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Skythe – Bibel-Lexikon Scythe, Szythe. Dieser Begriff, der in Verbindung mit dem Wort „Barbar" steht, bezeichnet eine höchst unkultivierte Person (Kol 3,11). Der skythische Reiterkrieger, dessen Mumie vor zwei Jahren in der Mongolei entdeckt wurde, ist nach Angaben von Wissenschaftlern an einer. Skythe, der. Grammatik Substantiv (Maskulinum) · Genitiv Singular: Skythen · Nominativ Plural: Skythen. Aussprache.

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Jahrhundert n. Chr. skythische Stammesverbände lebten. Sie hinterließen keine bekannten schriftlichen Aufzeichnungen, und alles, was man über sie weiß. Sky·the, Plural: Sky·then Skythe. Bedeutungen: [1] historisch: Angehöriger des gleichnamigen antiken nomadisch lebenden Reitervolkes, das nördlich des. Definition, Rechtschreibung, Synonyme und Grammatik von 'Skythe' auf Duden online nachschlagen. Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache. Skythe, der. Grammatik Substantiv (Maskulinum) · Genitiv Singular: Skythen · Nominativ Plural: Skythen. Aussprache. Skythe – Bibel-Lexikon Scythe, Szythe. Dieser Begriff, der in Verbindung mit dem Wort „Barbar" steht, bezeichnet eine höchst unkultivierte Person (Kol 3,11). eldelphin.eu | Übersetzungen für 'Skythe' im Englisch-Deutsch-Wörterbuch, mit echten Sprachaufnahmen, Illustrationen, Beugungsformen. Aber das ist ebenfalls unbefriedigend angesichts dessen, dass Barbar und Skythe auf das Paar „Beschnittensein und Unbeschnittensein“ folgen. Als weiteres.

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Definition, Rechtschreibung, Synonyme und Grammatik von 'Skythe' auf Duden online nachschlagen. Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache. Aber das ist ebenfalls unbefriedigend angesichts dessen, dass Barbar und Skythe auf das Paar „Beschnittensein und Unbeschnittensein“ folgen. Als weiteres. eldelphin.eu | Übersetzungen für 'Skythe' im Englisch-Deutsch-Wörterbuch, mit echten Sprachaufnahmen, Illustrationen, Beugungsformen.

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As for the characters, Rowan was the most complex. I enjoyed the fact that we had two different characters on two sets of journeys, following individual experiences and it brilliantly overlapping.

The roles they took on questioned everything they believed in and formed their character for better and worse. It was an incredibly enjoyable and immersive reading experience.

What becomes of people and a society when others have been given too much power and aren't scrutinised for it?

There were so many questionable variables that were explored that are parallel to our current climate. It was absolutely thrilling to read.

The last book I read butchered any form of emotions I had so I need you to revive it. I swear the hype better be real for this.

My heart is too weak to handle disappointment. View all 51 comments. Chelsea Reed This is on my list. Jan 03, PM. Warda Chelsea wrote: "This is on my list.

It's pretty awesome! Citra and Rowen are two teenagers who get the pleasantry of meeting the honorable Scythe Faraday. No one wants to run into a scythe, much less talk to one or spend any kind of time with one.

They have the ability to kill you if they see fit. That is their duty. But Citra and Rowan had the chance to meet this particular scythe and they were both not very pleasant to him.

In some cases this could mean they would be gleaned depending on the unpleasantness, but Scythe Faraday was taken with these two individuals and brought them both under his wing as apprentices.

Of course neither of them wanted to be apprentices and possibly become scythes themselves. Although there could only be one and it's not the norm for a scythe to take on two apprentices, but such is life.

To be a scythe you have to give up many things, but they are necessary in this new world where there are no illnesses and you do not die.

So there has to be an executioner if you will. There are some evil scythes in the book that enjoy the killing and this goes against their creed but everything works out at some point.

I love these characters. I loved them so much. Citra and Rowen are just awesome and Honorable Scythe Faraday is awesome too. Some things happen and Citra and Rowen get separated and are training under different scythes.

He's a twat! There is a lot more going on in the book and reasons for this that and the other but you can read all of that for yourself.

For me, the book was awesome and that's all I care about. And that ending. View all 63 comments. Jan 03, Irina rated it it was amazing.

I went in completely blind and this know anything about the plot and it was the best decision because you can't explain a book like this.

At some points I felt so stressed while reading becaude of the plot twist that I just had to put down the book and have a breather. This book was just crazy from begging to end and now I just can't wait to read the next one.

View all 19 comments. 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.

So much to the thought process that led me to read this book. This was one hell of a freaky ride and even though my mind is reeling faster than a rat race I still loved every second of it.

Like, really, really, fierce. If you take a closer look at my updates while I read the book you might get an idea though! I loved how it made me think and question the decisions of the MCs and I adored that even though at first everything in this world seemed to be black and white it ultimately turned out to be all different shades of grey!

From light grey to dark-grey and everything in between. The characters: Beware! You are about to enter the all-seeing and all-knowing Thunderhead!

Nothing is secret in here and spoilers will hit you at every corner! I just noticed that this is the only quote I wrote down when it comes to Citra!

Which is pretty strange but then again I think nothing gives a better first impression about her character than this statement. Citra was a really interesting character because she never took things for granted.

There was always her curiosity that caused her to second guess decisions others made and I loved to watch how she grew into her role! Citra was lucky to have Scythe Faraday and Scythe Curie as her mentors and boy did I wish Rowan would have had the same training!

Mostly because I could relate to him so much! That boy had guts and whilst Citra asked the right questions he refused to make the wrong decisions.

I wish he would have gotten a nice Scythe like Curie but of course he had to end up with Goddard. It were his circumstances that forced him to act in a way he never wanted to and it were his circumstances that made him the man he became at the end.

Gosh, my heart is still bleeding for him! He was so broken at the end. Rowan could feel himself growing numb — and while it might have been a good thing for his beleaguered sanity, it was not a good thing for his soul.

Something had torn loose inside of him. And while part of him felt like falling to his knees and hurling up breakfast, another part of him wanted to howl to the moon like a wolf.

He hurled himself like a fireball down the center aisle. The scythes closest to him leaped into action, trying to stop him, but he kicked and spun, and sliced and flipped.

No one could get a hand on him. To Scythe Anastasia he seemed some deadly force of nature. We are scythes — which means that by law, anything we want we can take.

