Wednesday, December 12, 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.

The Archived comes out January 22, 2013.


  1. OOoh nice! I have been hearing lots about this one! It was on Netgalley too, but apparently they weren't giving out a lot of the e-arcs. Hope you get to read it soon since the date is fast approaching!

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  2. I would really love to read this. It sounds so interesting. Thanks for sharing.
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  3. Great pick! I'm also looking forward to read it.
    Thanks for stopping by at my WoW. :)

  4. The Archived sounds so good! Great pick and thanks for stopping by my WoW this week.

  5. I'm looking forward to this one too! It looks fantastic.
    Thank you for stopping by my WoW!

  6. This one looks fabulous! Thank you for checking out my WoW! (=

  7. Oh, yes! This one is definitely on my TBR list. Highly anticipated. Did you get to read the first chapters when Hyperion had it on NetGalley? Made me want it even more.

  8. This book sounds amazing and I really want to read it now!! Thanks for stopping by my blog! New follower :)

  9. This book is so high on my TBR as well!! Great pick dear, and thanks for stopping by!
    - Farah @ MajiBookshelf

  10. I'm so intrigued by this cover! It's on my wish list :)
    Thanks for stopping by.

  11. So sorry for this awfully late comment, but anyway - awesome pick! What a coincidence that you chose the same book my co-blogger did. I'm definitely looking forward to this one, too. :)


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