Book 2, Arc of a Scythe
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Rowan and Citra take opposite stances on the morality of the Scythedom, putting them at odds, in the chilling sequel to the Printz Honor Book Scythe from New York Times bestseller Neal Shusterman, author of the Unwind dystology.
The Thunderhead cannot interfere in the affairs of the Scythedom. All it can do is observe—it does not like what it sees.
A year has passed since Rowan had gone off grid. Since then, he has become an urban legend, a vigilante snuffing out corrupt scythes in a trial by fire. His story is told in whispers across the continent.
As Scythe Anastasia, Citra gleans with compassion and openly challenges the ideals of the “new order.” But when her life is threatened and her methods questioned, it becomes clear that not everyone is open to the change.
Will the Thunderhead intervene?
Or will it simply watch as this perfect world begins to unravel?
Shusterman began an incredible series when he wrote Scythe and I was skeptical as to if he could follow. Having read Unwind and it's subsequent series, I should have had no about. Thunderhead not only continues the extensive world-building in the first book, but takes its characters (new and old alike) through intense amounts of change, despair, and even slight hopes about the revolution brewing in the scythedom. The ending was...masterful. I usually am perturbed about cliffhangers but it was so beautifully done, bringing previously disconnected characters together and I could not find any fault with it except for how long I have to wait for the next installment.
Shout out to my favorite character, Greyson and the hornet he undergoes in this book alone. It was right up there with Citra and Rowan, who both had the added perk of being in the first book while Greyson was a creation of this novel. The Thunderhead also develops magnificently and all the ethical questions that arise from an omnipresent, benevolent super computer are explored and the Thunderhead is not treated as a mechanism but as a character. Whose evolution I came to appreciate just as much as those of the humans.
BEST BOOK EVER
There was only one thing about this book, the cliffhanger at the end. I have been waiting for this book to come out for a year and i expected a conclusion. Now its on to waiting again😫😫😫😫😫😫😫😫😫😫😫😫😫
Best book Ever!!!!!
This book was probably one of the best books I’ve read in a while. The ending while sad was near perfect and I want more.
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- Level: Grades 7 and Above
- Category: Sci-Fi
- Published: Jan 09, 2018
- Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
- Seller: SIMON AND SCHUSTER DIGITAL SALES INC
- Print Length: 512 Pages
- Language: English
- Series: Book 2, Arc of a Scythe