Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday (67)

"Waiting on" Wednesday is a weekly meme, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that showcases upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating!

This week I'm waiting on...

The Archived by Victoria Schwab
Publication date: January 22, 2013

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.

Why I want it: I am such a fan of Victoria's writing and her personality. The plot sounds so intriguing. I also know how excited Victoria is for this release, and the excitement is contagious!

Prodigy (Legend #2) by Marie Lu
Publication date: January 29, 2013


June and Day arrive in Vegas just as the unthinkable happens: the Elector Primo dies, and his son Anden takes his place. With the Republic edging closer to chaos, the two join a group of Patriot rebels eager to help Day rescue his brother and offer passage to the Colonies. They have only one request—-June and Day must assassinate the new Elector.

It’s their chance to change the nation, to give voice to a people silenced for too long.

But as June realizes this Elector is nothing like his father, she’s haunted by the choice ahead. What if Anden is a new beginning? What if revolution must be more than loss and vengeance, anger and blood—what if the Patriots are wrong?

Why I want it: I absolutely LOVED Legend. I flew through it. I can't wait to see what happens next for Day and June.

What upcoming releases are you looking forward to?


  1. You have very good choices. I'm waiting for Prodigy as well. I loved Legend. And your first book sounds just good. The story line is brilliant. :)

  2. Great picks!

  3. Great picks! I loved The Near Witch so much and love Victoria Schwab's writing style, so The Archived is definitely one on my list as well. Here is my WoW!

    Vyki @ On The Shelf

  4. YES to both of these! I loved Legend, and The Archived sounds AMAZING. And I love the cover XD

    Books of Amber

  5. I'm really looking forward to The archived :D Sounds very promising!


  6. Awesome, awesome books! Definitely looking forward to both of these :D Thanks for sharing!

    MaryAnn | Chapter by Chapter
    Our WoW this week!