Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Waiting On Wednesday: The Archived

Waiting on Wednesday is hosting by Jill at Breaking the Spine.

Book: The Archived by Victoria Schwab
Release Date: January 22nd, 2013
Genre: Young Adult / Fantasy
Publisher: 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.

Doesn't this just sound divine? Plus, I loved Victoria's book, The Near Witch. Hopefully The Archived will be just as wonderful. And look at that cover! Gorgeous. Absolutely gorgeous.  


Randi M said...

SO excited for The Archived! It sounds completely unlike anything else I've read. I only wish it came out sooner. :( Great pick!

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Sharon ObsessionwithBooks said...

This book sounds really interesting! a nice choice.

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Jade said...

This looks and sounds amazing, i haven't read the Near Witch so I can't say much for Schwab's writing, but it sounds fantastic!


Anonymous said...

I want to read this one - sounds great. Nice choice :)

Jennifer Messerschmidt said...

I love the sound of this! An archive full of lives that librarians can read.

Krystianna (Downright Dystopian) said...

Great pick! This one sounds pretty good. I love the title & the cover. :) There are so many great books coming out next year that I just can't keep track.

Thanks for sharing!

Mel - Thedailyprophecy. said...

I also loved The Near witch! :D So another work from here is great ^^

Tribute Books Mama said...

Sounds like an interesting read.

Amber (Books of Amber) said...

I haven't read The Near Witch yet, but I really want to read this one! I think it sounds really interesting.

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Martina Koleva said...

Oh I'm really looking forward to this one too. It sounds amazing and I can't wait for it to come out. Great pick!

Courtney @ Courtney Reads A Lot said...

Ahhh! I am really excited for this book too! It looks so good! Why does its release date feel so far away?

Bookish Outsider said...

Great choice, I have this on preorder and can't wait to read it!

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Traci @ The Reading Geek said...

So excited for this book! This sounds so good and I loved the Near Witch so I'm looking forward to another book written by Schwab.

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Chapter by Chapter said...

I have been so curious about this book since I've seen it on a few WoW's in the past! I can't wait for this one ;) Thanks for stopping by :)

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Michael @ The Bookshelf Review said...

Great minds think alike. =] 2013 can't come fast enough for this book. The premise is just awesome. Can't wait. New Follower. =] Thanks for sharing and visiting My WoW
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