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A-Apocalypse : Bande-son pour la fin du monde (Peeps #2)

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Chaleur étouffante, Hordes de rats. Hystérie collective. Menacé par la Mort Noire, New York sombre peu à peu, dans le chaos. Mais au cœur des ténèbres, s'élève une musique d'un genre nouveau, hypnotique et inquiétante. La musique d'un groupe d'ados fans de rock, seuls capables de sauver le monde de ce désastre. S'il en est encore temps.
Paperback, 300 pages
Published March 13th 2008 by Milan (first published September 7th 2006)
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Sarah Carpenter It's sort of stand alone, in that I expect you can read it without reading Peeps but I think it could potentially spoil the mystery of Peeps for you.…moreIt's sort of stand alone, in that I expect you can read it without reading Peeps but I think it could potentially spoil the mystery of Peeps for you. The Last Days is an all new story in the world that's set up by the *end* of Peeps.(less)
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Emma
Sep 16, 2007 Emma rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Most everyone calls The Last Days a sequel to Westerfeld's novel Peeps. I suppose that, loosely, this is true. For my part, I think of this novel as more of a companion to Peeps because the main characters are completely different (don't worry though, characters from Peeps do turn up), the structure of then novel is different, and because the only way to get the most out of either book is to read the two of them together, back-to-back. So, this is a sequel in the same way that The Two Towers was ...more
Angela
Jul 13, 2010 Angela rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
****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 guit
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Sella Malin
Feb 28, 2009 Sella Malin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: whoever read Peeps
I have mixed feelings about this book. I both loved it and hated it. On one hand, I thought it was an amazing sequel to Peeps. Scott Westerfeld is a great writer, with a very hypnotizing and mesmerizing writing style. His characters are real and well-developed, and I loved many of them. Scott knows how to grab my attention and keep me there. I really enjoyed the whole band thing- Westerfeld managed to capture the power of music down on paper in a way that no one has been able to do before. The b ...more
Erin
Apr 15, 2007 Erin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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Colleen Houck
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 =)
Booknut
Jul 11, 2014 Booknut rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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 :)
Gerri Leen
Jul 24, 2010 Gerri Leen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorite-author
I live in awe of this man's ability to world-build. In this series, in the Uglies collection, and in the Midnighters trilogy, he has created unique and fun worlds that are derivative of pretty much nobody (not an easy trick once, let alone three times). Uglies takes the world-building to the most extreme angle, with its own language and an Earth society definitely very far away from our own, but he can do it with things closer to home, too. The Last Days is a sequel to Peeps, one of the most uni ...more
Rebecca
It took me a really long time to get around to reading The Last Days, which is funny because Peeps is one of my favourite books and this one is kind of a sequel to Peeps. Needless to say, while I loved Peeps, I didn’t think The Last Days was one of my favourite books.
I liked The Last Days, it had some really interesting parts. At the same time, it just didn’t feel as awesome as Peeps did. I really liked the parts where you learnt a little bit more about the disease, or those who are parasite pos
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Carie
Mar 03, 2011 Carie rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Not as good as Peeps, but an interesting, entertaining sequel. The story kept me reading, but I had some issues with one person and the direction the plot went for some of the characters. I didn’t care AT ALL for the character of Minerva, although I really enjoyed everybody else. I liked Moz best, but didn’t like the evolution of things with his character. But, the ending was satisfying, the music/band stuff was fascinating, and the book held my interest.

