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Scythe

av Neal Shusterman

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Serier: Arc of a Scythe (1)

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"In a world where disease has been eliminated, the only way to die is to be randomly killed ('gleaned') by professional reapers ('scythes'). Two teens must compete with each other to become a scythe--a position neither of them wants. The one who becomes a scythe must kill the one who doesn't"--
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    They Both Die at the End av Adam Silvera (norabelle414)
    norabelle414: YA books that take place in a world where our relationship with death has fundamentally changed
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This started out more of a three-star read. Engaging and fun, but not much more. Then the plot twists and turns started happening and I was hooked. Loved the wild ride this book took me on as well as the philosophical and moral questioned it posed. Hope I get my hands on the sequel soon. Borrowed this from a friend, so who knows. ( )
  afrozenbookparadise | Apr 22, 2021 |
Summary: In a world where humans no longer die, it is up to the Scythe to keep the population under control and determine who will be "gleaned". Two teenagers are brought on as Scythe apprentices but the path to Scythedom will not be an easy one.

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4/5

Overall I really enjoyed this book and there are many things this book does well.

I absolutely loved the world and the world-building. Within this world there is so much discussion about how death makes us appreciate life. I loved so much of the philosophizing that takes place in this book, primarily from journal entries of Scythes.

I really enjoyed some of the characters. I preferred Citra over Rowan but still enjoyed his story line. I thought Scythe Goddard was well written and while I didn't like him as a character or agree with many things he did I understood his perspective and loved how well developed he was as a character. I also really enjoyed Scythe Curie as a character.

I enjoyed the overall plot however I did feel like the author kept raising the stakes and raising the stakes. I felt the stakes were high enough and as we raised the stakes further and further the book got a bit away from what I was most enjoying about it. Suddenly, we aren't just asking questions about who the Scythe should be and looking at what death means but there is a whole lot more happening with unexpected twists and turns that I could have happily done without.

I had a good time with this book but I also felt it was pretty complete. This is book one in a trilogy and I am not feeling particularly compelled to read the other books in the series because this one wrapped up nicely.

I think this book is worth reading and I can confidently recommend to anyone with an interest in this type of book. ( )
  authorjanebnight | Apr 17, 2021 |
Another amazingly crafted world by Neal Shusterman full of twists and turns. The last book by him I read, "Unwind", felt fairly self contained, and I am comfortable to get to the rest of the dystology when I can. However, Scythe left me desperately wanting more, and once I work through some more of my list, I will quickly pick up the sequel. ( )
  edwasho | Apr 13, 2021 |
Set in a future where people no longer die from famine, disease, or even throwing themselves off of buildings but the population still needs to be controlled. So "scythes" are created to "glean" a certain number of people a year to keep the numbers manageable for the Thunderhead (the Intenet has become sentient and luckily it is looking out for us puny humans). The story focuses on Citra and Rowan, two apprentice scythes. The POV alternates between the two while also being sprinkled with journal entries from veteran scythes. I really enjoyed this book. Citra and Rowan are well-developed and different characters and their experiences end up being very different. Shusterman does a good job of portraying the variety of ways a person might approach being a scythe (and not just in a "good" vs "bad" way, although that too). There are power plays among the scythes and Citra and Rowan are put in physical and moral dilemmas. A few plot twists kept the story lively and compelling for me. ( )
  Sarah220 | Apr 5, 2021 |
Neal Shusterman has always had great ideas for books in my opinion. And i love the premise of this book, but it infuriates me how humanity's flaws tend to ruin things and if you're a person that likes things nice and easy - then you might want to prepare yourself when reading this book. i love the plot twists and the characters very much, how they develop their lives and thoughts. but somehow, i can't seem to make myself read the second book in the trilogy. ( )
  AlejandraIvanez | Mar 17, 2021 |
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