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The Archived

(2013)
(The first book in the Archived series)
A novel by

 
 
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 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.

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

Praise for this book

"As gorgeously written as it is brilliantly inventive, The Archived is that rare book that grabs you by the mind and the heart, not letting go of either once you've turned the last page. It's earned a permanent spot on my Keeper shelf." - Rachel Hawkins

"A page-turning plot, a setting that haunted my dreams, and breathtaking prose. Truly a masterful, dark, beautiful novel." - Ruta Sepetys


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Used availability for Victoria Schwab's The Archived

Hardback Editions

January 2013 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Archived
Author(s): Victoria Schwab
ISBN: 1-4231-5731-1 / 978-1-4231-5731-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Hyperion Book CH
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Paperback Editions

January 2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Archived
Author(s): Victoria Schwab
ISBN: 1-4231-7108-X / 978-1-4231-7108-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
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Audio Editions

April 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Archived: Archived, Book 1
Author(s): Victoria Schwab
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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April 2019 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Archived: Archived, Book 1
Author(s): Victoria Schwab
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

November 2018 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Archived
Author(s): V E Schwab
Publisher: Titan Books
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January 2013 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: The Archived
Author(s): Victoria Schwab
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Availability: Amazon   


January 2013 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Archived
Author(s): Victoria Schwab
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU