Saturday, June 7, 2014
Book #52 Read in 2014
Afterworlds by Scott Westerfield (YA)
This book was an interesting read as it told two stories...one of an aspiring young author getting settled into the writing world of New York City; the other was the story of her fictional heroine in her book. The bouncing between the two worlds was seamless and reader-friendly. Darcy, the author, feels like a fake when she is thrust into a world of socializing with both up-and-coming and established writers. This is her first foray into living by herself, managing her own money and trying to write the sequel to her first book. Her fictional heroine, Lizzy, had survived a terrorist attack and can now transition to the afterworld and see spirits. Both stories had romance in them, though Lizzie's story is much darker than Darcy's.
Westerfield's excellent writing style did well in this book. I enjoyed both stories and the main characters in each. This book was almost 600 pages but kept me engaged throughout.
I received this book from the Amazon Vine program in exchange for a honest review.