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How’s that for confusing? I do not recommend it.

Pretty interesting premise, but in the end I found the execution wanting, and the stories not that interesting, unfortunately. Like Darcy’s demanding publisher, readers may hope this book branches out into a full-fledged franchise.

Afterworlds | Book by Scott Westerfeld | Official Publisher Page | Simon & Schuster

Her agent signed a contract with her very quickly in the book. I found this point very valid.

On the one hand, you have a wholly contemporary storyline about a YA writer who gets a huge book deal and moves to Manhattan which is one of those things I’ll never understand – why do people think afterwodlds need to move to NYC to write? For the most part except towards the endI liked the contemporary, YA author story. I ended up skimming through most of Darcy’s plot. Darcy is too young and careless to be living on her own And Darcy started a pathetic spiral down into “idiot” territory.

Beginning on westerveld 2, as Darcy describes her query letter, she explains to the agent how “her novel was different from the other paranormals of the last few years. I loved both stories. 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.


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I was also surprised to find that Darcy the YA author’s story arc, particularly her pre-pub debut year and her first westerfe,d relationship, was the one I responded to more strongly. All quotes are taken from an uncorrected galley subject to change before publishing. So, tying this all together, I’m not at all sure how I feel about this book.

See full terms and conditions and this month’s choices. Which sort of robbed the book of some of its scptt, for me anyway. Writing comes more easily for some than others.


Despite its pages, both Darcy’s and Lizzie’s alternating narratives flew by, and I enjoyed perching on the young debut author’s shoulder as she navigates the writing and publishing world.

Okay” t-shirt in all his scenes. Now I was just reading a straight up YA paranormal romance, which isn’t really my thing. It had potential that wasn’t quite reached in my opinion, but I do still recommend this book as I can imagine a lot of other readers enjoying it more than I did.

She lies to her best friend about Yamaraj and says instead that she’s dating the FBI agent who’s in charge of her security at least she tells him about it. Apr wesferfeld, Rebecca rated it liked it Shelves: Works by Scott Westerfeld. I loved that she wrote and sold her NaNoWriMo novel.

In ‘Afterworlds,’ A Teen Imagines Worlds Within Worlds

I thought it was really cool to see a young author enter the world of publishing. No specifics offered – thankfully – but still completely bizarre, out of character, and stupid.


And yes, NA, because in a world where all marketing categories were viewed as equal, that’s exactly what this should’ve been – it’s got nothing to do with the high-school-aged adolescent experience and everything to do with figuring out what comes next professionally and personally. Seventeen days after pressing Send, Darcy was signed to Underbridge, a flourishing and respected literary agency, and not long after that she had a two-book deal for an astonishing amount of money.

Westerfeld even offers commentary on all the things it that reviewers will attack him for in the novel.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Everything still would have made sense if that part of the book was stripped out. Like, just straight up skipped those chapters after a while so I could keep reading the contemp. Some people have words and stories overflowing in their brains. Add that each section would interrupt what little momentum I had from the other and you have a book I put down and simply couldn’t be bothered to pick back scoty again.

I was just reading it so I could get to Darcy’s story. I’m all in favour westsrfeld selling dreams, but those were too much a matter of dumb luck, not of work and personal improvement.

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