wait to pick this one up!

Here's the back of the cover:


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 lost and hard-won redemption. 

The Archived will be released in January of 2013 by Disney Hyperion.

What do you guys think of the cover?

Be sure to stop by Victoria's blog today to enter her GIVEAWAY, and to see how you can spread the cover love!

54 comments:

  1. that looks so gorgeous! i'm definitely looking forward to the book~
    -Ellie @ The Selkie Reads Stories

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  2. I think that I really like the cover and am even more excited to read it (which I didn't think was possible).

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  3. Aaaaaaaaaaa! I can't wait to read this one.

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  4. FANTASTIC!!! I'm so excited to read this. I love Victoria and her writing!

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  5. I am so excited to read this one! I love how the cover doesn't remind me of another book. There are a lot of "twin" covers out there (unintentionally). Also, I feel like there has been trend of girls in dresses, or people under water, so this is a nice change up.

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  6. I love this book and this cover SO MUCH! Congrats, V!

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  7. This is so, so gorgeous! Already said it over at V's: love the colours, love the key & love the smoke! :)
    So can't wait to get my hands on this book!!!

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  8. This is amazingly beautiful! OMG, cannot wait!!

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  9. I'm so glad you guys love this cover!! I think they did a fabulous job with it. I can't wait to read it. CONGRATULATIONS V!!

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  10. That is SO AWESOME!!! I can't wait!

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  11. Oh, gosh. Like I needed to lust after this title any more. And knowing Victoria, the cover only matches the awesomeness that is the inside.

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  12. love love love it!! it's so different from what a lot of the covers have been lately and i cannot wait to read the story that goes along with it!!

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  13. Awww, thank you all SO much for the cover love!!! I can't wait to share THE ARCHIVED with you!

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  14. As a librarian, I'm dying to read the book. I mean, I'm seriously excited! However, I'm still undecided about the cover. I'll have think about it a bit. :-)

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  15. Utterly gorgeous! I love how flowy the smoke is vs the contrast of the brick walls. Congratulations!!

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  16. I can't wait to read this book!!!!!!!!!

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  17. This book sounds so cool, and it has a gorgeous cover!!

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  18. That cover is STUNNING!!!! I cannot even express how much I love it! EEEE! Can't wait!

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  19. Oh, my gosh, that synopsis sounds SO AWESOME!!!! I am dying to read!

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  20. This is so cool!! I can't wait for the book to come out!

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  21. Eeeee, I love the cover! And wow, the summary just makes me want to read it about 15x more which... I didn't know was possible. But it is. I mean, seriously, this is the author of TNW - I am expecting awesome! :)

    Sonia

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  22. LOVE it!! And the summary looks fabulous. I'm definitely looking forward to this one.

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  23. I love the cover! It's so unusual.
    Can't wait for this book!

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  24. If it were legal in the state of New York to marry inanimate objects, I might marry this cover. It is so utterly, jaw-droppingly stunning. I can't wait to see it on shelves, putting all the covers around it to shame.

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  25. I love it cannot wait until it comes out!!!! If its anything like the near witch i know I will love it

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  26. Oooo. Very excited about this one. The cover is stellar.

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  27. What a unique cover! The synopsis sounds really different too.

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  28. I love the cover and it just makes me that much more excited for the book! ^_^

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  29. I'm curious how these Histories and Archive will compare to the Prophecy Records and the Hall of Prophecy in Harry Potter. And how the use of keys in The Archived will compare to the keys in Bitterblue. (commenting as Justine)

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  30. I really love the cover!! The dark color is just stunning. The key has me very intrigued.

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  31. Love the smokey, mysterious cover. Can't wait! January is too far away...

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  32. I loveeee it! I can’t wait to read!!!!

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  33. Such an awesome book, can't wait to read it. :)

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  34. I cannot wait! It sounds spectacular.

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  35. Want, want, WANT. And great cover!! Yay Victoria!

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  36. The designer is Tyler Nevins. Get his name out there! -- Tyler's mom

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  37. Debbie, Tyler is one of the most talented people I had EVER had the pleasure of working with. I can't wait to sing his praised!

    Victoria

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  38. Does the cover illustrator have a website? Thanks!

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  39. Love the cover is beautiful.

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  40. Wow -- it's truly beautiful and arresting.

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  41. I also love all the elements of this cover. It looks great!

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  42. I LOVE it! It totally stands out. Gorgeous.

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  43. Ooo! I love this cover. I like how smoky and mysterious it is!

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  44. Victoria Schwab is quickly becoming one of my favorite writers. I'm really looking forward to this book!

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  45. Victoria Schwab is quickly becoming one of my favorite writers. I'm really looking forward to this book!

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  46. Sounds amazing! I can't wait to read this one by the adorable V. Adding it to my "to order" cart :)

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