Scott Westerfeld - Author

About the Author

'YA's hippest author' Scott Westerfeld is the author of the hugely popular Uglies series. As well as the Midnighters series and three stand alone YA novels, he has written five science fiction novels for adults. He and his wife, Justine, divide their time between Sydney and New York.

Featured books by Scott Westerfeld

Uglies

Uglies

Author: Scott Westerfeld Format: Paperback Release Date: 29/03/2012

Tally can't wait to turn sixteen and become Pretty. Sixteen is the magic number that brings a transformation from a repellent Ugly into a stunningly attractive Pretty, and catapults you into a high-tech paradise where your only job is to have a really great time. In just a few weeks, Tally will be there. But Tally's new friend, Shay, isn't sure she wants to be Pretty. She'd rather risk life on the outside. When Shay runs away, Tally learns about a whole new side of the Pretty world - and it isn't very pretty. The authorities offer Tally the worse choice she can imagine: find her friend and turn her in, or never turn Pretty at all. The choice Tally makes changes her world forever.

Other books by Scott Westerfeld

Impostors

Impostors

Author: Scott Westerfeld Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/09/2018

Frey and Rafi are inseparable . . . two edges of the same knife. But Frey's very existence is a secret. Frey is Rafi's twin sister-and her body double. Their powerful father has many enemies, and the world has grown dangerous as the old order falls apart. So while Rafi was raised to be the perfect daughter, Frey has been taught to kill. Her only purpose is to protect her sister, to sacrifice herself for Rafi if she must. When her father sends Frey in Rafi's place as collateral in a precarious deal, she becomes the perfect impostor-as poised and charming as her sister. But Col, the son of a rival leader, is getting close enough to spot the killer inside her. As the deal starts to crumble, Frey must decide if she can trust him with the truth . . . and if she can risk becoming her own person. With Impostors, master storyteller Scott Westerfeld returns with a new series set in the world of his mega-bestselling Uglies-a world full of twist and turns, rebellion and intrigue, where any wrong step could be Frey's last

Spill Zone

Spill Zone

Author: Scott Westerfeld Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/08/2018

Spill Zone The Broken Vow

Spill Zone The Broken Vow

Author: Scott Westerfeld Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/07/2018

Three years ago an event destroyed the small city of Poughkeepsie, forever changing reality within its borders. Strange manifestations and lethal dangers now await anyone who enters the Spill Zone. Addison got close enough to the Spill Zone to touch it, literally. She survived the encounter, but came back changed. It turns out she's not alone. North Korea has its own Spill Zone, and a young man named Don Jae is the only one who made it out alive. Alive, but changed. Now Addison, Don Jae, and, curiously, a rag doll named Vespertine, share an unholy bond and uncanny powers. From Scott Westerfeld, the inspired imagination behind the New York Times bestsellers Uglies and Leviathan, comes The Broken Vow, the second volume of our highly anticipated new graphic novel series.

Horizon : N(deg) 1 - L'ecrasement

Horizon : N(deg) 1 - L'ecrasement

Author: Scott Westerfeld Format: eBook Release Date: 01/06/2018

See below for English description.Huit jeunes survivent à un accident d'avion au milieu de l'Arctique. Aussitôt extirpés des décombres de l'appareil, ils réalisent qu'ils sont entourés d'une jungle menaçante. Pourtant, ils devraient se trouver au milieu d'une étendue de neige et de glace.Avec l'eau et la nourriture qui se font rares, et les rivalités qui s'installent, les survivants réalisent vite que le pire reste à venir… When a plane crash-lands in the arctic, eight young survivors step from the wreckage expecting to see nothing but ice and snow. Instead they find themselves lost in a strange jungle with no way to get home and little hope of rescue. Food is running out. Water is scarce. And the jungle is full of threats unlike anything the survivors have ever seen before.With danger at every turn, these eight kids must learn to work together to survive. But cliques and rivalries threaten to tear them apart. And not everyone will make it out of the jungle alive...Original title: Horizon (Book 1)

Peeps

Peeps

Author: Scott Westerfeld Format: eBook Release Date: 27/03/2018

A year ago, Cal Thompson was a college freshman more interested in meeting girls and partying than in attending biology class. Now, after a fateful encounter with a mysterious woman named Morgan, biology has become, literally, Cal's life.Cal was infected by a parasite that has a truly horrifying effect on its host. Cal himself is a carrier, unchanged by the parasite, but he's infected the girlfriends he's had since Morgan. All three have turned into the ravening ghouls Cal calls Peeps. The rest of us know them as vampires. It's Cal's job to hunt them down before they can create more of their kind. . . .Bursting with the sharp intelligence and sly humor that are fast becoming his trademark, Scott Westerfeld's novel is an utterly original take on an archetype of horror.

