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Publisher's Summary

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 best-selling Unwind Dystology series.

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.

©2016 Neal Shusterman (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

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Outstanding!

Not only was the world incredible, the plot and story telling well done - the voice actor did a fantastic job! i cannot fault this book and performance one bit. Bravo.

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Great young adult read

Story line and characters are entertaining, while also making you think about our current world and the way we think and act.

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Intensely engaging

First off, the narration by Greg Tremblay was impeccable. His use of voices and tone were fantastic and added to the story.

I’ve been a fan of Shusterman for a while, but this book was next level awesome. The story was engaging and interesting. Highly recommend!

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Just Brilliant! Totally loved it.

Brilliant premise. Brilliant writing. Brilliant narration. Nothing but praise for this book. Can’t wait. To read the sequel! Top marks all around!

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Just Amazing

The performance is amazing
The story is enthrallingly captivating
You will be on the edge of your seat as I was throughout the entirety of the book.
For a story that about a perfect utopia where life is eternal, and there are these people called Scythes that are essentially the grim reapers of this society is truly an interesting concept.
A dark utopia that's depressing but a journey filled with humour.
Simply Put Amazing