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Thunderhead
Thunderhead | Neal Shusterman
Rowan and Citra take opposite stances on the morality of the Scythedom, putting them at odds, in the chilling sequel to the Printz Honor Book Scythe from New York Times bestseller Neal Shusterman, author of the Unwind dystology. The Thunderhead cannot interfere in the affairs of the Scythedom. All it can do is observe--it does not like what it sees. A year has passed since Rowan had gone off grid. Since then, he has become an urban legend, a vigilante snuffing out corrupt scythes in a trial by fire. His story is told in whispers across the continent. As Scythe Anastasia, Citra gleans with compassion and openly challenges the ideals of the "new order." But when her life is threatened and her methods questioned, it becomes clear that not everyone is open to the change. Will the Thunderhead intervene? Or will it simply watch as this perfect world begins to unravel?
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Bookish_Gal
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I‘m blown away by this sequel. 2/3 series got crazy with an amazing buildup. We now have these two new scythes, trying to change the world. One from inside, one outside the scythedom. Still not sure I see their romantic attraction. Very intrigued by this new main character. Let alone how the Thunderhead was personified. They‘re up to something. ending was top tier insane and fast paced. Not a book you ever want to put down before you‘re done.

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Meshell1313
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Wowza. Quite a cliffhanger ending. I can‘t imagine when this book was first published having to wait a year or so for book 3! Thank goodness I have it in hand and can start it right away. I particularly loved how Shusterman gave “the cloud” life and made it such an important character. #seriesread2022 @TheSpineView

TheSpineView Great job!💙📘📖 5mo
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authoramdeese
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Umm, how? How is the second book even better?! I couldn't put it down and had to download the sample for book 3 bc I couldn't wait for my copy of book 3 to arrive.
The ending was just spectacular.

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lumbricuslibri
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What did I just read?! A roller coaster is what it is!

Not as fast-paced as the first book but still a fun and insightful read. I think it might be even better.

I like the Thunderhead. It's, uh, a great character. Its narrative is very timely, too—breaks my heart.

Ah, can't wait to find out what happens next!

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TheAromaofBooks
Thunderhead (Reprint) | Neal Shusterman
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I went from a romantic fantasy to a dystopian (ish) thriller... but since they are both the 2nd in a series, they mark the first step in my #ThingsInCommon journey! 😁

@Clowjick

I really liked the way @coffees used the #ThingsInCommon graphic as the background so I borrowed the idea!!

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TheAromaofBooks
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So this trilogy did not remotely suffer from second-book slump. I could barely put this one down, despite the fact that it qualified as #AlmostaChunkster at 504pgs. Not only is the story excellent, I found myself contemplating things like - what makes us human? What gives us purpose? Would a world where everyone is “fixed“ rob us of some of our very essence? Don't get me wrong, these books aren't at all preachy, but the very world that ⬇

TheAromaofBooks (cont'd) Shusterman has created lends itself to these types of questions, and I love it. Both terrified and intrigued to see where Book 3 goes!

#Pantone2022 - Poppy Seed @Clwojick
#RoadTripUSA2022 - Kansas @megnews
#SeriesRead2022 @TheSpineView
#BookSpinBingo
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TheSpineView This is a great series! 10mo
TheAromaofBooks @TheSpineView - I'm completely sucked into it!! 10mo
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TheAromaofBooks
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Somehow, the windowsill is now FULL! I have a lot going on in April apparently! Part of what is happening is that I have become entangled in multiple series so several of these books are the "next up" for those. A couple are new arrivals from the library, this month's #Roll100 books, and a few other challenge reads. I also had three Cinderella variations on my TBR so we will see if I get to any of those for April's #fairytalereadingchallenge ⬇️

TheAromaofBooks (cont'd) Several of these are staying in the windowsill until I complete another series or two. The Ace of Hearts and Engaging Mr. Darcy both start new series that my sister loaned me; Magic Bites, Stay With Me, Cinder, and the Jill Shalvis book all start new series as well, so I am not picking any of those up until I check off a series, as I am somehow already in the midst of six! 😂

