Afterworlds

by Scott Westerfeld

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LoveReading View on Afterworlds

A clever, stimulating novel painting a picture of first loves and first drafts. Darcy, at eighteen, moves to New York City after her book wins a publishing deal. As her story unfolds, with writers block and deadlines galore, we also read her book, ‘Afterworlds’ in alternating chapters. As Darcy learns about herself and the intricacies of the publishing world, so her book evolves before us. Death haunts Darcy’s book, sometimes in graphic detail, so the light touches of wit that float across the pages are refreshing. Inventive and artful, Westerfeld displays a deft touch, is Darcy writing the book or is the book helping to write Darcy?

Afterworlds Synopsis

Darcy Patel has put college and everything else on hold to publish her teen novel, Afterworlds. Arriving in New York with no apartment or friends she wonders whether she's made the right decision until she falls in with a crowd of other seasoned and fledgling writers who take her under their wings...Told in alternating chapters is Darcy's novel, a suspenseful thriller about Lizzie, a teen who slips into the 'Afterworld' to survive a terrorist attack. But the Afterworld is a place between the living and the dead and as Lizzie drifts between our world and that of the Afterworld, she discovers that many unsolved - and terrifying - stories need to be reconciled. And when a new threat resurfaces, Lizzie learns her special gifts may not be enough to protect those she loves and cares about most.

Afterworlds Reader Reviews

In addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of our Lovereading Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review this title.

  • Lauren Coffman - 'I really loved this book. It was really captivating and exciting throughout and I honestly couldn't put it down. I would highly recommend it!' Read full review >
  • Jenny Duffy - 'Overall I felt this was an enjoyable read, and would recommend it for people interested in getting an insight into the writing and publishing of YA.' Read full review >
  • Delilah Acworth - 'a creative clash of emotion that ensnared ones every breath in its strong grip.' Read full review >
  • Emily Kinder - 'This amazing book mixes genres flawlessly. It's half dark, pacey thriller and half bildungsroman, as Darcy pens a mythic romance, and while doing so meets her first love.' Read full review >
  • Sarah Murray - 'The only thing better than one great book is one great book inside a fantastic book!!! This was so original and exciting.' Read full review >

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ISBN: 9781471122569
Publication date: 25/09/2014
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Childrens Books an imprint of Simon & Schuster Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781471122569
Publication date: 25th September 2014
Author: Scott Westerfeld
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Childrens Books an imprint of Simon & Schuster Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 608 pages
Genres: NewGen - YA Fiction, eBook Favourites,
Categories: Thrillers (Children's / Teenage),

About Scott Westerfeld

'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.

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