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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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MeganLindell
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Mehso-so

⭐️⭐️⭐️ ½ • I wanted this to be a little better, but I‘ll read the rest of the trilogy.

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Meshell1313
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Loved this dystopian world! It seems perfect- no death, no disease, no war, no hunger, no misery but the question becomes what to do about the ever growing population. Aside from the interesting setting, the characters are all so intriguing and you can‘t help but root for good to prevail. Lots of questions about loyalty and right vs wrong. There were lots of plot twists I did not see coming and I can‘t wait to dive into book 2! #seriesread2022

Twainy I enjoyed this book so much I ordered the series special edition from FairyLoot 😆 easy fun read! 1w
TheSpineView Awesome! 1w
Meshell1313 @Twainy ooh nice!! Sounds like I‘ll like the rest of the series! Yay! 6d
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fransbookshelf
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another good dystopian novel; would read again

i definitely need to read the rest of the series

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ChaoticMissAdventures
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Okay. You were all right! I really enjoyed this! I read some YA but not much, this was creative and interesting.
I enjoyed the world he built, and think there are a lot of thought provoking questions raised. I really liked the older Scythes and see potential for many spin offs.
Some criticism - I wish the relationship between the two mains was flushed out a bit more. I had a hard time understanding why they liked each other.

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ChaoticMissAdventures
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"I think all young women are cursed with a streak of unrelenting foolishness, and all young men are cursed with a streak of absolute stupidity"

Our only hope is the non-binary among us ❤️

DinoMom Love the nails 1mo
BarbaraBB Me too! (edited) 1mo
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ChaoticMissAdventures
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Happy Canada day to my neighbors to the north!!
Long weekend here is the states so going to try and get this month off to a good reading start!

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ChaoticMissAdventures
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#weeklyforecast
Got Ozeki's book on audio so hoping to get into this stack this week.

jeannasser Scythe is one of my faves! 🥰 let us know how you enjoy it! 1mo
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authoramdeese
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Holy Toledo this book had me in a chokehold from the first chapter. I read it in under 24 hours. The plot was refreshing and the dystopian future unique in the most unexpected ways. I loved this book!

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authoramdeese
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This book has already surprised me, I'm anticipating it to be another 5 Star Read

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049304535248595435
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Pickpick

Good read, has an interesting plot and character design. I like the way the story makes the scythes feel powerful and menacing.

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MsRadioSilence
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I really enjoyed this book, even though it was slow in some parts and there was a romance plot I thought was unnecessary. Now, if Rowan is taking requests, go get the High Blade, please and thank you. :)

Read my full review at: https://www.rainyreader.com/single-post/scythe.

#favorites #scifi #dystopia

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jackilynn
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jackilynn
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The 1st TBA (aka Teen Book Association) book club meets next week so I guess that means I should actually start the book now 😬🤔🤓

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anthonyisradical
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it was so page turning! loved every bit of it. Really shows how fast people can turn! loved the twist and hated the enemies.

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lumbricuslibri
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YOOOOOO this was so much fun to read! I really enjoyed it!

I liked the pacing but found it jarring sometimes. So fast-paced I didn't get a lot of quotes to post. Some twists and turns I expected, some I didn't. There were moments when I laughed out loud, too.

I didn't think it was perfect but it's so good!

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lumbricuslibri
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lumbricuslibri
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Been wanting to read this (the first book, at least) for years. When there was a sale last month, I finally got not just one but all books!

Then I saw on IG that a new book—a collection of short stories, I think—will be released soon... So I thought, hey I have to start this now!

BehindthePages A fun trilogy! I was excited to see the short story collection announced. 4mo
lumbricuslibri @BehindthePages I'm liking it so far! 4mo
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TheAromaofBooks
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I thoroughly enjoyed this one. Loved the concept and the characters and thought the pacing was good. I'll admit there were some weak points in the world building, but I was willing to roll with it lol Can't wait for the second book to get here so I can find out what happens next!!

This one was gifted to me from @ErinSueMreads for the 2020 #LitsyLoveFallSwap and I finally got around to reading it!!!

TheAromaofBooks #TBRDeckofCards (one of my February draws) @Clwojick
#RoadTripUSA2022 - Missouri @megnews (does it count if it's no longer technically Missouri??)
#SeriesRead2022 @TheSpineView
#Fourfoursin22 - Canonical @lauredhel
#BookSpinBingo
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ErinSueMreads Holy moly what a good memory! So glad you loved it! 4mo
TheSpineView Awesome! 4mo
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TheAromaofBooks @ErinSueMreads - Oh no, definitely not my memory - it was me putting a post-it note on the flyleaf when I got it 😂 4mo
ErinSueMreads That's an excellent idea! 4mo
TheAromaofBooks @ErinSueMreads - I never know for sure if I am going to like a book/keep it or read it once and pass it on. But if I keep it, I love to write on the flyleaf where and when I got it, so the post-it note is my temporary placeholder and after I read it, I can either write it permanently, or take it out before I pass the book on. So now you're inscribed into my library forever! 😂 4mo
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jackilynn
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Trying to start a YA book club here and I am thinking this will be my 1st pick.

