Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday (90) - The Archived

The Archived
Victoria Schwab
Publisher: Hyperion
To be released: January 22, 2013

 Summary (from Goodreads):

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 cannot wait for Victoria Schwab's second book. Her first book, The Near Witch was amazing and so beautifully written. I loved it so much, some other bloggers and I made the The Near Witch Rap. I cannot wait to read the Archived. It sounds unique and awesome and I know the writing will be beautiful. The world can't end in December 2012 because I need to read this book first. Also, this cover is really, really cool.

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event highlighting exciting upcoming releases. It is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.


  1. Ahh, so highly anticipated! Need it NOW! :)

  2. Awesome choice. I was going to choose this one today but then went with something else. I was thinking about the world ending to and not getting to read this book. Let's hope it doesn't. So can't wait for this one. New Follower. =]
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  3. I so want this book. Great haul of books.


  4. Great choice, I have seen this one around a lot, defintely on my TBR list too.

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  5. Yes! I'm looking forward to this one too. Love the concept and the GORGEOUS cover. Great WoW post!

  6. I have seen this one a couple of times and I really want it too!! The cover is amazing and the story sounds just as awesome! Great pick =)
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  7. This seems to be the choice of the week :) Great pick!

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  8. This one sounds captivating, good choice.

  9. I have been seeing this EVERYWHERE! I can't wait to read this! And that cover is very catchy! :D Great pick and thanks for sharing! :D

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  10. I've totally had my eye on this one for a while! It sounds so intriguing and sooo unique! I hope it's as good as it sounds. :) Great choice!

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  11. I love that first sentence of the synopsis ... "where the dead rest on shelves like books." Sounds very interesting! And the cover is very cool with the profile and the key.

    Great pick!

  12. Ok i need to read book one asap cause this sounds amazing! How did i miss the first one? My WoW

  13. Good choice. It does sound intriguing.

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  14. Such a lovely cover ^^ This one is pretty popular and I totally understand why!

  15. It's easy to see why this book is getting so much buzz. It sounds incredible. I can't wait to read it.

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  16. The summary is so compelling. I have to read this. I also need to get to The Near Witch. Not sure why I haven't read that yet. Is it weird that I want to walk in a library where the dead sit on shelves??

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