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In which I apologise, and bring happy-making news


In my defence, I was not allowed near the computer due to exams. But that is no excuse!

So to make up for this, I bring good news! I found out why Zane died!

Some of you may already know this, but I found this out a while back, and thought it would be good news to those poor fangirls who have mourned the loss of Zane since reading Specials.

Scott: One of the dumb things Hollywood does is show us wars in which only extras and minor characters get killed. But in real life, everyone is the star of their own movie. So in real wars, everyone who’s killed is someone important—not just an extra or a bit player.

So once I realized that Specials was about a war, I felt it would be dishonest for only minor characters to get killed. Someone important to Tally had to die, and Zane was in the wrong place at the wrong time.

So there you go! Don’t rip me to peices for not posting, okay?



Why is it that all my favourite YA writers from Aussie and the US of A seem to know each other? It’s like a massive Good Writers clique!

But I shall endeavor not to complain, because this clique results in some of the funniest stuff. Like, um, Scott-la eating soap.

Go see it for yourself:


Bogus to bubbly came out yesterday (pause for WOOT!). And I just got it today!

So incredibly fawesome!!!! I love the maps, and all the slang definitions. plus the whole section on NANOS.



number 24, right between Fallen and courtney-wa. see? it says LOTTI-WA, in black and white. and there is no one else called lotti-wa on Scott’s blog. So that’s ME!!!!!!

quick! wrap the book in cellophane, and store it upright on the shelf!

Infected (ooh)

So I’m reading this new book. It’s called Infected, and it’s by someone called Scott Sigler. The blurb goes somewhat like this:

Across America, an mysterious disease is turning ordinary people into raving, paranoid murderers who inflict brutal horrors on strangers, themselves, and even their own families.

The book screams Scott Westerfeld in so many ways. The storyline is so Peeps that it’s scary, but the way it’s written reminds me of The Risen Empire. And while it is a lot more gory (and has way more dirty words) than Scott’s YA books, this is an adult novel, you know. Plus, the author’s name is Scott? Why are they all named Scott?

*Conspiracy theory time*

This is one of the books that Scott ghost-wrote! It’s even got hooptedoodle about trematodes and parasitic wasps, just like Peeps!

Go read it and see

UPDATE: Okay, I just read the end of the book, and I have decided there is no way Scott-la ghost-wrote it, because the ending is really lame, and all of Scott’s books end really well, even if they are sad-making, like the end of Blue Noon and Specials. Especially Specials. WHY OH WHY DID YOU KILL ZANE, SCOTT-LA?

Wouldn’t it be Nice?

Wouldn’t it be great to have a Scott-la-themed Halloween Costume bash? So you have people dressed up as characters from the books, and they go around the streets handing out free scott-themed cookies! Because everyone loves cookies…

so Min and Mozzy can give out strat shaped cookies

ad Cal and Lace can give out peep cat shaped cookies

and Hunter and Jen can give out cookies that say “Cool Maven”

and Dess, Melissa, Rex, Jess and Flyboy can hand out Midnighters symbols shaped cookies (and anti-darkling cookies)

and the Smokies can give out cookies that say “The New Smoke Lives!”

and the Cutters can give out cookies that say “I don’t want to hurt you, but I will if I have to”

and Aya and Frizz can give out hovercam shaped cookies

and the Extras can give out, well… any ideas?

And after all the cookie freebies, everyone can go to a huge party. Which will be really cool, because it will be like being inside all of Scott’s books all mushed up together.

I wish.

(Okay, the cookie idea comes to you courtesy of this post in the Westerblog archives


Banned Books Week!

This week is Banned Books Week over at YA for Obama. So here are Maureen Johnson’s thoughts on the matter:

Also, there’s this fawesome post ( in the Westerblog archives (no, I do not spend all my free time going through them) with Scott’s thoughts on The Evil Book Banners. Plus, it contains the best description of Tally Youngblood I’ve ever read.

Bomb-throwing, eco-terrorist, self-harming, champagne-drinking, tattooed heroine…

So go and read some banned books! C’mon. You know you want to.