Scythe - Neal Shusterman


By Neal Shusterman

  • Release Date: 2016-11-22
  • Genre: Coming of Age
5 Score: 5 (From 750 Ratings)

Book Synopsis

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 bestselling Unwind dystology.

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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Latest Impressions

  • New

    By PotterPug
    There’s not much YA books out there that don’t share the same plot. This book has the idea of non-evil AI, something you don’t see in most YA novels. And there’s no aliens! It’s an amazing book that doesn’t share aspects of other science-fiction books.
  • ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

    By bookworm2317
    I love this book!!!! I read it a while ago butt it is still one of my faves!!!! If you haven’t already, READ THE NEXT 2 BOOKS!!!!
  • Very good

    By Tory Brennan
    An interesting utopia. Most futuristic books portray AI ruling as bad. This book showed the benefit of a non human ruler. I enjoyed it, has a lot to do with death, shows the cost of a perfect world like this. The scythedom reflects human nature. It becomes corrupt, no matter how noble it started out as.
  • Kept me guessing!!!

    By Kindle3Lolo
    This book was incredible! The world building was excellent and the story took turns I was NOT expecting! I honestly don’t know what’s going to happen next, in a GREAT way! Loved it!
  • One of the Best Book Series Ever

    By JustAJellybean
    Is it a utopia or a dystopia? Decide for yourself, as you delve into the world and inner workings of a world governed by a near perfect AI. The themes of corruption, the meaning of death, and human nature as a whole are the real draw for me personally, but the characters(especially the side characters) throughout the series are lovable and memorable, and the plot is just the right amount of unpredictable. You won’t be lost gapping in the shockwave of a plot twist that wasn’t thought out or makes no sense, but the plot isn’t just a 1,2,3. 10/10.
  • Absolutely amazing!

    By Jdkceidvdjjd
    I couldn’t stop reading! I love the concept of a dystopia where death is no longer natural, and the author carried it out beautifully. I loved the suspense, love, action, and plot twists! 100/10 would recommend!!!⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
  • So good

    By chewbaccamermaid21
    I could not stop reading!! Recommended at the highest!! What genre is this? It said young adult but is it some kind of dystopian? I ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜🖤 this book and recommend it to everyone and anyone! I’m usually a VERY picky reader and i LOVED this soooooooo much!! Definitely my favorite read!! 😄😄🥳
  • You need to read this book!

    By MaliaMasterChefJr.
    Probably the most amazing book I’ve ever read! It’s an amazing book that I’d say is recommended for 12+ or 11+ if you’re mature. I watched some book reviews on YouTube about this and everyone who did one said it made them think. I agree with that. In a perfect world with no death, sickness, or diseases, how would we end up? I love this so much! And I especially love the main characters Citra and Rowan. They’re both super smart and sweet, genuine people.This book is filled with unexpected twits and turns. I 100% recommend!! ❤️
  • I can't think of a title

    By Insider Gaming
    I read this book in around a week, and really enjoyed it. The concept at the core of the story is immensely creative, the worldbuilding is practically flawless, and the sense of tension lingers through the plot's many twists and turns. While I very easily immersed myself in the world Neal Shusterman has created, the two central characters weren't very memorable, and had very little chemistry. The journal entries of various Scythes places in between chapters add variety, serving as both a breather when the tension begins to peak and a look further into the book's world. Overall, Scythe is a unique, thought-provoking dystopian thriller that will stick with you long after reading.
  • Favirote author

    By A super fan!
    After reading Neal Shusterman’s book Dry. I decided to read unwind and from there I found out about Scythe. I love how well written the book and how well written all his books are.I didn’t really like Citra’s character but Rowans was funny . It was a great book! 1000/10