New Release Books by Scott Westerfeld

Scott Westerfeld is the author of Swarm (2016), Goliath (2011), Zeroes (2015), Behemoth (2011), Uglies & Pretties (2015), All Good Things Come to an End (2011) and other 157 books.

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Swarm

release date: Sep 27, 2016
Swarm
Praise for Zeroes: ''A really gripping read...It’s the Famous Five on steroids with a sprinkling of superpowers’ welovethisbook.com ''With action, romance, and thorny ethical questions, it’s a book with a little something for everyone'' Publishers Weekly ''Fresh and original'' School Libraries Journal starred review ''Cinematic, non-stop action'' Booklist ''I absolutely loved this book. Fast paced, full of action and fun, this is one not to be missed'' Heather Reviews ''Action-packed, full of adventure and will keep you entertained for hours'' nerdprobs.com An unputdownable, action-packed read from internationally bestselling author of the Uglies series, Scott Westerfeld. Every power has a dark side. It''s the holiday season, but the celebration at the Zeroes'' underground nightclub is blown apart when a pair of strangers with new powers take to the dance floor. The Zeroes pursue and confront the two, only to learn that they''re fleeing an even more sinister power, the Swarm, who uses a crowd''s rage to kill – and who loves killing Zeroes. The Zeroes defend themselves the best they can, learning more about their enemies through a series of crowd disasters – a wrecked celebrity wedding, a bloodbath at a shopping mall, and a funeral for one of the Swarm''s victims that goes very, very wrong. In the meantime, each of the Zeroes has their own fish to fry. Bellwether''s confidence is challenged by the Swarm, while Mob finds herself drawn to the killing crowd. Crash''s conscience – and her heart – get a workout, and Anon and Scam face harsh truths about fmaily and belonging. Flicker must pick up the groups fallen reins and lead the Zeroes into a final showdown with Swarm''s army.

Goliath

release date: Sep 29, 2011
Goliath
Alek and Deryn are back onboard the Leviathan. The ship is ordered to pick up Tesla, a Russian inventor who has created a machine he claims can destroy half of the world, which he is using as a threat to impose peace. Alek wants to the end the war, so decides to back Tesla politically, as do the Darwinists. Meanwhile Deryn is still pretending to be a boy, though Alek has figured out her true identity, and promises to keep her secret. With stops in New York, California and Mexico, Deryn and Alek encounter adventure and intrigue at every turn, but when a secret German plan to sabotage Tesla''s machine leads to a heart-stopping stand-off, as Tesla threatens to fire his weapon, it''s up to the two of them to stop him - or face the end of the world for real…

Zeroes

release date: Sep 24, 2015
Zeroes
A gripping sci-fi adventure from the New York Times bestselling author, Scott Westerfeld, and award-winning co-authors Margo Lanagan and Deborah Biancotti about a group of teens with amazing abilities. ''Zeroes is expansive and evocative'' -- NPR Who are the Zeroes? Six teens with powers that set them apart from the ordinary, and definitely not heroes. When a bank robber goes wrong, the scattered Zeroes must agree to come back together to save one of their own. But what if there was someone else that could help too? Perhaps there''s a new Zero on the block? Filled with high-stakes action and drama, Zeroes unites three powerhouse authors for the opening installment of a thrilling series.

Behemoth

release date: Aug 09, 2011
Behemoth
Continues the story of Austrian Prince Alek who, in an alternate 1914 Europe, eludes the Germans by traveling in the Leviathan to Constantinople, where he faces a whole new kind of genetically-engineered warship.

Uglies & Pretties

release date: Aug 13, 2015
Uglies & Pretties
Beauty guaranteed, but at what price? A bind-up of Uglies and Pretties, the first two titles in Scott Westerfeld''s international bestselling series - the series that started the dystopian trend. Tally can''t wait to turn sixteen. Only then will she be able to have an operation to turn her from a repellent ugly into a stunningly attractive pretty and live in New Pretty Town, the high-tech paradise, where her only job will be to have fun. But when Tally finally becomes pretty, everything isn''t as perfect as it seems. Underneath all the beauty and luxury is a nagging sense that something is wrong. Very wrong. Searching for the truth, Tally discovers a whole new side of the pretty world - and it isn''t very pretty. Now Tally has a choice to make: fight to forget what she knows, or fight for her life.

