Waiting on Wednesday #18 – THE ARCHIVED by Victoria Schwab

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine. Head on over there to see what other book bloggers are waiting for! I’m pretty sure I came across my choice this week on another blogger’s “Waiting on Wednesday,” and I’m so excited about it that I wanted to share.

The Archived by Victoria Schwab. Expected publication: January 22, 2013 (Hyperion). This YA book sounds amazing! Here’s the description from Goodreads:

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.

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Posted August 1, 2012 by Tammy in Waiting on Wednesday / 12 Comments


12 responses to “Waiting on Wednesday #18 – THE ARCHIVED by Victoria Schwab

  1. baileyhewlett

    Ahhhh I’m so beyond excited to read The Archived. It looks beyond amazing!!! Great pick. 🙂

  2. Great pick! I really want to read this one as well. I love the whole concept. I have yet to read any of Victoria’s novels, but there’s always time to start. 🙂

    Thanks for sharing!