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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

The Archived Blog Tour: Making History #18: The End

HAPPY RELEASE DAY to Victoria Schwab's The Archived!! I'm so thrilled to be her final stop in her Archived blog tour. Over the past couple of weeks Victoria has made vlogs and shared them on various book review sites talking about her newest release, and her journey in getting to today's exciting moment. Before I share with you today's exclusive vlog, I wanted to share a little bit about her book.

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 -quoted from Goodreads

Victoria is the product of a British mother, a Beverly Hills father, and a southern upbringing. Because of this, she has been known to say "tom-ah-toes," "like," and "y'all."

She also tells stories.

She loves fairy tales, and folklore, and stories that make her wonder if the world is really as it seems. 

Be sure to go wish Victoria a happy book birthday via her blog | twitter | tumblr


  1. What a clever book idea! I'd love to know what inspired you :) I'll have to do some digging to find out.

    1. I agree, this is a very clever idea. Hopefully we can get Victoria on the blog one of these days to chat with. :)