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.
Our latest meeting on February 17th showcased a number of diverse reads from 8 avid members.
The following books were hits with the readers:
The Seeing Stone by Kevin Crossley-Holland
The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin
Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
Little Black Lies by Sandra Block
The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells
The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli
The Glass Sentence by S.E. Grove
Love the alternating voices...I cannot trust either of the main characters. (Eva)
Strange, but great to read. (Jay)
Nick is totally broken by the antagonist. I would like to know where the author got inspiration from before writing this novel. (Minh)