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Releases November 22nd from Simon & Schuster
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.
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
First, I really, really don't want to live in this world. I would one hundred percent be randomly killed for population control purposes, I know it. Second, while pitting two young people against one another in an epic battle to the death is not a new plotline, it's one that never fails to grab my attention and hold it. I can't help but want to know what happens (sidenote: I'll definitely be reading the end first)! The synopsis doesn't give us very much information about either Citra or Rowan, so I have no idea if I'll be rooting for one over the other or both:)