Book Reviews by Author


by Neal Shusterman (YA SHUSTERMAN, N.)
  • Three stars
    Give it a try, if you have the time.
    Scythe is the first in The Arc of Scythe series by Neal Shusterman. In total there are four books. The central theme of the series is the unfortunate side effects of human immortality. There is a lot of discussion about death, dying and some about suicide, so be warned. This book focuses on two teenagers, Citra and Rowan who are chosen to train as Scythes together. At first, they do not want to become Scythes but then they get involved in a whole tangle of intrigue and mystery. It is both a coming-of-age story and an adventure. Thunderhead and The Toll continue Citra and Rowan’s story. The fourth book Gleanings is a collection of short stories set in the same universe. Also suggested: thunderhead
    JT Adrian Grade 8
  • Four stars
    Put this on your must read list!
    The world building in this book was truly incredible, and the characters had very distinct personalities. I'd say the most prominent part of this book is the philosophical thinking, which often clearly appears at the end of each chapter in a journal entry by different Scythes. Great book, really makes you think. Also suggested: Thunderhead (It's the second book)
    Sam R. Grade 8 , TLC
  • Four stars
    Put this on your must read list!
    I personally thought Scythe was an amazingly well-crafted book. It was a thrilling and suspenseful read with just a tad bit of romance. Overall it was definitely a good use of my time. Also suggested: Thunderhead
    Cassandra C. Grade 7