Friday, October 24, 2014

Review | Afterworlds by Scott Westerfeld

Afterworlds by Scott Westerfeld
Genre: Young Adult Fiction, Contemporary, Afterworlds (it's its own genre)
Pages: 599

Synopsis (From Goodreads):
Darcy Patel has put college and everything else on hold to publish her teen novel, Afterworlds. Arriving in New York with no apartment or friends she wonders whether she's made the right decision until she falls in with a crowd of other seasoned and fledgling writers who take her under their wings… 

Told in alternating chapters is Darcy's novel, a suspenseful thriller about Lizzie, a teen who slips into the 'Afterworld' to survive a terrorist attack. But the Afterworld is a place between the living and the dead and as Lizzie drifts between our world and that of the Afterworld, she discovers that many unsolved - and terrifying - stories need to be reconciled. And when a new threat resurfaces, Lizzie learns her special gifts may not be enough to protect those she loves and cares about most.

My Rating

My Thought
This story is honestly like nothing else I've ever read before.  I've read stories with dual narratives, but never one with dual story lines that are both completely unrelated and completely related all at the same time.  The odd chapters, which are about Darcy's life, are actually really interesting.  I found myself wanting to know more at the end of each chapter.  Then, when it came to Darcy's novel, I found it intriguing.  The beginning completely sucked me in and I didn't want to put it down (but unfortunately I had to... stupid school takes up so much time).   I found the relationships in both stories to be rather engrossing.  I highly recommend it.  So, if you are looking for a unique story, look no further than Afterworlds. 

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