Scythe by Neal Schusterman
Neal Schusterman
Star Rating
Reviewer's Rating
Oct 21, 2021

Scythe brings you to the future where everything is perfect, and humans have surpassed death, and reached a point of immortality. The Thunderhead, an AI that controls the functions of government and civilization, only stays separate from the Sycthedom. The Scythes are the only way that people die, since being “deadish” is a stage that lasts at most a couple days. Two teenagers, Citra and Rowan, are brought together under an apprenticeship of a highly respected scythe and trained to become the killers of society.

I was pretty intrigued by the whole dystopian concept, and I thought the different perspectives were a way to keep the book going. However, I thought the relationship between Citra and Rowan was undeveloped and a little rushed. Other than that, this was a really good read and I highly recommend it. It is definitely a unique read, especially with the whole concept of death and “defeating” it.

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