Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Waiting on Wednesday: The Archived by Victoria Schwab

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

This week’s can’t wait to read selection is
The Archived by Victoria Schwab.
Publication Date: January 22nd 2013

The Archived - 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.
Synopsis from

This sounds absolutely amazing in my opinion. The dead telling their stories like books? And altering histories and a general sense of mystery? Right up my alley, I can’t wait to get my hands on this. What do you think of that cover? I’m quite partial to it for some reason.

Let me know what’s on your waiting list. I’m about to need a major round of "books to look forward to" after I hand in that thesis. :)


Jade said...

I have the teaser for this from NetGalley but i know if I read it I'll just be gagging for more! I can't wait for it :)

Here's what i'm waiting on

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Jenea Whittington said...

I read the sneak peek from NetGalley, and it was awesome. Great Pick...

Jenea @ Books Live Forever

Amber (Books of Amber) said...

I didn't check out the sneak peek of this, but I am planning on reading it when it comes out XD It sounds quite good!

Books of Amber

Martina Koleva said...

I'm looking forward to reading this book when it comes out. I hope you like it when you get a chance to read it. Great pick!
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Mel - Thedailyprophecy. said...

You can have a sneek peak on Netgalley! It looks great :)

Braine TS said...

I love Hyperion books! This one should be good like the rest of their roster.

stargirlreads said...

Great choice, plus your blog is so cute!

I'm a new follower.

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