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 am getting to the point of my review where I usually start to talk about the romances and you know what? When Darcy later attends an industry party, and is teased for writing a PNR, because those are so over, she expresses her belief that there’s a million ways to tell a love story, “especially when it’s love with someone who’s different.

In ‘Afterworlds,’ A Teen Imagines Worlds Within Worlds

Afterworlds Trade Paperback Both of the main characters were pretty dry and I didn’t feel much for them More books from this author: For quite some time though it was just In stories you simply said, ‘They lived happily ever after,’ and that was it. So this is clearly a work of fiction. Darcy wonders how to fit the word Panopticon into her novel. But I didn’t expect to fall head over heels in love with this book like I did!

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Yeah I’m not surprised she went a little overboard. The book is full of little allusions to similar themes: Afterworlds has a great concept, with its two perspectives shifting from a young author to the protagonist in her debut novel, but it didn’t quite meet its full potential for me personally.

As a writer, I found most of this both entertaining and fascinating. It is written from two perspectives: I loved both of them equally. This probably won’t interest afyerworlds. The slogan for the book is, “Darcy writes the words. Both girls represent strong fantasies of independence, excitement and significant responsibility in fresh new worlds.


I am a contemp YA and NA lover. Just as Rainbow Rowell used excerpts from her protagonist’s fan-fiction in her recent Fangirl to expose a rich inner life at conflict with a more banal day-to-day existence, Westerfeld puts a girl on the page alongside her own dreams, and turns both stories into wish-fulfillment enjoyment for his readers.

Her first experience of traveling to the afterworld was really cool and I was immediately intrigued. He shone somehow, as if sunlight were breaking through the mist, just for him. A bit too fourth wall breaking. Both characters definitely undergone character development, but I felt like Darcy’s character arc was more fluid. With a contract in hand, she arrives in New York City with no apartment, no friends, and all the wrong clothes.

Especially when the writer of the book is also a character of the book that is being written about… are you confused yet?

I guess it was cool because you did get to feel like you were in Darcy’s world and you knew what she was working on, but I did not enjoy it much at all. The fact that Darcy did NaNo and got published was slightly unrealistic, but also really inspiring! I will put these under individual spoiler tags for length.

She drinks beer bought with her fake ID and never gets caught. If there is truly a “YA Heaven” as joked about in this book, Scott Westerfeld has most definitely earned his place there!

Nothing about it really felt YA to me, and it made me feel like this isn’t going to find the right readers. But there are only a few passages actually quoted, it’s more about the characters and setting, and the “book” inside the book is one that was not successful.

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Not perfect, but different and interesting and very, very Meta. Told in alternating chapters is Darcy’s novel, the thrilling story of Lizzie, who wills her way into the afterworld to survive a deadly terrorist attack.

In another chapter, 2 published authors and Darcy are giving afterwolrds author event at a high school, and they are asked which is most important: It’s kind of the point.

Westerfeld masterfully creates two divergent reading experiences YA romance and fantasy horror with two distinct yet believable voices in Darcy and Lizzie—and, somehow, makes them mesh into one cohesive novel. I found this point very valid. I’ve read it now.

This book really shows how creative the author is. The book is heavier than some textbooks I wezterfeld in college and that made the reading awkward.

I’m kind of torn over how I feel about this book – I liked some things about it and I disliked other things. It almost felt like someone else wrote it and put his name on the cover.

Want to Read saving…. I will shut up and all I ask of you is to give this a shot. For all the jabs at Afterwodlds novels, at their shortcomings, elements I tend to notice as well when I read such stories.

Preview — Afterworlds by Scott Westerfeld. She survives a terrorist attack and gains the ability to see the dead and travel to the Flipside, where she can talk to ghosts and interact with others like her.

Let’s begin with Darcy’s story.