Here we are again with a terribly short list of reads for the month. Y’all, I gotta do better than this. I literally love to read so why does it take a backseat to so many other things? Regardless, April’s read was a good one and I’m looking forward to reading the sequel. I’m telling you, this whole “borrowing-books-from-the-library-and-reading-them-on-my-iPad” thing is really working out well. But I do miss holding an actual book in my hand which is why I’m vowing to read more actual books… well, more books in general. Here’s to (hopefully) a longer list in May!
Scythe by Neal Shusterman – ★★★★★
For whatever reason, I started and stopped reading this book numerous times. I literally checked Scythe out of the library three times before finally finishing. And it was so good!
In a world free of death, the Scythes have been put in charge of controlling the population through gleanings. When Citra and Rowan are chosen as apprentices by Scythe Faraday, their lives are changed forever as they learn the techniques and secrets of the Scythedom. But only one of them can become a Scythe and the winner must glean the loser. If they’re both going to survive, they must work together and outsmart the Scythedom.
This futuristic novel provides an interesting perspective on death. Admittedly it is a bit of a slow start but I enjoyed the plot twists as the story unravels. If this book is made into a movie and Helen Mirren is not cast as Scythe Curie, I’ll be terribly disappointed because I totally envisioned her the entire time I was reading. (Does anyone else cast the characters as they read?) I am looking forward to reading the sequel, Thunderhead.