Also positive I read! Scott Westerfeld's writing is a gift to the senses.
Unlike some books, where you're tempted to skip the large chunks of description between the relevant pieces of dialogue, The Last Days' descriptions are...lavish. There are just no other words to describe it! The descriptions transport you right into Scott Westerfeld's kooky, paranormal world, overwhelming your senses and making you feel as if you were standing right alongside his characters :) @Pdf ó The Last Days (Peeps, #2) õ The Last Days FilmAlloCin The Last Days Est Un Film Ralis Par Yaniv Raz Avec Lorraine Bracco, Heather Graham Synopsis Durant Une Crise Climatique L Chelle Mondiale, Un Homme Est Pris Par Erreur Pour Le Messie The Last Day FilmAlloCin The Last Day Est Un Film Ralis Par Je Gyun Yun Avec Kyung Gu Sol, Ji Won Ha Synopsis Ville D Haeundae, Core, PrintempsMalgr Des Signes Annonciateurs Proccupants, LesThe Last Day WikipdiaThe Last Days Of American Crime WikipdiaTlcharger Last Day On Earth PC Et Mac Gratuit Last Day On Earth Est Un Jeu De Tir Mais Pas Seulement Il S Agit D Un Jeu D Action Mais Galement De Rflexion Cette Combinaison Fait Aussi De Ce Jeu L Un Des Plus Plbiscits En France Depuis Quelques Mois Le Crateur De Ce Jeu Kefir A Fait Bonne Pioche Car Il A T Trs Bien Accueilli Par Les Joueurs Et Est Devenus L Un Des Jeux Les Plus Tlchargs En Peu De TempsTimeline Of The Last Days Bible Study The Last Days Also Referred To As The End Time Or The Great Tribulation Is A Period Of Roughlyyears Ormonths Revelationthat Will Shortly Come Upon The Entire EarthIt Will A Time, Just Before Jesus Second Coming, When The Beast And The False Prophet Will Rule The World Through Their Counterfeit Version Of God S Kingdom Themonths , Days, See Revelation Moz and buddy Zahler are struggling musicians in New York City, waiting for their big break. In the meantime, however, Moz witnesses a woman in a nearby apartment throwing all of her belongings out of her window. Amazed by these events, he barely manages to catch a 1975 Fender Stratocaster as it comes tumbling down toward the sidewalk. The girl who helps him, Pearl, turns out to be a musical genius, and offers the boys the opportunity of forming a band. How can they pass that up?
Pearl knows the band needs a powerful singer, and can think of nobody but her best friend Minerva. Although she's recovering from a mysterious illness, one that makes her sick to hear her own name or see her reflection in a mirror, she manages to sneak out of her parents' apartment to join the band.
Soon, the members begin to discover that their music is more powerful than they thought. Maybe it has to do with the mysterious black liquid leaking from the sidewalks and fire hydrants...or the large number of rats that have suddenly appeared... Either way, the band knows that Minerva is getting her lyricsand inspirationfrom the very illness that connects her to these deadly forces threatening to take over the city. But will the band succeed...or be called to a higher purpose by the rumored "Angels" populating the city? Scott Westerfeld is arguably the master of modernday scifi. His books, whether they are set in this present world, or in a future place, are always easy to relate to and understand. Even readers who have not read PEEPS (and you should) will enjoy this one.
THE LAST DAYS is essentially a story about five wannabe musicians getting together to form a band. There’s Pearl: musically talented, smart, rich, an entrepreneur, and a little bossy on the keyboard. There’s Moz, the talented but untrained guitarist who along with Pearl saves a rare Stratocaster guitar that a crazy woman was chucking out of her apartment window. Zahler is Moz’s best friend, guitarist turned bassist, who constantly feels as if he’s the band’s weak link and has a penchant for making up new words (fawesome!).
The threesome hire Alana Ray, a talented but neurotically challenged drummer who drums on paint buckets and can see what music looks like. And finally there’s Minerva, Pearl’s friend who was bitten by something and now exhibits vampirish and vaguely cannibalistic tendencies—but whose singing talent somehow connects the whole band together into something paranormal.
