Thursday, August 16, 2012

Wishing on...Thursday?

Hi you guys! 
I know I usually put up a "Wishing on Wednesday" post every Wednesday but yesterday I had a promised blog tour post up so we're just switching things up a little. Same wishing just another day. :]

This week I'm wishing and hoping, and thinking and praying for:

Goodreads Summary: "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 am I wishing so desperately for this particular read?

(1) The Near Witch was one of the most beautifully written novels that I have ever read.

(2) My blogging twin, Alli @ Magnet 4 Books Reviews, is one of Victoria Schwab's biggest fangirls. All of that incredible enthusiasm wears off on me. How could I not be excited for this book when she's so hyped about it?

(3) A world where the dead rest on shelves like books? Librarians that watch over the Histories? An Archive? Can you say bibliophile's dream book? YES PLEASE. 

(4) That cover? The one right up there? BEAUTIFUL.

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