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The Archived

Schwab, Victoria (Book - 2013 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
The Archived


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"When an otherworldly library called the Archive is compromised from within, sixteen-year-old Mackenzie Bishop must prevent violent, ghost-like Histories from escaping into our world"--
Authors: Schwab, Victoria
Title: The archived
Publisher: New York :, Hyperion,, c2013.
Edition: 1st ed.
Characteristics: 321 p. ;,22 cm.
Summary: "When an otherworldly library called the Archive is compromised from within, sixteen-year-old Mackenzie Bishop must prevent violent, ghost-like Histories from escaping into our world"--
ISBN: 9781423157311
1423157311
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Report This Dec 18, 2013
  • ADWithrow rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

I really wanted to like this book. The premise was good and some parts of it were strong. But I couldn't really get into the characters or the plot even. The constant flashbacks began to grate on my nerves after a while and, generally, didn't do much for me to really move the plot forward or change the pace. I thought the book could have focused more on the idea of the archive and the rules of that place then it did. So much of the book was focused on the main character whining about how her parents were behaving and bemoaning the reality of her life (for good reason, admittedly, but annoying nonetheless.) Again, I really thought this was a strong premise, but the book didn't deliver. I had such high hopes, too.

Report This Nov 13, 2013
  • 0Charlie rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Being an avid fantasy fiction reader, I enjoyed reading about something other than dystopic societies and vampires. I found the world that was created to be unique and sufficiently fleshed out (if you can call it that when referring to dead people). I felt with the main character and was keen to figure out the mystery with her. Recommended.

Report This Apr 03, 2013
  • bookelf221 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

The Archived is one of those books that proves to be nothing like you expect it to be. Although it takes a little bit of time to get into the story, by the time you do, you're turning each page wondering what will happen next and hoping no one interrupts you. The Archived is one of those YA books that has a little bit of everything: a family struggling with the death of a loved one, a teenage girl trying to figure out how to balance all the aspects of her life, a little bit of romance and a whole lot of action and suspense. If you like any of those things, this is a definite read!

Report This Mar 11, 2013
  • Indigo_Cobra_8 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I agree with steph1068: I hadn't expected much, but the book proved to be an enjoyable read. Fresh and original plot, interesting characters, cute romance. I'm looking forward to the sequel, which is coming out next year.

Report This Feb 21, 2013
  • steph1068 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Enjoyed this much more than I thought I would. Lots of action, interesting back story, kick-ass heroine, different premise. Definitely kept me interested. Not sure if this is the start of a series or not, but I'd read more.

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