Wednesday, November 21, 2012

WoW: The Archived

The Archived by Victoria Schwab 
Release: January 22, 2012 

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.
This book looks SO GOOD and unique. I also like that there's little focus on the romance and more focus on the dangers and the world. After all, it's the world I'm curious about. "Imagine a place where the dead rest on shelves like books?". Fascinating! And Victoria is a local Nashville author, so I can't wait for it to release and get my copy signed.

What are you all waiting on this week?

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Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly Meme hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine. Book bloggers present upcoming books they can’t wait to read and share their enthusiasm about new releases.


  1. I think I have another book I need to add to my TBR list!!! Thanks for spotlighting it and Happy Thanksgiving!! Please check out my WoW!

  2. This one keeps catching my eye. I'm certainly intrigued.

    Reading Lark's WOW

  3. I can't wait for this one! Everyone's been talking about it lately. EEP!

    Books of Amber