Wednesday, May 20, 2009

The Last Days

The Last Days

Scott Westerfeld. The Last Days. New York : Razorbill, 2006.
ISBN: 159514062X
(Image Credit: Cape May County Library, Cape May Court House, NJ)

In the sequel to Westerfeld's Peeps, Moz and Pearl meet on the streets of New York and end up forming a band that has supernatural powers.

Book Talk:
Pearl and Moz have a mutual love for rock music and saving a 1975 Fender Stratocaster with gold pickups and hardware from falling into the streets of New York City, as a crazed woman throws all her personal belongings out a window. What Pearl and moz don't realize is that the band they create will have supernatural powers that may ultimately save human kind. As humans conduct life above the streets of the city, there is a growing dark and powerful force emerging from the dark hollows New York's underground tunnels. Citizens and friends of the city are also disappearing and exhibiting strange, vampire characteristics. Will this group of teens have the power to stop what growing under the streets, or a
re they living out their last days as the world is slowly comsumed by a dark plague?

YALSA Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers--2007
2007 ALA Best Book for Young Adults
This book was also reviewed in Kirkus (Starred,) Booklist, School Library Journal, and Kliatt.

Read P
eeps, the prequel to The Last Days.