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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 must master the “art” of taking life, knowing that the consequence of failure could mean losing their own.

Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:435 pages

    Scythe Reviews

  • Emily May
    Dec 22, 2016

    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...

  • Melissa ? Dog Lover ? Martin
    Dec 12, 2016

    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 want...

  • Sabaa Tahir
    Jan 18, 2017

    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 ...

  • Helen 2.0
    Jan 01, 2017

    Scythe defies all YA tropes and is incredibly quotable. What more 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...

  • Neil (or bleed)
    Dec 03, 2016

    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...

  • Ashley *Hufflepuff Kitten*
    Dec 14, 2016

    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 t...

  • Sh3lly ? Bring on the Weird ?
    Dec 30, 2016

    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 th...

  • Yonaily
    Dec 15, 2016

    Hadn't touched a book in ages.... 3.7/5 This was good, pretty good. It can't top Unwind because let's be honest, Unwind is Shusterman's best. I found it just a little bit too black and white for my li...

  • Robin (Bridge Four)
    Dec 07, 2016

    What 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 a...

  • alexandra
    Sep 06, 2016

    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 novel...