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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 book two in this series.Victoria just gets me She writes the kinds of books I desperately need in my life Books with such unique plots and world building Books with characters that I attach myself to with my entire heart Books that keep me up way past my bedtime because I just can t stop reading I wish people discussed these earlier books of hers , because this was brilliant I can t wait to read book two Definitely one of my favourite authors. 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 tortured and adorable and somewhat sassy AND QUITE FOND OF BAKED GOODS so basically I am Schwab trash and not even sad about it.Also I hear the 3rd book is likenever ever coming out SLAY ME I ordered the sequel though, so let me read that, and then slay me What really REALLY hit me omg violent little book was how unique the story was It s like a library but for DEAD PEOPLE And sometimes the dead people escape and wonder around these dark hallways kind of like purgatory I guess and they must have Keepers to haul em back to deadness Meet Keeper Mackenzie Bishop She s such a tortured soul and I totally liked her But you know what I liked even THE MAGICNESS AND THE LIBRARY AND THE DEAD PEOPLE It was all creepy and vaguely dark and I could totally see it as a Tim Burton movie playing out in my head A basically And the characters Precious little mites Like I said TORTURED When you re a Keeper your life is like A lying to everyone because they can t know about your Other Life Chasing Dead People Back To Their Shelves, and B you get memories from things you touch, so no touchee to anyone, which makes things lonely, and C apparently you have an automatic ginormous need for baked goods Loving it.So apart from Mackenzie who narrates in 1st person , she meets Wes who is a smooth talking and slightly goth dude who got a book thrown at his head, caught it, and carried on a conversation about muffins at the same time I m 10000% a gonner and in love And later on Mackenzie meets Owen in the purgatory sort of place and he is equally mystery and tortured SO I AM A FAN.UmI suppose you could say there s a love triangle But it doesn t feel like one because Mackenzie is suffering from SERIOUS GRIEF over the death of her brother and she s not in the kissing mood thankgoodness So there are 2 boys There are attractions There are plot twists HUGE PLOT TWISTS involving both boys And I also love both boys So there you go view spoiler Although I did think Owen and Mac s pashing came out of nowhere I mean, he was dead, so we know that ship wasn t sailing also I was immensely pleased Owen turned out to be evil I LOVE OWEN I SHOULD PROBABLY BE CONCERNED BUT I M NOT hide spoiler @Download Book ñ The Archived ñ Imagine A Place Where The Dead Rest On Shelves Like BooksEach 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 ArchiveDa 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 AliveBeing 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 FallIn 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 This book was AMAZING Everybody needs this book in their life Do yourself a favor and pick this up ASAP. 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 anything that was happening One redeeming factor aside from the world building was WESLEY I really loved him as a character and it made me sad that he wasn t a bigger part of the story.I don t think I ll be continuing on with this series trilogy duology who knows , but I will definitely be checking out of Victoria s books in the future because she is a goddess NoteI have already read Vicious and loved it , so I might just enjoy her adult books , but I ll have to read to be able to say for sure. 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 Although, there were many things that didn t work for me as well as they did for multiple other book lovers who read this mysterious looking book For being mysterious, that it sure was, especially at the beginning I was eager to learn everything about the main character s ability and the world building, needless to say As the story slowly unfolded itself though, I realized that what was under its white silky fabric feeling the ghostly atmosphere yet was not as impressive as I first predicted but it had great constituents still.I ve thought about it and the protagonist was too young for me I like my MCs to be at least sixteen years old in my reads It s just a personal preference I have, because I like my heroines age to be as close to mine as possible so there could be a better possibility of connection.Mac is a Keeper She keeps Histories Histories are like data collections of dead people but, in their own form That s how I see them, but they truly aren t completely explained in the book, if not at the beginning only in brief descriptions Except an image can easily be made of them after reading this So each History is to be resting in the Achieve, the library as you can call it after their death However, sometimes, a History or two can escape and Mac s job is to find them and put them back where they belong It may seem simple, but it s not Especially not when stumbling upon a circumstance of events you do not understand Someone killed a History, in Mac s own room, and she needs to find who did it.Even if the pacing starts off pretty slow, the story does pick up and upgrades its speed to a most engaging one as chapters go by The writing is also pleasant and I believe suiting the story and main character s voice best Not the secondary ones See, most of the secondary characters, except for Mac s dead brothers, Wesley, Roland and the Histories she is strongly helping, feel one dimensional I guess it can be because the heroine didn t give much importance to many Even the parents they re uninteresting and unfortunately boring and forgettable.The love interest what a twist was really well developed I thought the author brought a very pertinent element to the story by including that character What I liked most was that it wasn t a romance novel alone and that the romance itself doesn t steal some importance anywhere And, by the way, Wesley, Mac s friend reminded me of Jace from The Mortal Instruments, with his personality He was the most entertaining of them all.What I really didn t like about the main character though was how easily and often she lied She did it in every chapter at least two times and it became annoying after some