Thou shalt kill.
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.
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.@goodreads
This is a re/read of this book in anticipation for the next book coming out in January 2018! ♥
I freaking love this book!
and Rowen are two teenagers who get the pleasantry of meeting the
honorable Scythe Faraday. No one wants to run into a scythe, much less
talk to one or spend any kind of time with one. They have the ability to
kill you if they see fit. That is their duty. But Citra and Rowan had
the chance to meet this particular scythe and they were both not very
pleasant to him. In some cases this could mean they would be gleaned
depending on the unpleasantness, but Scythe Faraday was taken with these
two individuals and brought them both under his wing as apprentices. Of
course neither of them wanted to be apprentices and possibly become
scythes themselves. Although there could only be one and it's not the
norm for a scythe to take on two apprentices, but such is life.
be a scythe you have to give up many things, but they are necessary in
this new world where there are no illnesses and you do not die. So there
has to be an executioner if you will. There are some evil scythes in
the book that enjoy the killing and this goes against their creed but
everything works out at some point.
I love these characters. I
loved them so much. Citra and Rowen are just awesome and Honorable
Scythe Faraday is awesome too. Even though he is a killer and has lived
hundreds of years, he's a nice man and JUST READ THE BOOK!
things happen and Citra and Rowen get separated and are training under
different scythes. Citra is under Honorable Scythe Curie and Rowen gets
the evil Scythe Goddard <--- I'm not even calling him honorable. He's
There is a lot more going on in the book and reasons for this that and the other but you can read all of that for yourself.
For me, the book was awesome and that's all I care about. And that ending . . .
YES, JUST YES!!!! ♥