Fantasy Series, Book 1
What is it about?
In the future the world is a utopia run by an AI government known as the Thunderhead. There is no poverty, illness, or death. The only thing the Thunderhead does not have jurisdiction over is the Scythedom. The order of Scythes are responsible for curbing excess population growth by providing people with true death in an unbiased and responsible manner.
Citra and Rowan are chosen to apprentice to Scythe, and in the course of their apprenticeship they learn that not all Scythes are as honorable as they ought to be.
Is it good?
This book gave me goosebumps! Well, maybe I was just cold [because summer is NEVER coming to Seattle!! *cries*] but it was a really good book. I didn’t cry but my eyes did sting a little. I worried for the characters, and I felt joy when they did. I couldn’t resist sharing the story and the world with my husband, asking him many “what would you do if…” questions.
I guess I was a little skeptical about this book living up to its hype. When I brought it home from the library (it was on the Readers Choice shelf right at the front) I was surprised to find that it wasn’t even on my TBR list. I did really enjoy the story, and I hope you do, too!