September 18, 2016 • Cee • Letters

Dear Neal Shusterman & Scythe,

In a world where disease has been eliminated, the only way to die is to be randomly killed (“gleaned”) by professional reapers (“scythes”). Citra and Rowan are teenagers who have been selected to be scythe’s apprentices, and—despite wanting nothing to do with the vocation—they must learn the art of killing and come to understand the necessity of what they do.

Only one of them will be chosen as a scythe’s apprentice. And when it becomes clear that the winning apprentice’s first task will be to glean the loser, Citra and Rowan are pitted against one another in a fight for their lives.Goodreads

Reapers, guys! How can you not find reapers so fascinating? Here are teenagers who are being trained to essentially become the Grim Reaper. They will learn to kill, and I’m fascinated by how that will be portrayed. How does one become chosen to be an apprentice? What do they learn during their apprenticeship? How do they kill? I have so many questions! I’ve heard that this book has great world-building, and I hope I like it. The whole professional reapers (“scythes”) reminds me a bit of Dead Like Me, only the reaping business.




One Response to “SINCERELY, CEE | A letter from yours truly to Neal Shusterman & Scythe”

  1. Alexa S. says:

    I actually received an ARC of this one in the mail last month, and I found the concept and cover interesting! I’m really looking forward to giving it a shot eventually, and hopefully, I like it as much as I’m hoping to.

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