Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Teaser Tuesday: The Archived by Victoria Schwab

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.
To play along just do the following:
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!  

The Archived by Victoria Schwab.


The Archived - Hyperion

The Narrows remind me of August nights in the South. They remind me of old rocks and places where the light can't reach. They remind me of smoke -- the stale, settled kind -- and of storms and damp earth.
Most of all, Da, they remind me of you.
-- Page 1

Da always said there were two ways to get through any locked door: by key or by force.
And I don't have a key, so . . .
-- Page 59


I picked up this book, because apparently I have a thing for libraries and mysteries. The Archived is as much a mystery story as it is about history and memory. It is told by sixteen-year-old Mackenzie Bishop, who lives a secret and lonely life as a Keeper. It's her job to capture the awakened dead, who made their way into the Narrows - a place between the real world and the Archive - and to return them. Mackenzie is always active and inquisitive and I like that a lot about her.  
Also, I was hooked from the start by the beautiful style of writing and the way secrets are revealed bit by tiny bit. One third into the book, I still can't figure out where the story will lead. I'll enjoy being surprised.

Which are your current reads? Tease us in the comments!

6 comments:

attheendofthestory said...

I'm reading this at the moment as well. Here my teaser from dance of shadows.

Karen and Gerard said...

This one sounds too creepy for me. Enjoy!
Here's ours: Here's ours: http://www.ourstack.blogspot.com/2013/02/tuesday-teaser-suspect-by-robert-crais.html

Claire said...

I really want this one and the teasers just make me want it even more! :).

My Teaser

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I like the teasers...and this book has been piquing my curiosity.

Here's MY TUESDAY MEMES POST

starryeyedjen said...

Great teasers...especially that second one. :) I just ordered my copy of this and can't wait to get to it. Thanks for sharing! Here’s my teaser! Happy Tuesday! =)

harley bear book blog said...

Sounds like a good book so far. Glad you're enjoying it. It's on my LOOONNGG TBR list lol. Here's My Teaser Tuesday from The Madman's Daughter

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