Succession Duology

Succession Duology

Author: Scott Westerfeld Format: eBook Release Date: 13/03/2018

This discounted ebundle includes: The Risen Empire and The Killing of WorldsFrom Scott Westerfeld, the acclaimed author of the Leviathan trilogy and the Uglies series comes a sweeping space opera. A warrior and a pacifist senator hold the fate of the empire in their hands. They stand at a war between an immortal god-like emperor and relentless cybernetic humans. Only one can prevail.At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Nexus

Nexus

Author: Scott Westerfeld, Margo Lanagan, Deborah Biancotti Format: Paperback Release Date: 22/02/2018

The third and final book in this explosive trilogy by the bestselling author of the UGLIES series, Scott Westerfeld, and award-winning authors Margo Lanagan and Deborah Biancotti The Zeroes are in disarray. One of them has vanished into thin air. One of them is in prison. The rest of them are on the most-wanted list. And something big is brewing. After defeating Swarm in a breath-taking stand-off, Nate has been arrested for his murder. In prison and isolated, he can't use his powers of influence at all. Flicker, Chizara, Kelsie and Ethan are on the run and in hiding from the FBI who believe the Cambria Five are domestic terrorists. And Agent Phan and the FBI have a secret weapon up their sleeve - a teenager with a superpower that the Zeroes haven't encountered yet. Meanwhile, Sonia Sonic and her growing band of weird-hunters are tracking inexplicable events across the country - and their investigations lead them to New Orleans during Mardi Gras, where the celebrating crowds promise enormous power to anyone who can channel it. Time is running out for the Zeroes, but they must learn to trust each other again and combine their powers for good - to avert the looming disaster... X-Men meets Heroes in this gripping series about a group of teens with amazing abilities. Praise for Zeroes: 'With action, romance, and thorny ethical questions, it's a book with a little something for everyone' Publishers Weekly 'Fresh and original' School Libraries Journal starred review 'I absolutely loved this book. Fast paced, full of action and fun, this is one not to be missed' Heather Reviews

Nexus

Nexus

Author: Scott Westerfeld, Margo Lanagan, Deborah Biancotti Format: eBook Release Date: 22/02/2018

The third and final bookin this explosive trilogy by the bestselling author of the UGLIES series, Scott Westerfeld, and award-winning authors Margo Lanagan and Deborah Biancotti The Zeroes are in disarray. One of them has vanished into thin air. One of them is in prison. The rest of them are on the most-wanted list. And something big is brewing. After defeating Swarm in a breath-taking stand-off, Nate has been arrested for his murder. In prison and isolated, he cant use his powers of influence at all. Flicker, Chizara, Kelsie and Ethan are on the run and in hiding from the FBI who believe the Cambria Five are domestic terrorists. And Agent Phan and the FBI have a secret weapon up their sleeve - a teenager with a superpower that the Zeroes havent encountered yet. Meanwhile, Sonia Sonic and her growing band of weird-hunters are tracking inexplicable events across the country - and their investigations lead them to New Orleans during Mardi Gras, where the celebrating crowds promise enormous power to anyone who can channel it. Time is running out for the Zeroes, but they must learn to trust each other again and combine their powers for good - to avert the looming disaster... X-Menmeets Heroesin this gripping seriesabout a group of teens with amazing abilities. Praise for Zeroes: With action, romance, and thorny ethical questions, it's a book with a little something for everyonePublishers Weekly Fresh and originalSchool Libraries Journalstarred review I absolutely loved this book.Fast paced, full of action and fun, this is one not to be missedHeather Reviews

Last Days

Last Days

Author: Scott Westerfeld Format: eBook Release Date: 05/12/2017

A mysterious epidemic holds the city in its thrall and the chaos is contagious. Black oil spews from fire hydrants, rats have taken over Brooklyn, and every day, more people disappear. But all that matters to Pearl, Moz, and Zahler is their new band. They ignore the madness around them and join forces with a vampire lead singer and a drummer whose fractured mind can glimpse the coming darkness. Will their music stave off the end of the world . . . or summon it?Set against the gritty apocalypse that began in Peeps, The Last Days is about five teenagers who find themselves creating the soundtrack for the end of the world.

