May 17, 2021
Scythe
Posted by Neal Shusterman

Thou shalt kill.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 musThou shalt kill.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.

  • Title: Scythe
  • Author: Neal Shusterman
  • ISBN: 9781442472426
  • Page: 257
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Scythe Thou shalt kill 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

    Emily May

    I struggled with rating Scythe because I initially liked the concept A post mortality society sounded interesting, but I just can t overlook how boring it was I m someone who finishes the average YA book in a couple of days, and this one was a painful week long process.In this future world, natural death is a thing of the past The Internet is an all powerful sentient being called the Thunderhead and all knowledge has been acquired There is nothing left to learn People have nanites in their blood [...]


    Emma Giordano

    5 5 Stars One of my absolute favorite books I have read in a while A MUST MUST MUST READ I can t even begin to string coherent words together for a review I love everything about this novel murder death, suicideThe world of Scythe is fascinating With so many advances due to technology and research, it becomes a plausible future for our society which is equal parts interesting and terrifying This story poses a lot of thought provoking conversations about morality and mortality It is by far one of [...]


    Maggie Stiefvater

    Pretty much a perfect teen adventure novel In a conflict free world where humans have conquered death, elected Scythes must cull the human population Two teens find themselves volunteered as apprentice Scythes, and discover that of all the things that Scythes can kill, corruption is not one of them 1 Over the years, I ve heard many books touted as the successor to Hunger Games, but SCYTHE is the first one that I would really, truly stand behind, as it offers teens a complementary reading experie [...]


    Melissa ♥ Dog Lover ♥ Martin

    Re Read on Audio because the 2nd books comes soon Here s the youtube video of the book It s pretty awesome SCYTHEI freaking love this book Citra and Rowen are two teenagers who get the pleasantry of meeting the honorable Scythe Faraday No one wants to run into a scythe, much less talk to one or spend any kind of time with one They have the ability to kill you if they see fit That is their duty But Citra and Rowan had the chance to meet this particular scythe and they were both not very pleasant [...]


    softlykaz

    dearly beloved we are gathered here today to mourn the passing of my high expectations and also, the very last fuck I ever gave.The worst thing about unrequited love is how much effort and time and money you pour into it how much of your own self you can invest into this one entity that never shows you a sliver of gratitude or appreciation You can be there through thick and thin, through the tears and the sweat and the blood and through all the ugly times with zero complaintbut have it amount to [...]


    Helen 2.0

    Spontaneous reread in anticipation of Thunderhead the thought process went a little like this Me I should focus on my planned reads for this month and not get behind when we re only 3 days into the new year Insidious inner voices ssssssssssscythe Me you make some really good points Scythe defies all YA tropes and is incredibly quotable What can you ask for Exhibit A I think all young women are cursed with a streak of unrelenting foolishness, and all young men are cursed with a streak of absolut [...]


    Sabaa Tahir

    I didn t know what to expect going into this book, and wanted to read it because 1 Neal Shusterman is an incredible writer and 2 Anything with a scythe on the cover has my interest This turned out to be a fascinating book that made me think much deeply about death, but importantly, about modern life and how the challenges we face in it are what make it worth living Neal creates a truly original utopian world that looks great on the surface, but has a pretty nasty underbelly like all realistic [...]


    Robin (Bridge Four)

    Audible Daily Deal Sale until 28Jan18 3.95 This was one of my favorite reads of 2016 Reread with some BBBersWhat if you could kill people and be Death himself.What if cancer and all the worlds diseases were healed and our understanding of how to heal everybody was so great that you could pretty much save anyone from practically anything that would have killed them What if you could totally turn back the clock so that even though you are fifty two or seventy five you could look like you were in y [...]


    Emily (Books with Emily Fox)

    3.5It seems to be a thing for me I love the ideas of Neal Shusterman but I m never sure I end up loving the books I m not sure I will continue the series but if the premise intrigues you, give it a shot


    maymay ☕

    So this review is about 35 months late Who s fault is that I wonder s You know that moral compass that you thought was ingrained in your psyche and like pshhh, you can totally differentiate between right and wrong Yeah, well, get ready to have that tested Scythe takes place in a synthetic, dystopian world where technological advancements have allowed them to overcome death Sounds great, amirite Well, no, gotta keep the population under control So these dudes, scythes, have it in their job descri [...]


    ☽Luna☾

    3.5 5 Thou shalt kill Okay, so YA isn t my normal genre of choice for a number of reasons, the genre itself is pretty bland and most books are samey same but this book was extremely different to the normal stereotypical YA read, it would also have to be one of my favourite YA books to date, it s up there next to Illuminae For a book about death and morbid shit I expected a lot death, and wished the author didn t hold back while delivering the goods like there wasn t enough blood and that s beca [...]


    Sh3lly ☽ Guardian of Beautiful Squids and Lonely Moons ☽

    This biznitch is going on my favorites shelf and is one of the best books I read this year Oh yes All the stars In a utopian world of the future, the Thunderhead is the artificial intelligence that governs all It contains all the memories and history of humankind It knows exactly how to funnel resources and where to send them so there is no hunger There is no war There is no sickness There is no death People have nanites injected to speed up healing and functionality of the body They can speed u [...]


    April

    Was not expecting this to be as good as it was Can t wait to read the next book.


    Kaylin

    4 StarsOverview My greatest wish for humanity is not for peace or comfort or joy It is that we all still die a little inside every time we witness the death of another For only the pain of empathy will keep us human There s no version of God that can help us if we ever lose that My first Shusterman, but definitely not my last This was crazy addicting for me, and I ended up finishing in one day.Pros One of the most creative and creepiest worlds I ve ever read I really enjoyed all the intricacies [...]


