January 12, 2018

Friday Finds ~ Scythe by Neal Shusterman

FRIDAY FINDS… is where you share the book titles you discovered or heard about during the past week. These can be books you were told about, books you discovered while browsing blogs/bookstores online, or books that you actually purchased.

I first heard of this book from Natasha Polis aka Tashapolis and Christine Riccio aka (xtinemay).
It's a nice idea that death and dying, sickness and disease would come to an end and pass away. Can you imagine? It's not scary to me but it's how we get there that is the scary part. Scythe is about immortality and death. I'd like to live in a world where there is no pain or suffering anymore  and no more dying. right? I believe in the power of positive thinking and Imagination is the power of books. I liked the cover of this book nevermind the "killing" aspect. A scythe just makes the story more interesting. cutting edge? shall we say? lol


If there was anything of value that I learnt so far is that it would really suck to live forever in our sinful state because we would probably push people in front of cars, wishing they were dead or kill them for just hating them or for whatever reason we had. Just like Citra did. Only they would not die and neither would it irradicate the hateful feelings. I can't imagine the horror! It would be horrible. I mean what monsters would we be? Even if immortality promises you would regenerate body parts as much as that sounds cool, think again. NOT IN OUR SINFUL CONDITION IT WOULDN'T!

Scythe (Arc of a Scythe) by Neal Shusterman

đź‘‚Audiobook Narrated by Greg Tremblay

Two teens must learn the “art of killing” in this Printz Honor-winning book, the first in a chilling new series from Neal Shusterman, author of the New York Times bestselling Unwind dystology. 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 is the first novel of a thrilling new series by National Book Award-winning author Neal Shusterman in which Citra and Rowan learn that a perfect world comes only with a heavy price. 

About the author

Neal Shusterman is the author of many novels for young adults, including Unwind, which was an ALA Best Book for Young Adults and a Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Readers, Everlost, and Downsiders, which was nominated for twelve state reading awards. He also writes screenplays for motion pictures and television shows such as Animorphs and Goosebumps. The father of four children, Neal lives in southern California.


  1. I haven't heard of this book. I hope you enjoy it. On a side note, I love your blog background/design. Have a great week!

    1. Thank you so much! I'm glad you like it. I hadn't heard of it either until recently but so far it's...different and it is keeping my interest at a level to where I don't give up on it. I'm liking it Ok.


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