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.
Hardcover, 336 pages
Expected publication: January 22nd 2013 by HyperionPre-Order here.
Seriously? Another book I was so sure I had shared with you all. I seem to be all kinds of sucky these days. Anyway. I am DYING to read The Archived! I adore Victoria, and I cannot wait to read this book. The plot seems amazing. And I cannot wait to get to know Mackenzie :) And I'm hoping there isn't really a love triangle.. Still, excited about the romance :) Super excited about the story. Can't wait for it :D
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This was a WoW a mine a couple of months back. It looks so so so good! Great choice! :)ReplyDelete
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I can't wait for this one! Great pick :DReplyDelete
I heard this one's really good. Can't wait for it as well! :)ReplyDelete
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Been wanting to get my hands on this as well! Sounds VERY interesting! Great pick dear!ReplyDelete
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Great choice, I can't wait for this one either!ReplyDelete
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Every time I see this book on some more privileged blogger's book haul, I die a little inside. WANT. NEED. NOW.ReplyDelete
Mee too! Ahh. I want it so so much <33Delete
I am SO excited for this one!!! I have so many friends who are reading it right now and I'm SO jealous!!! Great pick :DReplyDelete
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My Blogmate had this as her Wow last week I think! It sounds soooo good! Thanks for sharing, New follower here!ReplyDelete
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Great pick! Everybody is waiting for this book and I hope it can deliver to all our high expectations :DReplyDelete
Ooh yes! I'm really looking forward to this too, especially after The Near Witch. I had a quick read of the 100 page preview and liked it well enough so I'll definitely be getting myself a copy of this. I love the colour scheme of the cover too. Brilliant pick, Carina!ReplyDelete
<33 I haven't read the 100 page preview yet.. I wouldn't be able to wait for the whole book then (A) lol :D but I have peeked, and I think I will love this book so much <3 sigh. I want want want it.Delete
Thank you sweetie :D
This sounds like a such a unique concept and I've definitely heard some great things about this author! Great pick!ReplyDelete
This book sounds awesome! I love the unique storyline and the book description has made me want to read this one!ReplyDelete