Books by Scott Westerfeld

“uglies,” “pretties,” "specials” And “extras” By Scott Westerfeld

by Scott Westerfeld

Exciting and edgy YA post-apocalyptic fantasy fiction with elements of survivalism, exploration of identity and beauty/cosmetic surgery, issues of government vs. personal control and impact on the environment. The story additionally explores concepts of betrayal in its friendship and romantic subplots. All four book in the series, the trilogy the add-on are well-written and interesting (unlike some series).

Leviathan

by Scott Westerfeld

Leviathan is a work of political philosophy. Written by Thomas Hobbes during a time of civil war, it argues that sovereign rule is the most stable form of government. An early proponent of social contract theory, Hobbes observations regarding the dangers of unrestrained individual freedom have influenced generations of thinkers.
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Leviathan Series

by Scott Westerfeld

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.

Peeps

by Scott Westerfeld

A year ago, Cal Thompson was a college freshman more interested in meeting girls and partying than in attending biology class. Now, after a fateful encounter with a mysterious woman named Morgan, biology has become, literally, Cal's life.

Cal was infected by a parasite that has a truly horrifying effect on its host. Cal himself is a carrier, unchanged by the parasite, but he's infected the girlfriends he's had since Morgan. All three have turned into the ravening ghouls Cal calls Peeps. The rest of us know them as vampires. It's Cal's job to hunt them down before they can create more of their kind. . . .

Bursting with the sharp intelligence and sly humor that are fast becoming his trademark, Scott Westerfeld's novel is an utterly original take on an archetype of horror.

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specials

by Scott Westerfeld

The third installment of Scott Westerfeld’s New York Times bestselling and award-winning Uglies series—a global phenomenon that started the dystopian trend.

Tally thought they were a rumor, but now she’s one of them. A Special. A super-amped fighting machine, engineered to keep the uglies down and the pretties stupid.

But maybe being perfectly programmed with strength and focus isn’t better than anything she’s ever known. Tally still has memories of something else.

Still, it’s easy to tune that out—until she’s offered a chance to stamp out the rebels of the New Smoke permanently. It all comes down to one last choice: listen to that tiny, faint heartbeat, or carry out the mission she’s programmed to complete. Either way, Tally’s world will never be the same.

The Uglies

by Scott Westerfeld

The Uglies Series

by Scott Westerfeld

So good! Read these recently and thought they had a lot in common with "The Hunger Games." Both series include strong female characters in futuristic worlds, who begin a revolution. They also both comment on topics important to teens today. Also good by Westerfeld: I haven't read the "Leviathan Series," but it's supposed to be really good!

Uglies

by Scott Westerfeld

The Uglies series has more than 3 million books in print, has been translated into twenty-seven languages, and spent more than fifty weeks on the New York Times bestseller list. Now all four books feature fresh new covers and will reach an even wider audience. Tally’s adventures begin in Uglies, where she learns the truth about what life as a Pretty really means.

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