In a future world where Earth is ruled by the Scythe, teenagers Citra and Rowan are chosen to apprentice to the land’s most powerful and feared weapon. As they learn to wield the tool of destruction, they come to understand that with great power comes great responsibility.
For who is this book for ?
The book is for young adults who are interested in dystopian and science fiction stories. It contains violence, so it may not be appropriate for all readers.
- The characters are well-developed.
- The plot is unpredictable.
- It’s a fast read that will keep you engaged the whole way through.
- It’s dark and dystopian, which may not be everyone’s cup of tea.
- It can be violent and gory at times.
- The ending is a bit ambiguous, leaving some readers wanting more closure
Learn more about the author
Neal Shusterman is the New York Times bestselling author of more than thirty award-winning books for children, teens, and adults, including The Unwind Dystology, Scythe, Thunderhead (Arc of a Scythe Book 2), and Challenger Deep. All his work has been rich with symbolism and meaning, probing deeply into issues of morality, power corrupting innocence teen suicide mortality and more.
“An action-packed and thrilling read that will have you on the edge of your seat from beginning to end.”
“Shusterman creates a dark and dangerous future world that is fascinating to explore. The characters are well drawn and the story is fast paced.”
“5 out of 5 stars If you’re a fan of Hunger Games and Maze Runner, then this book is for you! It has all the action and adventure that those books have, but with an original plot line. I could not put it down!”
“it delves into the darkness of human nature while also providing an entertaining and fast-paced story.”