Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Waiting on Wednesday (#18)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine,
which spotlights upcoming books we can't wait to read.

My WoW for this week is:

The Archived (The Archived #1) by Victoria Schwab

Goodreads Summary:
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.

My thoughts:
The cover was what first caught my eye about this book. It is beautiful. Secondly, the blurb intrigued me. It sounds really interesting and different.

Expected Release Date: January 22nd 2013

What book are you waiting for?



  1. This is definitely a great pick. I can't wait for it either...

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever

  2. Great pick! I've seen this one on a few WoW's, and I really want to read it. I haven't read any of Victoria's other novels, but I've heard great things about them. This is bound to be great too. :)


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