Shelf Control

This is a feature I borrowed  from Lisa at Bookshelf Fantasies, and is all about celebrating the books already on your TBR. To participate, all you do is pick one of the books on your TBR every Wednesday, and write a post about it (usually what it’s all about, what makes you want to read it, where you got it, and such).

For this, my tenth week participating, I picked a relatively new entrant on my TBR pile


Scythe is the first of a trilogy, Arc of a Scythe, by Neal Shusterman.

What it’s all about: Scythe is set in a world free of hunger, disease, war, and misery, and in this world, it only Scythes who can end life. In fact, they must do so, to keep the population under control. In this world, two teens Citra and Rowan, have been chosen as apprentices to a Scythe. In this role, they must learn to master the art of taking lives, or end up losing their own.

Edition details: I got the Kindle edition.

Where and When I got the book: A couple of weeks ago, a kindle ed, so online, of course.

A little about the author: Neal Shusterman is a writer of YA fiction and winner of the National Book Award for Young People’s Literature. He has written several series, novels, and short story collections, besides non-fiction, and has even developed various games. He’s also written for the Goosebumps series on TV.

Why I want to read the book:  The plot sounds fairly interesting–something that could well turn into reality some day, so it would be interesting to see how the author develops it, and how things play out in this ‘ideal’ world, for one knows there really can’t ever be any such thing. I’ve been reading very good things about the book (though there are also those who didn’t really care for it). And of course, look at that cover. Definitely makes me want to pick it up.

Have you read this book? What did you think of it? Wanted to move on to the sequel straight way or didn’t want to look at the book ever again?



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