The windowsill doesn't even include my chapter-a-day books ⬇
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TheAromaofBooks (cont'd) of which I now have five - I'm continuing North & South and The Other Bennet Sister for the #PemberLittens, a nonfiction book called London Under, Kilmeny of the Orchard for this month's #KindredSpiritsBuddyRead, The Riddle of the Sands for #22booksin22 (I started this one but even though I want to finish it, it just wasn't particularly exciting, so I switched it to chapter-a-day about 2/3 through the book lol) and my April #BookSpin 10mo
TheAromaofBooks (cont'd) which has turned out to be Gone With the Wind - a book I've never read (also have not seen the movie) so I literally am going in completely blind. It's absolutely HUGE so I am going to stick with a chapter a day until I get a feel for it! The tagged book (and book three in the series) finally came in the mail yesterday so I dived right in and am super excited to see where the story goes. Somehow, I'm going to try to connect as many of ⬇ 10mo
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TheAromaofBooks (cont'd) of these as I can with the #ThingsInCommon challenge, so we will see where April leads! I shouldn't have any trouble finding something to read, though! 😂

@Cinfhen and @Bookzombie since you said you enjoyed seeing the windowsill LOL
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ElizaMarie I love how you lay them out! 10mo
Cinfhen I read Gone With the Wind a few years back….it‘s SUCH A CHUNKSTER but I‘d like it 10mo
Cinfhen That windowsill has not an inch of space 😍🤣😂😂 10mo
Bookzombie I do enjoy seeing your windowsill! It looks like it exploded with books this month. 😄 Do you like audiobooks? I listened to the Percy Jackson books and enjoyed them on audio. It‘s been years since I read GWTW. As a kid, I loved the movie. 10mo
TheAromaofBooks @ElizaMarie - It has really helped me stay on track seeing my month's “goal books“ in one place and watching the pile (theoretically) shrink!! 10mo
TheAromaofBooks @Cinfhen - I'm enjoying Gone With the Wind much more than I thought I was going to, so we will see how it progresses! And yes, the windowsill is COMPLETELY full! It's out of control!! 😂 10mo
TheAromaofBooks @Bookzombie - I should perhaps try audiobooks again as it has been a long time (think: walkman days LOL) In general, I have trouble with auditory learning and tend to miss things when my brain gets sidetracked!! 😂 10mo
Bookzombie @TheAromaofBooks I understand. I can‘t do all books on audio and sometimes I have to backtrack because I realize I have got sidetracked. 😏 10mo
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Rileytmurray
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I really enjoyed this as the second book in the Arc of the Scythe series overall. I enjoyed Rowan becoming a Batman avenger type chapter for this book. I also enjoyed Citra and her mission of fighting the new order scythes from the inside of the scythes. Wasn‘t rally thrilled with the what happens with Goddard in this book. But other then that I think this is my favorite book from the entire series #booktube #bookreview

Rileytmurray I also have a video on my YouTube channel reviewing the book if you want to check it out https://youtu.be/csQbmytpY-A 12mo
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Amoon
Thunderhead (Reprint) | Neal Shusterman
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Book 2 in the Arc of the Scythe series. In the future people an live forever and Scythes are ordained people who glean (murder) selected people to keep the population balanced. The Thunderhead is a super almost omniscient computer that keeps earth running smoothly. In this book, things are starting to breakdown and evil is unleashed by a powerful person. Action ramps up more and more until the very curious inclusion. Can‘t wait to start book 3.

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Shallett
Thunderhead (Reprint) | Neal Shusterman
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If you Have not picked up the Arc of a Scythe trilogy yet do so you wont regret it.

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BookMaven9
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🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
JUST READ THIS SERIES!!! Don‘t let the YA genre fool you. This is very borderline YA, the concepts are very adult and the books are fairly violent. No teen angst here!

