The Last Days
The Last Days (Peeps)
The Last Days
Scott Westerfeld
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Strange things are happening: 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 the band. As the city reels under a mysterious epidemic, the three combine their talents with a vampire lead singer and a drummer whose fractured mind can glimpse the coming darkness. Will their music stave off the end? Or summon it? Set against the gritty apocalypse that began in Peeps, The Last Days is about five teenagers who find themselves creating the soundtrack for the end of the world.

Book Details

Genre: 

  • Adventure
  • Paranormal

Age Level: 

  • 12 and up
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The last days of the world as we know it are here. The world is changing; people are disappearing, angels (according to some) are appearing on the fire escapes of New York City, the water is turning black, and there are rumblings deeper than those of the subways beneath the streets. Those aren't the only things happening, though; for five New York teenagers, music is what matters the most. The nameless band, started by Moz and Zahler, greatly improved by Pearl, and joined by Alana Ray and Minerva, is providing the soundtrack for the end of the world.

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Vampires really do exist.

The apocalypse is nigh.

And the band played on.

The Last Days was quite different from what I expected. Instead of following the typical sequel format and employing the same main characters and same narrative style as the first story, Westerfeld opted to introduce five new main characters, each of which shares his or her view of things in alternating chapters. While Peeps falls into the category of dark comedy and seems more controlled and steady, The Last Days is an apocalypse story which feels more dystopic and chaotic.

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