10 October, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday: The Archived by Victoria Schwab

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine. Every week I get to show you a title that I'm eagerly anticipating the release of! Please link up your posts or tell me which book you can't wait for!

The Archived 
by Victoria Schwab

To be published January 22, 2013 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.

I am in love with this premise! It looks like a mysterious and soulful book.

What are you waiting on?


  1. CAn't wait for this either! Great pick! It sounds awesome.
    Stop by MY WOW?
    <3 Inky@ Book Haven Extraordinaire

  2. Eeep, I can't wait for this one to finally come out! I really like the original premise and I LOVED Victoria Schwab's previous book, her writing style is stunning.

  3. I can't for this!!! This is so interesting!! Seriously? Like, only Librarians can read life stories.. if I was in that world, I'd be like, ME!! I WANNA BE A LIBRARIAN.. LOL

    A Sprinkle of Books

  4. This sounds awesome! I hadn't heard about it so thanks a million for sharing it :)

    Here's my WoW post

    Micheline @ Lunar Rainbows


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