Scythe - Neal Shusterman


By Neal Shusterman

  • Release Date: 2016-11-22
  • Genre: Coming of Age
4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 964 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

  • Deep and enjoyable

    By ₽@rm¡n
    I liked the theme of death. Unlike many other YA books that train assassins and consider it a “cool job. Here there were a moral code and willingness to kill with no remorse was actually a problem. It was very quotable. Not much of a character development but that wasn’t the point either. I liked the various third POV’s we saw. It was an enjoyable read in overall.
  • Best book!!

    By whalefish321
    I love this book so much, I was just about to read it a second time, it is very well written and the plot is as interesting as it gets. An absolute must read!

    By Jason Cogs
    I was thoroughly impressed by this book. What an interesting subject and concept. I’m just downloading rage second book seconds after finishing this one! You won’t be disappointed!
  • Totally read it again

    By fearless32
    It was a really good book. I really enjoyed it. Loved Rowan’s character. The plot was also to die for!!!😎
  • Idea

    By PlayR4rtNite
    You should think about making the arch of the scythe trilogy into a movie or two, I think it would be a great idea. I loved the book especially the part were Rowan breaks Citra back, b/c he did it to look on purpose to most people including Citra her self keeping her from helping him in the rest, SPOILER ALERT , My next favorite part is when Citra becomes Scythe Anastasia and punches Rowan to give him immunity, Ingenuous! like The high blade sad, enough deniability to make it hard to dispute if she purposely gave him immunity.
  • On all three books

    By Sisyphus732
    I’ve read all three consecutively, the first book is a strong novel. The story is based on a great premise with a well defined world. It ends in a way that leaves you wanting more but satisfied if it never continued. The second book (Thunderhead) is a bit of a rollercoaster as it starts well enough, letting us learn where and what characters are doing but throws some surprises and leaves you sad but hopeful. It ends in a way that you know there’s going to be a third book. That third book (Toll) is disappointing. Neal Shusterman writes with a political undertone unnecessary to the story and absent in the first two. While the world remains interesting and cool, the writing feels rushed and blunt. It ends okay, but the ride to the end is unsatisfying. Overall, this story (all three books) is simply okay. The premise and world is fascinating and cool but the execution is subpar. I believe this is the main reason why not everyone knows about it.
  • Truly a phenomenal book

    By Reviewer-84
    I read this book last year and finished the second and third one this year (I read the second one in a week 😂). This book is the best book I have ever read and will always be my favorite book of all time!
  • Amazing!

    By 4RissaJoy
    Wow! Just wow! I had no idea that this book would be as good as it is. Citra and Rowan have been offered positions that anyone would be crazy not to accept in their immortal world. The status of being a scythe, or an honorable reaper of life, to prevent overcrowding. Little do they realize that as much as they don't want to accept the apprenticeships, their roles have become a necessity. The twists and turns that accompany their journeys keep you turning pages well into the night and the next day. I read this book in two days. It's impossible to put down. So good.
  • Awesome!

    By Mateo BV
    I read this 433 page book in about 4 days. I found that once you start reading it you can’t stop. I read about 100 pages a day and went to sleep thinking about the book. Overall, I think it is one of the best books I have read.
  • 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.