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Cover Reveal: The Unbound by Victoria Schwab (+ US/Canada giveaway!)

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Calling all fans of THE ARCHVIED by Victoria Schwab! Today we're bringing you the cover reveal for the sequel, THE UNBOUND! And let me just get this out of the way right now: It's LOVERLY. And dark. And haunting. And pretty much everything I like in a cover. 

Just sayin.

For those who haven't read THE ARCHIVED yet, you'll get a chance to get your hands on a signed copy at the end of this post. But first, a message from Victoria:

Hello, lovely YABC-ers!!! Victoria here! I’m the author of several books (a couple on shelves, a bunch more to come) and I’m THRILLED to be on this delightful site today, revealing the cover and jacket copy for my next book, THE UNBOUND! THE UNBOUND is the sequel to THE ARCHIVED, but don’t be afraid to read on, because my editor and I have worked to make this reveal a SPOILER-FREE experience (it turns out this is really hard to do)! THE ARCHIVED, for those who don’t know, is a series about a library where the dead are shelved like books, and a girl responsible for hunting down and returning the ones that wake…*cue creepy music*

I like the creepy music. Usually we do a drum roll right here, but the creepy music WORKS.

Are you ready to see the cover? 

*turns up creepy music*

 

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** Visitors, if you choose to share this cover, please include a courtesy link back to this post and giveaway **

I have to say, I love the creep factor here: the iron gate, the ring, the spooky nighttime mood, the smoky effect. 

I DIG IT ALL, and I think it's a great companion cover for THE ARCHIVED. What do you guys think? 

Here's a little bit about THE UNBOUND (spoiler-free!):

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.

Last summer, Mackenzie Bishop, a Keeper tasked with stopping violent Histories from escaping the Archive, almost lost her life to one. Now, as she starts her junior year at Hyde School, she's struggling to get her life back. But moving on isn't easy -- not when her dreams are haunted by what happened. She knows the past is past, knows it cannot hurt her, but it feels so real, and when her nightmares begin to creep into her waking hours, she starts to wonder if she's really safe. Meanwhile, people are vanishing without a trace, and the only thing they seem to have in common is Mackenzie. She's sure the Archive knows more than they are letting on, but before she can prove it, she becomes the prime suspect. And unless Mac can track down the real culprit, she'll lose everything, not only her role as Keeper, but her memories, and even her life. Can Mackenzie untangle the mystery before she herself unravels?

With stunning prose and a captivating mixture of action, romance, and horror, The Unbound delves into a richly imagined world where no choice is easy and love and loss feel like two sides of the same coin.

And here's a bit about author Victoria Schwab:

Victoria SchwabI am the product of a British mother, a Beverly Hills father, and a southern upbringing. Because of this, I have been known to say “tom-ah-toes”, “like”, and “y’all”. I also suffer from a wicked case of wanderlust, made worse by the fact that wandering is a good way to stir up stories. When I’m not haunting Paris streets or trudging up English hillsides, I’m usually tucked in the corner of a coffee shop, dreaming up monsters.

True fact: I live on the internet. Or in it. It’s quite cozy actually. If you want to venture into my corner of the digital world, there are a number of rooms to find me in!

Twitter is like my kitchen. I’m always there: @veschwab

And there’s my living room/blog: http://veschwab.wordpress.com

And my website, which is like my office in that I should be there, but rarely am: www.victoriaschwab.com

And tumblr, which is totally like my bedroom bc it’s covered in pictures of Tom Hiddleston and tea: veschwab.tumblr.com

 

Thank you, Victoria and Disney*Hyperion for letting us host this cover reveal! 

To get your hands on a signed copy of THE ARCHIVED, enter the raffle below. One lucky US/Canada reader will win! 

a Rafflecopter giveaway

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • Vivien
    Vivien Tuesday, 26 February 2013

    It's fabulous!!!

  • YABC
    YABC Tuesday, 26 February 2013

    SO BEAUTIFUL. *_* I don't think the wait until January has every looked so daunting...

  • YABC
    YABC Tuesday, 26 February 2013

    I love this cover! The smoke forms her face! Awesome:)

  • YABC
    YABC Tuesday, 26 February 2013

    Even better than the first! It's so creepy and the colors are gorgeous.

  • YABC
    YABC Tuesday, 26 February 2013

    Even better than the first! It's so creepy and the colors are gorgeous.

  • YABC
    YABC Tuesday, 26 February 2013

    The cover is fantastic! I love the deep green colour and the smoke coming out of the ring

  • YABC
    YABC Tuesday, 26 February 2013

    The cover is completely haunting. I love the smoke drifting to form Mackenzie's face. It's sublime.

  • YABC
    YABC Tuesday, 26 February 2013

    Oooh so pretty! And so spooky! I love it!

  • Desiree Thompson
    Desiree Thompson Tuesday, 26 February 2013

    Love it! I like it even better than the first!

  • YABC
    YABC Tuesday, 26 February 2013

    I love that we get to see a Archive ring on the cover and that the two books go so well together.

  • Amy Olsen
    Amy Olsen Tuesday, 26 February 2013

    It's gorgeous!!

  • YABC
    YABC Tuesday, 26 February 2013

    I love the cover, just as awesome as the first. I totally dig the green color and the book-ques name.

  • YABC
    YABC Tuesday, 26 February 2013

    I agree, the green color is awesome! I can't wait for this book :D

  • Stephanie
    Stephanie Tuesday, 26 February 2013

    Love this cover! goes so well with the first one.

  • YABC
    YABC Tuesday, 26 February 2013

    I love it! I can't wait to see what the designers do with the rest of the book, since The Archived was designed so beautifully.

  • Holly Bryan
    Holly Bryan Tuesday, 26 February 2013

    I absolutely love it - actually even better than the first one, which I thought was going to be impossible! I love how the smoke behind the face is even more dramatic on this cover than on the first. I love the darkness to it, and the gates in the background. And I love that it's going to look gorgeous on my shelf next to The Archived!!! (after I win this giveaway ;-))

  • Kelley Bryant
    Kelley Bryant Tuesday, 26 February 2013

    This cover is fantastic!

  • YABC
    YABC Tuesday, 26 February 2013

    The cover is absolutely beautiful. I can not wait to dive head first into this series. I love the ring and the gate behind her. It matches The Archived perfectly. =]

  • YABC
    YABC Tuesday, 26 February 2013

    Very pretty! It compliments the first book so well - they're going to look SO great together on shelves.

  • YABC
    YABC Tuesday, 26 February 2013

    The cover is gorgeous. Simply done and very eerie. :)

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