Afterworlds [Scott Westerfeld] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Afterworlds is a fiction novel by New York Times bestselling author Scott Westerfeld that was published on September 23, The slogan for the book is . “Afterworlds is a wonderful book for any young person with an interest in growing up to be a writer.” —New York Times. “Get plenty; this one won’t stay on the.

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I love this times infinity. From the very beginning I was totally hooked and it only got better as it went on! The even-numbered chapters are bordered in black and are Darcy’s novel, which is about a girl named Lizzie who has a near-death experience and can now see the dead.

She just turned Getting a “behind the scenes” look at the publishing world was really interesting and I did very much westefeld that half of the story.

Arriving 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. It’s definitely made me want to read some other Scott Westerfeld books. It took me a long time to feel immersed in Afterworldsboth Darcy’s story and Lizzie’s story, and to stop feeling like I was reading blogs or articles instead.

Lizzie on the other hand has to learn to deal with all the death surrounding her and has to also learn all about this whole new world atferworlds finds herself in.

It’s fantastic and cute and smart and wonderful and thought-provoking. I loved the idea of a book that’s half set in the YA publishing world, with bloggers and agents and editors and ARCs and signings and tours, and in the end, it worked well enough.

Darcy, the main character of the main story the one writing the book within the bookhas some misgivings about one of her main characters, who is based on a Hindu death god. But I didn’t actually know the plot of the book going into it Get a FREE e-book by joining our mailing list today! The underlying critique is definitely present, and something I can’t help thinking about, wondering if it was on purpose, or totally accidental. Wait till you hear that connection made I feel like we’d be a little concerned there.


From this point on out, please abide by the following definitions: This was perhaps the only reason my actual rating for the book was a 3. Even in that awful moment, I could see that he was beautiful.

Afterworlds (Afterworlds #1) by Scott Westerfeld

Not only is this a YA book about someone writing a YA book, but the YA book she’s writing is also included in alternating chapters. It’s not a how-to on publishing – it’s fiction. The Mom’s illness is out of left field. This dialogue is realistic enough that it could have been me having a conversation with any one of you. Printz Award that will have librarians grinning in delight. Basically I think it’s brilliant and couldn’t love it more, but I don’t think everyone is going to feel that way. Plenty of other reasons for that.

She worries about breaking the news to her parents that she’s not going to college next year, but they accept it. She falls in love.

It all started out strongly and excitingly, but by the end both stories felt a little awkward and unsatisfying.

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I love that he wrote something so chancy and cheeky and META! Can’t figure out her second novel? The story is about her selling her book, doing rewrites, and drafting the next book in the series. Just a note, because I wish someone had told me before I began this book, it has a lesbian romance.

Alas, Darcy has other ideas, moving to Manhattan to do rewrites and deferring admission to Oberlin. Pages to import images to Wikidata. And then both Lizzie’s story and Darcy’s story became, for a while, too focused on all the various kissing, none of which appealed to me or interested me, because I didn’t feel anything whatsoever for Yama and Imogen bored me as well.

Not perfect, but different and interesting and very, very Meta. The protagonist Lizzie survives a westdrfeld attack and then discovers she can slip into the ‘Afterworld’. I don’t know when exactly, or how, but at some point, about two thirds into the book, it took on a life of its own, leaving the feeling of meta behind, and I finally felt interested in the protagonists of both stories.


I loved both of them equally. I will shut up and all I ask of you is to give this a shot. The story follows two different timelines, one of the creator and afterwoglds other of the created. We I remember I was quite excited when I first heard about this book. Also, this book is pages and I think it’s way too long for what it is. I still have that dream! So naturally, I was excited for this book and I was ecstatic to receive an ARC——but honestly, it didn’t live up to my expectations.

Unfortunately I did lose interest as Lizzie’s story progressed. Stephanie Zacharek of the New York Afterwoflds writes, “the otherworldly story Darcy has invented for Lizzie isn’t nearly as compelling as Darcy’s real-world one. Darcy is too young and careless to be living on her own And Darcy started a pathetic spiral down into “idiot” territory. Let’s review, shall we?

I know one GR author who routinely writes new works in a very short period of time. Oct 04, Eilonwy rated it liked it Shelves: Their relationship drama bored me to tears.

I’m not a big fan of paranormal romance books. As you probably know, the book Afterworlds by Scott Westerfeld is two books in one, told in alternating chapters. But story-wise, I think it should either have been made a stronger read as it was, it became boring rather quicklyor have gone all the way as a more obvious means of denouncing the many problems going rampant in the YA publishing industry.