Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday (143) Scythe

Tuesday, March 22, 2016 11:14 PM with 7 comments
Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases we are eagerly anticipating. Click the link to see the original post plus a whole slew of links to other blogs. After you read this one, of course.


Author: Neal Shusterman
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Release Date: November 29, 2016

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Two teens are forced to murder—maybe each other—in the first in a chilling new series from Neal Shusterman, author of the New York Times bestselling Unwind dystology.

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.

Why I'm excited:
That cover is so eye-catching. I'm intrigued by the idea of reaper apprentices. It reminds me of that short-lived TV show Dead Like Me (I loved that show--it was cancelled too soon), and the synopsis reminds me a bit of The Night Circus, too, with the pitting of two apprentices against each other. This sounds amazing (even if I really wish it was a stand-alone at not the start of yet another series), so I'll definitely be keeping my eyes out for this one.

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  1. Oh my this sounds good! :D Anything with reapers and scythes tends to remind me of the anime Soul Eater, which I loved! It also kind of reminds me of the book Croak, which is all kinds of awesome.

  2. I agree--Dead Like Me was definitely cancelled too soon! I loved it so much! I'm very excited for this one, too, though I've never read this author. And this cover...gorgeous.

  3. This novel sound amazing! :O And the cover is to die for (I love it). I've to add this novel to my wishlist. Thank you for sharing.

    Happy readings! ;)

  4. I need this one in my life now and I adore the cover. I just added it to my wishlist. I think I first saw it a few weeks ago, but now I am sold. Great choice!

  5. I agree re: wishing this was a standalone but it does sound great!

    my WoW

  6. Wow- sounds intense! I feel like I should have read Shusterman by now...I've heard good things. Maybe I will start with this one. Great pick, Natalie!

  7. This sounds really, really good! I need to pick this book up at some point! Thanks for getting it on my radar :)

    BTW, I tagged you in the If Books Could Speak Tag http://tsundokubooks.blogspot.com/2016/03/if-books-could-speak-tag.html


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