Horizon #2: Deadzone

Horizon #2: Deadzone

Author: Scott Westerfeld Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/10/2017

This harrowing tale of supernatural suspense kicks off a new series from the visionary mind of #1 New York Times bestselling author Scott Westerfeld. When a plane crash-lands in the arctic, eight young survivors step from the wreckage expecting to see nothing but ice and snow. Instead they find themselves lost in a strange jungle with no way to get home and little hope of rescue. Food is running out. Water is scarce. And the jungle is full of threats unlike anything the survivors have ever seen before--from razor-beaked shredder birds to carnivorous vines and much, much worse. With danger at every turn, these eight kids must learn to work together to survive. But cliques and rivalries threaten to tear them apart. And not everyone will make it out of the jungle alive.

Spill Zone

Spill Zone

Author: Scott Westerfeld Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/05/2017

Three years ago an event destroyed the small city of Poughkeepsie, forever changing reality within its borders. Uncanny manifestations and lethal dangers now await anyone who enters the Spill Zone. The Spill claimed Addison's parents and scarred her little sister, Lexa, who hasn't spoken since. Addison provides for her sister by photographing the Zone's twisted attractions on illicit midnight rides. Art collectors pay top dollar for these bizarre images, but getting close enough for the perfect shot can mean death--or worse. When an eccentric collector makes a million-dollar offer, Addison breaks her own hard-learned rules of survival and ventures farther than she has ever dared. Within the Spill Zone, Hell awaits--and it seems to be calling Addison's name.

Horizon, Book 1

Horizon, Book 1

Author: Scott Westerfeld Format: eBook Release Date: 01/04/2017

When a plane crash-lands in the arctic, eight young survivors find themselves lost in a strange jungle. With danger at every turn, the kids must learn to work together to survive. But not everyone will make it out of the jungle alive. (Runtime 5 hours, 54 min)

Horizon

Horizon

Author: Scott Westerfeld Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/01/2017

This harrowing tale of supernatural suspense kicks off a new series from the visionary mind of #1 New York Times bestselling author Scott Westerfeld. When a plane crash-lands in the arctic, eight young survivors step from the wreckage expecting to see nothing but ice and snow. Instead they find themselves lost in a strange jungle with no way to get home and little hope of rescue. Food is running out. Water is scarce. And the jungle is full of threats unlike anything the survivors have ever seen before--from razor-beaked shredder birds to carnivorous vines and much, much worse. With danger at every turn, these eight kids must learn to work together to survive. But cliques and rivalries threaten to tear them apart. And not everyone will make it out of the jungle alive.

Swarm

Swarm

Author: Scott Westerfeld, Margo Lanagan, Deborah Biancotti Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/09/2016

An unputdownable, action-packed read from internationally bestselling author of the Uglies series, Scott Westerfeld. Every power has a dark side.It's the holiday season, but the celebration at the Zeroes' underground nightclub is blown apart when a pair of strangers with new powers take to the dance floor. The Zeroes pursue and confront the two, only to learn that they're fleeing an even more sinister power, the Swarm, who uses a crowd's rage to kill - and who loves killing Zeroes. The Zeroes defend themselves the best they can, learning more about their enemies through a series of crowd disasters - a wrecked celebrity wedding, a bloodbath at a shopping mall, and a funeral for one of the Swarm's victims that goes very, very wrong. In the meantime, each of the Zeroes has their own fish to fry. Bellwether's confidence is challenged by the Swarm, while Mob finds herself drawn to the killing crowd. Crash's conscience - and her heart - get a workout, and Anon and Scam face harsh truths about family and belonging. Flicker must pick up the groups fallen reins and lead the Zeroes into a final showdown with Swarm's army.

