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. Mackenzie Bishop is still recovering from having almost lost her life to a violent History. But moving on is proving a difficult task when all she dreams of is that fateful day. And when people begin disappearing, all lines lead back to her. Mackenzie fears a set-up and the race is on to prove it.
Victoria Schwab (www.VictoriaSchwab.com) is the author of several novels, including, The Near Witch -which Kirkus praised for its shivery horror tang and extraordinary sense of place -and The Archived, of which The Horn Book said [Schwab] writes of death, sorrow, and family love with a light, intelligent touch and inventive vigor, and provides romance with a pleasing edge of unpredictability. When she is not wandering through foreign countries, Victoria can usually be found tucked in the corner of a coffee shop in Nashville, sipping tea and dreaming of monsters.