Let me admit that the reason why I picked Scythe by Neal Shusterman was the attraction towards its cover and thereon I went on to read the synopsis and it was enough for me to try the book. In general Scythe by Neal Shusterman turned out to be a rewarding experience
Scythe by Neal Shusterman Official Synopsis
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.
Scythe by Neal Shusterman RWAT Take
Scythe by Neal Shusterman definitely has a charm to it and I loved the book so much that as soon as I finished reading Scythe I went on to the second book Thunderhead immediately because that’s how invested i was in the book and the characters. The book has enough twists and turns to keep you hooked throughout. For me personally there was not one moment in the book that, I felt was too heavy or simply lurking around unnecessary details
The best part of Scythe is that, being set in a dystopian world and everything new in its working and culture, the book had eased the reader into this world with elegance and simplicity. You dont have to spend time stitching together the elements to know about this world. Usually in a dystopian book one has difficulty in getting accustomed to the new world that the author is talking about but when it comes to scythe it is very easy to understand this new world and its working
The language is smoothest and conveys the messages so perfectly that it resonates and echoes the story beautifully
All in all scythe is a beautiful entertainer and is absolutely fun to read. Best part is that the book doesn’t leave you at a cliff hanger and you dont have to hang in there to see what the sequel holds but ironically you will still want to jump into the second book as soon as you finish the first book.