Cover of AFTERWORLDS by Scott Westerfeld

BOOK JACKET BLURB: Believing is dangerous…

Darcy Patel is afraid to believe all the hype. But it’s really happening–her teen novel is getting published. Instead of heading to college, she’s living in New York City, where she’s welcomed into the dazzling world of YA publishing. That means books tours, parties with her favorite authors, and finding a place to live that won’t leave her penniless. It means sleepless nights rewriting her first draft and struggling to find the perfect ending…all while dealing with the intoxicating, terrifying experience of falling in love—with another writer.

Told in alternating chapters is Darcy’s novel, the thrilling story of Lizzie, who wills her way into the afterworld to survive a deadly terrorist attack. With survival comes the responsibility to guide the restless spirits that walk our world, including one ghost with whom she shares a surprising personal connection. But Lizzie’s not alone in her new calling—she has counsel from a fellow spirit guide, a very desirable one, who is torn between wanting Lizzie and warning her that…believing is dangerous.

Published by Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing, 2014, $19.99
640 Pages
Release date: September 23, 2014
ISBN: 9781481422345


New York Times, November 7, 2014

NPR, September 24, 2014

Publishers Weekly, June 30, 2014

Teenreads, September 23, 2014

Kirkus, July 1, 2014

Archived Reviews (Posted by The New York Public Library)


School Library JournalSeptember 9, 2014


Author’s Website: http://scottwesterfeld.com/

Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scott_Westerfeld

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