Teaser Tuesday – The Archived

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can 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!

So, I’m super late on posting this today, but here it is. I keep forgetting to prep these posts in advance! This week I’m doing a teaser from The Archived, which I’ve been waiting to read for ages (and it’s not even out yet!).

The Archived, by Victoria Schwab

The Archived, by Victoria Schwab

From The Archived, by Victoria Schwab

Fear floats up my throat, a primal thing, a physical twinge as I step though, close the door behind me, and hear the voices. Not true voices really, but murmurs and whispers and words stretched thin by distance. They could be halls, or whole territories, away. Sounds travel here in the Narrows, coil through the corridors, bounce off walls, find you from miles away, ghostlike and diffused. They can lead you astray.

“What’s a Keeper?”

“It’s what I am,” you say, pointing to the ring on your hand. “What you’ll be,” you add, pointing to my own ring.

I can’t help but smile. You chose me. “I’m glad I get to be like you.”

You squeeze my hand and make sound somewhere between a cough and a laugh, and say, “Good thing. Because you haven’t got a choice.”

(In case it’s not obvious from these two quotes, the book is written in two different… ways? Some passages are written almost as a letter, Mackenzie speaking directly to her grandfather. The other way is in first person, just telling the story as in a “normal” book. So far, I’m really enjoying this, although I have noticed one passage so far where the audience seems lost, and I really hope this is fixed for the final book!)

6 thoughts on “Teaser Tuesday – The Archived

    • Yes, I’ve been anticipating this one for a while. I’m less than 100 pages in and I’m really enjoying it! It’s very interesting!

      And don’t worry, it’s not very confusing. The two different POVs (or whatever you want to call them) are printed in different fonts — at least in the ARC — so it’s easy to tell them apart.

  1. Interesting way it is written…you teaser sounds scary. THANKS for the tease.

    My teaser is from LIVE BY NIGHT by Dennis Lehane.

    My Teaser is below. Hope you had a good Tuesday.

    Silver’s Reviews
    My TT

    • Yes, the writing is different from other things I’ve read! I guess the teaser is a bit scary but I don’t think the book is too scary over all, just… kinda scary? :)

      Thanks for visiting!

    • Glad you like them! It was actually kinda tough to find some decent quotes for the teaser post. So much of it seemed to either be a spoiler or it needed more context. Hmm.

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