**SPOILERS**: I was not AT ALL happy with
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Arthur
Dec 07, 2008 Arthur rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I read this very slowly, I enjoyed it even although I haven’t read Peeps. The whole story was inspirations of young musician’s gathering up a band and the lead vocalist really just getting over some mysterious sickness of her own. This sickness though I thought caused by her boyfriend relationship with Mark prior breaking up the band Nervous System and had complete mystery to me. I found the new lives of Minerva worth thinking about, which involved her becoming close to Moz. While the city seems ...more
Steph Su
Scott Westerfeld is arguably the master of modern-day sci-fi. 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 gu
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Crowinator
Posted to my Livejournal in April 2008, saved here for posterity:

I liked this one less than Peeps, but perhaps that's to be expected in a sequel to a book I hardly found any fault in. Peeps was a great mix of smart humor and B-movie brilliance -- not only did Westerfeld totally rework the vampire myth, he used it to spin out a larger, crazier story about underground worm-like monsters soon to rise from the depths to devour mankind. Who would have thought vampires would save us all, right? The La
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Afira
Apr 16, 2009 Afira rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ooh.. I always did wonder how the Night Watch would eliminate all those worms and wipe the parasite outta all those people.. Guess this books answers it. It was totally fawesome *Zahler's odd word*. Basically, this book is about how five teenagers make one song that manages to save the world. Funky huh?

What displeased me about this book was the fact that Moz didn't end up with who I wanted him to. He ended up with Girl A, not Girl B *frowns* Sure, there was that little sort of friendship-y mome
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Rebecca McNutt
The Last Days was an okay book but somewhere towards the middle the text began sounding like some sort of immature, badly-written fanfiction. Moz (the main male role) kept getting sick so many times that I was just hoping he'd die already, and Minerva was incredibly annoying. The book kept rapidly switching perspectives in a very annoying way, and the story was hardly original.
Jenny
Jul 16, 2016 Jenny rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
The first book in this series was great with Cal from Texas as the main character. In this book you are introduced to members of a band and each chapter is from their point of view. I liked the characters, but having so many characters made it a bit confusing. I felt like Pearl was the strongest character and maybe it should have been from her point of view for the whole book. That's my two cents, anyway.
Jessie
Feb 02, 2009 Jessie rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Whether this was a sequel to Peeps or not, this book was a big disappointment compared to Peeps. I loved Peeps so I was hoping for more of the same from the author--unfortunatley, not so. This book was strange to say the least. Everything in it was over the top from the characters names to the description from the musicians POVs to the setting. It just sort of lost me. It switches POV so frequently that it is hard to follow the storyline let alone care about the characters that make up the story ...more
Jackie "the Librarian"
Apr 10, 2008 Jackie "the Librarian" rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: teens 13 and up
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SR
Not as good as Peeps, less...visceral. But then I've always been better at relating to science geeks than to music people, although I've had a fair amount of experience with music...

However. Must nitpick. Alana Ray keeps using factorial notation (n!) as referring to (n) + (n-1) + (n-2) + ... + 1. Factorial is (n)(n-1)(n-2)... There's no name or notation for the addition sequence. The factorial notation - rather, phrasing the number relationship as an equation - emphasizes her ability with number
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Denise
This sequel to Peeps is fairly well-written, but it lacks the pacing and development of the first novel. I don't find the characters as likable, nor the story as compelling. Some plot points just seem weird to me, and far-fetched even for a novel about parasites that turn people into vampires. Still, it's enjoyable enough, an easy read overall. I highly recommend reading Peeps first, because the author seems to assume the reader knows the backstory from the first book. I would have found The Las ...more
Kathy (Kindle-aholic)
Jan 14, 2011 Kathy (Kindle-aholic) rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ya
I think with fewer narrators (there were 5), I would have given this one more points. I really like the whole idea behind "vampires" in this book (they are caused by parasites). I liked the characters pretty well, but with so many different POVs, it was hard to get attached to any of them. And for me to really enjoy a book, I need to get attached to at least one of the characters. The action was all right, but there would likely have been more, again, with fewer narrators. Interesting, and still ...more
Heather G Gentle
Probably would give more like 2.5. It was "ok" but I spent the first 1/2 of the book wondering what this one had to do with the book it was allegedly a sequel to. About 3/4 of the way through you finally come across some characters from the previous book and then after chapters and chapters of "building" it's over in a few pages.
The story was "ok", the characters were "ok", the ending was "ok".
I just think this had a lot more potential than it actually delivered.
And if I ever have to hear the
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Colleen826
What a bizarre book -- that's really the only way to describe it. A group of nearly-legal teens decide to start up a hodgepodge, but surprisingly good, band and it turns out that their music is slightly supernatural. I don't think it's too much of a plot giveaway to mention that vampires and giant monsters that crawl through New York's subway system are prominent features of this book.

