Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday (times two!) (80)

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Linked by Imogen Howson
S & S Children's Publishing
Elissa discovers her nightmarish visions and inexplicable bruises are caused by a telepathic link to a twin she didn’t know existed. When she helps the girl evade government capture, a Bourne Identity style chase ensues.
I was sold at "Bourne Identity style chase," because I love a good BI style chase. Can't wait to see a full summary... 

The Archived by Victoria Schwab
January 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. 
I like the sound of this one, a lot. And the cover is so eerie & cool!

What are you waiting on? 



  1. I've heard great things about Victoria Schwab's first book, and this one looks great, too! Very creepy!

  2. Wow i've never heard anything about Linked but this cover is stunning :o !
    And I love The Archived cover too ! I won The Near Witch a few months ago but I still need to read it :).

  3. The first one sounds promising though I'm not a fan of the cover. I also hadn't heard of The Archived before. I wouldn't want to work in that library :)

  4. These are both new to me and sound incredibly suspenseful. I will have to add both to my TBR list. Thanks for sharing, Lea!

  5. Both look amazing! I heard Victoria Schwab talk about this new book last night at my local library and it sounds fascinating--and gory. She also seemed really fun and funny. I am absolutely going to read it, too!

  6. Gorgeous covers! They are enough to sell me on the books, but I guess the blurbs are pretty great too! :)

  7. Both covers are absolutely great, but I like the sound of Linked better, I love twin stories (like The secrets of the immortal Nicholas Flamel), thanx for sharing Lea, I'm definitely looking forward to the release. I'm desperately waiting on The Golden Lily by Richelle Mead and The Last Guardian by Eoin Colfer.

  8. I love these covers! And they both sound like fun. I was sold at the Bourne mention, too. :)

  9. Both look great and have exceptionally cool covers. The first really peaks my interest. Secret twin? I've always wanted one of those.

  10. Both covers look gorgeous !! Great picks Lea ;)

  11. I have to say I haven't heard of Linked either, but it's definitely on my radar now! It sounds cool! :)

  12. Hello! I haven't seen either of these two before, but they both sound (and look) amazing! I really like the cover forThe Archived!

  13. Oh my God! The Archived sounds fantastic! Victoria Schwab has an awesome imagination!


  14. Great choices! Looking forward to both of them.

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  15. Okay, so LINKED? It looks GORGEOUS. Kind of reminds me of the cover of VESSEL, but I can't wait for it.

    Great picks, Lea!

  16. I've never heard of Linked either! Will add it to my goodreads. Both such gorgeous covers!