Swarm

Swarm

Author: Scott Westerfeld, Margo Lanagan, Deborah Biancotti Format: eBook Release Date: 27/09/2016

X-Men meets Heroes when New York Times bestselling author Scott Westerfeld teams up with award-winning authors Margo Lanagan and Deborah Biancotti in the second book of an explosive new trilogy about a group of teens with amazing abilities.They thought theyd already faced their toughest fight. But theres no relaxing for the reunited Zeroes. These six teens with unique abilities have taken on bank robbers, drug dealers and mobsters. Now they're trying to lay low so they can get their new illegal nightclub off the ground. But the quiet doesnt last long when two strangers come to town, bringing with them a whole different kind of crowd-based chaos. And hot on their tails is a crowd-power even more dangerous and sinister. Up against these new enemies, every Zero is under threat. Mob is crippled by the killing-crowd buzzis she really evil at her core? Flicker is forced to watch the worst things a crowd can do. Crashs conscienceand her heartget a workout. Anon and Scam must both put family loyalties on the line for the sake of survival. And Bellwethers glorious-leader mojo deserts him. Whos left to lead the Zeroes into battle against a new, murderous army?

Extras

Extras

Author: Scott Westerfeld Format: eBook Release Date: 13/10/2015

Extras, the final book in the Uglies series, is set a couple of years after the mind-rain, a few earth-shattering months in which the whole world woke up. The cure has spread from city to city, and the pretty regime that kept humanity in a state of bubbleheadedness has ended. Boundless human creativity, new technologies, and old dangers have been unleashed upon the world. Culture is splintering, the cities becoming radically different from each other as each makes its own way into this strange and unpredictable future . . . One of the features of the new world is that everyone has a "e;feed,"e; which is basically their own blog/myspace/tv channel. The ratings of your feed (combined with how much the city interface overhears people talking about you) determines your social status--so everyone knows at all times how famous they are. As Scott Westerfeld explored the themes of extreme beauty in the first three Uglies books, now he takes on the world's obsession with fame and popularity. And how anyone can be an instant celebrity.

Zeroes

Zeroes

Author: Scott Westerfeld, Margo Lanagan, Deborah Biancotti Format: eBook Release Date: 29/09/2015

X-Men meets Heroes when New York Times bestselling author Scott Westerfeld teams up with award-winning authors Margo Lanagan and Deborah Biancotti to create a sizzling new series filled with action and adventure.Dont call them heroes. But these six Californian teens have powers that set them apart. Take Ethan, a.k.a. Scam. Hes got a voice inside him thatll say whatever you want to hear, whether its true or not. Which is handy, except when it isntlike when the voice starts gabbing in the middle of a bank robbery. The only people who can help are the other Zeroes, who arent exactly best friends these days. Enter Nate, a.k.a. Bellwether, the groups glorious leader. After Scams SOS, he pulls the scattered Zeroes back together. But when the recue blows up in their faces, the Zeroes find themselves propelled into whirlwind encounters with ever more dangerous criminals. At the heart of the chaos they find Kelsie, who can take a crowd in the palm of her hand and tame it or let it loose as she pleases. Filled with high-stakes action and drama, Zeroes unites three powerhouse authors for the opening installment of a thrilling new series.

Specials

Specials

Author: Scott Westerfeld Format: eBook Release Date: 25/08/2015

Special Circumstances: The words have sent chills down Tallys spine since her days as a repellent, rebellious ugly. Back then Specials were a sinister rumorfrighteningly beautiful, dangerously strong, breathtakingly fast. Ordinary pretties might live their whole lives without meeting a Special. But Tallys never been ordinary.And now, in the third book in the series, Tallys been turned into a Special: a superamped fighting machine, engineered to keep the uglies down and the pretties stupid. The strength, the speed, and the clarity and focus of her thinking feel better than anything Tally can remember. Most of the time. One tiny corner of her heart still remembers something more. Still, it's easy to tune that outuntil Tallys offered a chance to stamp out the rebels of the New Smoke permanently. It all comes down to one last choice: listen to that tiny, faint heartbeat, or carry out the mission she's programmed to complete. Either way, Tallys world will never be the same.

