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Scythe
Scythe | Neal Shusterman
Two teens are forced to murder maybe each other in the first in a chilling new series from Neal Shusterman, author of the "New York Times" bestselling Unwind dystology. In a world where disease has been eliminated, the only way to die is to be randomly killed ( gleaned ) by professional reapers ( scythes ). Citra and Rowan are teenagers who have been selected to be scythe s apprentices, and despite wanting nothing to do with the vocation they must learn the art of killing and come to understand the necessity of what they do. Only one of them will be chosen as a scythe s apprentice. And when it becomes clear that the winning apprentice s first task will be to glean the loser, Citra and Rowan are pitted against one another in a fight for their lives."
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ThalassaLuna
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Oh my God, I love this book so much. It was everything I was looking for. Futuristic, well rounded characters, intriguing conflict and great twists. I cannot wait to read the next one!

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ThalassaLuna
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Just picked this one up this morning and I can't put it down. This is such an interesting concept and it's written really well, so far. I'm really enjoying it!

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RealLifeReading
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Sometimes it‘s nice to take a break from busy squeeze lots of things in days and sit down with a latte (this one from a Korean coffee chain) and read a book. I didn‘t bring a physical book so I was reading from my phone. Hope your week‘s going well!

Butterfinger I hope you also have a great week. 2w
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DebbieGrillo
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Best read of 2019 this far. In a future where all death and disease is a part of our distant historic past, and the only deaths are at the hands ordained Scythes, Schusterman imagines what life would be like. I got lost in the world of Citra and Rowan. This novel makes you question the very meaning of life and death, but is wrapped in such an all-engrossing story that you don't mind the challenge at all.

mcctrish Isn‘t this an awesome book! I have the next one and I think I‘ve saved it long enough 3w
wanderinglynn This is on my TBR. 👍🏻 3w
twohectobooks Ok fine, you‘ve sold me on this one! 3w
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Lucy_Anywhere Such a good book - I loved it 2w
ShelleyBooksie Must read!! 2w
DebbieGrillo @ShelleyBooksie I don't have to take it back to school til the end of August. Want to borrow it? 2w
ShelleyBooksie @DebbieGrillo - yes please!! :) 2w
librarygoddess619 I'm glad to hear this, I own this but haven't gotten around to reading it yet. 😂 2w
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DebbieGrillo
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#empathy

".. .empathy will keep us human..."

Reggie Amen.... 2w
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Underqueen
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I found it quite slow to get into and it was only occasional moments of exceptional writing that held my interest and I am so glad it did because that ending was fantastic! Looking forward to seeing how it continues. 😁👌

⭐⭐⭐⭐

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DebbieGrillo
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Halfway through this chunkster & am LOVING it! Also, I achieved 97% of my step goal, considering the heat & that I spent 12 hours driving one day this week & 12 hours in emerg with Dd (she's okay) another day, I'm going to call that a win!

7/6 books read & steps away from my July goal!
#BFCr2 #BFC #bookfitnesschallenge #week5
@wanderinglynn @mcipher @krayoncolorz @BeckyB @Lucy_Anywhere @okthislooksbad @twohectobooks @Books.Bottles.and.Babies

Cathythoughts Love this cover ! Not a fan of YA though. 3w
Lucy_Anywhere I loved this book! Such a great read 3w
DebbieGrillo @Cathythoughts If you like post-apocalyptic fiction, this one is worth giving the broad genre of YA another chance. 3w
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Megabooks 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🥳🥳👍🏻📚🍾 3w
BeckyB Great job! 3w
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 A great week! 🎉 3w
mcipher Total win! Glad you had a good week and everything is okay despite the ER visit!! 3w
hwestfall I just picked the second one in the series up today. Target had it 20% off and then an additional 20% off with Cartwheel! 3w
twohectobooks Glad things are ok! I keep seeing this cover and feeling curious, but not curious enough to add this one to my TBR. 3w
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heyitsMacall
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In a near-perfect world, where will we find joy?

I would think in a future such as this, there would be way more space exploration and art but hey, that‘s just me.

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Ballenalvin
Scythe | Neal Shusterman
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This book is amazing. The audio is awesome.

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DebbieGrillo
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"Everyone is guilty of something..."