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Naz786
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⭐⭐⭐⭐.5/5

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JillR
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The 13 year old tyrant that is the self-styled leader of our mother/son book group has brow beaten me into reading this, the second book in the Scythe trilogy, far earlier than I‘d planned. Each night when I went to bed he‘d tucked Thunderhead neatly onto my pillow, lying in wait for me. I just couldn‘t take the pressure anymore and so I‘ve read it. Joking aside though, this really is a very good series.

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BGam
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5 ⭐️ Oh my! This was extraordinarily brilliant. Don‘t have enough superlatives to describe this book...

✅ fast paced read
✅ mind blowing plot twists
✅ thought inducing phrases by the thunderhead
✅ explosive ending literally & figuratively
✅ scalp trickling scenes & dialogues
✅ futuristic science fantasy fiction

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BGam I really enjoyed the thoughts given out by the thunderhead. They really made me think about life and death in general. The story progression was quick. It couldn‘t be put down. In this book, we get to know more about their world in general, the historical background of seats of power of the scythes, their literature and also we get to read about the unsavouries, who are the socially outcast groups...(Cont. 👇) 2y
BGam of people that defy the authorities and the rules of the thunderhead and how the thunderhead uses one of them as a bridge between itself and the scythedom ...
Don‘t think, just go for it. You won‘t regret it. A very intelligent story and extremely well written without ever getting boring even for a second.
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ATB
Thunderhead (Reprint) | Neal Shusterman
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Preparing for #deweys24hourreadathon is this a tbr or wish list. Should be a great reading weekend.

Q84 Oh my! I almost forgot about it!
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BarbaraJean
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Low pick for me on this. I‘m enjoying the worldbuilding & the ideas it explores are fascinating. I think those are Shusterman‘s strengths, and they shine in the 1st book more than they do here. A 2nd novel in a series starts to dig into areas where I don‘t think he‘s as strong. The plot in this one kind of went to 11, and the careless errors were just as bad as in the first (get a new copyeditor!!). Still: curious to see how it wraps up in book 3!

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MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm
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5 ⭐️s
Strong character development carries over from the first book as the younger characters come into their own. The world-building broadens tremendously, I loved learning more about the Thunderhead, Tonists and Unsavories. I‘m almost afraid to finish the trilogy next month; I see a DEEP book hangover in my near future. I don‘t usually enjoy YA, and I can‘t recommend these books enough!
My second GREAT read for #NewYearWhoDis
@Bits @monalyisha

Bits 👏👏👏 Yay! So glad you're enjoying it! You will definitely have a book hangover! But take solace in the fact that the last one is a chunkster, so you can really stretch it out if you want! 😂 2y
Bits Also, is the end of this one not crazy?! 🦈😭🌊😭 I originally read it when it was published and that ending with the knowledge that it would be years until the next one came out was basically psychological torture. 😂 So good, but so bad! 2y
MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm @Bits 😂🤣 Right? Although I probably won‘t be able to help myself. Next month has my two week spring break in it, so if I haven‘t already devoured Toll by then, I‘m sure I‘ll binge it. 😅 2y
MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm @Bits YES!!! Omg, it was absolutely horrifying and heartbreaking! As soon as Curie asked if she trusted her I was like, “Oh, NO. YOU. DON‘T. CURIE!” But she did it. 😭💔 I can‘t imagine waiting that long to read the next one. 😱 This is why I‘m so bad about starting new series until they‘re finished, I hate the wait! 😅 I had to remind myself Toll wasn‘t on my bingo board this month to keep myself from jumping straight to it. 🤦‍♀️🤣 (edited) 2y
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MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm
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I‘m sure this part seemed more ridiculous to readers back in 2018 than it does now in 2021...

Texreader Oooh, prescient 2y
Bits Hah! Yes! I feel like this line was supposed to highlight the general bias they have against the uncivilized, barbaric mortal age... But uhhh... Yeah, they were right. 🤦🙄😒 le sigh... 2y
MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm @Bits Right? I thought, “Huh...well that‘s embarrassing...” And here I thought Curie was being overly hysterical calling an arm cast “voodoo”! 😂🤣 2y
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MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm
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“[...] if we were judged by the things we most regret, no human being would be worthy to sweep the floor.”