Pretties

Pretties

Author: Scott Westerfeld Format: eBook Release Date: 04/08/2015

In Tally's world, your 16th birthday brings an operation that turns you from a repellant Ugly into a stunningly attractive Pretty, and catapults you into a high-tech paradise where your only job is having a really good time. Just before her birthday, Tally discovered that turning Pretty comes with a terrible price. She vowed to accept the operation, but with the understanding that her friends on the outside would rescue her, and let her be the guinea pig for the experimental and highly dangerous cure they're developing. But in the second book of the Uglies series, Tally's Pretty. And everything's changed. The new, Pretty Tally is totally happy right where she is. She doesn't think she needs any kind of cure at all. When someone from her Ugly life shows up with a message, Tally has a hard time listening. Did she really promise to give all this up? Is she bound by a promise she made when she was a different person? If there is anything left of the old Tally, how will she fight her way out to keep her word and help her friends?

Uglies

Uglies

Author: Scott Westerfeld Format: eBook Release Date: 14/07/2015

The first installment of Scott Westerfeld's New York Times bestselling seriesa global phenomenon that started the dystopian trend.The Uglies series has more than 3 million books in print, has been translated into twenty-seven languages, and spent more than fifty weeks on the New York Times bestseller list. Now all four books feature fresh new covers and will reach an even wider audience. Tallys adventures begin in Uglies, where she learns the truth about what life as a Pretty really means. She rebels against the surgery that will make her a Pretty, but ultimately succumbs. In Pretties, Tally has forgotten all about her Ugly life, and when shes reminded, she has a hard time listening. And what littles left of the old Tally is further compromised in Specials, because Tally has been transformed into a fierce fighting machine. But when shes offered a chance to forever improve civilization, will she be able to overcome her brainwashing? The answer is evident years later in Extras, after the Pretty regime has ended. Boundless human creativity, new technologies, and old dangers have been unleashed upon the world. But fame and popularity can be just as dangerous as extreme beauty.

Afterworlds

Afterworlds

Author: Scott Westerfeld Format: eBook Release Date: 24/09/2014

Scott Westerfeld is renowned in the YA fiction market, this is a perfect blend of contemporary love story and fantastical thriller.Darcy has secured a publishing deal for her three paranormal books. Now she must find the wherewithall to write the second one whilst she has a reprieve from going to college, thanks to her savvy sister. She has enough funds for 3 years in NY... if she eats only noodles every day.In the story Darcy has written, the character Lizzie survives a traumatic shooting event only to discover that she has become a phsychopomp; a spirit guide to the dead. But she's not dead.. or is she? With one foot in each world, Lizzie's challenges are somewhat unique. Then there's her hot spirit guide... and all those ghosts that keep appearing... and the 'living' friend she usually tells everything to...

Afterworlds

Afterworlds

Author: Scott Westerfeld Format: eBook Release Date: 23/09/2014

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author Scott Westerfeld comes a smart, thought-provoking novel-within-a-novel that you wont be able to put down.Darcy Patel has put college on hold to publish her teen novel, Afterworlds. With a contract in hand, she arrives in New York City with no apartment, no friends, and all the wrong clothes. But lucky for Darcy, shes taken under the wings of other seasoned and fledgling writers who help her navigate the city and the world of writing and publishing. Over the course of a year, Darcy finishes her book, faces critique, and falls in love. Woven into Darcys personal story is her novel, Afterworlds, a suspenseful thriller about a teen who slips into the Afterworld to survive a terrorist attack. The Afterworld is a place between the living and the dead, and where many unsolvedand terrifyingstories need to be reconciled. Like Darcy, Lizzie too falls in loveuntil a new threat resurfaces, and her special gifts may not be enough to protect those she cares about most.

Uglies Quartet: Uglies; Pretties; Specials; Extras

Uglies Quartet: Uglies; Pretties; Specials; Extras

Author: Scott Westerfeld Format: eBook Release Date: 21/11/2013

Before The Hunger Games, there was Uglies. Fast-paced, chilling and thought-provoking - this ebook collection will leave you wondering. Beauty guaranteed-but at what price? In Tally's world, at sixteen you are transformed from a repellent Ugly into a stunningly attractive Pretty, and catapulted into a high-tech paradise where your only job is to have a great time. But Tally is tired of it. And the choices she makes changes her world forever. First as an ugly, then a pretty, and finally a special, Tally takes down the social infrastructure. And then, a generation later, a world obsessed with fame and instant celebrity - and filled with extras - will reap the consequences. This ebook boxed set includes all four titles in the international bestselling series.

