Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday: Afterworlds

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly blog hop hosted by Breaking the Spine where book bloggers feature an upcoming release we are eagerly anticipating.


Title: Afterworlds

Author: Scott Westerfeld

Release date: September 23, 2014

Synopsis: 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.

Lately it seems this book is EVERYWHERE. I've seen some mixed reviews but all in all it seems most of the people who received ARCs have really enjoyed this book. I've personally never read anything by Scott Westerfeld, though I intend to get around to The Uglies soon, but I've heard only good things about his work. I'm a little unsure about the structure of this book; I'm not sure how I'm going to feel about about the two stories weaving together, but the idea itself intrigues me, so I look forward to seeing how he goes about it. I can't wait to get my hands on this book and find out!

What upcoming releases are you most looking forward to?


  1. I actually just heard of this book on Twitter yesterday, and just got the chance to read the synopsis! It seems so interesting, but I'm with you about the whole structure of this book. It seems a tad confusing, honestly, and I'm not sure if I'll be able to keep up with it or if it'll make any sense. Nonetheless, the concept sounds amazing, so I think I'll be giving this one a try when it comes out!

    Lovely pick, Katie! <3

    -Aneeqah @ My Not So Real Life

  2. Scott Westerfeld is one of my top favorite authors, so I'm super excited about this one! It seems pretty different from the other books he's written, but that just makes me want to read it more. :) Great pick!


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