Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Teaser Tuesday (#37)

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading
Publication Date: September 25th 2014
Publisher:  Simon & Schuster UK Children's
 From international bestselling author, Scott Westerfeld, comes Afterworlds, a brand new, thought-provoking, suspenseful thriller you won't be able to put down!

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

Only a handful of challenges remained- high school graduation, a perilous decision, and parental approval- before Darcy Patel would be packing her bags for New York City.
                                                     - Page 2 in ARC

Mom had just texted me: Tell me she's older than the last one. And not a Libra again!

Didn't ask her bitch day.

Um, what?

BIRTHDAY. Autocorrect fail.
                                                     -Page 5 in ARC

I'm only 240 pages into Afterworlds so far and not sure what to think about it really, but I have another 400 pages to go. I am preferring Darcy's side of things, and a kind of look behind the scenes of publishing, though.

What're you reading? :)