Stupid Perfect World

Stupid Perfect World

Author: Scott Westerfeld Format: eBook Release Date: 04/12/2012

In this future-set novella by bestselling author Scott Westerfeld, Kieran Black lives in a "e;perfect"e; world. Disease and starvation have been eradicated, sleep is unnecessary, and it takes no time at all to go from the Bahamas to the moon. But now Kieran has to take Scarcity, a class about how people lived in the bad old days. And as if sitting through an hour of Scarcity every day wasn't depressing enough, it's final projects time. Each student must choose some form of ancient hardship to experience for two whole weeks. Kieran chooses having to sleep eight hours a night, which doesn't seem too annoying.Maria Borsotti has never thought much of Kieran, but she decides to take pity on him and help him out with his project. Soon, Kieran is sleeping and having vivid dreams, while Maria, whose Scarcity project is to give up all teenage hormone regulation, is experiencing emotions she never knew she had. As their assignments draw them closer together, they begin to wonder if the olden days weren't so bad. Maybe something has been missing from their perfect lives after all?Epic Reads Impulse is a digital imprint with new releases each month.

Slayer Comes to Town

Slayer Comes to Town

Author: Scott Westerfeld Format: eBook Release Date: 02/10/2012

From Seven Seasons of Buffy: Science Fiction and Fantasy Authors Discuss Their Favorite Television Show: Scott Westerfeld analyzes the success of Buffy as a nontraditional "e;Trespass"e; story.

Extras

Extras

Author: Scott Westerfeld Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/09/2012

These days it's all about the fame. As if life isn't hard enough when you're fifteen, Aya Fuse's face rank of 451,369 is so low, she's a total nobody. An Extra. But when she meets a clique of girls who pull crazy, dangerous tricks in secret, Aya sees a way to get her popularity rating to soar... Aya is sure she's destined for a life in the spotlight, and if she can just 'kick' the story to show everyone how intensely cool the Sly Girls are, then the spotlight will be on her. But is Aya really prepared to be propelled out of Extra-land and into a world of instant fame, celebrity... and extreme danger?

Goliath

Goliath

Author: Scott Westerfeld Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/07/2012

Alek and Deryn are back onboard the Leviathan. The ship is ordered to pick up Tesla, a Russian inventor who has created a machine he claims can destroy half of the world, which he is using as a threat to impose peace. Alek wants to the end the war, so decides to back Tesla politically, as do the Darwinists. Meanwhile Deryn is still pretending to be a boy, though Alek has figured out her true identity, and promises to keep her secret. With stops in New York, California and Mexico, Deryn and Alek encounter adventure and intrigue at every turn, but when a secret German plan to sabotage Tesla's machine leads to a heart-stopping stand-off, as Tesla threatens to fire his weapon, it's up to the two of them to stop him - or face the end of the world for real...

Pretties

Pretties

Author: Scott Westerfeld Format: Paperback Release Date: 24/05/2012

Tally has finally become Pretty. Now her looks are beyond perfect, her clothes are cool, her boyfriend is totally gorgeous, and she's completely popular. It's everything she's ever wanted. But beneath all the fun - the non-stop parties, the high-tech luxury, the total freedom - is the nagging sense that something is very wrong. Something important. Then a message from Tally's Ugly past arrives. Reading it, Tally remembers what's wrong with Pretty life, and the fun stops cold. Now she has to choose between fighting to forget what she knows and fighting for her life...

Specials

Specials

Author: Scott Westerfeld Format: Paperback Release Date: 24/05/2012

Special Circcumstances ... the words have sent chills down Tally's spine since her days as a repellent, rebellious Ugly. Back then, the Specials were a sinister rumour - frighteningly beautiful, dangerously strong, and breathtakingly fast. And now Tally's become one of them: a super-amped fighting machine, engineered to keep the Uglies down and the Pretties stupid. But one tiny corner of Tally's heart still remembers something different. When she is ordered to stamp out the rebels of the New Smoke, she is forced to make one last choice: carry out the mission she's been programmed to complete, or listen to that faint yet persistent heartbeat telling her that something's wrong...