Any life we wish to end, we will. Simple as that. You have no power here. Do I make myself clear? With the fierce fire of a thousand hells and the burning eternity of the sun!!

Just to think about him already makes me angry! How dare he to play god? How dare he to kill for pleasure?! In his hands Scythedom became nothing but a brutal sport!

He misused his power in the worst possible way and I was not okay with his training methods! Those people they killed for sport were still living, breathing and feeling human beings!

His teachings were so unacceptable and morally reprehensible, I have no words!!! The problem with Goddard was that between his madness and his wish to feel pleasure when he did this job, there were still moments when his words rang true and appealed to people like us who still live in a world in which you feel pain and die.

I mean if you can live forever and never have to worry about death when you do something stupid, are you even capable of enjoying your life?

There comes a certain thrill with being mortal and I suppose they lost this after the Thunderhead and Scythedom were invented.

So maybe people like Goddard were a homemade problem of the invention of those two? I dunno. Boy, this book made me think so much.

I know the rules! If there would have been more Scythes like him they probably would have never had the trouble with Scythe Goddard.

I understand that he wanted to give every person an individual death because in our world people die from various and different reasons and he wanted to keep close to the origins of mortality.

I would have never been able to drown someone though. So they ARE scared shitless and worry about their family and friends. So yeah, I suppose even Scythe Faraday had his grey sides.

It is left to the truly honourable scythes to stand firm against it. I look forward to the day you join in that fight. They did though and that was quite some revelation.

I mean the first test Citra and Rowan had to take was so unfair! All the others got questions that had to do with their apprenticeship and Citra and Rowan got really personal questions no person in their right mind would have answered truthfully in a room full of Scythes!

Like seriously! How could you even ask them a question like that!? His suicide was a surprise and that Citra was accused of murdering him was just the icing on the cake!

I never saw those plot twists coming! All he knew was that he liked watching her write. At first they had to compete for an apprenticeship neither of them even wanted and then they were sentenced to kill whoever failed to get said apprenticeship!

Hell, was I angry when I read about the decision of the Conclave. How dare they to force them to make each other their first gleaning? There were so many obstacles that got in their way and all I wanted was for them to be happy!

No matter what happened, no matter how much they grew apart they still loved each other and this made all the difference!

Otherwise I would have swallowed about a thousand gnats. Just brilliant! Also they said I love you!!!! She had just proved him wrong.

Goddard merely raised an eyebrow. And their dynamic? Well, it was crazy! He was proud of him the way a parent would have been and he sort of admired him as well?!

Their relationship was so weird… Poor Rowan, I guess in the end he partly became what he never wanted to be. The suicide of Scythe Volta was such a shock but what shocked me even more was how Rowan slaughtered Goddard and his followers.

That chapter at the Tonist cult was so … OMG!! Hell, he killed them all and made it look like it was an accident!

He killed Scythes and no one could prove it! I love Rowan so much but this was so, so… wrong. Also his name as a Scythe! Scythe Lucifer!!! So perfect but also so GAH!

You are a fine weapon, Rowan, sharp, and precise. And when you strike, you are glorious to behold. It is one of those rare books that still resonates in your head even though you finished it weeks ago!

Suspenseful, mind blowing, thought-provoking and extremely unsettling! Ladies and Gents, this is the real deal! View all 53 comments.

I enjoyed the dystopian world and the concept behind it: what if, instead of an apocalypse or WWIII, humanity's future turned out to be a bright one?

Death is conquered, humanity has turned immortal, diseases have been wiped out, and where you might have been killed in a car accident in the "mortal age", now, you are can be revived in an instant.

To keep overpopulation in check, Scythedom has been created. At a young age, a few chosen ones are trained to "glean" people, to end their immortal lives forevermore.

Citra and Rowan, the main characters, are two of the chosen ones. They are thrown into a world of corruption and deadly secrets. What I like the most about this book turns out to be its biggest flaw at the same time: the pacing.

It's quite fast-paced, which makes it an exciting read because so many things are happening. Then again, because so many things are happening, they become unbelievable, they feel forced and a little exaggerated.

I would have loved to see a much slower setup. It would have given Citra and Rowan more depth, it would have added to the world-building, it would have left more room for them to develop a relationship that might eventually turn romantic.

At this stage, the feelings they have for each other seem almost staged, because neither character was given enough time and room to really let their personality shine.

Furthermore, I think the Scythedome aka the society of Scythes would have needed a little tweaking. It is such a corrupt system - which, of course, this book is all about - that its existence or creation does not make sense to me in the first place.

The Scythes, who are supposed to be wise, well-trained, and therefore very respected people, are actually naive, gullible, and easily manipulated.

It did not seem credible to me. And one last issue that I had with this world: if this is the peak of humanity, why is everything still divided into male and female?

A gender-revolution must have happened centuries ago. Where are the non-binary characters? Why is everybody still so very straight?

Okay, I know I talked a lot about this book's flaws and it may seem that I did not actually enjoy it but, on the contrary, I really liked it.

It was a new take on dystopia, it had lots of interesting characters e. Scythe Curie or Volta and great plot twists. I was hooked from the first page and liked where the story went from there on.

I wonder if we will really get to see the film adaption of this book. You can never really tell because so many rights are sold, so many books are optioned for films or TV shows, so many scripts are written, but most of them don't even make it as far as a casting.

And if they do, it is not guaranteed that the adaption will be good - most times they aren't. I would still love to see it happen.

All we can do is wait and see. Find more of my books on Instagram View all 40 comments. Sep 18, NReads marked it as to-read.

The ratings are insane. Is it THAT good? View all 43 comments. All matters of life are now controlled by the Thunderhead — a conscious AI that handles all food and wealth distribution, medical care and anything else required for living on Earth.

Rowan and Citra are chosen by Scythe Faraday to be apprentice Scythes, to learn what it takes to become a Scythe, and Faraday will select one of them in the end to become a fully pledged Scythe.

However, the Scythedom is full of corruption, and the other Scythes decide that to spice things up, the winner must Glean the loser.

Rowan and Citra are now in a battle for their lives, and as the evil within the Scythedom grows, there is worry for its future. Scythes than Glean hundreds or thousands of people at a time, Scythes that deliberately choose unnecessarily cruel methods for their Gleaning, Scythes that have begun to lose their humanity.

This was such a unique concept. View all 27 comments. Jan 18, Sabaa Tahir rated it it was amazing. I didn't know what to expect going into this book, and wanted to read it because 1.