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MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm
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I. Love. This. Boy! 😂🤣😂
Greyson is starting to compete with Rowan for title of my favorite character from this series. Hoping to get plenty of pages in tonight and tomorrow since I‘m off for President‘s Day. Woohoo!!

The suspended animation turkeys were one of the most horrific things so far...and this series has MCs killing people as a day job... 😳😝😅

Bits 😃😍 Grayson! 😍😃 Yay! Happy day off and happy reading! 2y
MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm @Bits Thank you! ❤️🤗❤️ 2y
CBee One of my favorite series, ever!! 🥰🥰🥰 2y
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BarbaraJean
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🙄 This should have been caught in editing, but with quite a few similar errors in this and the previous book, I blame the author as well. You might say... the author played an important “roll” in this error. 😆

Susanita It sounds like the editor was loafing. 2y
valeriegeary 👀 2y
reluctantangeleno I literally just made this face 😯 2y
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MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm
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1. Tagged as well as Forces of Nature by Brian Cox
2. Uhh...I think A Discovery of Witches is the last one that would fall into that genre. 😅 That was in October of last year...
3. SPOILERS!!! For Wheel of Time, The Dark Tower series and The Princess Bride (Answered in blocked comment below)
#WeekendReads @rachelsbrittain

MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm From WoT: Rand, Aviendha, Elayne, and Min; Lan and Nynaeve; Mat and Tuon; Perrin and Faile; Gaul, Bain, and Chiad; Gareth and Siuan; Morgase and Tallanvor. From The Dark Tower: Eddie and Susannah. From Princess Bride: Wesley and Buttercup 2y
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bookwrm526
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Not sure how I waited so long to read this series, but I‘m VERY curious to see where he‘s going with the third book!

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BarkingMadRead
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I‘m so excited about my #jolabokaflodswap I can‘t wait to read this and eat that chocolate!! Thanks to @MommyOfTwo for the gift and @MaleficentBookDragon for organizing!

MommyOfTwo You‘re welcome! 2y
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jeannasser
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These have been my favorite quarantine reads this year! The insane plot twists, world-building, and character development is more than enough reason why Neal Shusterman is my absolute favorite author! He nails every aspect. As much as I loved Scythe, I enjoyed Thunderhead a lot more. After that ending (which left me deceased to say the least) I have no idea what to expect!
Going straight into The Toll to see where the story takes place now 😊😊😊

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TugstenDragon
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What an ending...

jeannasser I know right! 😁 2y
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Leahlori
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This series is soooo good so far!! I can‘t wait to read the third one. The ending of this book has me freaking out !

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Laurynb
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The ending ugh *chefs kiss* Kept me engaged and entertained throughout and I love how much world building is done without droning on and on. I can‘t get over the ending!! So many things came full circle and I can‘t wait to read the final book.

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CourtSmall
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Mehso-so

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I really wanted to like this as I loved Sythe BUT I found this boring and I kept losing focus whilst listening to the audiobook as it was so dull... Not sure if I'll read the third book

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WonderlandMind
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This second book in the Scythe series did not disappoint! Once I started, I could not put it down. I absolutely love Citra and Rowan. Their character development has been really refreshing to read. The brutality and violence in this book is not easy to read and makes it very unique in YA lit.

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bookvixen
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October Read 2020

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Cathy_J
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I said it before and I'll say it again - Oh. My. Goodness. 😊 This is Book 2 in the Arc of a Scythe trilogy and it is really very good. The world is so interesting and the characters are great. No question I will be reading the next one! Wow. ⭐⭐⭐⭐

dragondrool I got my copy in the mail and started it yesterday. I've blown through a third of it already. It's not your standard cookie-cutter YA dystopia. It's dark, twisty, and original. I haven't liked a YA dystopia trilogy since Ilsa Bick's Ashes trilogy until now. 2y
Cathy_J @dragondrool Oh I haven't read that one, I will have to take a look! 2y
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RedxoHearts
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I read the first book of the Scythe series by Neal Shusterman earlier in the year and enjoyed it. This one for me had a slow start. I even considered adding it to the DNF list but I'm glad I didn't. From about half way until the end really became more interesting. It has made me want to read the next book as soon as I can.