Uglies

Uglies

Author: Scott Westerfeld Format: Paperback Release Date: 29/03/2012

Tally can't wait to turn sixteen and become Pretty. Sixteen is the magic number that brings a transformation from a repellent Ugly into a stunningly attractive Pretty, and catapults you into a high-tech paradise where your only job is to have a really great time. In just a few weeks, Tally will be there. But Tally's new friend, Shay, isn't sure she wants to be Pretty. She'd rather risk life on the outside. When Shay runs away, Tally learns about a whole new side of the Pretty world - and it isn't very pretty. The authorities offer Tally the worse choice she can imagine: find her friend and turn her in, or never turn Pretty at all. The choice Tally makes changes her world forever.

Shay's Story

Shay's Story

Author: Scott Westerfeld, Devin Grayson Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/03/2012

Goliath

Goliath

Author: Scott Westerfeld Format: eBook Release Date: 20/09/2011

The riveting conclusion to Scott Westerfelds New York Times bestselling trilogy thats sure to become a classic (School Library Journal). Alek and Deryn are on the last leg of their round-the-world quest to end World War I, reclaim Aleks throne as Prince of Austria, and finally fall in love. The first two objectives are complicated by the fact that their ship, the Leviathan, continues to detour farther away from the heart of the war (and crown). And the love thing would be a lot easier if Alek knew Deryn was a girl. (She has to pose as a boy in order to serve in the British Airforce.) And if they werent technically enemies.The tension thickens as the Leviathan steams toward New York City with a homicidal lunatic onboard: secrets suddenly unravel, characters reappear, and nothing is at it seems in this thunderous conclusion to Scott Westerfelds brilliant trilogy.

Behemoth

Behemoth

Author: Scott Westerfeld Format: Paperback Release Date: 09/06/2011

The Leviathan arrives in Constantinople, a city where Clanker culture and Darwinst principles intersect in the most intriguing ways. Dr Barlow and Deryn deliver their precious cargo to the Sultan, but their peace-keeping mission goes unexpectedly - and disastrously - awry. Now the only way to save themselves in this hostile, politically-charged city is for Dr Barlow to offer up the thing that matters most: the air ship. Alek escapes from his prison camp and goes on the run with his men and the loris while Count Volger stays behind to fend-off the pursuit, forcing Alek to take on new responsibilities. Meanwhile a secret mission lands Deryn in serious danger... and leads both teens to re-evaluate their precarious situations in the world.

Behemoth

Behemoth

Author: Scott Westerfeld Format: eBook Release Date: 05/10/2010

The latest in the New York Times bestselling breakout steampunk series from Scott Westerfeld. At the end of Leviathan, our heroes Alek and Deryn were aboard a mighty air ship heading toward Constantinople to deliver a secret package. But their secretsAleks family is responsible for starting World War I, and Deryn is a girl passing as a guy in the British Air Serviceare in jeopardy when their mission goes awry. The only way to save themselves in a hostile, politically charged city is to offer up the thing that matters mosttheir air ship.In this striking futuristic rendition of an alternate past where machines are pitted against genetically modified beasts in the first world war, lines between allies and enemies blur, and the consequences are Behemoth .

Touching Darkness Number 2 in series

Touching Darkness Number 2 in series

Author: Scott Westerfeld Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/07/2010

Imagine falling for someone who can fly you through the air. Imagine loving someone who can see your darkest thoughts. Imagine having secrets that could destroy the things you cherish . . .Midnight in Bixby hides more than one secret, and uncovering them will put Jessica and her friends in more danger than they could have imagined. The Midnighters aren't the only ones seeking truth in the darkness. And if the group allow their own secrets to come between them they risk losing one of their own - forever.

Leviathan

Leviathan

Author: Scott Westerfeld Format: eBook Release Date: 06/10/2009

It is the cusp of World War I, and all the European powers are arming up. The Austro-Hungarians and Germans have their Clankers, steam-driven iron machines loaded with guns and ammunition. The British Darwinists employ fabricated animals as their weaponry. The Leviathan is a living airship, the most formidable airbeast in the skies of Europe. Aleksandar Ferdinand, prince of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, is on the run. His own people have turned on him. His title is worthless. All he has is a battle-torn Stormwalker and a loyal crew of men. Deryn Sharp is a commoner, a girl disguised as a boy in the British Air Service. She's a brilliant airman. But her secret is in constant danger of being discovered. With the Great War brewing, Alek's and Deryn's paths cross in the most unexpected waytaking them both aboard the Leviathan on a fantastical, around-the-world adventure. One that will change both their lives forever.

