Dec 6, 2015



scott westerfeld.

Publisher: Simon Pulse.
Publication Date:September 23,2014
Genre:YA Fantasy|Romance.

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.


I have been a fan of SCOTT WESTERFELD from moment that I have read his UGLIES Series back when I was still in college. I was in love with that series and have read it multiple times. When I came across AFTERWORLDS I knew that I had check it out, and somehow I had a feeling that it was going end up being a book that I would love. I was right, I was taken back by the story, it was unlike any book that I read before. That’s what I love about Westerfeld’s writing, it’s different and every book that I read I feel like I am entering a new world. In this case I felt like I was entering two different worlds. AFTERWORLDS drew me in from start of the book, you couldn’t help but wonder what’s going to happen to Lizzie after, how can you not? I already felt like I was connected with the character from the beginning. What was unique about this book was the plot; it’s about a girl writing her first book and then Lizzie, where you get experience the actual story. As aspiring writer, that’s what I loved about it, and to me both Darcy and Lizzie was real.

Plot and characters isn’t only what I loved about the novel. I loved the cover for the book; it fits the story so well. I feel that even if you didn’t read what book is about or haven’t heard of author before, the cover would capture your attention. How can it not? You can’t help but grow curious about the photographs on the cover and that will have you checking the book out. In way it explains both of stories in that picture. I did not want to put that book down; I only did it when I had to due to work. The way that everything was described, I could picture everything as I read the book, and I feel that those are the best type of books where you can see what is going on while you are reading it. The characters, dialogue and the story in general was amazing, you can’t help but like it. A novel that I still find myself thinking about it, even though I read it a while back. Darcy & Lizzie’s stories are the ones that will stay with you long after.

LIZZIE & DARCY : Honestly it’s hard for me who I liked more. Though I got admit that Darcy’s story was a bit more interesting and appealing to me than Lizzie’s. I loved reading about process of writing a novel, considering that’s what I want do that one day. Plus New York, how can you not love New York? Most of all I adored the relationship between her and Imogen. Though her and Darcy had their issues, I could tell that they loved each other, just the way they were with one another, and how they were helping each other. I was always smiling at scenes between the two of them. I loved the connection between two of them. Of course now I am curious what’s going happen next, if they are going make it. As for Lizzie I love the action aspect of it, and of course the paranormal aspect of it but Lizzie just didn’t grow on me the way that Darcy seemed to. But I am still curious what’s going happen next, considering how the novel ended.

Beautiful, astonishing novel. A novel that is worth every star, every page. If you love fantasy with real world mixed into it, Afterworlds is a book that you should pick up. Be ready for a thrilling ride.


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