All Good Things Come to an End

release date: Jul 05, 2011
All Good Things Come to an End
These bestselling series may have ended, but it’s never too late to start reading them! This e-sampler features excerpts from the first books in each series. Private by Kate Brian The Hollow by Jessica Verday The Monstrumologist by Rick Yancey Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick

Afterworlds

release date: Sep 24, 2014
Afterworlds
Scott Westerfeld is renowned in the YA fiction market, this is a perfect blend of contemporary love story and fantastical thriller. Darcy has secured a publishing deal for her three paranormal books. Now she must find the wherewithall to write the second one whilst she has a reprieve from going to college, thanks to her savvy sister. She has enough funds for 3 years in NY... if she eats only noodles every day. In the story Darcy has written, the character Lizzie survives a traumatic shooting event only to discover that she has become a phsychopomp; a spirit guide to the dead. But she''s not dead.. or is she? With one foot in each world, Lizzie''s challenges are somewhat unique. Then there''s her hot spirit guide... and all those ghosts that keep appearing... and the ''living'' friend she usually tells everything to... More than all I''d seen and heard. It was coming back to life that made me believe in the afterworld.

Touching Darkness

release date: Jan 20, 2011
Touching Darkness
Imagine falling for someone who can fly you through the air. Imagine loving someone who can see your darkest thoughts. Imagine having secrets that could destroy the things you cherish . . . Midnight in Bixby hides more than one secret, and uncovering them will put Jessica and her friends in more danger than they could have imagined. The Midnighters aren''t the only ones seeking truth in the darkness. And if the group allow their own secrets to come between them they risk losing one of their own - forever.

Love is Hell

release date: Nov 28, 2013
Love is Hell
Sure, love is hell. But it’s totally worth it.

Future Games

release date: Dec 25, 2012
Future Games
A collection of short stories, from such authors as George R.R. Martin, Orson Scott Card, and Cory Doctorow, speculate about the sports of the future.

Scott Westerfeld: Uglies Quartet

release date: Dec 07, 2010
Scott Westerfeld: Uglies Quartet
Scott Westerfeld''s bestselling Uglies series in a collectible paperback boxed-set!

Leviathan

release date: Oct 30, 2012
Leviathan
Destiny meets history in the complete boxed set of the riveting, New York Times bestselling Leviathan trilogy. 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. In this striking futuristic rendition of an alternate past where machines are pitted against genetically modified beasts, Aleksandar Ferdinand, a Clanker, and Deryn Sharp, a Darwinist, are on opposite sides in the First World War. But their paths cross in the most unexpected way, and together they embark on an around-the-world adventure….One that will change both their lives forever. This collectible boxed set contains the complete Leviathan trilogy: Leviathan, Behemoth, and Goliath.

The Secret Hour

release date: Aug 01, 2012
The Secret Hour
Now in paperback--the first volume in a mesmerizing new trilogy which introduces a group of teens, who call themselves Midnighters, living in a world that is frozen in time and inhabited by dark creatures that lurk in the shadows.

The Last Days

release date: Mar 01, 2012
The Last Days
Strange things are happening: people going crazy in the streets, old friends disappearing, angels (or devils) clambering on the fire escapes of New York City. But for Pearl, Moz and Zahler, all that matters is their new band. As the city reels under a mysterious epidemic, the three combine their talents with a vampire lead signer and a drummer whose fractured mind can glimpse the coming darkness. Will their music stave off the end of the world? Or summon it? Set against the gritty apocalypse that began in Parasite Positive, THE LAST DAYS is about five teenagers who find themselves creating the soundtrack for the end of the world.

The Risen Empire

release date: Mar 01, 2012
The Risen Empire
The undead Emperor has ruled the Eighty Worlds for sixteen hundred years. His is the power to grant immortality to those he deems worthy, creating an elite class known as the Risen. Along with his sister, the eternally young Child Empress, his power within the empire has been absolute. Until now. The empire''s great enemies, the Rix, hold the Child Empress hostage. Charged with her rescue is Captain Laurent Zai. But when Imperial politics are involved the stakes are unimaginably high, and Zai may yet find the Rix the least of his problems. On the homeworld, Zai''s lover, Senator Nara Oxham, newly appointed to the Emperor''s War Council, must prosecute the war with the Rix while holding the inhuman impulses of the Risen councillors in check. If she fails at either task, millions will die. And at the centre of everything is the Emperor''s great lie: a revelation so shattering that he is willing to sanction the death of entire worlds to keep it secret ...

