Afterworlds by Scott Westerfeld
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Recieved an e-copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review
Lizzie and Darcy seem not to have much in common. Darcy moves to New York in order to write her book while Lizzie finds herself admist a horrible accident. "Afterworlds" is their story told by two different POVs: third for Darcy and first for Lizzie.
"Afterworlds" as a novel carries many elements and gives information about the publishing world while there's also the author's reference to NaNoWriMo, YA Drinks Night and how the publishing agency works. Through Darcy's eyes were get an eyeful of this world and for my part, I really enjoyed the realistic descriptions and the way Darcy interacted with her surroundings.
In Darcy's part on the other hand, we get a strong metaphysic experience, which tend to reach the boundaries of creepy and a bittersweet feeling of the afterlife. Darcy's romance felt a little rushed for me and I would prefer to have the whole romantic theme more extended at both storylines.
Despite the 600 pages "Afterworlds" is a strong novel, from an author who became well known with the "Uglies Series". If ever will be a second novel on this part I would like to see to it. :)
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