GlassAsDiamonds Oh I like this!!! So much of the modern especially online brouhaha seems to like to pretend that humans are monoliths of GOOD or EVIL and never the twain shall meet.... when mostly I think we‘re all a mix. 3w
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EccentricElephantNovels
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So I finally finished this book and omg! It was so highly recommended but after reading the blurb I wasn‘t sure if it was a book for me. I decided to give it a shot anyway and I‘m SO glad I did! Slow reading at first but once there was a twist, I was sucked in! Definitely borrowing the 2nd book my next library trip! I LOVED this book!!🤓😍

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EccentricElephantNovels
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Our typical reading position, even though today is a tad bit too hot for it🤷🏼‍♀️ A few hours into #24in48, I may or may not have taken a nap 😉

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Loric
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Dystopian is not my favorite genre but seems to be a common theme for one of my book groups. Having somewhat procrastinated on starting this one, dreading another dystopian to get through, I went into this with little to no expectation and will admit, I ended up thoroughly enjoying it.

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Eva2
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I can see why lots of teens love this book. I am not surprised to hear that there is a movie on the way. The book is a bit like Hunger Games, but not quite as action packed or fast paced. Overall, I did enjoy it, but I didn‘t love it. I liked the names the scythes chose for themselves though. I hope it inspires readers to look up who these people were in real life.

Lovesbooks87 I didn't know it was being made into a movie! I really enjoyed these books and can't wait until the last one comes out this fall! 1mo
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JeannieReads
Scythe | Neal Shusterman
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This #youngadult #dystopian novel takes place in a future free from hunger, disease, warfare, poverty, hunger, inequality, crime, or violence. Even old age and natural death are things of the past. Humankind has reached the pinnacle of progress. However, a number of deaths are still deemed necessary for the purpose of population control, and the task of bringing about these necessary & socially sanctioned deaths has been assigned to "scythes."

tracymarie I have to remember to read this one. Unwind still haunts me! 1mo
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Eva2
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Every teenager I know that has read this book has raved about it. So, I‘m looking forward to getting started with it.

Bianca It‘s so good! 1mo
Lovesbooks87 It was really good. Not something I would normally read but it hooked me right away. Can't wait for the third book to come out this fall! 1mo
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Minispok
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"Hope in the shadow of fear is the world's most powerful motivator."

A really really great read ?
Book 3 for #bfcr2

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cobwebmoth
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It was okay. I've read similar YA series that were more engaging. It was a quick and easy read for me, but I felt that it lacked some key details and character development. I may continue the series to find out what happens next, though. #LMPBC @Chrissyreadit @Avanders @TK421
Book 1/12 for #BFC #BFCr2

Cathythoughts Stunning pic ♥️ 2mo
wanderinglynn That‘s disappointing. It sounds like it was kore on the epic side. 2mo
Chrissyreadit Yes. I agree. 2mo
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Avanders Interesting how much I seemed to vary from the group on this one 🤷🏽‍♀️😘 1mo
Chrissyreadit @Avanders what did you think? I can‘t find your review. 1mo
Avanders 🤔 I might not have posted one yet... I really liked it!! Many aspects of it. It wasn‘t perfect, but for me, it was enjoyable and actually made me think ... not like, for resolution or anything, but about what our society would actually do in that kind of a scenario... 1mo
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cosmicbutton
Scythe | Neal Shusterman

“My greatest wish for humanity is not for peace or comfort or joy. It is that we all still die a little inside every time we witness the death of another. For only the pain of empathy will keep us human. There‘s no version of God that can help us if we ever lose that.”

LitsyWelcomeWagon Welcome to Litsy! Hope these #Litsytips by @RaimeyGallant http://bit.ly/litsytips and #LitsyHowTo videos: goo.gl/UrCpoU are helpful. There‘s so many fun things to do: book exchanges, buddy reads, photo challenges and more! #LitsyWelcomeWagon
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RaimeyGallant Welcome! 1mo
cosmicbutton @RaimeyGallant Thank you! Happy to be here- and thank you for the helpful tips! 😁 1mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 📚🤗 1mo
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Oldschool_millenial
Scythe | Neal Shusterman
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Went to the bookstore today looking for a different book (see below) and I wound up walking out with Scythe #blameitonlitsy cuz I saw it on here a while ago. (Left it in my car and it's late, hence no photo of my copy)
Ran into The Surface Breaks because I was ruminating and searched mermaids on Libby as a distraction

Oldschool_millenial It's for a baby shower tomorrow. Local bookstores don't have it on hand at the moment. Oh well 2mo
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cosmicbutton
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Wow! What a compelling story! I can‘t seem to put this book down, except for this photograph. 😍

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Skeeterisme
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Excellent.

Meghan1 I just bought this! Can‘t wait to read it! 2mo
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Follow.my.read
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Hazel0303 Love this series! 2mo
wanderinglynn I just got Scythe. 👍🏻 2mo
cosmicbutton Yes! I‘m currently reading Scythe, and I absolutely love it! 2mo
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MommyOfTwo
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Thank you so much @Avanders ! Another awesome box! Looking forward to these books and have been wanting to read Scythe for quite awhile now.

