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From the #1 New York Times bestselling author Scott Westerfeld comes a smart, thought-provoking novel-within-a-novel that you won’t be able to put down.

Darcy Patel has put college on hold to publish her teen novel, Afterworlds. With a contract in hand, she arrives in New York City with no apartment, no friends, and all the wrong clothes. But lucky for Darcy, she’s taken under the wings of other seasoned and fledgling writers who help her navigate the city and the world of writing and publishing. Over the course of a year, Darcy finishes her book, faces critique, and falls in love.

Woven into Darcy’s personal story is her novel, Afterworlds, a suspenseful thriller about a teen who slips into the “Afterworld” to survive a terrorist attack. The Afterworld is a place between the living and the dead, and where many unsolved—and terrifying—stories need to be reconciled. Like Darcy, Lizzie too falls in love…until a new threat resurfaces, and her special gifts may not be enough to protect those she cares about most.


  • Afterworlds 01 Title

    Duration: 39s
  • Afterworlds 02 ToAllYou

    Duration: 10s
  • Afterworlds 03 WeTellOurselves

    Duration: 06s
  • Afterworlds 04 Education

    Duration: 10s
  • Afterworlds 05 Ch1

    Duration: 02min
  • Afterworlds 06 Ch2

    Duration: 10min
  • Afterworlds 07 Ch3

    Duration: 14min
  • Afterworlds 08 Ch4

    Duration: 21min
  • Afterworlds 09 Ch5

    Duration: 11min
  • Afterworlds 10 Ch6

    Duration: 12min
  • Afterworlds 11 Ch7

    Duration: 15min
  • Afterworlds 12 Ch8

    Duration: 27min
  • Afterworlds 13 Ch9

    Duration: 28min
  • Afterworlds 14 Ch10

    Duration: 24min
  • Afterworlds 15 Ch11

    Duration: 26min
  • Afterworlds 16 Ch12

    Duration: 18min
  • Afterworlds 17 Ch13

    Duration: 11min
  • Afterworlds 18 Ch14

    Duration: 20min
  • Afterworlds 19 Ch15

    Duration: 23min
  • Afterworlds 20 Ch16

    Duration: 26min
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