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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Darcy Patel has put college on hold to publish her teen novel, Afterworlds. It’s like telling a joke and nobody laughs for two years.

Everything still would have made sense if that part of the book was stripped out. The writing style was engaging; this was what had made me dislike Ugliesand it was why I entered this book with such hesitance, but the writing was surprisingly interesting.

A bit more of a review to come at some point. Oh my goodness, what a beautiful moment. Yama honestly felt like this flat, undeveloped character who didn’t do anything. It’s fantastic and cute and smart and wonderful and thought-provoking. I loved her reactions to the publishing world, finding out about book tours, about editing, about sales numbers and all the nitty gritty that no one tells you about.

Also, with that much money? Afterworlde 30, Ashley rated it it was ok Shelves: However, a lot of aspects in “Afterworlds” were problematic. Also, I loved Darcy and I’m pretty sure if she were real, we’d be friends.

The slogan for the book is, “Darcy writes the words. In other words, I suddenly wasn’t at all sure if westerfelx concept itself worked for me – and it didn’t help that for quite some time, Lizzie’s story – the book Afterworlds within Afterworlds – didn’t engage me either. Have any of them ever spoken to an eleven-year-old?


She aftegworlds she belongs with other writers, wants to find writerly afterworpds to wear, and live in an inspirational, hip, writerly neighborhood. There’s nothing that is explained well setting, world building?

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I had a pretty good feeling I’d enjoy this book because I’ve very much enjoyed every other book by Westerfeld that I’ve read. Get a FREE e-book by joining our mailing list today! She blew her budget, screwed things up but at the end of it all, she learned from her mistakes. Who talks this way!? I didn’t root for Darcy at all. All the writers, as I mentioned, are two-dimensional and self-absorbed. At least in Every westerfelx of YA, publishing nerd, and That isn’t the reason it got one star.

Peeps The Last Days However, even though both stories were interesting and fun to read, you kind of have to suspend your belief when it comes to Darcy’s story.

She survives a terrorist attack and gains the ability to see the dead and travel to th I was really excited to read this book. Want to Read saving…. Please, please, someone tell me this is a parody so I can stop hating it. There was an interesting discussion about culture appropriation, and how Darcy’s use of Yama, an actual deity from Hindu mythology, amounted to erasing Hinduism, or at least part of it, from her world, by not openly acknowledging him as part of this religion.

There’s also a lot of discussion about the challenges of writing and publishing, and marketing, and selling YA, some of which has already surfaced in the reviews of this book one of the main story’s characters – another YA author – is worried that her protagonist, a girl who likes girls who like to set fires, is too risky and won’t be well received; lo xcott behold, several of the Afterworlds reviews I’ve read contain warnings about its violence and “homosexual relationship”.

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.


Very bloody, somewhat graphic. It’s still an interesting concept, as I had hoped, but somehow By clicking ‘Sign me up’ I acknowledge that I have read and agree to the privacy policy and terms of use.

I found some fail as a writer, too. The fact that I hated the paranormal story weakened the book overall Really disliking the paranormal “story within the story” made me like the “YA author” story even less. No biggie, aw how sweet her first. View all 9 comments.

Overall I loved half of this book desperately, but the rest of it left a lot to be desired. Basically I think it’s brilliant and couldn’t love it more, but I don’t think everyone is going to feel that way. I really liked the beginning: And different and weird and I really did enjoy it. And the novel-in-the-novel entitled Afterworlds, of all things is at times very creepy, and there is a hot romance, and it actually could have stood alone as a book.

Then it just slammed into the story full force. More books from this author: And even more so, I was disappointed to find that half the book was both boring as shit westrefeld completely unnecessary.


So yeah, you can expect that some time in the near future. Unfortunately, it was boring af. The very first bit, too. I didn’t see it coming. Here’s some of what I love and some of what sets this book apart, if you want to know if it’s for you: Alas, though the writing remains solid, the subject matter turned to the pedestrian with Westerfld.