Monday, August 20, 2018

Scythe by Neal Shusterman | Review + Q & A

Hello lovely peoples!
I have a book review to share with you, and at the bottom (after the review) will be a little Q & A section. Because my friend Desara also nominated me for the Sunshine Blogger Award, and I feel bad about not answering her questions- because I'd already done the tag when my friend Tessa nominated me. (That was a mouthfull, Lol.)

So book review first!

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Scythe by Neal Shusterman!!

Synopsis: Thou shalt kill.

A world with no hunger, no disease, no war, no misery. Humanity has conquered all those things, and has even conquered death. Now scythes are the only ones who can end life—and they are commanded to do so, in order to keep the size of the population under control.

Citra and Rowan are chosen to apprentice to a scythe—a role that neither wants. These teens must master the “art” of taking life, knowing that the consequence of failure could mean losing their own.

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This book has had SO MUCH hype this past year- that I honestly didn't even want to bother reading it. And yet I did. And I loved it.

I don't like to admit that I was wrong- so I'll be admitting to nothing in this post aside from the fact that though it was violent, it was amazing and overwhelmingly unique.

I tried to guess the plot twists and what would happen next- and I only successfully guessed two (which were the only obvious ones). The story was amazing- and the writing was flawless! The characters were different and each had their own struggles but- ugh, the developments!! (00)

Don't even get me started on the world! Amazingly built and imagined by the author- with so much more I want to discover about it. I was so interested by everything the author introduced, and I litereallyhung on every word.

The romance was not mushy-gushy, it was gradual and more funny and heart-wrenching than anything else. I was very impressed!

So if I hadn't wanted to read this book, then why did I even try it?
Because I'm a sucker that listens to other bookworms when I finally meet one in real life and they tell me how this book made them curl up in a ball on the ground because of the ending. (I knew it was prefect for me when she said that, btw.)

And I believe book three is coming out soon? I know Thunderhead (Book #2) is already out...but I was pretty sure I heard about a book 3 somewhere....

[My Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐]

Now for the Q & A (Desara's questions)!

1. Favorite show that is not Anime?
Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug and Chat Noir! I know it's technically a kids show...but it's so freaking good!

2. What are you currently reading?
Renegades by Marissa Meyer!
3. What is your choice of career for the future?
An author!
4. Favorite sport?
Fencing (yes, the French sport where you fight with swords.)

5. Favorite flavor of gum?
Mint! Mint 4 Life <3 Lol

6. Birthday?
 I will not say exactly when my birthday is or how old I am, but my B-day is around Christmas time!

Thank you guys for reading! Have you read Scythe yet? What did you think? Please let me know!!
~Books with Noel :)


  1. GREAT ANSWERS!!!! I get why you didn't say your B-day! I just couldn't think of any other answers! Have fun at Christmas! I have heard a lot of great things about fencing! I would love to do it one day since I love using swords (wow now everyone thinks I'm insane, the usual)! I have heard so much about Scythe and would love to read it soon after reading this review! Hope you enjoy Renegades! I also want to be an author!

  2. Hey, here's me commenting on your blog! I also tagged you in the Back to School Book Tag!

    1. Awesome! I'll probably do a booktube video for it!

  3. For some reason Scythe reminds me of Reign of the Fallen. I hope it is better than that though because it is on my To Read list. I just finished Renegades! How far are you in the book?

    Elle Inked @ Keep on Reading

  4. I loved Scythe. It’s one of the best books I’ve read so far this year. The world is brilliant. I liked the sequel, too. Great review and Q&A!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

    1. Thank you! I can't wait to read the sequel! The world was amazing and genius!

  5. I'm happy the book surprised you and you ended up enjoying it! I try to avoid hyped books because my expectations are always too high. I'll read them later when I've mostly forgotten what they're about, haha.

    Lindsi @ Do You Dog-ear?

    1. Same! When books are hyped there's a lot of expectations that you end up having. It's better for me to just wait until it dies down and then try to read it with no expectations.

    2. Truth. When everyone is raving about a new book, my expectations are unrealistic. The book had better be made of gold... ;)

  6. I have yet to try this author and I know I really need to change that. His books look so fascinating and I even own a few on Kindle, I just need to make time for them.

    1. I haven't tried any of his books besides Scythe, but from what I've heard he's really good.