Now to just come up with a fun name to call my book club 🤔

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shortsarahrose
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I enjoyed this quite a bit and am looking forward to the next book in the series! My favorite aspect, as I kind of expected, was the world-building. It‘s such a unique take on the dystopian future. The plot was fast paced (maybe even a little too fast paced at times). The romantic aspects between the two main characters was a little groan inducing (very 2010s YA, which this is, so 🤷🏻‍♀️) but luckily a minor aspect of the story. Glad I read this.

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shortsarahrose
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“Immortality cannot temper the folly or frailty of youth. Innocence is doomed to die a senseless death at our own hands, a casualty of the mistakes we can never undo. So we lay to rest the wide-eyed wonder we once thrived upon, replacing it with scars of which we never speak, too knitted for any amount of technology to repair. With each gleaning I commit, with each life taken for the good of humanity, I mourn for the boy I once was . . .”

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shortsarahrose
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“Will the scythe who replaces me be as compassionate and fair?
I can accept a world without me in it . . . but I can‘t bear the thought of other scythes gleaning in my absence.”

phantomx I relate to that 5mo
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shortsarahrose
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“I understand why there are scythes, and how important and how necessary the work is . . . but I often wonder why I had to be chosen. And if there is some eternal world after this one, what fate awaits a taker of lives?”

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Kevin.Erick
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In a seemly perfect world Citra and Rowan are put in a fight for their lives. Together they find out that perfection comes with a hefty burden. If you enjoy philosophy and fantasy this would be a great read for you. One theme in this would be; do you choose what‘s right or what‘s easy and follow the rest.

Julianna.Marois Philosophy Kevin? Really? 5mo
Kevin.Erick @Julianna.Marois It‘s a philosophical idea that in the event of the world was at perfection how would population be maintained. Since people escaped death shouldn‘t they be the one to bring it aswell. 5mo
Julianna.Marois @Kevin.Erick gross 5mo
MissYaremcio Thank you for the review Kevin - I would have liked a little bit more on the summary. 5/6 5mo
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Jade11
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"Mortals fantasied that love was eternal and its loss unimaginable. Now we know neither is true. Love remained mortal, while we became eternal." -Scythe Curie
Scythe by Neal Shusterman

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vonnie862
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Finally finished this book. I don't know why it took me so long when I actually liked it. 4 ⭐ #BookSpinBingo #4 @TheAromaofBooks #tbr

Full review:
https://vonniesreadingcorner.blogspot.com/2022/01/review-scythe.html?m=1

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! This is on my February TBR! 6mo
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Thesilverlight
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what to say about an utopian world where imortality was achieved, although not everything is as perfect as it seems
two young ones begin their journey citra terranova and Rowan demisch From simple citizens to judges of life and death self doubt,guilt,pain,life threatning decisions, emotion and a good amount of plot twists to make you look for the next page with cenarios that make your imagination wonder , just the beginning of something more.😊

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shortsarahrose
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Taking a class called “Library Materials for Young Adults” for my MLIS this term. Just got the syllabus today and grabbed what was available at the library where I work (plus Scythe, which I had purchased for #nywd ). This isn‘t even everything! This stack is going to grow 📚 📚 📚

charl08 American Born Chinese is brilliant. Great stack! 7mo
shortsarahrose @charl08 I‘m pretty excited. So many good books! 7mo
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Rileytmurray
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Awesome start to an awesome series. Overall this a a great book to start out the series with. Rowan and Citra were enjoyable and a lot of fun to follow. The only part that I was a little disappointed in was the ending. I think it undercut what the book was building too. Other then that this was a great book. #booktube #bookreview #booklover #arcofthescythe #booktubechannel #booktubenetwork

Rileytmurray I also have a booktube channel if you want to check out my video reviewing scythe Arc of a Scythe Book 1: Scythe Review
https://youtu.be/tD_oEZef71Q
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vonnie862
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"We must, by law, keep a record of the innocents we kill."

#FirstLineFridays
@ShyBookOwl

ShyBookOwl Oooh yes, I've been meaning to read this one! 7mo
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shortsarahrose
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Yay! My bookshop.org order for two #NewYearWhoDis books has arrived! I‘ll probably start Scythe next.

monalyisha Fun! 🎉 7mo
MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm YES!!!! Scythe is THE BEST!! 😍 Hope you enjoy both of these! 7mo
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Amoon
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Heard that middle school boys were crazy about this book on the podcast “What Should I Read Next?”
In this world all sickness and death has been eliminated. Scythes are trained and ordained to “glean” (kill) people to keep the population under control. As in all dystopian books, something must change. Good characters and plot twists. 1st in a series of 3 books.

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vonnie862
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Warming up next to our "fireplace" for #bookandchill.

#WinterGames2021 #FestivePhotoChallenge #teamgamesleighers
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@StayCurious

Update: #selfiescavengerhunt +10 points

StayCurious looks so relaxing 8mo
StayCurious this would also count for #selfiescavengerhunt -- in front of the cozy fire - give yourself 10 more points 8mo
vonnie862 @StayCurious thank you! 8mo
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Bethany35rose
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Honestly had my whole attention reading and i couldn‘t put the book down!

