Scythe: Wonderfully Stabby And Morally Grey: A Mini Review

Scythe Book Cover Scythe
Neal Shusterman
Juvenile Fiction
Simon and Schuster
22nd November 2016

"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"--

SOOOO First I want to say OOPS I accidentally took a hiatus of 10 days but I still had posts scheduled. HAH. BUT I’M BACK. And since I didin’t post on Friday I’m catching up with this smol review of Scythe which was unexpectedly fabulous! And to think I put off reading it for a whole year!


Wow, I am surprised by how much I enjoyed this?!?!? But, like, also NOT bahahaha because it’s basically all about stabbiness and killing which is GREAT.

first great thing: a competition to the DEATH. #winning.

A world without death, so people have to be appointed to kill other people to avoid overpopulation. LURVE. Like. It’s an actual legit job.

The scythedom – all the people with a license to kill, AKA glean, is just begging for some corruption and sickos who enjoy killing and way overindulge.
Enter our primary villain, Scythe Goddard. HE’S SO MALICIOUS.

There are two wonderfully moral Scythe Mentors, which is great but I much prefer the apprentices. Especially Rowan because he struggles with his humanity. #tortured

Some of the plot twists I saw coming and some of them I didn’t but overall I am quite pleased and definitely feel ready to read the sequel! SOMEONE GIVE IT TO ME NOW. (apparently getting free books randomly isn’t a thing. RUDE)

OH and the thunderhead is the Artificial Intelligence that rules the world and is basically like a kindly old wise woman. The thunderhead has my heart, guys!

Have you read Scythe? What were your thoughts on it?? What are your feelings on morally grey books in general? (HINT: There is a wrong answer here. JUST KIDDING. Maybe)


4 thoughts on “Scythe: Wonderfully Stabby And Morally Grey: A Mini Review

  1. Oh I’ve been wanting to read this book, hopefully before october ends? Maybe. But my TBR list is huge, and it only get’s bigger. Anyway I’m glad you liked it, the premise sounds so interesting! Morally gray books are always interesting, as often hey play with ideas that are not usually present among other books targeted at the same audience. Great review!

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