Waiting on Wednesday #28


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.

Is that premise not the most fascinating/amazing thing ever?! I enjoyed her debut novel, THE NEAR WITCH (3.5 stars), so I can't wait to get my hands on this one!

8 comments:

  1. Girl you have no idea how excited I am for this! I preordered it in June! It sounds so unique and intriguing. Three more weeks!

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  2. Very promising synopsis! And I'm intrigued by the cover! Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Love the cover of this one. Sounds like a great pick!

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  4. This one is so great!!!! My review should be up within the next week!!!!

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  5. Great choice! I'm really looking forward to this one too. :) The plot is perfect for book bloggers!

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  6. Wow this sounds so good! It's so going on my TRB list! Sierra
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  7. Ohhh, I've been dying to get my hands on a copy of this for ages. That synopsis makes me DROOL.

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  8. Sounds awesome! Looking forward to hearing what you think of this one!

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