When the band rehearses, strange things happen. The ground beneath them rumbles, as if something is struggling to reach them from underground. Meanwhile, the infected Minerva develops a relationship with Moz, as the parasite inside of her tries to spread itself by making her horny and irresistible.
In their journey to find an agent and get signed up to a label, the still nameless band learn that there is something very powerful about their music, as it has a way of summoning up the human race’s greatest enemy from deep within the earth where they reside. Now, the five young men and women must use their musical and supernatural talents to help the peeps, infected humans who can control their vampirish tendencies and who were created to help save humanity. Together, they will summon and fight the enemies until nearly all are extinct. Until next time.
The world that Scott Westerfeld has created is creepily realistic. I got chills from reading this novel, and anything that moves me to such a reaction is extraordinary.
This was so incredibly bad!! What the heck?! 300 pages of band practice were 1 not what I wanted from this and 2 unbelievably boring! The concept of a singer able to summon monsters is super cool. Loved seeing the characters from the first book again. Gained a new appreciation for musicians. Also the invented words are fun =)
I don't think you were supposed to like the main characters. Or at least not all of them. I definitely liked some, but the other two were bleh. They all had their downfalls, but I felt like I could hang out with them and have fun. Not so much with Minerva. She was just downright creepy. And I know that part of this is due to her not entirely human thing, but it was still *shivers* weird. And Moz started out okay, but he went down from about halfway through.
One thing I really enjoyed were the Night Mayor files. I thought those were simply fascinating. It supplied a completely different view on history and how things happened. I also forgot a lot of the first book, so I was pretty confused at first, but the files helped.
The music aspect was really refreshing. I like books with music as a focus, since I play two instruments, and I really enjoy music and it was fun to try and imagine what the music sounded like. I think it may have been a 3 star without the music, but I just really loved the music, and I always have in books and in real life.
The plot was a bit scattered. And I don't think it was meant to have that perfect storyline arc. It felt intentional, and I liked that. It wasn't just your standard story. That being said, I liked the (sort of) plot line a lot. It didn't have some amazing epic peak, but rather there were a bunch of little peaks, but it wasn't like a bunch of anecdotes. I can't explain it well, but perhaps if you'll read this book you'll understand. (Of course you might not like the first one and just not read the second one. Who knows). It felt unique, and yet still kept me interested and wanting more.
This book wasn't perfect, but it was still highly enjoyable, with a great cast of characters, and *interesting* character dynamics. I really enjoy Scott Westerfeld's books as some of his books are some of my favorites of all time, and I'm glad I enjoyed this one too. ****There may be some slight spoilers in this review which pertain to the novel Peeps. Please do not read this review if you haven't read Peeps.****
The Last Days was a great sequel to Peeps. Full of quirky new charters and more mysteries to unfold, The Last Days picks up where Peeps left us, in a world slowly being taken over by the plague, garbage, cats, rats, and crazy HUGE arse worms. Westerfeld introduces us to Pearl, a music genius who just so happens to be a busy body, Moz, an aimless guitar player, Zahler, Moz's sweetly awkward best friend, Minerva, a newly turned peep who's a bit into herself, and Alana Ray, a woman with a trouble past and weird visions. Together this unlikely group of misfits forms a band and find out that their music might just be the key to defeating the coming darkness.
Annnnnd just a little side note: I'm totally a Team Pearl/Moz. There I said it.
Westerfeld is for sure one of my all time favorite authors. The end.
Yet, this book was also highly disturbing and made me very angry several instances throughout. The whole Peeps disease thing is cool, but sometimes it can get really creepy especially with all the cats having it now.
And then there was the evil monster worm thing.
Ah, yes. Let's talk about THAT.
That was what entirely ruined the book for me. I mean, come on. PLEASE. The world is coming to an end not because of creepy cannibals but because of...an evil peopleeating giant monster WORM?!?!?!?! Um, okay. No thank you. That's just too cartoony, mwa ha ha Dr. Evil type thing for me. I couldn't imagine it, couldn't make a sense of it in my head whenever the worms came up. Everything else in the book seemed so real, but this was just like, "WHAT?!?!" It was like the whole book was a movie with realpeople actors, and then all of a sudden the worms are animated pictures that suddenly appear in the reallife movie. They don't fit and they ruin the book. It was MUCH better when the Peeps were the villains.
