Afterworlds

Scott Westerfeld
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author Scott Westerfeld comes a smart, thought-provoking novel-within-a-novel that you won’t 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, she’s 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 Darcy’s 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 unsolved—and terrifying—stories need to be reconciled. Like Darcy, Lizzie too falls in love…until a new threat resurfaces, and her special gifts may not be enough to protect those she cares about most.

Reviews

Reviewed: 2018-04-21
This is the story to give aspiring writers; it shows writing is more about the rewrites the editorials and marketing then just putting random ideas on paper. Also you can see glimpse of your favorite authors in all the characters.
Reviewed: 2015-11-21

An amazing book for anyone interested in the writing/publishing industry and with a great life/death type of book.

Reviewed: 2015-10-25
*slight spoilers* This book, is amazing. Just, hands down, it is wonderful and magical and everything I expected and so, so, much more. The world building was amazing, both in Darcy's world and on Lizzie's. These are amazing characters living in two different genres. Darcy's story and journey in trying to get her novel published, all while falling in love in and with New York City, is about as contemporary YA romance as it can get. Lizzie is living the life of a grim reaper due to a near death experience and ends up falling for the death God, the perfect prompt for a fantasy/paranormal novel of I've ever heard one. And together, they balance each other, creating an almost perfect harmony and flow that you just love. I so recommend this book to everyone!
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