Wednesday, 22 August 2012

-Waiting on Wednesday- 25: The Archived by Victoria Schwab

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted over at Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.
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.

I recently watched a vlog that Victoria did on "wordsmiths" and I agreed with most of her choices, she was able to pin-point what it was that made these other author's books so great and that got me thinking about what her writing was like. As soon as I saw the Sneak Peek of this book on Netgalley; I requested it and let me tell you-- this book is going to be extremely awesome and I think that Victoria will surprise many readers!
What are you Waiting on this Wednesday?
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  1. ooh, I got the sneak peek as well but haven't gotten around to it yet. This book looks amazing, even though I wasn't the biggest fan of The Near Witch.

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  2. I really want to read this one! I love the cover and it's such a fascinating concept, isn't it? Awesome pick! :)

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  3. This one sounds so different to anything I've ever read before. I can't wait to read it!

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  4. That looks awesome! What a unique premise! I'll TBR it! Thanks! :D

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