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booklover3258
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My review of this book can be found on my Youtube Vlog at:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iCR7ld49-ec

Enjoy!

Tera66 Just subscribed! 2y
booklover3258 @Tera66 Thank you!! 2y
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Ash.on.the.line
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Number 22 free spot goes to this bad boy. I loved Scythe and put this off because I didn‘t want to be disappointed. Should have read it sooner. I couldn‘t put it down. It‘s just such a fresh take on this dystopian world. I‘m excited to start The Toll! #bookspinbingo I‘m close to that blackout! Im working on those three books as you all read this (hopefully)

Jeannineth That cliffhanger at the end!?!?!? What! 2y
TheAromaofBooks This series has been on my list forever!! 2y
Ash.on.the.line @TheAromaofBooks yes, it‘s such a good series! Highly recommend 2y
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LeftyDv
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Wow. It‘s as if Shusterman is writing fiction rooted in our current events. One of the rare instances where the sequel is better than the original. If Scythe introduced us to characters we‘d love and hate, Thunderhead introduces us to the decline of civilization embedded in technology and vanity while our heroes reckon with their own role in the decline. I absolutely love this book.

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comics_librarian
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Without the burden of world-building, the second book in this fantastically macabre and surprisingly smart YA series dives into plot, character, and philosophical wonderings, leaving the reader dying to get to the bitter and shocking end.

LibrarianRyan Love the photo. 3y
Nute Awesome post - photo and musings! 2y
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Kboltz
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Second book in the trilogy and it may be better than the first. Citra is now a scythe. In the future the human race can live forever until a scythe decides that it is time for you to be gleaned. Problem is, someone is also killing scythes. This book goes back and forth with the Thunderhead who is the computer that knows all and watches humanity. Just a fun read that makes you think. Great world that has been set up.

MynameisSnow The first in this series has been on my TBR list for quite some time, and my hold at the library is like # 900 in line lol. Can‘t wait to start it up and see what all the hype is about! 3y
Kboltz @MynameisSnow yes, you do need to read these in order. Put your name in for the second also because you will want to continue on!:) 3y
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vlwelser
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This trilogy is so good. Has anyone read and liked any of this author's other books?

Megabooks I like Challenger Deep, but it‘s different than the other books. 3y
vlwelser @Megabooks Thanks! I'll have to try that one. 😃 3y
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BehindthePages
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The second book in Arc of the Scythe was faster paced. The story took a step further into showing the corruption in a near perfect place. The underbelly of human society is exposed, the Unsavories. And one such Unsavory, Greyson Tolliver, may be the only person who can save the Scythes. #youngadult #fantasy
Full review https://www.behindthepages.org/post/thunderhead-by-neal-shusterman

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Loretta
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Before the rain started. I guess a bit of #Paradise for #BoundTogetherJune

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Figgy
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I haven‘t posted in two years 🤦🏼‍♀️ but @gibblr has not given up on me! There are many more important books to be read in my tbr list, but I am happy to be on a hot streak of two right now. Starting the second in the Arc of a Scythe series with a new baby foster kitty.

ItsAnotherJen Welcome back! 3y
gibblr Woohoo!! Gizmo approved even!! 😻 3y
OrangeMooseReads Welcome back! 3y
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LiteraryinLawrence Hi again! Hope you‘re doing all right in this crazy dumpster fire that is 2020. 3y
BookishMarginalia Yey! We love you! And the new kitty! 3y
Figgy @LiteraryinLititz - trying! 😂 3y
Figgy @BookishMarginalia ❤️❤️❤️❤️ 3y
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