Neal Shusterman is an incredible writer and 2. Anything with a scythe on the cover has my interest. This turned out to be a fascinating book that made me think much more deeply about death, but more importantly, about modern life and how the challenges we face in it are what make it worth living.

Neal creates a truly original utopian world that looks great on the surface, but has a pretty nasty underbelly like a I didn't know what to expect going into this book, and wanted to read it because 1.

Neal creates a truly original utopian world that looks great on the surface, but has a pretty nasty underbelly like all realistic utopias. The politics in the world of Scythes is intricate and realistic and well done.

The characters were quite distinct it's a dual narrative and their development is portrayed very honestly.

Though there were a few plot devices I wasn't quite sure about at first, they all smoothed out in the end to make for a book that's fast-paced, but also deeply thoughtful.

Definitely recommend this one. View all 5 comments. Oct 29, Nilufer Ozmekik rated it it was amazing. I skip the auction part!

Five gazillion stars! This is deliciously mind blowing, entertaining, heart throbbing, visionary, intelligent, powerful and fantastic page-turner!

Can you hear the banging sounds? At the weekends I start to rent my tbr list to the climbers to exceed their records! Citra, powerful, strai I skip the auction part!

Citra, powerful, straightforward, brave, disciplined and Rowan; loyal, honest, smart, depressed. I love how they compete each other. I think their romance parts are a little haphazardly developed because I still have doubts how they attracted each other and fell in love so quickly.

Especially the parts when they are separated and instructed by different scythes, I love to see how they grow instantly and start to carry the big burden of the profession they were chosen to perform!

The structure of the Scythedom and 10 commandments of Scythe world are impeccably builded. And scythes are for this job! What a fantastic job, I should check out my resume!

Do I want to spend more time in Scythedom! Yes please, this is best holiday deal a person can get!!! View all 23 comments.

This book was a very pleasant surprise! Since the YA library of fiction has become saturated with dystopian tales, it is often hard to find originality.

Because of that, the stories quickly become boring because we have "been there, done that". That is not the case here! Key pros: - Unique story, well presented - Great characters - Action and suspense - Little if any filler - Left me wanting more Key con: - St.

Louis is not the capital of Missouri If you are a fan of YA - especially YA dystopian fiction - you owe it to yourself to check this out.

I am View all 33 comments. May 08, Helen 2. Insidious inner voices: ssssssssssscythe!!! Me: you make some really good points ————————————————— Scythe defies all YA tropes and is incredibly quotable.

What more can you ask for? Exhibit A: "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.

While behind them the building burned to the ground. The story takes place in a world beyond natural death, where disease and aging is eradicated and accidental death can be reversed in a hospital.

It's a pretty great place to live, overall. The concept of a B seat, where one had to sit between two other airplane passengers, had been eliminated along with other unpleasant things, like disease and government.

The only way to die permanently is to be murdered "gleaned" is the euphemism used by a Scythe, a socially condoned killer whose job is to keep the population in check.

All of earth is ruled an AI called the Thunderhead, both an omniscient database and a conscious benevolent entity; the only thing not controlled by the Thunderhead is the Scythedom, which has a self-governing body reminiscent of the current US Congress.

The action kicks in when two teenagers, Rowan and Citra, are chosen to become Scythe apprentices. If, at this point, you're thinking, "Oh of course, I know this story type.

They'll fall in love and it'll be star-crossed and I've definitely read this kind of book before. This book is full of surprises and ass-kicking plot twists that will blow your mind.

Obviously since it concerns professional killers there is quite a bit of moral and philosophical talk, but it only adds to the unique value of Scythe.

View all 16 comments. Christina Loeffler Jones — Born: September, 21 Died: November, 6 Cause of Death: Scythe by Neal Shusterman. The world 5, I am dead now and this review is my eulogy, never has a rating been easier stars!!!

The world building was epic beyond all reason, the character development was top notch, the forward progression was steady without sacrificing any other areas of the story and the writing was spectacular.

My greatest wish for humanity is not for peace or comfort or joy. Scythe takes place in a distant future where humans have cured the earth of nearly all strife.

Disease, aging and even accidental or purposeful death has been completely eradicated. The one issue that is left in question is population control.

Enter: Scythes. Earth is now ruled by an AI named the Thunderhead developed from the cloud and the only thing the Thunderhead has no control, say or sway in — is the Scythedom.

This premise is what initially drew me into this read and what kept me the most intrigued throughout.

Each Scythe has their own moral code, their own compass for how they choose which citizens to glean and how to glean them.

Our main players in this read are Citra and Rowan — both young, vibrant and ballsy teens who are chosen by Scythe Faraday to apprentice to be Scythes.

Citra nor Rowan particularly want to become Scythe apprentices but they ultimately take the leap and begin a journey that is full of incredible twists and turns.

The development into Citra and Rowans story lines were just as compelling as the world building. 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 the scars of which we never speak, too knotted for any amount of technology to repair.

There is a subtlety here that surprised and impressed me. The lessons that can be taken away from this story are numerous, and their depth was incredible.

I found myself pondering the questions and situations presented and asking myself if I would make the same choices given the same circumstances.

There is the old-guard and the new-guard and soon Citra and Rowan are pitted against one another as the fight to hold on to morality in the face of immortality collapses upon one another.

Death makes the whole world kin. In the end, I have been completely taken by this book. View all 15 comments. Jun 20, jessica rated it really liked it.

Third time reading and still damn perfect. People, this was cray!!! And to think I looked down my nose at it for over a year.

I could be such a pea-brain sometimes. What I absolutely loved above all was the world. T Third time reading and still damn perfect.

The utterly believable, meticulously woven, intricately fleshed out world that left nothing to chance. What a sobering and terrifying thought that it could, one day, all come to be true.

All of it; I could picture it as I was reading and nothing felt too far fetched nor fantasy-esque; except, of course, for the death conquering thing.

And thank heavens for that! His storyline was so much more compelling and memorable because of his internal conflicts.

I just had such profound empathy for the poor dude because he was in the throes of intense inner conflict.

He had doubts, misgivings, second thoughts, apprehension, fear, guilt pangs, remorse, the whole nine yards; which is exactly why I loved him so.

I liked her just fine; she had a sense of justice but she was your everyday YA heroine - a sharp-witted, strong-minded impulsive heroine, which - kudos and all but in comparison to Rowan and his character growth, her storyline pales almost in all aspects.

