Thunderhead - Neal Shusterman


By Neal Shusterman

  • Release Date: 2018-01-09
  • Genre: Sci-Fi
5 Score: 5 (From 493 Ratings)

Book Synopsis

“Intelligent and entertaining.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“Even better than the first book.” —School Library Journal (starred review)

Rowan and Citra take opposite stances on the morality of the Scythedom, putting them at odds, in the chilling sequel to the Printz Honor Book Scythe from New York Times bestseller Neal Shusterman, author of the Unwind dystology.

Humans learn from their mistakes. I cannot. I make no mistakes.

The Thunderhead is the perfect ruler of a perfect world, but it has no control over the scythedom. A year has passed since Rowan had gone off grid. Since then, he has become an urban legend, a vigilante snuffing out corrupt scythes in a trial by fire. His story is told in whispers across the continent.

As Scythe Anastasia, Citra gleans with compassion and openly challenges the ideals of the “new order.” But when her life is threatened and her methods questioned, it becomes clear that not everyone is open to the change.

Old foes and new enemies converge, and as corruption within the Scythedom spreads, Rowan and Citra begin to lose hope. Will the Thunderhead intervene?

Or will it simply watch as this perfect world begins to unravel?

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Latest Impressions


    By annaboba
    such a good book, totally recommended!
  • One of the best

    By S0l1d
    Normally it takes me three days to finish any other book the same length as thunderhead but this took me nearly a week because at the end of every chapter I would have to consider the rules and legitimacies of society before continuing the question proposed by this book really make you think far more than that of the previous book the only thing I could think that is wrong with this installment is the wait for the next one
  • Reading soon

    By darkdragon368
    Im ordering it and it will come on Thursday. I really liked the first book. Have to wait.🥶
  • Super captivating

    By Rogue064
    I love the concept of this world and the story arc is written really well. Once you start this story, you’ll never want to put the book down. I can’t wait for the third book to come out 😭
  • Capturing

    By safar4r
    Once you start you can’t stop
  • This was WOW

    By Buttkicker1000
    I loved this book and found it completely thrilling!It did end a bit abruptly and left me wishing for more. I’d say if you’ve read the first book in this series ( or if you haven’t ) you need to read this book.
  • Mind blown

    By Parzival⚡️
    I thought it couldn’t get any better. It did. I loved it. The ending will have you on pins and needles waiting for el numero 3
  • Good read

    By Jerseyohana
    A nice story that can help one want to be in a world where natural death is no longer an option. One could even suffer life threatening injuries and not have to die. The one sure way to die, gleaning. The above the law Scythe can kill anyone. Once they kill you, death is permanent. Why? Read the book.
  • Absolutely amazing, really makes you think of these interesting concepts

    By @tr_draws
    OK, so basically these connections with relating the Thunderhead and Grayson and the tonests with some sort of religious beliefs was OMG THE MOST MIND BLOWING THING EVER. I could go on and on about this book (s) because they were so well curated and put together that everything LEGIT EVERTHING could be a conversation starter or even more, a full on questioning the smallest things in life or the largest things in life. These book really make me think and it amazes me every time. It is honestly one of the most gut wrenching and just plain ol FREAKING AMAZINGLY put together books I have read in probably, at least a few years. I am certainly sharing this video with my friends and doing whatever it takes for them to read the book and to engage in some interesting conversations about it. This was really sloppy when I put it together sorry 😅 but anyways I absolutely love this video and definitely checking out some more

    By Sneaky 1000
    I’m not one to read a book, but this was absolutely amazing. I recommend it to everyone.