Friday, May 27, 2016

The Friday 56 (63) Afterworlds by Scott Westerfeld

The Friday 56 is a weekly meme hosted by Freda's Voice where every Friday you pick a book and turn to page 56 or 56%, and select a sentence or a few, as long as it's not a spoiler. For the full rules, visit the the page HERE

18367581Synopsis from Goodreads...

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...

"The three of them waited for her to go on, but a familiar paralysis crept over Darcy. It was always like this when someone asked about her novel. She knew from experience that whatever she said now would sound awkward, like listening to a recording of her own voice. "--Afterworlds by Scott Westerfeld

Comments: Afterworlds has been on my TBR list since 2014. I picked this one up when I got Founding Myths by Ray Raphael.

What are you reading this week?

21 comments:

  1. I like the look and sound. Hope you have a great weekend.
    sherry @ fundinmental Friday Memes

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  2. I've seen this one recently and been curious about it. Such an intriguing plot.

    My 56 from Sunborn Rising

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  3. I enjoyed this one very much. I liked the way the two stories worked together. My 56 this week comes from The Dark Days Club by Alison Goodman. Happy reading!

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    1. I'm not very far into Afterworlds since I just started it today, but so far its very interesting. Thanks for stopping by! Enjoy your weekend.

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  4. Interesting premise. It would be awful to be trapped in the underworld. Have a great weekend! I'd love for you and your readers to check out mine... http://tinyurl.com/LisaKsBookReviewsTUIB

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  5. While this is not my usual genre, I am fascinated by the sound of the synopsis; also, the excerpt was very intense and frightening. Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

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  6. I'm reading books this week that have been on my TBR pile awhile too. Right now I'm reading Shadow of the Wind and Graveminder.
    Here is a link to my Friday 56: https://coffeeandcatsblog.wordpress.com/2016/05/27/the-friday-56-2/
    Happy reading!

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  7. Sounds like an amazing read. I'm so glad I'm not the only one with 2014 books on my TBR list! Thanks for the visit.

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    1. I'm not very far yet, but so far its good. Thanks for stopping by! Enjoy your weekend. :-)

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  8. I'd love to read this! Happy Memorial day long weekend!

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  10. I've heard good things about this one and I've also heard it's a bit weird. Hope you enjoy!

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    1. I have also heard a lot about this one, and I'm excited to finally get to it. Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy your weekend!

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  11. Such cool cover art! Happy reading!

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