Waiting on Wednesday: The Unbound by Victoria Schwab

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine spotlighting upcoming releases that readers are eagerly anticipating

The Unbound (The Archived, #2)
The Unbound
by Victoria Schwab
Series: The Archived #2
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
Release Date: January 28th , 2014

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.

Why I'm Waiting...

The Archived was one of the first books I read in 2013, and it remains on my top favorites of the year list!  So I'm counting down the days until the sequel, even if the 2014 date feels so far away. And hello...those covers are GORGEOUS!

Have you heard of this? What are you waiting on? Don't forget to leave you links in the comments!


  1. I still haven't read The Archived, but this looks so good!! I love how both covers in the series match so prettily. Great pick, Krista! (:

  2. I STILL have not read The Archived, but everyone seems to really love them so I know I will be reading the books at some point. The covers are really interesting and eye catching. :)

    My W.O.W.

  3. I still haven't read the first book of the series.
    thanks for sharing.
    Here is My WOW

  4. I own the first book, but I haven't read it yet! Spring break read - only two more days! :D

    Here is my WoW post!

  5. I just started Archived so excited to really get into it. Great pick

  6. Archived is still on my TBR pile, but these covers are just phenomenal! There's a lot going on and I love finding out how it all connects to the story. I also like when the cover model is the same for all the books in the series. A lot of series covers do it, but when they don't, it's kind of awkward.