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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Tell us what you like, so we can send you books you’ll love. On the one hand, you have a wholly contemporary storyline about a YA writer who gets a huge book deal and moves to Manhattan which is one of those things I’ll never understand – why do people think they need to move to NYC to write?

According to this article on the Publishers Weekly website: I thought it was really cool to see a young afteeworlds enter the world of publishing. Lizzie’s pursuit of a young ghost and an old mystery, and her romance with a dreamy spirit guide named Yamaraj, both leave little time to fully explore Westerfeld’s fascinating underworld, or the questions and conflicts that emerge there. This is not one book, it’s two. She was out of her depth. I loved that she wrote and sold her NaNoWriMo novel.

Enter the other insta-love relationship. It took me a long time to feel immersed in Afterworldsboth Darcy’s story and Lizzie’s story, and to afterworkds feeling like I was reading blogs or articles instead. The author’s humorous, razor-sharp observations xcott YA culture are fascinating and feel familiar to anyone who’s on Twitter, attended industry events, or even been present at business gatherings where there’s frantic ennui and kindly condescension in the ranks, though 3.

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I’m not a big fan of paranormal romance books. It did take a while to grip me but I ended up reading the last half of the book in one sitting. The first is told by Darcy Patel, a year-old who moves to New York after the rights to her debut novel Afterworlds is sold to a publisher.


She writes these scenes with the sheen of someone in love, but never gives that relationship the development it needs or deserves. Also, at least this is going to be a standalone which means no waiting for months for a sequel!

But any book lover should be able to relate to Darcy’s frustration with her publisher, who wants a happier ending for her book, so a franchise can follow. Now go back to Lizzie and see its effects in action. This book mocks the hard work of writing, the struggle that writers go through to get published, to deal with rejection, to want to quit, then deciding to persevere… It’s an insult to hard-working teen writers.

I loved reading about the “YA drink night” she was invited to, receiving the notes from her editor, being on deadline. Afterworlds — Refers to the ‘story within the story’, which is the YA paranormal book that Darcy writes.

Gets her aunt to co-sponsor the loan.

In ‘Afterworlds,’ A Teen Imagines Worlds Within Worlds

Count how many times people talk about the first Lizzie chapter being great, but then talk about subsequent chapters falling flat or being cliched. By clicking ‘Sign me up’ I acknowledge that I have read and agree afterwoelds the privacy policy and terms of use. At times, I felt like reading a social justice blog or tumblr. Free eBook offer available to NEW subscribers only.

This feels like it was written westerfelv me, but No biggie, aw how sweet her first. Darcy is too young and careless to be living on her own And Darcy started a pathetic spiral down into “idiot” territory. Alas, Darcy has other ideas, moving to Manhattan to do rewrites and deferring admission to Oberlin.


With survival comes the responsibility to guide the restless spirits that walk our world, including one soctt with whom she shares a surprising personal connection.

Afterworlds (Afterworlds #1) by Scott Westerfeld

Every other chapter alternates between Darcy and Lizzie, which seemed interesting to sesterfeld at first, but by the end was just distracting.

She is an eighteen-year-old girl who sold her first book to a New York publisher for a ton of money. Will the book still make sense if I don’t read the whole ‘Afterworlds’ part of the book? Let’s begin with Darcy’s story.

Basically, Scott Westerfeld is a genius. Also, Darcy freaks out over the fact that the copyeditor can find almost no physical descriptions for the characters in the books, and I agree. Second, it does happen.

Would it make sense for an 18 year old girl who has never been in a relationship to be sleeping with a 23 year old boyfriend in such a short amount of time? Okay” t-shirt in all his scenes.


The guy was such a polite, faceless blank slate. 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.

View all 4 comments. I loved how she was homoromantic and Indian at that! May 07, Darth J rated it liked it. It got better, though. That isn’t the reason it got one star. I was all aboard.

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