time Even if she might have felt bad after, it doesn t change that she didn t find any other solution than to do that When a character actually has saysIt s the only thing I ve said that wasn t a lie,then there is a problem Her choice of concealing the truth was understandable, depending on the scene, but the so many lies started to frustrate me because, see, the people she lied to didn t necessarily deserve it.Also, in the story, the narrator didn t describe the Histories as ghosts, yet, that s how they appeared to me The way they talked, moved and just overall it gave me as impression that they were indeed ghosts when I don t think this was the author s wish But that wasn t a negative point, since it didn t bother me at all.Overall, it was intriguing and enjoyable enough I hope less lies will be present in the sequel, because I do intend to read it sometime soon The world building has a lot of potential, being different from what we re used to, but the settings could use some variety The romance was, even if of small importance, lovely, but it could have used romantic scenes to make it believable yet I do understand why the author did not include Nonetheless, this was a good book with twists and turns that were remarkable and honestly unpredictable Victoria Schwab crafts another beautiful and unique story Plus, guyliner. 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 started this book with preconceptions I liked just as much as I thought I would That is, a lot Since I am fairly sure you grew tired of my eulogies of Schwab s writing a long time ago, I redirect you to my reviews of A Darker Shade of Magic,A Gathering of Shadowsand This Savage Song. Generally speaking, I found the writing in The Archived slightly less brilliant than what I came to think of as Schwab s usual, but not once was I really unhappy with it Knowing how picky and hard to please I normally am, my constant and unshakable satisfaction with what comes out of this author s mind is probably the closest thing to a miracle I ve ever seen or heard of in my life Of course, each one of Schwab s books has something that makes it absolutely unique The Shades of Magic trilogy has, needless to say, magic Vicious has superpowers and anthiheroes The Monsters of Verity series has monsters One would say The Archived has a library of the dead, and that that is than enough to make it unforgettable, and that would be true, but not quite, because actually the thing about The Archived that will leave a permament mark on your heart is its grief The grief of its characters, of its pages, of its story the book is so soaked in it that it itself seems to be mourning It s beautiful and sad, and so simply, gracefully rendered The sense of loss that permeates every page is, to me, the reason why this story will stand out forever from the infinity of other stories I ve read or heard I had gotten use to Schwab s characters to be a little reserved, maybe kind of standoffish, and when I read Our Savage Song I was pleasantly surprised to make the acquaintance of two protagonists who seemed to be so vulnerable Well, Mackenzie Bishop and Wesley Ayers are open and unguarded yet They are strong, they are fighters, but their weaknesses and their loneliness are a blow to the heart They made me pshysically ache inside It is impossible not to connect with characters no, with people like them As I stated elsewere, its Schwab s, it s good My favourite remains A Darker Shade of Magic, but The Archived has its peculiar charms I still have to read the second book and I m already terrified because it s not sure we ll have the third I need another miracle. Two years in my brain and than a year putting it on the page properly I can t wait to be able to share it. 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 they wanted to continue, and I can see why but something about the writing was really appealing to me and I ended up having a great experience with it.Here s what I liked about the book Dead people who are kept on shelves like books Sign me on Awesome premise I loved the eerie, something s not quite right atmosphere All this drama happening in the hushed hallways of a library setting somehow felt pretty creepy The narrative voice felt comfortable and real This isn t written in a fast paced sci fi thriller kind of way, and I liked the slower pace and somewhat contemplative tone The part of the story involving mysterious murders in an old hotel turned apartment building was intriguing, and the way the clues gradually reveal themselves is enjoyable I really liked some of the characters, especially the stern Roland, an older Librarian who mentors Mackenzie.Things that were just fine The romantic interests Yes, there is an s at the end of that, but there isn t really a love triangle here, and things are just interesting enough without overtaking the entire plot The villain Maybe a bit too easy to guess, but not until closer to the end.Things I felt could use improvement I found the beginning very confusing, in part because I thought Da referred to Mackenzie s father, not her grandfather The timeline also moved back and forth too much for my taste, and the switches in tense itched at me Also, does her brother s death have some further significance at some point Between that, her grandfather s death, moving to a new home, etc., there was a lot to take in the opening chapters I was also never entirely sure how I understood how the mechanics of everything works in the Library or the Keepers exact roles There were also definitely parts where I thought, No way or I don t get why this just didn t happen But there came a point when the story started coming together and taking off that I just let go of my doubts and just enjoyed the ride In fact, I think zoomed through the last half in one sitting, it was such a page turner The book is well plotted, well written, and touched with some darkness, as well as humor This isn t a typical sci fi story, and it s all the better for that I m tired of wham bam adventure stories that do little than connect the dots between one action scene to the next.This is the first book I ve read by this author, but given the many positive reviews I ve seen for her debut, I think I need to seek out The Near Witch very soon And of course, I ll be waiting for the new batch of Archives in the coming year This review also appears in The Midnight Garden An advance copy was provided by the publisher.You can also win an ARC of The Archived on the blog