Emphasis on almost. All in all, a damn fantastic read that threw me for a loop. View all 12 comments. Feb 20, Ikram rated it it was ok. Human: Did you hear that?

Me: Yeah, that was just the sound of my expectations shattering on the concrete after jumping from the tenth floor.

Usually when I dislike a popular book, I can at least see why other people might enjoy it. This time however, I do not see it. Before anyone bites my head off, let me just explain everything I disliked about the book.

The writing style "Rowan let out his breath, not even realizing he had been holding it. Why is it still legal to use? I thought the human race had moved on from this.

I thought we were making progress! I should have known better. To be fair, it takes a lot for me to like the romance in any book.

What can I say, I have high standards when it comes to romance blame Colleen Hoover. The romance in this book felt extremely forced, insta-lovey and just weird at times.

I basically skimmed most of the second half of the book, but I swear there was something in there about her licking his blood.

Without glasses. In the dark. Overall, Scythe was not for me. I would genuinely love to know. Thanks for reading! Please share your thoughts. I've heard great things about it so let's see how I feel about it.

View all 36 comments. Mar 29, C. Drews rated it really liked it Shelves: read , dystopian , young-adult.

So this book is basically just about murder. I had super high expectations for this because every blogger, bookworm, and semi-literate fish I know has raved over it.

This is a very cool premis So this book is basically just about murder. This is a very cool premise althoooough, we have this like "perfect world" but the scythes could be pretty gruesome and cruel with their gleaning tactics.

That did not make sense to me. I feel like the scythes should've gleaned in a more anti-harm way to keep that vibe of "humanity is perfect and has reached levels of perfection".

I mean. Look at that cover. The story is split between them and as they're apprenticed to Scythe Faraday although reluctantly and they're both kind of winning.

I didn't exactly connect to either of them though?! The narration felt a bit distant which is unusual; I generally adore 3rd person , but I still was SUPER keen to see how their story would unfold.

I really loved their relationship too!! And honestly if you're into books with very very very little romance: This is for you.

I felt it was a teeny tiny bit rambly, and it took me a while to get invested because there wasn't much plot but Citra and Rowan training to be scythes.

I just wasn't mind-smackingly is that a word??? Like hit me in the face with a brick, why don't you. One of the twists had me kind of going "OH.

Who needs happiness! Not bookworms! It reminded me of the Giver nearly!? But they all had technology to make them reset their ages and everyone lived in comfort, but still had to work and strive etc.

And the details of the world just really made it so easy to get lost in. I am also totally down with this being our future if everytime you potential die you get revived and given ice cream.

Dessert cures!! I've said this my whole life!! So definitely glad I finally read this one! Yes I am late to the scythedom highway to hell but happy to be here, fren.

And I'd recommend it in a heartbeat, especially if you give me ice cream. There is death, corruption, feels and knives. Yes please and thank you.

View all 11 comments. Sep 19, Emily Books with Emily Fox rated it liked it. I love the ideas of Neal Shusterman but I'm never sure I end up loving the books.

I'm not sure I will continue the series but if the premise intrigues you, give it a shot! View all 9 comments. A world where natural death is obsolete thereby requiring a dedicated use of "Sycthes" who are the only ones authorised to kill and while most Scythes honour the process, there are a few bad apples who use their powers for evil.

And so the killing ensues. Mass killings, done in the name of upholding the law and on I read until, subconsciously, gradually, I found myself falling into a state of despair.

It took a good 2 hours before realizing I didn't really need to read this book why would an A world where natural death is obsolete thereby requiring a dedicated use of "Sycthes" who are the only ones authorised to kill and while most Scythes honour the process, there are a few bad apples who use their powers for evil.

It took a good 2 hours before realizing I didn't really need to read this book why would anyone want to read about the art of death and gleanings?

I can't describe the overwhelming melancholy this evoked, and for my sanity, I have to set this aside. Unfortunately, this plan would only work if no other scythes agreed to take them as apprentices, but Goddard wishes to take Rowan and Curie agrees to take on Citra.

Citra and Curie form a close relationship, but the former is suspicious about the circumstances of Faraday's death and decides to investigate.

She learns that the witnesses at the train station had been given immunity by a scythe, and comes to the conclusion that another scythe, probably Goddard, bribed the witnesses and murdered Faraday.

Rowan, meanwhile, has learned that Goddard is a sadist who openly flouts the rules of the Scythedom and abuses his power, killing whoever he wants and living in a lavish mansion where his followers party on a daily basis.

Rowan befriends one of Goddard's less bloodthirsty junior scythes, Volta, and learns that Goddard has been spreading the idea that scythes should be free to do whatever they want regardless of the consequences.

He also discovers the reason why Xenocrates has tolerated Goddard's actions--Esme, a young girl and one of Goddard's wards, is Xenocrates's illegitimate daughter.

Citra tells Curie about her suspicions concerning Faraday's death. Xenocrates accuses her of killing him, using her search history as evidence, along with an entry from Faraday's journal in which he expresses regret at taking "her" as an apprentice.

Citra kills herself by jumping off a building, planning to use her time in the revival ward to sort things out. While she recovers, the Thunderhead talks to her, gives her a name, and tell her she will have an important role to play, based on its calculations.

Despite not being allowed to interact with or interfere with scythes, the Thunderhead decides that, as Citra is dead, she is not technically under their jurisdiction.

Citra wakes up, and Curie tells her they are going to South Merica until Curie can clear things up. Citra learns that the journal entry was not about Citra, but about Curie, who had fallen desperately in love with Faraday and made him suspicious.

Because of this, both of them were ultimately punished when their affair was discovered. The two take refuge with one of Curie's friends, who tells them that the Scythedom is on the hunt for Citra.

Citra leaves with information from Curie about where to find the person the Thunderhead told her about. To her surprise, the person is Faraday, who reveals that he had faked his death and given Curie information on where to find him.

The name Citra got from the Thunderhead was actually Faraday's name before he became a scythe. Goddard takes Rowan and his junior scythes to mass glean a group of anti-scythe cultists, promising Rowan he will glean someone today even though he isn't allowed.

Rowan tries to help people escape, and finds Volta, right before he kills himself out of horror and shame. A furious Rowan finds Goddard tying up a surviving cultist so that Rowan can kill him.

Instead, Rowan beheads Goddard with his own sword, kills the other scythes, and starts a fire to destroy their bodies. He takes Goddard's robe and ring and convinces the firemen that the fire is scythe business, preventing them from putting it out.

