Afterworlds by Scott Westerfeld is a book that has alternating chapters.
Darcy is the main character for one side of the story, where Lizzie is the main character for the other side.
In the book, Darcy herself writes a book called Afterworlds, and along the white pages are her adventures she experiences along the way of publishing and meeting her favorite authors.
Every other chapter has black lining along the pages, which is where Darcy’s actual book is being told. In these black-lined pages, the character, Lizzie, experiences a terrorist attack at an airport and willingly puts herself into the afterworld, where she falls in love with a guy named Yamaraj.
Two different stories that are told in alternating chapters results in a mysterious supernatural vibe that is definitely a page turner. This book is great for finding out more about a writer’s life, and it is also a great way to find out what pushes a writer to their ambitions.
I would give this book four out of five stars, because it is different from any other book, and I find the alternating chapters an interesting way to go about writing from different angles.