I recently finished the book Scythe and I loved it. Scythe is written by Neal Shusterman and is the first book in the Ark of a Scythe series. It is a dystopian book where there are no problems in the world. No hunger, no disease, no war and not even death. Because of this, the human population would have exploded if it weren’t for scythes. Scythes are the only people in the world who can end someone’s life without having the person revived afterwards.
Citra Terranova and Rowan Damisch are each chosen to be an apprentice to a scythe, but this is a role that neither of them want. They must train hard and learn the “art of killing” while knowing that their own lives could be at stake, should they fail.
This book was recommended to me by my english teacher and I knew, as soon as I saw the front cover, that this would be an amazing book. Also, the first line in the book was: We must, by law, keep a record of the innocents we kill. WOW. I mean, at that point, I was set on reading this book.
I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who likes the dystopian or science fiction genres.
After reading this review, do you think you want to read Scythe?