I hope you have all heard of The Archived by Victoria Schwab, which just came out on Tuesday! For those of you who haven't, here's a little about it:
The Archived by Victoria Schwab
Published by Hyperion.
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.
Da first brought Mackenzie Bishop here four years ago, when she was twelve years old, frightened but determined to prove herself. Now Da is dead, and Mac has grown into what he once was, a ruthless Keeper, tasked with stopping often-violent Histories from waking up and getting out. Because of her job, she lies to the people she loves, and she knows fear for what it is: a useful tool for staying alive.
Being a Keeper isn't just dangerous-it's a constant reminder of those Mac has lost. Da's death was hard enough, but now her little brother is gone too. Mac starts to wonder about the boundary between living and dying, sleeping and waking. In the Archive, the dead must never be disturbed. And yet, someone is deliberately altering Histories, erasing essential chapters. Unless Mac can piece together what remains, the Archive itself might crumble and fall.
In this haunting, richly imagined novel, Victoria Schwab reveals the thin lines between past and present, love and pain, trust and deceit, unbearable loss and hard-won redemption.
Does that not sound like a fantastic book? I think it does. So I was extremely honoured to be chosen by Victoria as a Keeper of the Archive. Thanks to her, I have tons of goodies to share with you all!
To distribute these fun SIGNED bookmarks (yes, all of them are signed) and the one grand prize SIGNED tote bag, I'm going to have a little INTERNATIONAL contest.
You can earn entries in one of two ways:
1. Take YOUR OWN ORIGINAL pictures of fancy keys or doors, or both. I don't mean like your teeny little house key in your front door, I mean something different and special looking. Each photo of a unique item will count as one entry. I'd prefer if you were in the picture, seeing as I want to know they're your photos, but I understand some people want to keep their face private. In that case, please include some kind of identifying mark in the photo (like a piece of paper with your Twitter handle or GFC name on it, or something of the like) so I can tell you didn't just go on Google.
2. For those of you who live in a country where The Archived has been published, go out and take pictures of The Archived "in the wild". Find it on the shelves of your local bookstore or library and snap a picture. As many places as you can find it. Each photo of a different location counts as one entry.
The grand prize winner will be drawn at random from all entries. This one person will receive 5 signed bookmarks and 1 signed tote bag.
On top of this, there will be 5 additional winners, also drawn at random, who will each receive 2 signed bookmarks.
Some rules and guidelines and whatnot:
~ Contest is INTERNATIONAL.
~ You can submit photos by posting them on either Pinterest or Twitter and leaving the link to the photo in the Rafflecopter below. I have it set up so you can submit up to 3 photo links each day. If you took more than 3 in one day, just please come back the next day and submit 3 more, etc. Saves the Rafflecopter from having a bazillion entry options.
~ By submitting a photo to the contest, you are giving me permission to use that photo on my blog (but ONLY on my blog. I won't use it elsewhere or try to sell it or anything) in a wrap up post showing off some of the entries, including the winner's.
~ I will contact winners by email. Each winner has 48 hours to respond to my email or they forfeit their prize and I will choose another.
~ I will be shipping the prizes myself. I am not responsible for lost or damaged items.
~ I have the right to disqualify entries, especially those I believe are not original photos.
I look forward to seeing all of your fantastic photos! I've included two of my own (not very good ones, and awfully small, I'll admit) as examples below of the kind of keys I'd like to see from you. But honestly, any interesting or eye-catching key or door you come across, snap a picture! Or, of course, The Archived in the wild! Go crazy and good luck! :)
a Rafflecopter giveaway
I would also really love if you'd share the giveaway button to help spread the word about the contest!