Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday: The Archived by Victoria Schwab

"Waiting On Wednesday" is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine to spotlight an upcoming release that we're excited about. This week I'm waiting on The Archived by Victoria Schwab.

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.
(Summary from GoodReads)

I know how I keep saying that I hate zombies, or anything really connected with the dead coming and eating brains or whatnot, but I love library themed books! So this is going to happen. Huzzah!

The Archived comes out Jan. 22, 2013.


  1. I'm excited for this one! I read the 100 page sneak preview and now I'm dying to read the whole book!! Great pick!

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    Sabina @ Delirious About Books

  2. I already have this one on my list, can't wait to read it either!

    Christina @ Ensconced in YA
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  3. Very intriguing...I like how unique and creative it sounds.

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  4. New follower here. A MUST read for me. Feel free to come by and check out my WoW...

  5. So excited about this book! Only three months left to wait. Victoria Schwab is simply an amazing writer. Can't wait to read more!
    Em @ A Beautiful Madness
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  6. Thank you so much for featuring THE ARCHIVED!


  7. I already have The Archived on my to-read list and I can't wait for it to come out. It sounds pretty great. Great pick!
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