Scythe
  • Scythe
  • Scythe
ISBN: 144247243X
EAN13: 9781442472433
Language: English
Release Date: Nov 28, 2017
Pages: 464
Dimensions: 1.26" H x 8.23" L x 5.55" W
Weight: 0.8 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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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 best-selling Unwind Dystology series.

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.

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5
   Amazing
This is an interesting world and I like it. It was different from other books that I have read. I devoured this book and couldn't wait to get my hands on the next one because of the fantastic characters like Rowan and Citra. Would 1000% recommend these to a friend.
 
2
   Just kind of simple.
I understand that this is a classic, but it just feels like everything I'm reading is superficial and meaningless. Being in a new world and learning about it doesn't have anything going for it. I got almost half of the way through the book before I wanted to finish the book. I don't know, I suppose I was expecting more philosophy than murder.
 
5
   Pageturner
Scythe is one of the best books I have read in a long time. If you can pick up the writing style, you can enjoy reading it and still provide plenty of detail. I would recommend this book to others. The next book in the series will leave you wanting to pick it up.
 
5
   Amazing
It has been a long time since a book caught my attention in this way. I couldn't put it down. I finished the book in two days, and it hooked me. It has a fascinating concept, great characters, and moves at a nice pace. During my reading of this book, I didn't start skimming a page to hurry things along. That is the best compliment I can give it.
 
5
   You won’t regret this read.
I am glad I bought this book because it is so out of the norm. This book is amazing. Every disease and impairment has been cured across the globe in a world where humans are immortality. Scythes were specially selected to keep the population under control. It is a sci-fi novel. I can't recommend it enough.
 
3
   Pleasant young adult fiction. But the premise doesn’t hold together. This ain’t Larry Niven.
It is a pleasant book. You have to suspend your disbelief to read it. A society that has conquered mortality resorts to institutional murder by a flawed group to control population, instead of simply limiting the birth rate Nobody smuggles their relations away for the black market rejuvenation. It's hard to get past that for me.
 
5
   A future we could be heading towards, good read
Really enjoyed the future world. The small details that the author came up with made the society realistic to me. I loved maze runner, an ember in the ashes and hunger games so I was looking for a good summer read that was similar. It had action, drama, a subtle romance that was not annoying, and strong characters. There is a character for boys and girls to relate to. Can't wait to read the next book.
 
4
   I bought this, and its audio, a long ...
I purchased this and its audio a long time ago. I decided to try this because I was between books in a heavy series. I immediately grabbed book 2 instead of going back to the other series. What a series! I look forward to the second in 2019.
 
5
   Astounding Read
The author is a master at world building. This novel had a lot of thought put into it. I could not put it down. It faced a lot of morality issues and flaws within an immortality, it was a thought provoking piece. I can't wait for the sequel to find out where he takes Citra and Rowan.
 
5
   Fantastic read
This is the first book I've read by this author and I couldn't put it down. It was at all. The story is about how power can be corrupt. I have reminders about how precious life is. It is important to live our lives. I found this book moving.
 
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