Scythe by Neal Schusterman

Title: Scythe

Author: Neal Schusterman

Release Date: November 22, 2016

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Synopsis: Two teens must learn the “art of killing” in this Printz Honor–winning book, the first in a chilling new series from Neal Shusterman, author of the New York Times bestselling Unwind dystology.

A world with no hunger, no disease, no war, no misery: humanity has conquered all those things, and has even conquered death. Now Scythes are the only ones who can end life—and they are commanded to do so, in order to keep the size of the population under control.

Citra and Rowan are chosen to apprentice to a scythe—a role that neither wants. These teens must master the “art” of taking life, knowing that the consequence of failure could mean losing their own.

Scythe is the first novel of a thrilling new series by National Book Award–winning author Neal Shusterman in which Citra and Rowan learn that a perfect world comes only with a heavy price.

My Review: Five stars forever! Can we please talk about what a Fu*king Fantastic read this is??

It’s not usually the type of genre that I read, but the synopsis of this book hooked me. I’m so glad I took the bait, because let me tell you this novel will keep you page turning, every step of the way.

It takes place in a world where humanity has conquered all the answers to every question known to man, they’ve even conquered death, and being revived.. over and over again.

The Scythedom was created to keep the population under control, and Scythe’s are the only one’s with the power to “glean” because it’s not referred to as ‘killing’. 

This novel follows the journey of two teens, apprentices to a Scythe. Citra and Rowan, each with completely different personalities but will fight for what they believe, because only one can become a Scythe.

Their mentor, Honorable Scythe Faraday has a lot in store for his two apprentices, they will be tested to their limits.. and then when you think you know where the story is going, BOOM! a Twist!!

Please, Please read this novel!

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Love, Ellie

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