Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Wishlist Wednesday #157

Wishlist Wednesday is a book blog hop where we will post about one book per week that has been on our wishlist for some time, or just added (it's entirely up to you), that we can't wait to get off the wishlist and onto our wonderful shelves.

So what do you need to do to join in?
  • Follow Pen to Paper as host of the meme.
  • Please consider adding the blog hop button to your blog somewhere, so others can find it easily and join in too! Help spread the word! The code will be at the bottom of the post under the linky.
  • Pick a book from your wishlist that you are dying to get to put on your shelves.
  • Do a post telling your readers about the book and why it's on your wishlist.
  • Add your blog to the linky at the bottom of this post.
  • Put a link back to pen to paper ( somewhere in your post, and a note saying that Pen to Paper is the host of the meme.
  • Visit the other blogs and enjoy!

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 she 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'd seen this about when it first came out, but for some reason it didn't really seem to make too much of an impression on me. But more recently I've been seeing it about again, but this time there has been a lot more excitement surrounding it (especially from certain YouTubers), and this has bought it right into my awareness. So much so that I actually (cheated a little bit on Wishlist Wednesday) ordered it into work. So hopefully this will be on my shelves and waiting to be read later on this week!

Have you read The Archived? I'd love to hear what you thought of it! Let me know in the comments below.

What's on your wishlist this week? Let us know in the comments below, or link to your own Wishlist Wednesday post in the Linky :) 


Adriana Garcia said...

I've never been interested in Archived. I didn't even know what it was about until now. I don't really understand what is going on with the main character based on the summary but maybe that's part of the book I might like figuring out. What youtubers have you been watching that has reviewed this book?

Linked my post (:

Dani Cotton said...

Mostly it was Jesse the Reader who was going on about it. He really does love that book :P

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