Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Waiting on...THE ARCHIVED by Victoria Schwab

Okay, first off--very cool cover. I love the key and the smoke and the gorgeous blue color. I can tell there's more to the cover (bookshelves, maybe) but I can't really see for sure.

Secondly, I can't wait to read this novel. Hyperion posted a sneak peak on NetGalley and gave me just enough of a tease to want more. The setting's a library, the premise is rather unique, and the writing is gorgeous...need I say more? I want.

YA Fantasy
336 pages, hardcover
Expected Publication: January 22, 2013
Publisher: 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.

Waiting On Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.


  1. I am super excited for this book. I loved Victoria's first one.

  2. This book sounds so good, and that cover is really cool! Can't wait for it either!

  3. I'm super intrigued about this one. I didn't dare read a sneak peak because that's just cruel! haha. I can't just read parts of a freaking book! >.< It sounds like it's going to be super good though!

  4. Oh, I remember I saw the thing on Net Galley, I think I got it actually but I never got around reading it! You just made me very curious about it. :D

  5. Dude, this is the most gorgeous cover, and we loved Victoria's writing in THE NEAR WITCH. Can't wait for this to come out!! Feels like we've already been waiting forever though!

  6. Yrs! I can't wait for this! I didn't read the sneak peek but I don't need to to be excited about this!

  7. I'm definitely intrigued!! The concept sounds so cool, and the cover is fab!