    Bibi

    A book about a world where natural death is obsolete thereby requiring a dedicated use of Sycthes who are the only ones authorised to kill and while most Scythes honour the process, there are a few bad apples who use their powers for evil And so the killing ensues Mass killings, done in the name of upholding the law and on I read until, subconsciously, slowly, I found myself falling into a state of despair It took a good 2 hours before realizing I didn t really need to read this book why would a [...]


    alexandra

    5 5 THIS BOOK IS PHENOMENAL.when i received this title in the mail having known nothing about the story or read anything by the author i wasn t sure if i d like it i sworn off dystopian novels after reading one too many but this one sounded so interesting so i decided to read the first page and i knew, right off the bat, i would love this novel i love everything about this book the writing, the plot, the characters, everything my love for this book came in quiet waves i started off being really [...]


    Matthew

    This book was a very pleasant surprise Since the YA library of fiction has become saturated with dystopian tales, it is often hard to find originality Because of that, the stories quickly become boring because we have been there, done that That is not the case here Key pros Unique story, well presented Great characters Action and suspense Little if any filler Left me wanting Key con St Louis is not the capital of MissouriIf you are a fan of YA especially YA dystopian fiction you owe it to yourse [...]


    Philip

    1.5ish stars.For a YA book this is awfully bland and unsophisticated, like one might expect from a children s middle grade book Especially for such a violent book and one that sounds so cool It reminds me of one of those kid s books I loved when I was ten and try to read now and realize it was actually pretty lame.Problems Vague world building riddled with contradictions introduced conveniently to make various plot points fit Characters fall into two camps Good and Evil Characters within each ca [...]


    Neil (or bleed)

    It s my 25th book from Neal Shusterman And surprisingly haha , I loved it Scythe is undeniably a disturbing and compelling utopian book Written in a familiar and engaging Shusterman s writing style, this story of killings gleanings has become fascinating and thought provoking to read and devour.Though, I m not saying that I enjoyed these gleanings by the so called scythes, because I don t I still flinched and creeped out when the actual gleanings happened Some may not be ruthless, because some [...]


    Celeste

    Full review now posted What if we were able to cure death What if disease and old age and accidents were a thing of the past, and we could live forever How would this impact our society And how would we keep out population growth under control These are questions Shusterman raises in his new book, and he addresses them well In his imagined future, life is pretty close to perfect, but something has to be done to keep the population to a manageable number That s where the Scythes come in.Scythes a [...]


    Jessi ♥️ H. Vojsk

    Actual rating 4.4 Yesterday you were gods Today you are mortal Your death is my gift to you Accept it with grace and humility Story In a nearly perfect world two teenagers get the opportunity to become a scythe.The story itself was interesting, but had a really slow pacing There were some plot twists, nothing breathtaking, but always perfectly placed.The last 20% of the book were awesome Characters I was really fascinated with the Scythe mentioned in the story Scythe Goddard was one of the most [...]


    Korrina(OwlCrate)

    4.5 stars The concept for this book was brilliant So unique and eye opening I m not giving it a full 5 stars because I found it to be a bit slow But other than that I loved it and would highly recommend it


    Anne Goldschrift

    Waaaaaaa, es war so so so so so so so gut Ihr M SST es lesen Wie soll ich nur bis n chstes Jahr berleben, bis der n chste Teil erscheint


    Connor

    4.5 Stars My Video Review youtu aP1vBWBYwfY


    Heather 'Bookables'

    4.5 5


    Helen

    Shout out toMilafor buddy reading this with me I think it s fair to say that I have never been this pleasantly surprised by a book before Ever I d heard so many people complaining about this book s pacing issues and boring plot, so it feels as if I was reading an entirely different book because I thought the pacing was excellent Whenever I picked this up, I didn t want to put it down and the plot was entirely absorbing and incredibly unique Scythe takes place in a futuristic world where death ha [...]


    Iryna (Book and Sword)

    4.5 5 stars There is hope for YA dystopian books And that hope is Scythe Never have I read 400 pages book so fast I just couldn t stop it was readable, entertaining, unpredictable and just plain awesome Everyone is guilty of something, and everyone still harbors a memory of childhood innocence, no matter how many layers of life wrap around it Humanity is innocent humanity is guilty, and both states are undeniably true Scythe was one of the very few YA books that made the cut to be read in 2018 b [...]


    Lia Bonnibel

    Stop whatever it is you re doing and GO READ THIS BOOK RIGHT FRIGGING NOWor at least before people ruin it forever by inevitably finding something offensive racist controversial ableist generally wrong about it that d keep you from enjoying it the way you could coz god forbid that you read and appreciate a book SJWs told you not to read and appreciate for one or even all those previously mentioned reasons lolz in sarcasm or did that happen already and I miss all the drama.In a nutshell Schythe h [...]


    Ronak(Pihu) Gajjar

    Buddy Read with My Seattle Girl 3Mr.Sweetness 3 P DConcept 4.25 5.0Execution 4.0 5.0 Characters Bespoken 4.0 5.0Cover 4.0 5.0Overall 4.25 5.0P.S FRTC


    Ashley *Hufflepuff Kitten*

    4.5 stars.So I have this preoccupation with death that shows up in my brain at THE worst times It s the reason I couldn t finish Neal s book Everlost, it s the reason I lie awake at night, and it s the reason for a lot of other things that I don t want to get into too deeply at the moment The majority of Neal s books seem to deal with death or some form of existential crisis and, Everlost notwithstanding, I manage to get sucked into all of them, devour them, and adore them Scythe is one such boo [...]



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