Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Waiting On Wednesday (27)

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill from Breaking the Spine.

The Archived by Victoria Schwab
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.

Though I wasn't CRAZY for Victoria Schwab's debut The Near Witch, I enjoyed it especially because it reminded me a lot of a mixture between the movies Darkness Falls and Sleepy Hollow. This one sounds so incredibly unique and so incredibly creepy, a combo that for me, always = GOOD.

The Archived will be released January 22, 2013 by Hyperion. Such a long wait, but I'm hoping it'll be worth it. And judging from early reviews, it's looking promising so far!


  1. please tell me why... this sounds so AMAZING.

    That Bookish Girl

  2. Girl, you read my mind! I am WOWed by the idea of this book! Can't wait for it! :)

    Sierra @ Yearning to Read


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