Ahoy there me mateys! If ye haven’t read the first book in this series, scythe, then ye might want to skip this post and go read the first book. Worth the read. If ye keep reading this log then ye have been forewarned and continue at yer own peril .
First let’s take a look at another beautiful cover:
I am absolutely glad I read this novel. I loved it! This book is set one year after the events of book one. Citra is a junior scythe and is trying to settle into that new role. At the same time, her approach to death is unusual and is causing political waves. Rowan has chosen to become an vengeful angel of death known as “Lucifer” and attempts to fight the corruption of scythes from the outside. Much to the chagrin of the organization. The clash between the new wave scythes and the older guard continues to cause havoc.
I thought this book be way better than the first novel in terms of plot and pacing. The Thunderhead viewpoints were fun and I adored the addition of Greyson. In fact he became me favourite character in the book. And I loved the ending all around. I won’t give any other details because no spoilers. But I am eagerly awaiting book three and think that all of me crew should give this series a chance. Arrrr!
Goodreads has this to say about the novel:
Rowan and Citra take opposite stances on the morality of the Scythedom, putting them at odds, in the second novel of the chilling New York Times bestselling series from Neal Shusterman, author of the Unwind dystology.
Rowan has gone rogue, and has taken it upon himself to put the Scythedom through a trial by fire. Literally. In the year since Winter Conclave, he has gone off-grid, and has been striking out against corrupt scythes—not only in MidMerica, but across the entire continent. He is a dark folk hero now—“Scythe Lucifer”—a vigilante taking down corrupt scythes in flames.
Citra, now a junior scythe under Scythe Curie, sees the corruption and wants to help change it from the inside out, but is thwarted at every turn, and threatened by the “new order” scythes. Realizing she cannot do this alone—or even with the help of Scythe Curie and Faraday, she does the unthinkable, and risks being “deadish” so she can communicate with the Thunderhead—the only being on earth wise enough to solve the dire problems of a perfect world. But will it help solve those problems, or simply watch as perfection goes into decline?
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