Xenocrates summons Rowan for answers, but the boy points out to him that he knows about Esme. In return, Xenocrates agrees to cover up his crimes.

Citra comes back as Curie's apprentice, and she and Rowan face their final test to become scythes--to temporarily kill a close relative: for Citra, her brother; for Rowan, his mom.

Despite assurances that their family members will be resurrected afterward, Citra is mortified but ultimately comforts her brother before he dies.

Rowan, however, shoots his mother immediately since his family had never been close. He then wonders whether this makes him like Goddard.

Citra is declared the winner, and becomes a scythe, choosing the name Anastasia Romanov , to Xenocrates's dismay.

Citra explains that Anastasia was a product of a corrupt system, and could have had unrealized potential. She is then told to kill Rowan, but instead "accidentally" grants him immunity with her new immunity ring, giving him one year to live.

She tells Rowan there's a car waiting for him outside, whose driver is revealed to be Faraday. In Citra's journal, she makes note of a "Scythe Lucifer", a mysterious figure who has gained a reputation for assassinating corrupt scythes.

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Die antiken Quellen verraten auch, dass verschiedene antike Staaten bereit waren, skythische Truppen anzuwerben oder skythischen Angriffen durch. Der skythische Reiterkrieger, dessen Mumie vor zwei Jahren in der Mongolei entdeckt wurde, ist nach Angaben von Wissenschaftlern an einer.

In American and English blades the edge steel is typically clad on either side with the tough iron, while some Nordic laminated blades have a layer of iron on the top only, with the edge steel comprising the bottom layer.

The scythe may have dated back as far as c. Initially used mostly for mowing hay, it had replaced the sickle for reaping crops by the 16th century as the scythe was better ergonomically and consequently more efficient.

In about the grain cradle , was sometimes added to the standard scythe when mowing grain; the cradle was an addition of light wooden fingers above the scythe blade which kept the grain stems aligned and the heads together to make the collection and threshing easier.

In the developed world the scythe has largely been replaced by the motorised lawn mower and combine harvester. However, the scythe remained in common use for many years after the introduction of machines because a side-mounted finger-bar mower, whether horse or tractor drawn, could not mow in front of itself and scythes were still needed to open up a meadow by clearing the first swathe to give the mechanical mower room to start.

The Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities of Sir William Smith argues that the scythe, known in Latin as the falx foenaria as opposed to the sickle, the falx messoria , was used by the ancient Romans.

According to ancient Greek mythology , Gaia the Greek goddess and mother of the Titans gave a sickle made out of the strongest metal to her youngest son Kronos , who is also the youngest of the Titans and god of the harvest, to seek vengeance against her husband Ouranos for torturing their eldest sons.

To illustrate this, Smith cites an image of Saturn holding a scythe, from an ancient Italian cameo. The Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet in Sheffield , England, is a museum of a scythe-making works that was in operation from the end of the 18th century until the s.

The German Renaissance scythe sword , the Greek and Roman harpe and the Egyptian khopesh were scythes or sickles modified as weapons or symbols of authority.

An improvised conversion of the agricultural scythe to a war scythe by re-attaching the blade parallel to the snaith, similar to a bill has also been used throughout history as a weapon.

See Scythes in art below for an example. The scythe is still an indispensable tool for farmers in developing countries and in mountainous terrain.

In Romania, for example, in the highland landscape of the Transylvanian Apuseni mountains, [11] scything is a very important annual activity, taking about 2—3 weeks to complete for a regular house.

As scything is a tiring physical activity and is relatively difficult to learn, farmers help each other by forming teams.

After each day's harvest, the farmers often celebrate by having a small feast where they dance, drink and eat, while being careful to keep in shape for the next day's hard work.

In other parts of the Balkans, such as in Serbian towns, scything competitions are held where the winner takes away a small silver scythe. Among Basques scythe-mowing competitions are still a popular traditional sport, called segalaritza from Spanish verb segar : to mow.

Each contender competes to cut a defined section of grown grass before his rival does the same. There is an international scything competition held at Goricko [14] where people from Austria, Hungary, Serbia and Romania, or as far away as Asia appear to showcase their culturally unique method of reaping crops.

He was impressed with the speed of the local reapers, but said such a large scythe would never work in Japan. The Norwegian municipality of Hornindal has three scythe blades in its coat-of-arms.

Scythes are beginning a comeback in American suburbs, since they "don't use gas, don't get hot, don't make noise, do make for exercise, and do cut grass".

Niittomiehet Mower men , by Pekka Halonen , Swedish boy with scythe by Per Södermark , second part of 19th century.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. For the bladed agricultural tool with a short handle, see Sickle. For other uses, see Scythe disambiguation.

Setting up a burr on the outside of the blade by honing on the inside. Taking the burr off the outside of the blade by honing on the outside.

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Namespaces Article Talk. Scythe was amazing. I cannot stop thinking about it. Please please please read it!!

I had no obligation to review this book as a part of that campaign and all opinions are my own. View all 32 comments. Morgan So would you recommend this book?

Apr 11, PM. Rithi Great Review! Oct 28, PM. Jan 30, Maggie Stiefvater rated it it was amazing Shelves: recommended , young-adult. Pretty much a perfect teen adventure novel.

In a conflict-free world where humans have conquered death, elected Scythes must cull the human population.

Two teens find themselves volunteered as apprentice-Scythes, and discover that of all the things that Scythes can kill, corruption is not one of them.

Tone-wise, I would place it solidly between M. SCYTHE strikes me as a true teen novel, one that I will happily thrust into the hands of even reluctant year old readers to show them what awaits them in genre fiction.

It asks enough difficult questions to stick in the mind, but it never asks them at the expense of pacing or story. Moreover, it is very light on the romance, something that younger readers often prefer and somewhat difficult to find in YA.

Over the years, I have grown too lazy to make note of when sequels come out. I look forward to another good time.

View all 20 comments. Cynthia I couldn't agree more, Maggie! Jul 20, AM. Stephanie Did you ever get the rest of the series and finish it? I love Scythe, but the entire series is amazing, and the story only deepens from the end of Scy Did you ever get the rest of the series and finish it?

I love Scythe, but the entire series is amazing, and the story only deepens from the end of Scythe onwards.

It's definitely worth continuing. This book was genius. That is all. Hello to my favourite new author. I'm going to try and review this.

