Waiting on Wednesday #23

Wednesday, 25 July 2012.

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

The Archived (The Archived, #1)
The Archived by Victoria Schwab
Release Date: 22nd January 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

I love the sound of this one. I only discovered it last wee, think I actually seen it on a WoW post, so thank you if it was yours :)

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Neyra @DarkestAddictions said...

Look!! I have this one on my tbr as well! It looks so awesome Andorra love the cover! >.< LOL great pick Suzanne :D

kay said...

I am really looking forward to this one too, and the cover is captivating. Great pick! :)

Leanne@The Reclusive Reader said...

Wow, that cover is gorgeous and the premise is so fascinating. Fingers crossed it exceeds our expectations! Awesome pick, Suzanne. My WoW this week was: The Diviners by Libba Bray.

Jennifer @ Dream Reads said...

This was my WoW pick last week so it couldve be mine :D And what is so funny is that my WoW this week is Furious which I saw on your WoW post last week, LOL. I can't wait for this one. It looks so awesome. Great pick, Suzanne ;)

Jennifer @ Dream Reads

Jennifer Messerschmidt said...

I love the sound of this one too! Keeping lives archived in a library where librarians can see them.

Jasprit said...

This sounds awesome Suzanne! It's got a bit of everything to, creepy, mystery and a cool cover too! Great pick Suzanne! :)

Rachelanbig said...

I've seen this around too, Suzanne but I just now looked at the cover closely, wow! It's beautiful. The concept seems very original and interesting too. Great pick. :)

A Canadian Girl said...

I loved The Near Witch so I'm very excited about this one. It's a book about a library!

Heidi said...

The Near Witch some amazing writing and I can't wait to see what she does in this one. I definitely want to read this one!

Sam @ Realm of Fiction said...

I really like the sound of this one too and can't wait for it to be released! The cover is gorgeous. :) Fantastic pick, Suzanne! :)

D said...

LOL, Jen got this one last week, this week she got The Archived. Sure you didn't coordinate this little show? :P
Anyway, I added both to my tbr thanks to the both of you ^^

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