Title: The Archived.
Author: Victoria Schwab.
"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."
My Thoughts So Far:
A little over 120 pages into the book, I'm liking it so far. I didn't really know what to expect from this book, but nothing has disappointed me yet. The main character Mackenzie isn't just a normal girl (is anyone now-a-days?) but she isn't a secret princess, and she isn't in a love triangle with a vampire and werewolf, instead she's a Keeper. Everybody is a History, telling a story of memories, when the person dies the body is kept and shelved with hundreds of other bodies in the Archive. Keepers are those who stop violent Histories, and put them back into the Archive. I'm really not sure how the story will end, but I'm excited to see the way things work out for Mackenzie, her parents, and if she will ever see her little brother again!