Extras

release date: May 27, 2010
Extras
At the end of Specials, the conclusion to the Uglies trilogy, things in Tally''s futuristic world had stabilised. The walls between the social classes - the uglies, pretties and specials - had been torn down. So Tally took off to live on her own in the wild. Fast forward... Tally discovers another brand new world. In Extras, it''s all about who you know, and how much you have. It''s just like LA. Only Paris and Nicole are way dead...

The Manual of Aeronautics

release date: Jan 01, 2012
The Manual of Aeronautics
Illustrations and text provide detailed looks at the machines, uniforms, creatures, and characters of the Leviathan book series.

Goliath: Leviathan Book 3

release date: Sep 28, 2011
Goliath: Leviathan Book 3
Alek and Deryn are aboard the Leviathan when the ship is ordered to pick up an unusual passenger. This brilliant, maniacal inventor claims to have a weapon called Goliath. It can end the war. But whose side is the inventor really on? While on their top-secret mission, Alek finally discovers Deryn''s deeply kept secret. Not only is Deryn a girl disguised as a boy . . . she also has feelings for Alek. The crown, true love with a commoner, and the destruction of a great city all hang on Alek''s next - and final - move. The thunderous conclusion to Scott Westerfeld''s Leviathan series.

Specials

release date: Mar 04, 2010
Specials
"Special Circumstances" - These words have sent chills down Tally''s spine since her days as a rebellious Ugly. Back then Specials were a sinister rumour - frighteningly beautiful, dangerously strong, breathtakingly fast. Ordinary pretties might live their whole lives without meeting a Special. But Tally''s never been ordinary… Now she''s been turned into one of them: a superamped fighting machine, engineered to keep the Uglies down and the Pretties stupid. The strength, the speed, and the clarity and focus of her thinking feel better than anything Tally can remember… most of the time. One tiny corner of her heart still remembers something more. Still, it''s easy to tune that out - until Tally''s offered a chance to stamp out the rebels of the New Smoke permanently. It all comes down to one last choice: carry out the mission she''s programmed to complete, or listen to that tiny, faint heartbeat telling her that something''s wrong… Either way, Tally''s world will never be the same.

Bogus to Bubbly

release date: Oct 27, 2009
Bogus to Bubbly
THE WORLD OF UGLIES, SET IN OUR NOT-SO-DISTANT FUTURE,is a complex place filled with bubbly technology and lingo, yet bogus rules about status and appearance. That''s why a guide to the world of uglies has been requisitioned from the hole in the wall. Inside you''ll find: A rundown on all the cliques, from Crims and Cutters to tech-heads and surge-monkeys The complete history, starting with the destruction of the oil bug to the launch of Extras in space How all those awesome gadgets came to be: hoverboards, eyescreens, skintennas, sneak suits... PLUS an exclusive look at Scott Westerfeld''s first draft of Extras -- starring Hiro, not Aya. And so much more, it''s mind-wrecking.

Mind-Rain

release date: Jun 22, 2009
Mind-Rain
Set in a future where cosmetic surgery is a requirement at age 16 and attractiveness is mandated, Scott Westerfeld’s popular Uglies series has received critical acclaim from the press and public alike. Chock-full of action, adventure and teenage rebellion, there’s no question why Uglies has attracted thousands of fans. In Mind-Rain, popular authors examine the series and delve into the underlying themes. What sort of critiques are Uglies, Pretties, Specials and Extras making about the real world? Is there more behind Tally, David and Shay? Mind-Rain is a collection of smart, analytical and completely unauthorized eessays on Scott Westerfeld’s wildly popular Uglies series. Westerfeld’s written introduction gives readers insight from the person who knows the series best!

Horizon

release date: Jan 01, 2016
Horizon
When Aero Horizon 16 crashes in the Arctic, eight children emerge from the wreckage to find themselves alone and surrounded, not by ice, but by a mysterious and deadly jungle full of carnivorous plants and predatory birds--the other five hundred people from the plane are gone, not necessarily dead, but taken by something that lives in the jungle.
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