Possible verbal diarrhoea ahead. This story was ridiculously clever. I was not expecting to enjoy it, since I haven't been the biggest fan of the dystopia genre since The Hunger Games and the Divergent series.

I stupidly assumed that it would be something along those lines. Lesson learned. This is all whilst they're living in a state of utopia.

The future. This book took a fresh and unique spin on the genre and I've fallen in love with it again.

More so the author and his craft. It follows two main characters: Citra and Rowan who have been selected to join the Scythedom as apprentices, led by Scythe Faraday.

Their role is to become skilful at 'killing' or 'gleaning' as it is referred to in this world, as the Scythedom do not believe in killing, but ending your life when it is 'supposed' to end according to their order.

I don't want to give too much away of the plot as it is best to go in blind, because the surprises that awaits the reader are darn good! But we follow these characters on a journey that puts into question and pushes their values, beliefs and morality.

My head was spinning by the during it and after it! The world-building is pretty much perfect. We are introduced to it slowly and it is built upon as the story progresses in a way that does not get too overwhelming for the reader, but rather where the reader grasps it perfectly and falls right into it.

A lot of that had to do with the writing. It was pretty much mesmerising and told in the form of a narrative coupled with some insightful journal entries , which created this illusion almost where I believed that the world actually existed.

Or that it is not too far off from our world becoming as such. It boggled my mind. As for the characters, Rowan was the most complex.

I enjoyed the fact that we had two different characters on two sets of journeys, following individual experiences and it brilliantly overlapping.

The roles they took on questioned everything they believed in and formed their character for better and worse.

It was an incredibly enjoyable and immersive reading experience. What becomes of people and a society when others have been given too much power and aren't scrutinised for it?

There were so many questionable variables that were explored that are parallel to our current climate. It was absolutely thrilling to read.

The last book I read butchered any form of emotions I had so I need you to revive it. I swear the hype better be real for this.

My heart is too weak to handle disappointment. View all 51 comments. Chelsea Reed This is on my list. Jan 03, PM.

Warda Chelsea wrote: "This is on my list. It's pretty awesome! Citra and Rowen are two teenagers who get the pleasantry of meeting the honorable Scythe Faraday.

No one wants to run into a scythe, much less talk to one or spend any kind of time with one. They have the ability to kill you if they see fit.

That is their duty. But Citra and Rowan had the chance to meet this particular scythe and they were both not very pleasant to him. In some cases this could mean they would be gleaned depending on the unpleasantness, but Scythe Faraday was taken with these two individuals and brought them both under his wing as apprentices.

Of course neither of them wanted to be apprentices and possibly become scythes themselves. Although there could only be one and it's not the norm for a scythe to take on two apprentices, but such is life.

To be a scythe you have to give up many things, but they are necessary in this new world where there are no illnesses and you do not die.

So there has to be an executioner if you will. There are some evil scythes in the book that enjoy the killing and this goes against their creed but everything works out at some point.

I love these characters. I loved them so much. Citra and Rowen are just awesome and Honorable Scythe Faraday is awesome too. Some things happen and Citra and Rowen get separated and are training under different scythes.

He's a twat! There is a lot more going on in the book and reasons for this that and the other but you can read all of that for yourself. For me, the book was awesome and that's all I care about.

And that ending. View all 63 comments. Jan 03, Irina rated it it was amazing. I went in completely blind and this know anything about the plot and it was the best decision because you can't explain a book like this.

At some points I felt so stressed while reading becaude of the plot twist that I just had to put down the book and have a breather. This book was just crazy from begging to end and now I just can't wait to read the next one.

View all 19 comments. 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.

So much to the thought process that led me to read this book. This was one hell of a freaky ride and even though my mind is reeling faster than a rat race I still loved every second of it.

Like, really, really, fierce. If you take a closer look at my updates while I read the book you might get an idea though! I loved how it made me think and question the decisions of the MCs and I adored that even though at first everything in this world seemed to be black and white it ultimately turned out to be all different shades of grey!

From light grey to dark-grey and everything in between. The characters: Beware! You are about to enter the all-seeing and all-knowing Thunderhead!

Nothing is secret in here and spoilers will hit you at every corner! I just noticed that this is the only quote I wrote down when it comes to Citra!

Which is pretty strange but then again I think nothing gives a better first impression about her character than this statement.

Citra was a really interesting character because she never took things for granted. There was always her curiosity that caused her to second guess decisions others made and I loved to watch how she grew into her role!

Citra was lucky to have Scythe Faraday and Scythe Curie as her mentors and boy did I wish Rowan would have had the same training!

Mostly because I could relate to him so much! That boy had guts and whilst Citra asked the right questions he refused to make the wrong decisions.

I wish he would have gotten a nice Scythe like Curie but of course he had to end up with Goddard. It were his circumstances that forced him to act in a way he never wanted to and it were his circumstances that made him the man he became at the end.

Gosh, my heart is still bleeding for him! He was so broken at the end. Rowan could feel himself growing numb — and while it might have been a good thing for his beleaguered sanity, it was not a good thing for his soul.

Something had torn loose inside of him. And while part of him felt like falling to his knees and hurling up breakfast, another part of him wanted to howl to the moon like a wolf.

He hurled himself like a fireball down the center aisle. The scythes closest to him leaped into action, trying to stop him, but he kicked and spun, and sliced and flipped.

No one could get a hand on him. To Scythe Anastasia he seemed some deadly force of nature. We are scythes — which means that by law, anything we want we can take.

Any life we wish to end, we will. Simple as that. You have no power here. Do I make myself clear? With the fierce fire of a thousand hells and the burning eternity of the sun!!

Just to think about him already makes me angry! How dare he to play god? How dare he to kill for pleasure?! In his hands Scythedom became nothing but a brutal sport!

He misused his power in the worst possible way and I was not okay with his training methods! Those people they killed for sport were still living, breathing and feeling human beings!

His teachings were so unacceptable and morally reprehensible, I have no words!!! The problem with Goddard was that between his madness and his wish to feel pleasure when he did this job, there were still moments when his words rang true and appealed to people like us who still live in a world in which you feel pain and die.

I mean if you can live forever and never have to worry about death when you do something stupid, are you even capable of enjoying your life?

There comes a certain thrill with being mortal and I suppose they lost this after the Thunderhead and Scythedom were invented. So maybe people like Goddard were a homemade problem of the invention of those two?

