Guest Blogger: Chris, Grade 9
Setting(Time): Very far in the future
Setting (Place): Midwest
Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars
This book takes place very far in the future where an A.I. created by humans called the Thunderhead controls everything that happens on Earth. The only probably this futuristic has to deal with is overpopulation and not enough resources to go around. To solve this problem, the Scythes were creates. Normal humans give up their lives to become Scythes and kill people. Anastasia and Rowan become apprentices to join the Scythedom while having to deal with many problems and corruption along the way.
I think that teenagers are more likely to read this book due to the main characters being teenagers but since the plot of the book is so interesting, older people could like it as well. I highly suggest that people should read this book because it keeps you on the edge of your seat and make you want to stay up all night reading it.
Want to make a recommendation?
* Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's Young Adult Booklists
* New York Times Books Section (links to their Best Seller Lists)
* YALSA Book Awards & Booklists
* YALSA's Teens' Top Ten