19. March 2013 · Comments Off · Categories: Fantasy, Fiction, Melody H, Teen Books · Tags:

The Archived by Victoria Schwab, 321 pages, read by Melody, on 03/18/2013

“Imagine a place where the dead rest on shelves like books”  The Archived is absolutely beautiful and original.  I devoured this book in one sitting.  The Archived is the story of  Mackenzie Bishop who is a Keeper of the Archives, a vast library where the stories of everyone who has ever lived are kept.  She is tasked with retrieving the recently dead and taking them to where they will become the Histories.  Schwab is brilliant, balancing grief and regret and love and life like a master.  Amazing book.

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