Waiting on Wednesday (hosted by Breaking the Spine) is a weekly meme where I get to share an upcoming title that I’m waiting on to be released. This week I’m interested in 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.
This book has been incredibly popular on book blogs for a while now. It seems everyone is eagerly anticipating it! I’m really fond of the idea of librarians having special powers or abilities that no one else does. I think its pretty close to reality and it sounds like Victoria Schwab is a fan of librarians!
The Archived is scheduled to be released next week January 22 so we don’t have long to wait.