January 22 New Releases

23 Jan

Well! It’s a new week! I moved into my new place, and there are actually books I’m interested in that got published this week. So let’s get down and dirty.

10929432Title: The Archived
Author: Victoria Schwab
Publisher: Hyperion Book CH
Genre: Fantasy
Blurb: 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.
Excitement factor: OMG. (I mean seriously, COME ON.)

13115995Title: Everbound
Author: Brodi Ashton
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Genre: Paranormal
Blurb: Nikki Beckett could only watch as her boyfriend, Jack, sacrificed himself to save her, taking her place in the Tunnels of the Everneath for eternity—a debt that should’ve been hers. Now she is living a borrowed life, and she doesn’t know what to do with the guilt. And every night, Jack appears in her dreams, lost and confused and wasting away. No matter how she tries to reach for his hand, she can never find it. Desperate for answers, Nikki turns to Cole, the immortal bad boy who wants to make her his queen—and the one person least likely to help. But his heart has been touched by everything about Nikki, and he agrees to help in the only way he can: by taking her to the Everneath himself. Nikki and Cole, along with Cole’s bandmate Max, descend into the Everneath, only to discover that their journey will be more difficult than they’d anticipated—and more deadly. From a Lake of Blood and Guilt to Sirens’ alluring tricks to insurmountable walls of rock and flame, the trio is given every reason to turn back and give up. But Nikki vows to stop at nothing to save Jack—even if it means making an incredible sacrifice of her own.
Excitement factor: Yes, please! (Despite its…gasp…paranormal genre status, I really enjoyed the first book, Everneath.)

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One Response to “January 22 New Releases”

  1. Katherine Martinelli January 23, 2013 at 8:28 am #

    Ooooh can’t wait for Archived – seriously the perfect book for you! And sounds great – love the whole secret history thing (parallels to history curricula the world over?)

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