Scythe by Neal Shusterman Review

The main reason why I decided to read this book was because it says on the back that it is the perfect book for someone who wants something similar to the Hunger Games. Anyway, it is time for a review.

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.

Taken from goodreads

From the very moment you start reading you will discover that the main concept behind the whole book is something that I doubt you will of read about before. There are a group of people who are allowed to kill hundreds of people a year, and they train people to do just that. This is what got me to keep reading as it is very rare nowadays that I get to read something with a totally new story. Neal tries to make it seem a little bit less drastic then murder by calling gleaning but no matter which way you put it, this book is about murder and the numerous different ways that the scythes are able to do it.

The story behind this book is really good and full of twist and turns which means no matter how well you think you know a character you are going to be surprised by their actions if they do something not normal. It is great to read a book like this as it means I just want to sit and read all day as I wanted to know more about Rowan and Citra as they are both very interesting main characters, not only that but the whole culture about the scythe is something I need to know more about.

I feel really good about this series and I am looking forward to when I get the chance to be able to read the next book in the series as I need to know more.

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