Scott Westerfeld Books

Description /Buy link takes you to Amazon. As an Amazon Associate I earn money from qualifying purchases.

Scott Westerfeld is American and New York bestselling writer of young adult fiction popularly known as the author of the Leviathan and Uglies series. The author was born in Dallas Texas on May 5th, 1963 and spent most of his childhood years in Connecticut where he worked for his father Lloyd job as a computer programmer.

Order of Uglies Series

1Uglies 2005Description / Buy
2Pretties 2005Description / Buy
3Specials 2006Description / Buy
4Extras 2006Description / Buy

Order of Uglies Graphic Novels

1Cutters 2012Description / Buy
2Shay's Story 2012Description / Buy

Order of Uglies Non-Fiction Series

1Mind-Rain 2007Description / Buy
2Bogus to Bubbly 2008Description / Buy

Order of Afterworlds Series

1Afterworlds 2014Description / Buy

Order of Horizon Series

1Horizon 2017Description / Buy
2Deadzone ( By: Jennifer A. Nielsen) 2017Description / Buy

Order of Impostors Series

1Impostors 2018Description / Buy
2Shatter City 2019Description / Buy
3Mirror's Edge 2021Description / Buy

Order of Leviathan Series

1Leviathan 2009Description / Buy
2Behemoth 2010Description / Buy
3Goliath 2011Description / Buy

Order of Leviathan Non-Fiction Series

1The Manual of Aeronautics 2012Description / Buy

Order of Midnighters Series

1The Secret Hour 2004Description / Buy
2Touching Darkness 2005Description / Buy
3Blue Noon 2006Description / Buy

Order of Peeps Series

1Peeps 2005Description / Buy
2The Last Days 2006Description / Buy

Order of The Powerpuff Girls Plus You Club Series

1Bubbles Saves the Circus ( By: Tracey West) 2002Description / Buy
2Blossom and the Haunted House (Short Story) ( By: Tracey West) 2002Description / Buy
3Buttercup and the Mind-Reading Juice (Short Story) ( By: Tracey West) 2002Description / Buy
4Buttercup's Monster Challenge (Short Story) ( By: Tracey West) 2002Description / Buy
5Blossom Vs. The Blasteroid 2002Description / Buy
6Diamonds Are for Princess 2002Description / Buy
7Rainy Day Professor 2002Description / Buy
8Hide-and-Go Mojo (Short Story) ( By: Peter David) 2002Description / Buy
9Buttercup's Terrible Temper Tantrums (Short Story) ( By: Paul Kupperberg) 2002Description / Buy
10Bubbles in the Middle (Short Story) ( By: Aaron Rosenberg) 2002Description / Buy

Order of Succession Series

1The Risen Empire 2003Description / Buy
2The Killing of Worlds 2003Description / Buy

Order of The Spill Zone Series

1Spill Zone 2017Description / Buy
2The Broken Vow ( By: Alex Puvilland) 2018Description / Buy

Order of Zeroes Series

1Zeroes 2015Description / Buy
2Swarm 2016Description / Buy
3Nexus ( By: Deborah Biancotti) 2018Description / Buy

Order of Scott Westerfeld Standalone Novels

1Polymorph 1997Description / Buy
2Fine Prey 1998Description / Buy
3Evolution's Darling 2000Description / Buy
4So Yesterday 2004Description / Buy
5The World of the Golden Compass 2007Description / Buy

Order of Scott Westerfeld Short Stories/Novellas

1Stupid Perfect World 2012Description / Buy

Order of Scott Westerfeld Non-Fiction Books

1The Berlin Airlift 1989Description / Buy

Order of Smart Pop Series

1Seven Seasons of Buffy: Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers Discuss Their Favorite Television Show ( With: Charlaine Harris, Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, Kevin Andrew Murphy, Christie Golden, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Nancy Holder, Lawrence Watt-Evans, David Brin, Jacqueline Lichtenberg, Jean Lorrah, Laura Resnick, Sarah Zettel, Nancy Kilpatrick, Michelle West, , , , , Roxanne Longstreet Conrad, Jennifer Crusie) 2003Description / Buy
2Taking the Red Pill: Science, Philosophy and Religion in The Matrix ( By: David Gerrold) 2003Description / Buy
3Five Seasons of Angel: Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers Discuss Their Favorite Vampire ( By: Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, , Laura Anne Gilman, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Nancy Holder, Jacqueline Lichtenberg, Jean Lorrah, Josepha Sherman, Laura Resnick, Michelle Sagara West, Candace Havens, , Steven Harper, , , Roxanne Longstreet Conrad, , Jennifer Crusie) 2004Description / Buy
4What Would Sipowicz Do? Race, Rights and Redemption in NYPD Blue ( By:) 2004Description / Buy
5The Anthology at the End of the Universe: Leading Science Fiction Authors on Douglas Adams' The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy ( By: Stephen Baxter, John Shirley, , Lawrence Watt-Evans, Adam Roberts, Susan Sizemore, , Jacqueline Carey, Vox Day, Cory Doctorow, A.M. Dellamonica, , , , Maria Alexander) 2005Description / Buy
6Navigating the Golden Compass: Religion, Science & Daemonology in Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials ( By:) 2005Description / Buy
7The Man from Krypton: A Closer Look at Superman ( By:) 2006Description / Buy
8James Bond in the 21st Century: Why We Still Need 007 ( By:) 2006Description / Buy
9Halo Effect: An Unauthorized Look at the Most Successful Video Game of All Time ( By:) 2007Description / Buy
10Secrets of the Dragon Riders: Your Favorite Authors on Christopher Paolini's Inheritance Cycle ( By:) 2008Description / Buy
11Secrets of the Dragon Riders: Your Favorite Authors on Christopher Paolini's Inheritance Cycle: Completely Unauthorized ( By:) 2008Description / Buy