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shortsarahrose
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@MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm had such an interesting list for #nywd22
Probably going to start with Scythe cause it has been on my radar awhile and I‘m taking a YA class for my MLIS program and need some YA on deck for book reports!
Also very excited about Three Bags Full because who doesn‘t need a murder mystery from the viewpoint of sheep?!? 🐑

Thanks again to @monalyisha for her organizing and matchmaking skills! #NewYearWhoDis

MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm Yay!! I‘m excited to hear your thoughts on these! Scythe was from my match‘s list last year, so it‘s cool to be paying it forward, as it were. 😅❤️ 9mo
monalyisha Everyone OBVIOUSLY needs that. 😅 9mo
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camillemontay
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📚 Currently Reading: Scythe by Neal Shusterman.

This is one of the many books listed for the bookclub I'm in. Let's hope it's a great read!

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vonnie862
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Getting a start on Neal Shusterman's book, Scythe. So far the description of the scythe has grabbed my attention.
#scythe #nealshusterman #spookoween #BookSpinBingo

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sabyym
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4 solid star ⭐️ Epitome of a dystopian novel. Absolutely love the idea of post-mortality world. Start to end, entertaining af. Also, if I may, who thought giving life and death decision to one group of people with little to no consequence will not come bite their ass 👀

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Nich
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"Death makes the whole world kin"

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jeannasser
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Two Neal Shusterman series in a row? I had to 😂The moment I heard “reaper” I knew I had the perfect choice! This entire trilogy helped get me through 2020, and it‘s one of the most exciting things I‘ve ever read! If ordained reapers in the far future when death has been conquered by humanity doesn‘t catch your attention, I don‘t know what will. Give it a try!
#LittensDressedInBlood #ya #utopia #scythe #youngadult #scifi #dystopian #action

MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm Dang it! This was going to be my choice too! Hmm…I‘ll have to try and think of a Plan B… 11mo
jeannasser @MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm ahhhh! Now I feel bad 😔 11mo
MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm Oh no, don‘t feel bad! 🤗❤️ I ended up going with it anyway. More publicity means converting more readers, right? 😜🤣 11mo
MidnightBookGirl I've only read book 1 so far, but I really loved it! 11mo
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JoyBlue
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Iszy
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Homemade breakfast while binge reading the Scythe series! 🥰

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hybridhavoc
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Read this as a part of a book club. It was fine, but the characters are all so completely one-dimensional and the plot is so very forced that it made it difficult to enjoy it. Also suffers from a classic issue with books: having an antagonist that is described as charismatic that never actually comes off that way to me the reader.

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bookiemonster_ph
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ᴀᴜᴛʜᴏʀ: ɴᴇᴀʟ ꜱʜᴜꜱᴛᴇʀᴍᴀɴ
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BookishMarginalia Cool pic! 13mo
bookiemonster_ph @BookishMarginalia Awww. Glad you liked it. 13mo
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Booklover2
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“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.”

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TheSpineView
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#Movie2BookRecs @klou
Prompt: Jennifer Lawrence

Klou Ooooh good choice!! 13mo
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AvidlyAlexis
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37/100, 5☆, This was a fascinating read, a new perspective in the Utopian/dystopian genre. I loved the world that was built here and all the little details that surfaced throughout the story. There were so many deep words of wisdom and even more questions regarding ethics, morality and the meaning of being human. This is not one I will soon forget and I look forward to the sequel!

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EmilieGR
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Remus was not impressed, but I was. I had very low expectations but Shusterman surprised me. There was pretty constant action and fun characters. I‘m not dying to jump into the next one, but I enjoyed the experience.

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BGam
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WOW WOW.. I M LITERALLY HOWLING. The entire plot was so refreshing and very unique. A utopian world with such a dystopian essence.. I d rather prefer my mortal era than to live in a post mortal age where the scythedom would decide ur death.. as it always has been said since time immemorial that absolute power corrupts absolutely.. so does even in the post mortal age where there is no poverty, hunger, religion and government. Cont.👇

BGam But no world can be utopian till there are humans because as the saying goes “to err is human”. There r Some very interesting concepts in this book, like there being no governance by political leaders, no police officers as there are no crimes as there are no deaths.. more like deadish and deadish people will be revived in the revival centres.. only two entities have absolute power over the people of the world, the thunderhead (cont. 👇) 1y
BGam ( a massive AI with a conscience who has taken over the role of governments and even gods) and the scythedom who are independent of the thunderhead but consists of humans who have the absolute right to kill people to control the population of the world. A very thought provoking book but a good mix of high school level entertainment. (Cont. 👇) 1y
BGam Loved the way Rowan has been portrayed.. an anti-hero with a twist but description of his growth ( as a fighter and a dark enigma) is crush worthy 😍). Definitely moving to the second book.. Thunderhead.. as it is I was so eager to know more about the powers of thunderhead. The last chapter gave me goosebumps😇 1y
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Naz786
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⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐/5