I dunno. Boy, this book made me think so much. I know the rules! If there would have been more Scythes like him they probably would have never had the trouble with Scythe Goddard.

I understand that he wanted to give every person an individual death because in our world people die from various and different reasons and he wanted to keep close to the origins of mortality.

I would have never been able to drown someone though. So they ARE scared shitless and worry about their family and friends.

So yeah, I suppose even Scythe Faraday had his grey sides. It is left to the truly honourable scythes to stand firm against it. I look forward to the day you join in that fight.

They did though and that was quite some revelation. I mean the first test Citra and Rowan had to take was so unfair!

All the others got questions that had to do with their apprenticeship and Citra and Rowan got really personal questions no person in their right mind would have answered truthfully in a room full of Scythes!

Like seriously! How could you even ask them a question like that!? His suicide was a surprise and that Citra was accused of murdering him was just the icing on the cake!

I never saw those plot twists coming! All he knew was that he liked watching her write. At first they had to compete for an apprenticeship neither of them even wanted and then they were sentenced to kill whoever failed to get said apprenticeship!

Hell, was I angry when I read about the decision of the Conclave. How dare they to force them to make each other their first gleaning?

There were so many obstacles that got in their way and all I wanted was for them to be happy! No matter what happened, no matter how much they grew apart they still loved each other and this made all the difference!

Otherwise I would have swallowed about a thousand gnats. Just brilliant! Also they said I love you!!!! She had just proved him wrong. Goddard merely raised an eyebrow.

And their dynamic? Well, it was crazy! He was proud of him the way a parent would have been and he sort of admired him as well?! Their relationship was so weird… Poor Rowan, I guess in the end he partly became what he never wanted to be.

The suicide of Scythe Volta was such a shock but what shocked me even more was how Rowan slaughtered Goddard and his followers. That chapter at the Tonist cult was so … OMG!!

Hell, he killed them all and made it look like it was an accident! He killed Scythes and no one could prove it! I love Rowan so much but this was so, so… wrong.

Also his name as a Scythe! Scythe Lucifer!!! So perfect but also so GAH! You are a fine weapon, Rowan, sharp, and precise. And when you strike, you are glorious to behold.

It is one of those rare books that still resonates in your head even though you finished it weeks ago! Suspenseful, mind blowing, thought-provoking and extremely unsettling!

Ladies and Gents, this is the real deal! View all 53 comments. I enjoyed the dystopian world and the concept behind it: what if, instead of an apocalypse or WWIII, humanity's future turned out to be a bright one?

Death is conquered, humanity has turned immortal, diseases have been wiped out, and where you might have been killed in a car accident in the "mortal age", now, you are can be revived in an instant.

To keep overpopulation in check, Scythedom has been created. At a young age, a few chosen ones are trained to "glean" people, to end their immortal lives forevermore.

Citra and Rowan, the main characters, are two of the chosen ones. They are thrown into a world of corruption and deadly secrets. What I like the most about this book turns out to be its biggest flaw at the same time: the pacing.

It's quite fast-paced, which makes it an exciting read because so many things are happening. Then again, because so many things are happening, they become unbelievable, they feel forced and a little exaggerated.

I would have loved to see a much slower setup. It would have given Citra and Rowan more depth, it would have added to the world-building, it would have left more room for them to develop a relationship that might eventually turn romantic.

At this stage, the feelings they have for each other seem almost staged, because neither character was given enough time and room to really let their personality shine.

Furthermore, I think the Scythedome aka the society of Scythes would have needed a little tweaking.

It is such a corrupt system - which, of course, this book is all about - that its existence or creation does not make sense to me in the first place.

The Scythes, who are supposed to be wise, well-trained, and therefore very respected people, are actually naive, gullible, and easily manipulated.

It did not seem credible to me. And one last issue that I had with this world: if this is the peak of humanity, why is everything still divided into male and female?

A gender-revolution must have happened centuries ago. Where are the non-binary characters? Why is everybody still so very straight?

Okay, I know I talked a lot about this book's flaws and it may seem that I did not actually enjoy it but, on the contrary, I really liked it.

It was a new take on dystopia, it had lots of interesting characters e. Scythe Curie or Volta and great plot twists. I was hooked from the first page and liked where the story went from there on.

I wonder if we will really get to see the film adaption of this book. You can never really tell because so many rights are sold, so many books are optioned for films or TV shows, so many scripts are written, but most of them don't even make it as far as a casting.

And if they do, it is not guaranteed that the adaption will be good - most times they aren't. I would still love to see it happen. All we can do is wait and see.

Find more of my books on Instagram View all 40 comments. Sep 18, NReads marked it as to-read. The ratings are insane. Is it THAT good?

View all 43 comments. All matters of life are now controlled by the Thunderhead — a conscious AI that handles all food and wealth distribution, medical care and anything else required for living on Earth.

Rowan and Citra are chosen by Scythe Faraday to be apprentice Scythes, to learn what it takes to become a Scythe, and Faraday will select one of them in the end to become a fully pledged Scythe.

However, the Scythedom is full of corruption, and the other Scythes decide that to spice things up, the winner must Glean the loser. Rowan and Citra are now in a battle for their lives, and as the evil within the Scythedom grows, there is worry for its future.

Scythes than Glean hundreds or thousands of people at a time, Scythes that deliberately choose unnecessarily cruel methods for their Gleaning, Scythes that have begun to lose their humanity.

This was such a unique concept. View all 27 comments. Jan 18, Sabaa Tahir rated it it was amazing. I didn't know what to expect going into this book, and wanted to read it because 1.

Neal Shusterman is an incredible writer and 2. Anything with a scythe on the cover has my interest. This turned out to be a fascinating book that made me think much more deeply about death, but more importantly, about modern life and how the challenges we face in it are what make it worth living.

Neal creates a truly original utopian world that looks great on the surface, but has a pretty nasty underbelly like a I didn't know what to expect going into this book, and wanted to read it because 1.

Neal creates a truly original utopian world that looks great on the surface, but has a pretty nasty underbelly like all realistic utopias. The politics in the world of Scythes is intricate and realistic and well done.

The characters were quite distinct it's a dual narrative and their development is portrayed very honestly.

Though there were a few plot devices I wasn't quite sure about at first, they all smoothed out in the end to make for a book that's fast-paced, but also deeply thoughtful.

Definitely recommend this one. View all 5 comments. Oct 29, Nilufer Ozmekik rated it it was amazing. I skip the auction part! Five gazillion stars!

