Top positive review
Reviewed in the United States on March 12, 2018
Let me see if I can write a review for this book that doesn’t sound like a bunch of nonsense.
I heard so many people raving about this book and I just had to see what all the fuss was about!
I REALLY enjoyed this book! If you were to explain this book to someone, it might not sound like there cup of tea.
So this book is set in a world where people don’t die, you become deadish, because immediately upon the stopping of your heart, you are taken to a revival center and brought back to life. There are no diseases, no strife. Everyone has a good life, a satisfying life.
To combat with over population, the Scythedom was created. Scythes have one job, and that is to kill. Citra and Rowan are chosen to become scythes because they don’t want to be a scythe, and that makes them perfect.
So much happens in this book, so much growth from the first encounter with Citra and Rowan to the very last page.
The world was beautifully built and wonderfully described. There was a lot of foreshadowing that you don’t understand until after the fact. I love it when books have foreshadowing because there little subtle hints towards the bigger picture.
I fell in love with certain characters and despised others. There were parts were there was some humor to make light of the situation, but not in a way that was out of place.
I love the development between the two main characters, even through the tough times.
“’I love you.’ He said.
‘Same here,’ she responded. ‘now get lost.’”
As for the content in this book, it was relatively mild.
Violence: There is lots of violence. Gun violence, stabbing, poisoning, breaking spines, snapping necks so far as to have the head turn and the lifeless eyes stare back. Burning, decapitation, mass murder, and just about anything you could think of. A scythe whole purpose is to kill.
Romance: mentions of hormones, mentions of attractions, a kiss, multiple occasions of innuendo, talk about how a character tried to “climb into his bed and be with him” but the other character wakes up and thinks she was trying to kill him.
Language: There are several occasions where cuss words are used.
Other: a mention of testicles, mention of a girl in a skimpy bikini, mentions of extremities, a joke about making his robe color invisible, walking up the steps naked. There are two instances where someone insinuates that a character is gay (he is not).