Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday: The Archived

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine and spotlights upcoming novels we can't wait to read. This week’s choice is:

thearchived Title: The Archived by Victoria Schwab
Publisher: Hyperion
Publish Date: Jan. 22, 2013
Genre: Fantasy

Goodreads Summary: 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.

Why am I waiting on The Archived? The summary had me at the very first line! This sounds dark, eerie and so good. The cover also adds to the awesomely spooky factor and I cannot wait to read this. What books are you waiting on?

3 comments:

Danny said...

This sounds creepy but awesome!! plus the cover is great! Total win!

Jennifer Messerschmidt said...

Really curious about the bodies being kept on library shelves! Sounds different.
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sarabara081 @ Forever 17 Books said...

Well this is a type of librarian I would not want to be! LOL Sounds so creepy but amazing! And I really love that cover! :)
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