Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday (56) Scythe

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine to highlight upcoming releases we're excited about.

This week, I want to share...

ScytheTitle: Scythe
Author: Neal Shusterman
Pages: 448
Publisher: Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers
Release Date: November 22, 2016

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.

So it is my goal to find some books everyone may not know about.  These next few weeks I'll be looking through what I got at ALA and sharing things I hadn't heard of or that aren't surrounded by a ton of hype.  But they still look really good.

And this one looks awesome!


  1. Great pick! I will have to make sure I order this for my library's teen collection. His Unwind series is really popular.

  2. OOoh nice! Been seeing a lot of this one lately! Starting to get curious about it! Hope you love it!

    Here's my WoW

    Have a GREATday!

    Old Follower :)

  3. Nice pick! Saw this one on another blog and it really does sound interesting. Here's my WoW if you'd like to stop by my blog.

  4. I love this cover! And the blurb too -- it's getting a lot of love! Here's mine:

  5. oh wow! That looks awesome! Great pick! I can't wait to see your other choices :)

  6. I definitely didn't know about this one. And I'm glad you shared it because I love reaper lore!

    Here's my WoW @ LazyBookLovers!

  7. Ohh, haven't heard of this one, but it looks very interesting. Thanks for sharing. :)

    My Wow

  8. This book is new to me. Thanks for sharing!
    Happy Reading! <a href="”>Dani @ Paulette’s Papers</a>

  9. Ohh awesome pick I see a lot of readers are really anticipating this one including me! I haven't read any books by this author I heard nothing but great things about his books. But this one looks and sounds absolutely amazing I have a feeling I will really enjoy it. I hope you enjoy it when you get the chance. Here is my WOW pick for this week.