Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday - June 27, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme from Jill at Breaking the Spine. To join in, share the book or books that you are currently drooling over as you await their release and report back to Breaking the Spine with the link to your post. The gorgeous badge above is brought to us by Lindsay at The Violet Hour!

The Archived by Victoria Schwab
Hardcover, 336 pages
Expected publication: January 22nd 2013 by Hyperion
 From Goodreads:

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 one absolutely is right up my alley. First, it is written by Victoria Schwab who brought us the amazing writing prose of The Near Witch. Second, the premise of libraries and the it. I can't wait to dive back into Victoria's amazing writing about two concepts that fascinate me. ;)


Pamela said...

Ditto on this one. I'm a big fan of V, both her debut novel and her personality (do you follow her on Twitter?? Love). I'm really jealous of all the people that were able to get an ARC of this. THanks for sharing!

Feel free to check out my WoW here.

Lizzy said...

Two things that I love, an awesome cover and a book by Victoria Schwab. Great pick!

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