Saturday, August 12, 2006

The Last Days by Scott Westerfeld

The last days of the world as we know it are here. The world is changing; people are disappearing, angels (according to some) are appearing on the fire escapes of New York City, the water is turning black, and there are rumblings deeper than those of the subways beneath the streets. Those aren't the only things happening, though; for five New York teenagers, music is what matters the most. The nameless band, started by Moz and Zahler, greatly improved by Pearl, and joined by Alana Ray and Minerva, is providing the soundtrack for the end of the world. A vampire lead singer and a drummer whose halucinations might be real only bring the band closer to the apocalypse that began in Scott Westerfeld's book Peeps. Things are changing in the world; what's their place in it

Definitely one that readers will want to purchase as soon as possible; it'll be sold out on bookstore shelves for those that wait too long! While it is a vampire story, you don't need to be a fan of traditional vampire books to appreciate the awesomeness of Scott Westerfeld's novel. You don't need to have read the sequel, Peeps, either (though it's a great book, so why wouldn't you?). The story, told in the alternating points of view of the five band members, is one that will keep readers riveted from the first page right up until the last. The five main characters are well-developed, unique and interesting characters who make this what it is; still, there is plenty of help from minor characters that plays a big part in this story. This is a book not only for fans of vampires or Scott Westerfeld; anyone can (and should) enjoy reading this book!

Rating (0 - 10 scale): 9
Reviewer Age: 15
Reviewer City, State and Country: Asheville, North Carolina United States

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