Wednesday 30 January 2013

Wishlist Wednesday #16

Wishlist Wednesday is a weekly book blog hop hosted by Dani at Pen to Paper where we will post about a book that has been on our wishlist for some time, or just added, that we can't wait to get off the wishlist and onto our bookshelves.

I love the sound of this book- creepy sounding or what? I shouldn't be pining after this one, because I already have Victoria Schwab's other book The Near Witch and still haven't read it yet- but it doesn't stop me finding more books! 

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.

Has anybody read it yet? What did you think? Thanks for stopping by!


  1. I have seen this book everywhere and it look sooo interesting and rather creepy! Hope you get it soon :)

    Becca @ Lost in Thought

  2. Interesting cover - hope you get to read it soon :)

  3. This was a good book! Not like I expected, very unusual, but worth giving a go! :) I hope you love it!

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    Sierra @ Yearning to Read

  4. This isn't really my kind of book but thanks for sharing, it definitely sounds interesting! I hope you get to read it and enjoy :)
    I'm a new follower, I hope you can pop by my WW


  5. I read the Sneak Peak for this from NetGalley. I'm dying now because I don't have the rest to read ;_; it's really good

    My Wishlist Wednesday

  6. Is it sad that I have seen this book around a lot but, never read they summary...I know. It sounds really interesting, new and fresh if you will. I will be adding it! I hope you get it soon!
    Brittany @ Spare Time Book blog
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  7. Oh man. I got to read the sneak peek of this and I loved it! I can't wait to get my hands on the book.

    Here's my WW!

  8. Hehe, I have a similar problem with this one. My TBR pile is so high I wouldn't have to buy new books for the next few months and still I want this one right this moment :) If only just to stare at it...oh well, I guess I'll have to wait until it doesn't make me feel so guilty about spending soo much :)

  9. This sounds really good, and I am adding to my ever growing wish list!


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