By Scott Westerfeld
This book takes place in parallel universes. Our main character Darcy Patel has put college and everything else on hold to publish her novel, Afterworlds. Darcy drops everything she knows and heads to New York. Once she gets to New York she has no apartment or friends and 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 wing. This story is told in alternating chapters flipping between Darcy’s life and her 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. Check out the book trailer here and check this book out today.