Waiting on Wednesday #12

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine where we spotlight books we are eagerly anticipating.

Dark Triumph by Robin LaFevers

Series: His Fair Assassin #2
Expected Publication: April 2nd, 2013
Purchase: Amazon*

*I receive a small monetary kickback from Amazon purchases

Sybella arrives at the convent’s doorstep half mad with grief and despair. Those that serve Death are only too happy to offer her refuge—but at a price. Naturally skilled in both the arts of death and seduction, the convent views Sybella as one of their most dangerous weapons.

But those assassin’s skills are little comfort when the convent returns her to a life that nearly drove her mad. Her father’s rage and brutality are terrifying, and her brother’s love is equally monstrous. And while Sybella is a weapon of justice wrought by the god of Death himself, He must give her a reason to live. When she discovers an unexpected ally imprisoned in the dungeons, will a daughter of Death find something other than vengeance to live for?

This heart-pounding sequel to Grave Mercy serves betrayal, treachery, and danger in equal measure, bringing readers back to fifteenth century Brittany and will keep them on the edge of their seats.

Grave Mercy was another one of those rare novels that immediately jumped to being a favorite of mine, so Dark Triumph is high on the list of TBR. I can’t wait to find out what Sybella encounters since she is so different than  Ismae.

The Archived by Victoria Schwab

Series: The Archived #1
Expected Publication: January 22nd, 2013
Purchase: Amazon*

*I receive a small monetary kickback from Amazon purchases

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.

The cover for this is to die for. Plus the story sounds like it would be fantastic and unique, I’ve seen some great review for it as well.

What books are you waiting for? Leave your links and I will visit when I get the chance.

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11 Responses to Waiting on Wednesday #12

  1. Great picks! I can’t wait to read both of these books, especially The Archived; the premise sounds fascinating.

  2. The Archived sounds so neat! A library full of memories! I never finished Grave Mercy but I’ve seen a lot of excitement for the sequel. Looks exciting!
    My WOW

  3. jeneaw0716 says:

    Yes.Yes.Yes. I loved Grave Mercy… And Archived is one that I’m super excited for. Amazing picks..

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever’s WoW

  4. Brandy says:

    Great choices – I’m really looking forward to Archived. I haven’t read Grave Mercy yet, but it’s on my TBR list as well! 🙂 Thanks for sharing.

    My My WoW .

    B

  5. I haven’t even read Grave Mercy yet, bad Kat!

    The Archived sounds great!

  6. LS Murphy says:

    Great picks! They both sound awesome.

  7. Tara @ Hobbitsies says:

    The Archived is AMAZING. SO SO SO GOOD. I haven’t read Grave Mercy yet (I know, right?) but I’ve been meaning to! I hope you enjoy them both 🙂

    Tara @ Hobbitsies

  8. TheMy WoW se are both awesome picks and you know how much I loved Grave Mercy..I cannot wait!

  9. what the heck happen to my comment..sheesh! These are both awesome and you know I loved Grave Mercy..i cannot wait for book two! My WoW

  10. I REALLY need to read Grave Mercy. I’ve heard so many great things. And I own it, so I have no excuse.

    My WOW:
    http://booksojourner.blogspot.com/2012/11/waiting-on-wednesday-6-reboot-impostor.html

  11. Great pick! I’ve heard good things about Grave Mercy. Thanks for sharing!

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