@Mommamanzi I will be sending your box tomorrow.

#CBBC #CoffeeBeanBookClub

Avanders Yay!! 👏🏽👏🏽 Enjoy ☺️♥️ 2mo
BethM Fun! 2mo
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IheartYA
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So sweet of you! Definitely the pick me up I needed. Thanks so much @TheDaysGoBy You really didn't have to! There are 2 books I've had my eye on to preorder. 🤔lol ❤❤😘

TheDaysGoBy You‘re welcome! Sorry it‘s a day late, but I‘m glad you got it! Hope this turns out to be a good year for you! 2mo
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TheSpineView
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Hello from day 1 of #bookcon2019. Some Scythes are already here!

Rachel.Rencher Love it! 3mo
TheSpineView @Rachel.Rencher 😊 3mo
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Ash.on.the.line
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Finished Scythe in between walks today! I didn‘t think I‘d like this book but once into it, I couldn‘t put it down!
I usually don‘t wear my Fitbit on sundays but the #BFC makes me want to keep track more! 😄
#BookFitnessChallenge

wanderinglynn Way to go ! 🙌🏻 3mo
BookwormAHN Great job 👏🏻 3mo
TheSpineView Well done! 3mo
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Caffeinated_Reader
Scythe | Neal Shusterman
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Book number 49 of my year and I have heard so much great things about this series I can not wait any longer.

Caffeinated_Reader About 100 pages in and can I just say I am OBSESSED. I just ordered book 2 and preordered the 3rd one too which don‘t come out till November so I‘m gonna be sad that I devoured these but I can‘t put it down. Such a great read!!! 3mo
Caffeinated_Reader Oh bravo!!! 😭 I think I love this as much as I loved The Darkest Minds. 3mo
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tessavi
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I loved the world building and the philosophical thoughts in the diary pieces. The second half of the story was predictable but I still enjoyed it. After finishing I immediately downloaded the 2nd audiobook.

Lovesbooks87 This is not something that I normally read but I inhaled both of these books and hate that I have to wait until November for the last one to come out! 3mo
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Shley9225
Scythe | Neal Shusterman

https://t.co/vqIqLelOp8?amp=1

AHHHH THE COVER REVEAL FOR BOOK 3 IS HERE

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Ash.on.the.line
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Earlier today I was able to read outside! Got my steps and yoga in as well! It feels great! 😁 hope everyone is feeling great for week 2! #BookFitnessChallenge #BFC

4thhouseontheleft Great job! Enjoy the reading time! It always feel more relaxing after a workout or yoga session for me! (edited) 3mo
bewareofwords Yay, you‘re doing great!! 🥳 3mo
Felso 👏🏻 Great reading space! 3mo
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wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 I just ordered Scythe—it looks interesting. 3mo
BookwormAHN Great job 👏🏻 3mo
ElishaLovesBooks Good job! Scythe is great! 3mo
CoverToCoverGirl Well done! 3mo
TheEllieMo Well done 3mo
Clwojick This looks like a great day! ☺️ 3mo
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GripLitGrl
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Attending my second #BookCon this year. I'm not sure I'll ever get a grip on how fast the author autograph tickets sell out.
It's sorta like concert tickets selling out I mean authors are our rock stars right? 🎸📚❤
#BookCon2019

TheSpineView I received my badge too! Looking forward to it. I am also going to BookExpo. Are you? 3mo
GripLitGrl @TheSpineView Awesome!😁 I'm just going to BookCon i haven't done a book expo yet. 3mo
TheSpineView @GripLitGrl Maybe I'll see you there. I don't know if there is going to be a Litsy meet up. 3mo
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Beachesnbooks Yes they sell out so fast! I never go for the super popular ones bc it‘s just impossible 3mo
GripLitGrl @TheSpineView I'd love to meet! Either in a litsy meet up if they have one & if not we can set up a meeting spot & time as we get closer to the event for sure👍💕 3mo
GripLitGrl @Beachesnbooks i just discovered its cause vip ticket holders get first dibs on these by the time the rest of us go to acess they are sold out. I'm super glad i got a joe hill ticket👍 3mo
TheSpineView @GripLitGrl sounds good! Till then... 3mo
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Ash.on.the.line
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Day one! Off to a great start for the #BookFitnessChallenge I started Scythe as my physical and have a few audios lined up. Very excited to keep it up!
I know I won‘t post everyday for this but I at least had to get in on day one! 😝😂
#BFC

wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 3mo
Clwojick I want to read this too! Can;t wait to see what you though of the book :) 👏 3mo
SincerelyWinona Wait, how does the Book Fitness Challenge work? I‘m interested! Also I love Scythe! 3mo
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BarbaraJean Great first day! I‘m interested in picking up Scythe one of these days—sounds so good! 3mo
Wife 🌹 3mo
BookwormAHN Nice job 👏🏻 3mo
Kaye 💚 3mo
4thhouseontheleft Way to go! 3mo
hes7 Nice job! 👏🏻 Love this book—enjoy! 3mo
Megabooks Yay!! 👏🏻👏🏻 3mo
TheSpineView Excellant! 3mo
Caterina That's a lot of steps, great job! 👍 3mo
CoverToCoverGirl Great start! 3mo
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Zelma
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Had to snap this quickly while Radar was looking. He‘s not a lap cat but will hang next to me and chill. Really enjoying this book after a few duds. I am torn between Litsy-ing or reading though. I can‘t watch the last GoT episodes right away and habe to stay off social media for the next two weeks. 😱

Coleen My cat is the same. Heaven forbid she sit on my lap, but she‘s often within a 2‘ to 3‘ radius. 3mo
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Karen3
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I have had this book and audio forever and I don‘t know why it took me so long to get to it. The story was so fun and different. Once I finished I immediately downloaded Thunderhead and will start it on my commute to work today. I can‘t wait to get back into this world. 🌟🌟🌟🌟

Zelma I think that‘s next for me after I finish the new Ian McEwan. 3mo
minkyb I am thoroughly enjoying this series and would highly recommend the Unwind series as well! 3mo
Karen3 @minkyb thank you I will have to look into that series! 3mo
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Paula3
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I've been listening to this one with my 13yr old and it's taken us a while to finish, but that isn't because the book wasn't compelling. Our time in the car together these last few months was rare. We were both on pins and needles as the main characters finally made it to winter conclave. This was an awesome ride of a book. ☆☆☆☆☆ I've already bought book 2!

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FantasyChick
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Finished Scythe this morning and find myself with the house to myself for a few hours so I'm taking advantage of a free TV and finally watching this! The picture is dark because I'm also taking advantage of no one here to turn the damn lights on! 🤣
#BookClub #QuietTime #IHateLights

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whatsthEStorey
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Great world building in this YA novel about a future where we‘ve conquered mortality. I was hooked from chapter 1! Thanks for the great pick, @MrsGreen & it‘s on its way to you tomorrow, @chelreads I hope you enjoy! @StephanieGeiser I have The 100, thank you!
#TheBreakfastBookClub

MrsGreen I loved it too! Glad to see it‘s traveling! 4mo
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Canndor
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So excited about my #sffs #scififantasyswap package! Thank you so much @jillannjohn I love everything and am excited to check out these books. :)
Thank you to @Avanders for hosting!

jillannjohn Enjoy! 4mo
Lauranahe I liked scythe! That‘s a fun book. 4mo
Addison_Reads @Canndor You'll like those two books I think. They were recent reads of mine that I enjoyed. 💚 love all the extras too. 4mo
Avanders 🧬🦄♥️👏🏽👏🏽 4mo
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Avanders
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👏🏽💃🏽👏🏽💃🏽👏🏽
#LMPBC book and goodies: received!
Thank you @cobwebmoth for the tea and cookies — they look so fun! And thanks for shipping the book on 😘♥️

And thank you @Chrissyreadit for the bookmark and teas!! 🤗 I‘m super geeked to read this book! It‘s been on my tbr for a while 😁♥️ Also, your book sleeve is so pretty!! 😍

cobwebmoth 🤗❤ 4mo
Chrissyreadit 😘 4mo
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BookishGirl06
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Just finished this and it was pretty good. Was not expecting that ending at all. I like the concept of the book and about how they handle the idea of how everyone has different ideas about death. In this world only a scythe can kill and all of them have their own unique way of dealing with it. I can only hope our future isn‘t like this.

WeeziesBooks I loved this book! It gave me the chills several times. 4mo
Abby2 I really liked the second one, thunderhead 4mo
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Ke633
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Random Stack of Books #2 😂

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BookishGirl06
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Starting this now. Pretty interesting so far

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Chrissyreadit
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Mehso-so

I‘m not going to give spoilers. I had heard so many great reviews from a variety of sources that my expectations may have been a little high. It‘s on its way for LMPBC round 5.

Avanders 👏🏽👏🏽 5mo
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UnabridgedPod
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In our latest episode, we check in with an update about the books we'd listed on our YA TBR episode. You can find out what I thought about Neal Shusterman's SCYTHE and about Tahereh Maif's SHATTER ME series . . . and pick up a few other recommendations along the way.

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