I read Scott Westerfield's "Uglies" series when I was about 13, so I recognized the name when I spotted this bo
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Aelvana
Oct 28, 2014 Aelvana rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It's a sequel to Peeps, but there's little enough in common between the two, so it can stand perfectly well on its own. New York is sinking into filth and despair, but the group of main characters mostly ignore what's going on around them. They have one goal: to build their band. It was fate that Moz and Pearl met up as they rescued an antique guitar that was thrown out a window, and talent that kept them together. Their nameless band keeps growing, engulfing their friends and their own lives. M ...more
Carrie Slager
Feb 14, 2014 Carrie Slager rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: books-i-borrowed
Meh. I don’t know what I was really expecting, but I guess I hoped that The Last Days would follow the end of the world more closely. With all the suspense built up at the end of Peeps, I wanted to learn more about the coming worm apocalypse by seeing it through the eyes of someone in the Night Watch on the front lines. However, the group of people we follow in The Last Days knows nothing of peeps or the apocalypse happening around them until the very end, so it was kind of disappointing. This i ...more
Margaret
This is a sequel to Peeps, but I didn't like it as much. I do generally like band books, so that wasn't it; I think it might have been the multiple POVs, which made it feel a little unfocused to me. And the characters I liked the most -- Alana Ray, Zahler -- got the least POV time. It just all felt a little sketchy, I guess: fun to read, but doesn't stick in my mind the way Peeps did.
Veronica
Nov 05, 2015 Veronica rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recensione brevissima perchè, essendo il secondo, non voglio rischiare di fare eccessivi spoiler.
Ho adorato davvero tantissimo il libro. Lo stile di Westerfeld si adatta in modo perfetto alla storia, ma soprattutto a come vuole raccontarla: leggera e normale, esattamente il contrario di quanto sta accadendo attorno ai protagonisti.
I personaggi li ho trovati ben sviluppati, ma ammetto che
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Wealhtheow
Jul 30, 2007 Wealhtheow rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sci-fi
The sequel to one of my favorite vampire novels, Peeps. All new characters, though Cal and co. make appearances in the background, and all high school aged. It's a great tale, but by the end, when the apocalyptic battles have finally come, it's all related after the fact, rather than shown. It's effective, but annoying.
Sarah Crawford
This is the sequel to the very good book Peeps. Unfortunately, as good as that book was, this one is bad. Whereas the first book had a very interesting story that developed rather well, this one spends the vast majority of the book on the forming of a band, then in a few pages, basically, shows the role of the band in helping to kill the worms.

Which brings up some of the problems of the book.

1. Night Watch, in its various versions, knew about the worms. They knew about the parasites. Now, unles
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Pamela Simon
May 02, 2015 Pamela Simon rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I never wrote a review for Peeps, but it was a different type of book that I had read before, and I LOVED it.

It took me a few chapters to get back into the swing of things, since it had been so long since I read Peeps. I loved loved loved the way Westerfeld put us back into the action with The Last Days. The sequel picks up not with Cal, our Peeps hero, but with a growing cast of characters living in Manhattan after the "virus" had already been spreading. The book managed to both surprise me an
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Jay
Apr 04, 2014 Jay rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This isn't REALLY a sequel to Peeps but there are cameos and the story lines match. I hadn't read Peeps before I read this one, and I didn't need to.

It's a story set in New York as the world is ending, although no one really knows it's ending. The main character is desperate to start a band and that's the central story! It's awesome! I think it'd make a great film, kind of like 'Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist' meets .... well, the end of the world! There's a great feel for the city and the d
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He is best know for the Uglies and Leviathan series, and his next book, Afterworlds, comes out September 23, 2014.

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Ashes ashes, we all fall down.
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