Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday (21)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine in which we showcase upcoming releases we are eagerly anticipating.

The Archived
by Victoria Schwab
Release Date: January 22, 2013

Goodreads Synopsis:

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.

Why I'm Waiting:

Okay, so I may be a little biased. We do share a name after all ;) But seriously, that synopsis? Dead are called "histories"? Libraries where dead people tell stories? Seriously?! My mind just can't wrap around all the awesomeness that is this plot! January can't come fast enough! 

So what are y'all waiting on this fine Wednesday?
Be sure to let me know in the comments below! 

All the best


  1. That cover is so creepy. And the dead are shelved like library books...even more creepy! I'll definitely make sure to check this one out. Thanks for your great pick.

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  2. I just got this one and the plot sounds really original. I love the cover too. Great pick! :)

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  3. Awesome pick! I'm really excited to read this one as well. I haven't read Victoria's other series but I really want to!

  4. Hi, I am a new follower, I will need to check out this book! I'd love a follow back at



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