Scott Westerfeld Anthologies

1 Swashbuckling Fantasy2006Description / Buy
2 The Space Opera Renaissance2006Description / Buy
3 Love is Hell2008Description / Buy
4 Geektastic: Stories from the Nerd Herd2009Description / Buy
5 All Good Things Come to an End2011Description / Buy
6 Future Games2013Description / Buy
Print: Print PDF

Westerfeld attended Vassar College where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy in 1985. He started composing songs as a teenager, and currently, the author writes songs for modern dance. The year 2002 was the turning point in his life, as Westerfeld married the love of his life, Justine Larbalestier, an Australian author. He currently lives in Sydney and New York and has over 18 books written under his name, thirteen young adult novels, and five adult novels.

Scott Westerfeld is popularly known for the Uglies series, other books written by the same author include; The Killing of Worlds, the Risen Empire & Afterworlds. He began writing career mainly focused on adults novels but later switched to Young Adult with the Midnighters series. The author has written four books that take place in New York City which are The Last Days, Afterworlds, Peeps, and So Yesterday.

Westerfeld has also written a graphic book series called Shay Story. Other works include; Leviathan trilogy which consists of Behemoth, Leviathan, The Manual of Aeronautics, and Goliath.


The American and New York bestseller novels have won and been nominated for various awards. Uglies series won the Hal Clement Award in 2006 during Golden Duck Awards; subsequently, in 2005 The Secret Hour the debut book in Midnighters won Aurealis Award.

Leviathan won the 2010 Aurealis Award for the Best Young Adult novel category and in the same year won the Locus Award for the young adult novel category.

Behemoth made it to the finalist round during the 2011 Andre Norton Award, and in the same year, the same story was listed in the fourth position during the Locus Awards for YA book category.


Several of Scott Westerfeld books have been optioned for films. The Victorian Premier Award winning book, So Yesterday published in 2004 was optioned to be made into a movie by the producers of Bowling for Columbine & Fahrenheit 9/11 films. However, this possible adaptation slowly withered away as the author published on his blog that The Uglies was optioned by the Twentieth Century Fox in 2006 as a potential series.


These are two best books by Scott Westerfeld Uglies (2005) & Leviathan (2009)

Uglies: The Uglies is the first book in Uglies series, the novel is about a young girl named Tally Youngblood, turning sixteen years and she wants to get pretty. In this context, pretty means that you have all your body taken, the skin resized, meaning the whole body is redone, it is a massive surgery. Tally is the youngest in her group and during her wait to turn sixteen so that she can have a go ahead to undergo the operation; she meets a girl named Shay. Shay does not want to undergo surgery, a decision that Tally cannot contemplate since right from childhood, she was told that she was ugly.

In the end, Shay leaves and heads to Smoke, a place where runaway Uglies live. Even though Tally does not go with Shay, the City Specials (like modern day cops), blackmail Tally that unless she brings back Shay, then she will not have the operation. In the face of a dilemma, Tally’s choice will transform her world forever.

Leviathan: In the first installment of the Leviathan series, Prince Aleksander the possible successor to the Austro- Hungarian throne is running away from his people who have turned against him, his title is now worthless and what he has is a loyal crew of men and a battle-torn war machine.

Deryn Sharp is a girl disguised as a boy in the (BAF) British Air service. She is a brave airman; however, her secret is mostly in the risk of being discovered.

With World War I on the horizons, Deryn and Aleks paths cross in the least expected way, taking them on a fantasy journey around the world, providing them with an adventure that will forever change their lives.

When Does The Next Scott Westerfeld book come out?

Scott Westerfeld doesn't seem to have an upcoming book. Their newest book is Mirror's Edge and was released on February, 2nd 2021. It is the newest book in the Impostors Series.

1 thought on “Scott Westerfeld”

  1. I got into Westerfeld with the Uglies series. Just a really fun series to read while you are in middle school or high school. A world where you are raised to feel “ugly” until you are 16 when you get an operation to become a “pretty”. It reminds me in a way of that old Twilight Zone with the pig faces, but so much more realized and in-depth. The books really captures what it feels like to be a teenager and asks some deep questions about the nature of beauty and being loved. The rare YA book that doesn’t make you feel like you’re reading YA.

    The newer Westerfeld stuff is good as well and I really love the enjoyed the Leviathan series. Definitely recommend him to anyone around teenage age and older as well.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *