Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Book Highlight! : The Archived by Victoria Schwab

Publisher: Hyperion
Date Published: expected January 2013 (I am gonna die waiting ><)
Pages: 336

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 that 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 hardwon redemption.

I got approved on Netgalley for the sneak-peak of The Archived by Victoria Schwab. Basically, it was only the first nine chapters of the book. But, OH MY GOD! Now, I am sure the waiting for the book will be torturous! I need all chapters! I need the book right now!

This book will blow me away totally! what have those nine chapters done to me?! There was mystery (checked!), detective-feel (checked!), paranormal (checked!), a bit of crime (checked!), ghost (checked!), hunt (checked!), library (checked!). Romance? I felt there would be, but what nine chapters could tell me about it? (T.T) There was this guy, with spiked black hair, eyeliner (punk much?) and a very taunting smirk.. I really want more.. I wish I can tell more.. huhu..

So, the story would evolve around this girl (the heroine) named Mackenzie Bishop. And she was the Keeper. The Keeper was like a hunter who hunt lifeless-soul/ghost or to be exact their histories to be kept into the Archived at the Library of the dead. woooooooooo! but that was not just it, there were more.... she just moved to her new resident which used to be a century-old-old-Hotel and now an apartment! and guess what, as The Keeper of Histories of the dead she was able to see the past. And there was something! SOMETHING terribly wrong at her new resident! and I am really CURIOUS!

Hah....... January 2013.... where are you.......


  1. This book sounds amazing! January seems so far ;) Great pick!

    1. I knooooow... the waiting would be a bit unbearable.. (T.T) , but I think it will be a great opportunity to read other books while waiting for this one.. ;)