Waiting on Wednesday (#29)


Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine,
which spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating!


Waiting on Wednesday (#29)
The Unbound
The Archived #2

Written by: Victoria Schwab
Published by: Hyperion
Release date: January 28th 2014
Genres: Mystery, Paranormal, Young Adult
Pages: 368
Buy: B&N, Amazon, Book Depository
Add on: Goodreads

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.

Last summer, Mackenzie Bishop, a Keeper tasked with stopping violent Histories from escaping the Archive, almost lost her life to one. Now, as she starts her junior year at Hyde School, she's struggling to get her life back. But moving on isn't easy -- not when her dreams are haunted by what happened. She knows the past is past, knows it cannot hurt her, but it feels so real, and when her nightmares begin to creep into her waking hours, she starts to wonder if she's really safe.

Meanwhile, people are vanishing without a trace, and the only thing they seem to have in common is Mackenzie. She's sure the Archive knows more than they are letting on, but before she can prove it, she becomes the prime suspect. And unless Mac can track down the real culprit, she'll lose everything, not only her role as Keeper, but her memories, and even her life. Can Mackenzie untangle the mystery before she herself unravels?

With stunning prose and a captivating mixture of action, romance, and horror, The Unbound delves into a richly imagined world where no choice is easy and love and loss feel like two sides of the same coin.


The Archived was one of the first new releases I read this year, and I adored it — it jumped onto my all-time-favorites list practically before I finished reading it. At the time, I was sure it would remain a favorite as the year went on. But guys, I read a lot of great books this year and, well…

…OH WHO AM I KIDDING. I can’t even pretend it didn’t remain a favorite, because it did. Yes, I’ve read a lot of amazing books this year, but The Archived is still one of my absolute favorites of the year (top five? top three???); and its sequel, The Unbound, promises to be just as good — if not even better. Judging by the 8-chapter teaser that’s up on NetGalley, it’s going to be freaking amazing. And honestly, I see history repeating itself: I’ve got a space all ready for The Unbound at the top of my 2014-favorites list. ;)

What book are YOU anxiously awaiting today?

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22 thoughts on “Waiting on Wednesday (#29)

  1. Aw I hope the first book I read next year will be a favorite too! I haven’t read The Archived yet but I heard a lot of great things about it. Hope you enjoy it too!

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    • Yeah the one on NetGalley is just a sample of the first 8 chapters, unfortunately, lol. You haaaave to read the first book! I think you’d really enjoy it :)

  2. Awesome pick. I so want this one as well, but I want it in hardcover because it will match the Archived then. Victoria Schwab is so nice in person too. Come check out my WOW as well.


  3. I have the The Archived on by shelf and I managed to meet Victoria at YALLFest a couple of weeks ago, so my excitement to finally read the book has increased tenfold. But I’ve been told that The Archived has been on people top favorite reads of this year so I really need to get on the bandwagon. I hope you enjoy The Unbound when it comes out.

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  4. I need this one NOW! The Archived is so fantastic and one of my favorites of 2013 too. I had no idea there was an 8 chapter sampler up, but I am surely going to have that read by the end of the day. At least the wait isn’t toooo far away.

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