This week . . .
Author: Scott Westerfeld (Website | Twitter)
Age Group: Young Adult
Publication Date: September 23 by Simon Pulse
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.
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Why I'm waiting on Afterworlds: I'm actually not a huge Scott Westerfeld fan. I read his Uglies series and enjoyed it but I definitely had some serious problems with it while I was reading. However, this one sounds so unique and different that I just can't resist giving it a shot.
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