Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday: The Archived by Victoria Schwab

****"Waiting on Wednesday" is a weekly event hosted by Jill at the Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.****
My pick for this week is:
The Archived (The Archived, #1)
The Archived by Victoria Schwab
Expected release date: January 22nd, 2013
from Hyperion
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 absolutely loved Victora Schwab'sThe Near Witch. The story was so orginal and creepy and the writing was fabulous. So naturally I freaked out when I heard about this. With a synopsis like that I can't wait to dive into another world of hers that I know will be vivid, different, and beautifully written. And just look at that cover. Can it be next year, please?



  1. I'm excited to read this one, too! I never did get a chance to read Near Witch though, but I'm hoping to make time to read then both soon!

    I'm a new follower here! Love the look of your blog! Really cute!

  2. You could read them back to back. I'm sure you'll love them. Thanks for the follow :). We just got the new design so we're still all giddy about it. -M