Other Pet Peeves About This Book/Things That Made Me Mad:
(Warning: Some spoilers below)
Pearl is my favorite character. All along, I'd been waiting for her to get together with Moz. AND THEN MOZ HAD TO GO AND MAKE OUT WITH MINERVA!!!! B****!!!!! BOTH OF THEM!!! I HATE YOU, MINERVA AND MOZ!! YOU CAN BOTH GO DIE FOR DOING THAT TO PEARL!! HOW DARE YOU!!! Lol, sorry for that rant. I just had to get it out there...Yeah. As you can tell, I'm really pissed that Pearl didn't get to be with the boy she was in love with, and got her heart broken. (God, Westerfeld really hates me. He has a bad habit of repeatedly torturing my favorite characters!! Dess was my favorite character from Midnighters, and Scott had to make her excluded and left out all the time. And now Pearl!! Gee, Scott what have I ever done to YOU????)
God. MINERVA!!! She should go die. I HATE her. HOW CAN SHE DO THAT TO PEARL???? GO OUT WITH MOZ?!?! Doesn't she KNOW one of the first rules of friendship you DON'T go out with your best friend's crush, even if you like him! GGAAHH. SHE'S A GREAT BIG B***** AND I WILL KILL PEARL IF SHE EVER FORGIVES MINERVA!!!!!
It really bothered me how a lot of things were left unfinished. Like how we never found out how Moz was getting the money to pay Alana Ray. I really wanted to know if my suspicions were correct, and if Moz was stealing the money, and I was holding my breath and hoping all throughout the book but I never found out! That really annoyed me. Also, the Black Death thing was never confirmed the book never said what disease it was. I mean, if you're going to bring up a bunch of questions, can't you at least do me the courtesy of ANSWERING them?!?!
What REALLY made me mad was how everyone just shrugged and accepted the supernatural, just like that, when that's NOT the nature of humans. I mean, come on. There are vampires that seem to somehow exist now, and giant evil worm monsters who are eating people. So does everybody freak out and stuff, like expected? NOO!!! NOBODY freaks out!! Everyone just goes, "Oh, it's evil monsters that shouldn't exist. That sucks. Let's all save ourselves and fight them now." Uhhh...WHAT?!? That is NOT how normal humans react to the supernatural!! IF that happened in real life, NORMAL humans would be running around screaming, thinking it was all a hallucination or something. They WOULDN'T accept it right away and they wouldn't actually HELP get RID of the monster, like all the unrealistic humans in The Last Days did.
Another thing I thought the pace was a bit TOO fast, especially towards the end. I mean, there's nothing wrong with a fast, exciting book, but it wasn't just that. Events started flashing by without Scott Westerfeld paying much attention to them, and he just sort of zipped through things in a second, making me feel like everything was happening at once and way too fast, like the last chunk of the book was frozen on the fastforward button on a remote.
Wow, I realize I've been ranting for a long time on this book, and most of it's all just rambling...whoops. Anyway, basically, I thought that overall, this book was pretty good, but there were just a lot of flaws and gaps that ticked me off. I have just summarized this whole entire review in one sentence. Wow. :D
It's weird Scott Westerfeld seems to always lose his grip towards the end of all his "series" or whatever. Like, he had a great trilogy going with Midnighters, but then he blew it with Blue Noon. Peeps and The Last Days were good, but the ending chunk makes me hesitant. I think the only time he DIDN'T do this was in the Uglies series.
Anyway...you should read The Last Days if you've read Peeps, because it's interesting to know what happens next, and because Pearl is awesome. But DON'T read The Last Days if you haven't read Peeps, because you'll be utterly lost and confused and mad and you probably won't read Peeps because of that. So, I'll just end this incredibly and unexpectedly long review by saying...The End. There. ;D
Also positive I read! Scott Westerfeld's writing is a gift to the senses.