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Review: Scythe

Scythe by Neal Shusterman

Rating: 5 of 5 stars

Series: Arc of Scythe (1/3)

“Human nature is both predictable and mysterious; prone to great and sudden advances, yet still mired in despicable self-interest.”

Scythe by Neal Shusterman was a book different than what I read but it kept me amazed at every other page. Set in the future the book focuses on what happens when few are given the power over death.


This follows the story of two seventeen-year-olds Citra and Rowan who had an uneventful encounter with Scythe Faraday and defied him in the situations. Then both of them are selected to be his apprentices for Scythedom. Citra and Rowan must become the ones they resented for so long. But when an unexpected tragedy occurs their paths have diverged and both must find a way to survive amid the scheming, plotting, and unjust scythes.


The bigger challenge is the one who wins must glean the other. Can Citra and Rowan do that to each other with their growing feelings for each other? Will Rowan be the same under Scythe Goddard who gleans innocents?


The author's writing style was incredibly unique especially adding the journal entry gave a lot of insight into the thoughts of ancient Scythes.

Can't wait to reread the next books

PS: Thunderhead is awesome like really...


“Hope in the shadow of fear is the world's most powerful motivator.”

Happy Reading

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