Afterworlds - Scott Westerfeld

This was a huge disappointment for me, because I was very intrigued with the idea of the two stories running parallel and weaving together. Plus, I was a fan of Scott Westerfeld's Uglies series.
It really fell flat. Both Darcy and Lizzie were lame protags, and their stories became more and more boring as the novel went on. At 599 pages, this book was way to long.
I did like some of the writing stuff, the quirks and the lingo of the different novelists. However Darcy hardly had any struggles when it came to her career which just seemed very unrealistic. She didn't face any rejection, or disapproval. Everyone LOVED her novel. Which I thought was strange since it wasn't actually that good.
I didn't care about Lizzie at all. Her story just felt so flat and unreal. All the characters were boring. The plot and setting had some potential, but nothing came of it.
In the end I was so relieved to finish this book.