Hey guys! I haven’t done a mini review for a while and since I recently finished the Arc of a Scythe Series by Neal Shusterman, I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to bring my mini reviews back. There will be spoilers so if you haven’t yet read this series and would like to you should probably avoid reading this post. Without further ado, here are my thoughts on this series!
I went into this with pretty high expectations because everyone has been raving about it and I wasn’t disappointed. It definitely lives up to the hype and I can see myself reading it again in the future. It’s a pretty popular YA fantasy/dystopian series but if you haven’t heard of it, the story is set in a utopian world where there’s no disease, war or crime, which also means that everyone is immortal. In order to keep the population under control, people are randomly selected to be ‘gleaned’ (killed) by a professional scythe. Citra and Rowan are teenagers who have been chosen as an apprentice, however, whoever wins at the end of it must glean the loser as a scythe is only meant to take on one apprentice at a time. The world-building was seriously impressive and there was a great cast of characters. I thought it was interesting that scythe’s took on apprentices and I loved seeing how Scythe Faraday trained Citra and Rowan and the choices they both made throughout. Also, I liked how scythe’s could chose how they gleaned people and how ruthless they wanted to be about it.Continue reading