Thunderhead

Thunderhead


Title: Thunderhead

Author: Neal Shusterman

Series: Arc of a Scythe, #2

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

Release Date: January 9th 2018

Rating:

Five Stars

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.

The Thunderhead cannot interfere in the affairs of the Scythedom. All it can do is observe—it does not like what it sees.

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.

Will the Thunderhead intervene?

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

– Blurb courtesy of goodreads.com

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Scythe

Scythe


Title: Scythe

Author: Neal Shusterman

Series: Arc of a Scythe, #1

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

Release Date: November 22nd 2016

Rating:

Four Stars

Two teens are forced to murder – maybe each other – in the first in a chilling new series from Neal Shusterman, author of the New York Times bestselling Unwind dystology.

In a world where disease has been eliminated, the only way to die is to be randomly killed (“gleaned”) by professional reapers (“scythes”). Citra and Rowan are teenagers who have been selected to be scythe’s apprentices, and – despite wanting nothing to do with the vocation – they must learn the art of killing and come to understand the necessity of what they do.

Only one of them will be chosen as a scythe’s apprentice. And when it becomes clear that the winning apprentice’s first task will be to glean the loser, Citra and Rowan are pitted against one another in a fight for their lives.

– Blurb courtesy of goodreads.com

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