Killing of Worlds Succession Book 2

Killing of Worlds Succession Book 2

Author: Scott Westerfeld Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/09/2008

The Last Days

The Last Days

Author: Scott Westerfeld Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/08/2007

Strange things are happening: people going crazy in the streets, old friends disappearing, angels (or devils) clambering on the fire escapes of New York City. But for Pearl, Moz and Zahler, all that matters is their new band. As the city reels under a mysterious epidemic, the three combine their talents with a vampire lead signer and a drummer whose fractured mind can glimpse the coming darkness. Will their music stave off the end of the world? Or summon it?Set against the gritty apocalypse that began in Parasite Positive, THE LAST DAYS is about five teenagers who find themselves creating the soundtrack for the end of the world.

Parasite Positive

Parasite Positive

Author: Scott Westerfeld Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/06/2007

One year ago, Cal Thompson was a college freshman more interested in meeting girls and partying in New York City than in attending his biology classes. Now, after a fateful encounter with a mysterious woman named Morgan, biology has become, literally, Cal's life.Cal was infected by a parasite that has a truly horrifying effect on its host. Cal himself is a carrier, unchanged by the parasite, but he's infected the girlfriends he's had since Morgan-and all have turned into the ravening ghouls Cal calls peeps. The rest of us know them as vampires. And it's Cal's job to hunt them down before they can create even more of their kind. . . .Bursting with the sharp intelligence and sly humor that are fast becoming his trademark, Scott Westerfeld's new novel is an utterly original take on an archetype of horror.

So Yesterday

So Yesterday

Author: Scott Westerfeld Format: eBook Release Date: 17/10/2006

We are all around you. You don't think about us much, because we are invisible. Well, not exactly invisible. A lot of us have hair dyed in four colors, or wear five-inch platform sneakers, or carry enough metal in our skin that it's a hassle getting on an airplane. Quite visible, actually, come to think about it. But we don't wear signs saying what we are. After all, if you knew what we were up to, we couldn't work our magic. We have to observe carefully, and push and prompt you in ways you don't notice. Like good teachers, we let you think you've discovered the truth on your own. And you need us. Someone has to guide you, to mold you, to make sure that today turns into yesterday on schedule. Because frankly, without us to monitor the situation, who knows what would get crammed down your throats. It's not like you can just start making your own decisions, after all. Ever wonder who was the first kid to keep a wallet on a big chunky chain, or wear way-too-big pants on purpose? What about the mythical first guy who wore his baseball cap backward? These are the Innovators, the people at the peak of the cool pyramid. Seventeen-year-old Hunter Braque is a Trendsetter, on the second level of the pyramid. His job: find the newest, coolest thing for the retail market. His MO: observe, don't get involved. But from the moment he meets Innovator Jen James, he can't help getting involved in a big way. Part love story, part mystery, part stinging satire, Scott Westerfeld's spellbinding novel will make you question everything you've ever believed about how to be cool.

The Risen Empire

The Risen Empire

Author: Scott Westerfeld Format: Paperback Release Date: 19/01/2006

The undead Emperor has ruled the Eighty Worlds for sixteen hundred years. His is the power to grant immortality to those he deems worthy, creating an elite class known as the Risen. Along with his sister, the eternally young Child Empress, his power within the empire has been absolute. Until now.The empire's great enemies, the Rix, hold the Child Empress hostage. Charged with her rescue is Captain Laurent Zai. But when Imperial politics are involved the stakes are unimaginably high, and Zai may yet find the Rix the least of his problems. On the homeworld, Zai's lover, Senator Nara Oxham, newly appointed to the Emperor's War Council, must prosecute the war with the Rix while holding the inhuman impulses of the Risen councillors in check. If she fails at either task, millions will die.And at the centre of everything is the Emperor's great lie: a revelation so shattering that he is willing to sanction the death of entire worlds to keep it secret ...

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