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Afterworlds by Scott Westerfeld
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.
Afterworlds sounds absolutely, one hundred percent perfect for me. First of all, Scott Westerfeld is an awesome guy and a fantastic writer. Second of all, this book is actually two books! There's the book about Darcy, and the book that Darcy actually writes. How cool is that?! Thirdly, Afterworlds is about a teenage author, which totally appeals to me because I'm a teenager who loves to write. And finally, this book is about NaNoWriMo and book publishing. I've participated in NaNoWriMo for the past three years, and I hope to have a career in the book publishing industry in some capacity when I'm older.
So, clearly this book was written for me specifically. :) I'm so ridiculously excited to read it, and I'm not sure I can handle its super far away release! (Although, rumor has it there will be ARCs at BEA...Fingers crossed I'll be able to snag a copy!)
What are you waiting on this week? Leave links to your WoW posts below so I can check them out!