Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Waiting On Wednesday #26


Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking The Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.





The Archived by Victoria Schwab

Expected publication: January 22nd 2013 by 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.


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.

13 comments:

  1. Oh wow, this looks really interesting, I'm definitely putting it on my TBR. And the cover is gorgeous!! Thanks for sharing and bringing this book to my attention!
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    Juli @ Universe in Words

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  2. Oh this sounds awesome, can't believe I've not heard of this yet! Will be adding to my TBR wishlist for sure.

    My WoW

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  3. This really sounds different - It's definitely not like anything I've read before.

    Here's my WoW

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  4. This one's on my TBR. :) Such a unique and intriguing premise! Great pick!

    Here's my WoW

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  5. I'm really looking forward to this book, great choice this week!

    Shortskie's WOW

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  6. This is on my TBR, its sounds soooo good. Great pick.

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever
    http://booksliveforever.com/?p=2850

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  7. I hadn’t heard of this one, but it’s definitely going on my TBR list now.
    thanks for sharing.
    Here is My WOW

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  8. I love the idea of this one and the library holding the stories of peoples lives. Great pick and thanks for stopping by!

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  9. I want this book too!! Great pick!
    Thanks for sharing,
    Dani
    Check out my WOW - http://paulettespapers.com/?p=2236

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  10. New follower. Added this book to my wish list. Can't wait for it to come out. Come visit me as well.

    Grace

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  11. This one sounds amazing! I love the whole historical/dystopian feel it seems to have.

    Jennifer @ Feminist Fairy Tale Reviews
    http://feministfairytalereviews.blogspot.com/2012/07/waiting-on-wednesday-26-etiquette-and.html

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  12. The book cover is amazing! Intriguing blurb too.

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