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Scott Westerfeld


Scott Westerfeld

Scott Westerfeld's first book in the Leviathan trilogy was the winner of the 2010 Locus Award for Best Young Adult Fiction. His other novels include the New York Times bestselling Uglies series, THE LAST DAYS, PEEPS, SO YESTERDAY and the Midnighters trilogy. Scott's newest book, UGLIES: SHAY'S STORY, is a graphic novel told from Tally's friend Shay's perspective. Scott was born in Texas, and alternates summers between New York and Sydney, Australia.

Scott Westerfeld

Books by Scott Westerfeld

by Scott Westerfeld, Margo Lanagan, and Deborah Biancotti - Fantasy, Fiction, Science Fiction, Young Adult 13+

After the shocking conclusion to SWARM, the zeroes are scattered, on the run and desperate. They’re up against challenges from within and from the world around them, and one thing is certain --- an epic showdown is guaranteed.

by Scott Westerfeld - Fiction, Science Fiction, Young Adult 14+

Frey and Rafi are inseparable...two edges of the same knife. But Frey's very existence is a secret. Frey is Rafi’s twin sister --- and her body double. Their powerful father has many enemies, and the world has grown dangerous as the old order falls apart. So while Rafi was raised to be the perfect daughter, Frey has been taught to kill. When her father sends Frey in Rafi’s place as collateral in a precarious deal, she becomes the perfect impostor. But Col, the son of a rival leader, is getting close enough to spot the killer inside her. As the deal starts to crumble, Frey must decide if she can trust him with the truth.

written by Scott Westerfeld with illustrations by Alex Puvilland - Fantasy, Fiction, Science Fiction, Young Adult 12+

Three years ago an event destroyed the small city of Poughkeepsie, forever changing reality within its borders. Strange manifestations and lethal dangers now await anyone who enters the Spill Zone. Addison got close enough to the Spill Zone to touch it, literally. She survived the encounter, but came back changed. It turns out she's not alone. North Korea has its own Spill Zone, and a young man named Don Jae is the only one who made it out alive. Alive, but changed. Now Addison, Don Jae and, curiously, a rag doll named Vespertine, share an unholy bond and uncanny powers.

by Scott Westerfeld and Alex Puvilland - Adventure, Fiction, Graphic Novel, Science Fiction, Young Adult 14+

Three years ago an event destroyed the small city of Poughkeepsie, forever changing reality within its borders. Uncanny manifestations and lethal dangers now await anyone who enters the Spill Zone. The Spill claimed Addison’s parents and scarred her little sister, Lexa, who hasn’t spoken since. Addison provides for her sister by photographing the Zone's twisted attractions on illicit midnight rides. Art collectors pay top dollar for these bizarre images, but getting close enough for the perfect shot can mean death --- or worse.

by Scott Westerfeld - Adventure, Fiction, Friendship, Science Fiction, Young Adult 13+

These six teens with unique abilities have taken on bank robbers, drug dealers and mobsters. Now they're trying to lay low so they can get their new illegal nightclub off the ground. But the quiet doesn’t last long when two strangers come to town, bringing with them a whole different kind of crowd-based chaos. And hot on their tails is a crowd-power even more dangerous and sinister.

by Scott Westerfeld, Margo Lanagan, and Deborah Biancotti - Science Fiction, Youth Fiction
X-Men meets Heroes when New York Times bestselling author Scott Westerfeld teams up with award-winning authors Margo Lanagan and Deborah Biancotti to create a sizzling new series filled with action and adventure. Don’t call them heroes. But these six Californian teens have powers that set them apart.
by Scott Westerfeld - Fiction, Paranormal

Darcy has put college and everything else on hold to publish her 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 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 as Lizzie drifts between our world and that of the Afterworld, she discovers that many unsolved --- and terrifying --- stories need to be reconciled.

by Scott Westerfeld - Fantasy


A must-have for any fan of Scott Westerfeld’s Leviathan trilogy, The Manual of Aeronautics is an illustrated guide to the inner workings of the Darwinist and Clanker powers. Loaded with detailed descriptions and elaborate, four-color illustrations of Darwinist beasties and Clanker walkers, weapons, transport, and uniforms, this manual highlights the international powers that Deryn and Alek encounter throughout their around-the-world adventures. This guide draws back the curtain and reveals the inner depths of Westerfeld’s fascinating alternative world.

by Scott Westerfeld - Fantasy, Fiction, Historical Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Young Adult 12+

The tension thickens as the Leviathan steams toward New York City with a homicidal lunatic on board. Secrets suddenly unravel, characters reappear, and nothing is at it seems in this conclusion to Scott Westerfeld’s trilogy.

by Scott Westerfeld - Fantasy, Fiction, Historical Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Young Adult 12+

The behemoth is the fiercest creature in the British navy. The Darwinists will need it, now that they are at war with the Clanker Powers. Deryn is a girl posing as a boy in the British Air Service, and Alek is the heir to an empire posing as a commoner. When disaster strikes the Leviathan's peacekeeping mission, they find themselves alone and hunted in enemy territory.

by Scott Westerfeld - Fantasy, Fiction, Historical Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Young Adult 12+

It is the cusp of World War I. The Austro-Hungarians and Germans have their Clankers, steam-driven iron machines loaded with guns and ammunition. The British Darwinists employ genetically fabricated animals as their weaponry. Their Leviathan is a whale airship, and the most masterful beast in the British fleet.  Aleksandar Ferdinand, a Clanker, and Deryn Sharp, a Darwinist, are on opposite sides of the war. But their paths cross in the most unexpected way, taking them both aboard the Leviathan on a fantastical, around-the-world adventure… One that will change both their lives forever.

by Scott Westerfeld - Adventure, Science Fiction

Fifteen-year-old Aya Fuse lives in the new world formed after Tally Youngblood did away with the previous establishment. When Aya goes undercover to score a story that will make her famous, she discovers a secret that could destroy the world. The fourth book in Scott Westerfeld’s Uglies series is a fast-paced page-turner with numerous plot twists.

by Scott Westerfeld - Adventure, Fantasy

In this fast-paced last book of Scott Westerfeld's trilogy, Tally has been remade into a special Special called a Cutter, dedicated to defending the city from its enemies. Now she embarks on the most urgent quest of her life: saving Zane while destroying New Smoke. Along the way she absorbs truths about humanity, civilization, and herself.

by Scott Westerfeld - Adventure, Fantasy

In this riveting sequel to Scott Westerfeld's UGLIES, Tally is now one of the pretties. Has the surgery performed on the brains of pretties wiped out all she knew as an ugly? Is there any chance she can rescue herself and some of her friends?

by Scott Westerfeld - Adventure, Fantasy

Would you betray a friend in order to gain your lifelong dream? In this futuristic first book in a trilogy, Tally faces that dilemma and plunges into an amazing adventure with a serious issue at the core: How much should anyone sacrifice for beauty?