By Scott Westerfeld
Afterworlds by Scott Westerfeld is about fresh author Darcy Patel as she gets the big writing deal of a lifetime. She moves to New York City as she finishes writing her book Afterworlds. She has to learn how to survive in an urban environment, while getting help from other major writers. On the other side of the story Lizzie, Darcy’s main character in Afterworlds survives a terrorist attack and ends up falling into the afterworld, a place between life and death where many secrets are revealed. Lizzie must learn to use her special gifts to save the people she loves.
I personally found this book awesome and full of extra detail. The plot line is made interesting from the dual story lines and there is rarely a lull in the action. It also gives you a close up view of what writing and rewriting books might be like in real life. I hope you read and enjoy one of my favorite books this year.