This is deliciously mind blowing, entertaining, heart throbbing, visionary, intelligent, powerful and fantastic page-turner!

Can you hear the banging sounds? At the weekends I start to rent my tbr list to the climbers to exceed their records! Citra, powerful, strai I skip the auction part!

Citra, powerful, straightforward, brave, disciplined and Rowan; loyal, honest, smart, depressed. I love how they compete each other.

I think their romance parts are a little haphazardly developed because I still have doubts how they attracted each other and fell in love so quickly.

Especially the parts when they are separated and instructed by different scythes, I love to see how they grow instantly and start to carry the big burden of the profession they were chosen to perform!

The structure of the Scythedom and 10 commandments of Scythe world are impeccably builded. And scythes are for this job! What a fantastic job, I should check out my resume!

Do I want to spend more time in Scythedom! Yes please, this is best holiday deal a person can get!!! View all 23 comments. This book was a very pleasant surprise!

Since the YA library of fiction has become saturated with dystopian tales, it is often hard to find originality.

Because of that, the stories quickly become boring because we have "been there, done that". That is not the case here! Key pros: - Unique story, well presented - Great characters - Action and suspense - Little if any filler - Left me wanting more Key con: - St.

Louis is not the capital of Missouri If you are a fan of YA - especially YA dystopian fiction - you owe it to yourself to check this out.

I am View all 33 comments. May 08, Helen 2. Insidious inner voices: ssssssssssscythe!!! Me: you make some really good points ————————————————— Scythe defies all YA tropes and is incredibly quotable.

What more can you ask for? Exhibit A: "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.

While behind them the building burned to the ground. The story takes place in a world beyond natural death, where disease and aging is eradicated and accidental death can be reversed in a hospital.

It's a pretty great place to live, overall. The concept of a B seat, where one had to sit between two other airplane passengers, had been eliminated along with other unpleasant things, like disease and government.

The only way to die permanently is to be murdered "gleaned" is the euphemism used by a Scythe, a socially condoned killer whose job is to keep the population in check.

All of earth is ruled an AI called the Thunderhead, both an omniscient database and a conscious benevolent entity; the only thing not controlled by the Thunderhead is the Scythedom, which has a self-governing body reminiscent of the current US Congress.

The action kicks in when two teenagers, Rowan and Citra, are chosen to become Scythe apprentices. If, at this point, you're thinking, "Oh of course, I know this story type.

They'll fall in love and it'll be star-crossed and I've definitely read this kind of book before. This book is full of surprises and ass-kicking plot twists that will blow your mind.

Obviously since it concerns professional killers there is quite a bit of moral and philosophical talk, but it only adds to the unique value of Scythe.

View all 16 comments. Christina Loeffler Jones — Born: September, 21 Died: November, 6 Cause of Death: Scythe by Neal Shusterman. The world 5, I am dead now and this review is my eulogy, never has a rating been easier stars!!!

The world building was epic beyond all reason, the character development was top notch, the forward progression was steady without sacrificing any other areas of the story and the writing was spectacular.

My greatest wish for humanity is not for peace or comfort or joy. Scythe takes place in a distant future where humans have cured the earth of nearly all strife.

Disease, aging and even accidental or purposeful death has been completely eradicated. The one issue that is left in question is population control.

Enter: Scythes. Earth is now ruled by an AI named the Thunderhead developed from the cloud and the only thing the Thunderhead has no control, say or sway in — is the Scythedom.

This premise is what initially drew me into this read and what kept me the most intrigued throughout. Each Scythe has their own moral code, their own compass for how they choose which citizens to glean and how to glean them.

Our main players in this read are Citra and Rowan — both young, vibrant and ballsy teens who are chosen by Scythe Faraday to apprentice to be Scythes.

Citra nor Rowan particularly want to become Scythe apprentices but they ultimately take the leap and begin a journey that is full of incredible twists and turns.

The development into Citra and Rowans story lines were just as compelling as the world building. 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 the scars of which we never speak, too knotted for any amount of technology to repair.

There is a subtlety here that surprised and impressed me. The lessons that can be taken away from this story are numerous, and their depth was incredible.

I found myself pondering the questions and situations presented and asking myself if I would make the same choices given the same circumstances.

There is the old-guard and the new-guard and soon Citra and Rowan are pitted against one another as the fight to hold on to morality in the face of immortality collapses upon one another.

Death makes the whole world kin. In the end, I have been completely taken by this book. View all 15 comments. Jun 20, jessica rated it really liked it.

Third time reading and still damn perfect. People, this was cray!!! And to think I looked down my nose at it for over a year. I could be such a pea-brain sometimes.

What I absolutely loved above all was the world. T Third time reading and still damn perfect. The utterly believable, meticulously woven, intricately fleshed out world that left nothing to chance.

What a sobering and terrifying thought that it could, one day, all come to be true. All of it; I could picture it as I was reading and nothing felt too far fetched nor fantasy-esque; except, of course, for the death conquering thing.

And thank heavens for that! His storyline was so much more compelling and memorable because of his internal conflicts. I just had such profound empathy for the poor dude because he was in the throes of intense inner conflict.

He had doubts, misgivings, second thoughts, apprehension, fear, guilt pangs, remorse, the whole nine yards; which is exactly why I loved him so.

I liked her just fine; she had a sense of justice but she was your everyday YA heroine - a sharp-witted, strong-minded impulsive heroine, which - kudos and all but in comparison to Rowan and his character growth, her storyline pales almost in all aspects.

Emphasis on almost. All in all, a damn fantastic read that threw me for a loop. View all 12 comments. Feb 20, Ikram rated it it was ok.

Human: Did you hear that? Me: Yeah, that was just the sound of my expectations shattering on the concrete after jumping from the tenth floor. Usually when I dislike a popular book, I can at least see why other people might enjoy it.

This time however, I do not see it. Before anyone bites my head off, let me just explain everything I disliked about the book.

The writing style "Rowan let out his breath, not even realizing he had been holding it. Why is it still legal to use? I thought the human race had moved on from this.

I thought we were making progress! I should have known better. To be fair, it takes a lot for me to like the romance in any book. What can I say, I have high standards when it comes to romance blame Colleen Hoover.

The romance in this book felt extremely forced, insta-lovey and just weird at times. I basically skimmed most of the second half of the book, but I swear there was something in there about her licking his blood.

Without glasses.

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