Thursday, May 28, 2015

Afterworlds by: Scott Westerfeld



Darcy has put her whole life on hold to go to New York to publish her teen novel. Lizze accidentally slips into the "Afterworld" in order to survive a terrorist attack. Darcy has a lot to learn about the writing world. Lizzie discovers that there are many stories that need solving in the "Afterworld," the world between life and death. She constantly wonders if she's made the right decision until she falls into a crowd of seasoned and fledgling writers. All of sudden Lizzie is faced with new threats she might not be able to overcome. One writes the words, the other lives them.

I enjoyed reading Afterworlds for two main reasons. One, I liked the fact that it took me into the publishing world through the perspective of a writer. I learned a lot about how books get published and also got "to see" how hard authors have to work before their book actually goes into print. The second reason I enjoyed reading Afterworlds. Before we to my reason, you need a little background information, the book is written with alternate chapters from the POV (point of view) of Darcy and Lizzie. Darcy is actually the author of Lizzie's story. The second reason I liked read Afterworlds was because Lizzie's chapters reflected in a way, what was happening to Darcy. I liked that because it is quite true, people generally write from what is happening in their lives. I would give it 4 stars.

Here is the Goodreads link for Afterworlds: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18367581-afterworlds

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