Saturday, October 4, 2014

AUDIOBOOK: Afterworlds by Scott Westerfeld

AfterworldsAuthor: Scott Westerfeld
Publicaton: September 23rd 2014
By: Simon & Schuster Audio
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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.

*I received the audio CDs from the publisher in exchange for an honest review*

This got a lot of hype at BEA14 and I was so curious to see how the story within a story idea would play out, especially after seeing the book trailer.

Unfortunately for me, I had trouble staying interested in either story. The change in POV actually pulled me out of both stories each time. I was only three chapters in with the paper version when I decided to switch to the audio. I figured maybe that would make a difference. It didn't. Despite being a really well done audiobook, the story itself wasn't for me.

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