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



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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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:

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

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


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! 

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112 thoughts on “Cover Reveal: The Unbound by Victoria Schwab (+ US/Canada giveaway!)”

  1. Vivien says:

    It’s fabulous!!!

  2. Nikki R says:

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

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

  4. Kaitlyn says:

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

  5. Kaitlyn says:

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

  6. Christa says:

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

  7. Bailey says:

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

  8. Danielle Nguyen says:

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

  9. Desiree Thompson says:

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

  10. Miss Print says:

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

  11. Amy Olsen says:

    It’s gorgeous!!

  12. van p. says:

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

  13. Stephanie says:

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

  14. 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.

  15. Holly Bryan says:

    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 ;-))

  16. Kelley Bryant says:

    This cover is fantastic!

  17. Michael says:

    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. =]

  18. Briana says:

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

  19. Ronnie says:

    The cover is gorgeous. Simply done and very eerie. 🙂

  20. Go Flash Go says:

    I love the colors – so ghostly. Never see anything like it!

  21. amie says:

    breathtaking >. make it look nicer and together on the shelves

  22. Tamara Ireland Stone says:

    It’s spooky and engaging and… wow… just beautiful. I love it, Victoria!

  23. Holly U says:

    I love it!! Whoever did it, is very awesome. 🙂 Can’t wait for this book!

  24. Deidra says:

    OMGOSH the cover is so pretty and eery and gorgeous!

  25. kenzie says:

    I tried to comment earlier, but I don’t believe it went through!
    This cover is fantastic and I can’t wait to see the finished book.

  26. Susan Light says:

    So glad it matches the first one!

  27. Shay Pease says:

    Incredible cover!

  28. I agree, the green color is awesome! I can’t wait for this book 😀

  29. Michelle Morris says:

    Wow. The cover is what first attracted me to The Archived and this cover is just as amazing. It has the right balance of eerie and beautiful!

  30. I am in love with these covers! They are so spooky and beautiful. The Archived creeped me out, so it is definitely fitting.

  31. Becca says:

    Gorgeously fantastic and creepy. And omg I want that ring!

  32. Gale Ryan says:

    I love it! So creepy, yet tempting. A book just begging to be opened. Amazing job on the cover!

  33. Shelver506 says:

    Oooooh, this is going to look so pretty sitting next to my copy of THE ARCHIVED!

  34. Tammy George says:

    Love the green, makes for an elegant cover.

  35. Aydrea says:

    love the cover!!!!:)

  36. Chenise J. says:

    I really like it! It goes very well with the first book!

  37. Linda says:

    The cover is absolutely stunning! I still haven’t read THE ARCHIVED (ahhh, but I’ve been dying to get my hands on it!), but I can’t wait for THE UNBOUND!

  38. Stephanie says:

    Simple and creepy and great. Can’t wait!! 🙂

  39. Trisha Schmidt says:

    The cover is beautiful and haunting. The perfect compliment to The Archived’s cover.

  40. Phaicia Fefe McBride says:

    The cover is gorgeous and I am hoping it has that same feel as The Archived; I can’t wait to cuddle it.

  41. Claire Johnson, Editor says:

    The cover is BEAUTIFUL! I am already anxiously awaiting this one. 🙂

  42. Jennifer Howard McCoy says:

    I absolutely adore this cover! I loved The Archived so much, so I’m dying to get my hands on this one!

  43. Tim Canny says:

    The cover definitely has a creepy factor quotient. Definitely a CFQ of 8.9. Which is really good when you realize no one has ever gotten a CFQ of 10.0

  44. Lisa D says:

    I love the cover! The color of it is gorgeous and the design with the swirl above the face. It’s just beautifully eerie. I can’t wait til it comes out and I can have a copy of that on my shelf!

  45. Lisa B. says:

    Love the ring and the smoke and the gates. Love it all!

  46. Grace Lo says:

    Just like The Archived, The Unbound looks gorgeous! They both have the same face-fading-into-smoke theme, albeit with different colours, and an element, whether it’s a key or ring. Love it!

  47. Andria says:

    The Ring! I love it!

  48. Jill says:

    It is amazing!!!!!

  49. Jessy says:

    I like how the cover goes with the first book in the series. I’m just not a big fan of cover changes.

  50. Naomi Davis says:

    I like the cover, but I LOVED the cover of The Archieved

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