In the future, death is not only obsolete but illegal. The Scythes are a brotherhood of extraordinary men and women who harvest the organs of the deceased to keep the population alive. Citra and Rowan are chosen to apprentice with Scythe Faraday, one of the most celebrated and successful Scythe in history. Soon they learn that there is more to being a Scythe than just taking life… I love this book! It’s by Neal Shusterman who also wrote Unwind which is another amazing book. In Scythe, people don’t die anymore because it’s been outlawed but instead somebody has to take care of all the sick or injured people so someone came up with harvesting human body parts which means someone else has to die for them which is where Scythes come in. I highly recommend this book if you’re into dystopian books or science fiction!
For who is this book for ?
This book is for those who love dystopian books, science fiction, and are looking for an amazing read.
- It’s dystopian and science fiction which are two of my favorite genres
- The plot is really interesting
- It’s thrilling and suspenseful
- It’s a bit slow in the beginning
- It doesn’t really have an ending, it just sort of…stops
- You might be disturbed by some of the content
Learn more about the author
Neal Shusterman is the author of many acclaimed books for young adults, including The Unwind Dystology, which is a New York Times bestseller. He also writes screenplays and teleplays. Neal lives in California with his wife and children.
“Scythe is an exhilarating and suspenseful story that will keep you on the edge of your seat until the very end. Neal Shusterman has created a believable world where death is no longer feared, but instead carefully managed in order to sustain society.”
“A brilliant, thrilling and thought-provoking new addition to the genre.”
“I loved this book! It’s a dystopian set in the future where death has been outlawed and instead somebody has to take care of all the sick or injured people so they came up with harvesting human body parts. If you’re into dystopian books, then I think you would love this one.”
“Science fiction at its best. Neal Shusterman takes a hard look at the future, and it’s not pretty.”