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Scythe
Scythe | Neal Shusterman
Two teens are forced to murder maybe each other in the first in a chilling new series from Neal Shusterman, author of the "New York Times" bestselling Unwind dystology. 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."
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BibliophileMagick
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I really liked this book! The idea of a world like this is strange, scary, but intriguing. I don‘t like the idea that you can die so violently because it‘s your time to die.

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Nessavamusic
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This was such a cool premise. A future where this is no dying except by the hand of Scythes. A dark YA fantasy with mild romantic elements. I look forward to continuing the series eventually! Also 10 of 10 books read for my #JumpStart2020 reading goal! Yay!

Cinfhen 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 4d
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Nessavamusic
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1. Listening to tagged, also reading A Delicate Deception by Cat Sebastian
2. I mainly but ebooks, but I go to Barnes & Noble a lot. I really want to go to The Ripped Bodice in CA someday
3. American Dreamer by Adrianna Herrera and the newest Ilona Andrews book
#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

Michollio The Ripped Bodice is awesome! Highly recommend. 4d
DrJAdMerricksson Currently reading A Beginning At the End by Mike Chen and Runes for Writers by Marc Graham. I love all bookstores!! Thanks to health, I usually have to default to Amazon and my Kindle. Next up is Dead Ringer by Kat Ross. 4d
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amyrohn
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Wow I loved this one! Can‘t believe it took me this long to get into this series, but I‘m so glad this was vehemently recommended to me by everyone I know. I was both fascinated and horrified by this world. Schusterman is definitely a talented writer and I‘m excited to read more of his work.

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ReaperOfTerrasen
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“Immortality has turned us all into cartoons.”

Alora Loooove this book! Reading thunderhead right now! 7d
ReaperOfTerrasen @Alora I am enjoying it, I‘m just over halfway through. 7d
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ReaperOfTerrasen
Scythe | Neal Shusterman
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Next 3 books, starting with Scythe.

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IndoorDame
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In progress:
Schthe-seen this everywhere & wasn‘t interested but my bff recommended & loaned me her copy at Xmas & I‘m loving it!
Fingersmith-gift from someone who‘s book choices I respect, but has been on my shelf for years so I‘m excited to be picking this up finally!
Whichever I finish first will end up being my 1 word title for #ReadWithMrBook
Read:
Cape
A Man Called Ove
And Every Morning The Way Home Gets Longer And Longer ⬇️⬇️ #bookreport

IndoorDame Buddy Reads:
Trying to read Emily of New Moon slowly to really savor the experience #ChildrensClassicRead2020
Joined #ReadLesMis2020
Having SO much fun LOTR chapter a day #FellowshipOfTolikien
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TheLudicReader Fingersmith is awesome. 2w
IndoorDame @TheLudicReader I just started, but so far I‘m loving it! 2w
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AC4ever17
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This book was really good. I can‘t wait to read the second one. Great first read of 2020.

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Bookish_Stardust
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★ ★ ★ ★ ★

↯ The concept was amazing, the little details about the utopia left just enough room for imagination. How Shusterman twisted this utopia was a shivering wonder down my spine that I very much welcomed.

↯ The characters were all great, perhaps a bit stale in the beginning. Most of the characters are traits made into a person but they form@their own identity towards the end.

↯ 10/10 I recommend. It‘s a twisted, silly, jaw dropping read!

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KtheBookwyrm
Scythe | Neal Shusterman
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I made it almost halfway I think. How can a story with such an interesting premise be so boring?

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KtheBookwyrm
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Currently reading. It‘s ok so far but I‘m waiting for the conflict. I‘m sure it‘s coming soon.

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Alora
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Just finished Scythe...OH MY I think I have a new favourite series!!
Shusterman does such a great job of building his characters and making them relatable!
I did not want this book to end!
Luckily, now I still have two other books in the series to read!
I just have to get my hands on them ASAP now!! 😍😱
This was such a great read to start off 2020!! I absolutely LOVED it!

#BookReview #CurrentlyReading #TBRRead #Booked2020

wanderinglynn I have this book in my TBR stack & keep putting it off because I‘m afraid once I read it, I‘ll immediately go out & but the rest of the series! 😂 3w
Alora @wanderinglynn I have a feeling you would! 😂 I really enjoyed it and will be getting the next books asap! Lol 3w
WJCintron I LOVE Neal Shusterman!!! One of my favorite dystopian writers.
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Alora @WJCintron This was my first by him and I loved it! Can‘t wait to finish the series and read Unwind! 3w
WJCintron @Alora I have it on my TBR!
You are gonna LOVE it! That's my FAVORITE EVER!!! I'm about to start reading Unsouled!!! 😃
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Alora @WJCintron Ouhhh didn‘t know there was another! 😍👌🏽 3w
WJCintron @Alora Yes! It's a series. Unsouled is the 3rd book!! 3w
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Alora
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I love my late nights reading! Especially when it is a page turner like this one!
I am absolutely LOVING Scythe so far! I cannot put it down!
I love how Shusterman builds his characters! I connect with them all SO much!
I can see this series giving The Hunger Games a run for my new favourite series! 😍😱

#CurrentlyReading #Goodreads #CatsofLitsy #Bookstagram #Coffee

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Booksbymybed
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Son‘s winter break reads #raisingreaders

Bklover I enjoyed Scythe- looking forward Thunderhead! 4w
Booksbymybed @Bklover I have just started reading Scythe, looks very promising 4w
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mirsophie
Scythe | Neal Shusterman
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I read this book for the Ya Book club and I have never read a book like this before. It was entertaining and unlike anything I have ever read. Neal Shusterman is a master of world building. I also like all of the characters including Scythe Curie and Scythe Farraday. I cannot wait to read the next book .

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babyruth2510
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Yay! #jolabokaflodswap is here. Thank you Erika for the chocolate and book. I am super excited about reading it.
@Airykah13 @MaleficentBookDragon

Airykah13 I hope you enjoy the book. I plan on reading it next year ☺️ 1mo
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JeansBookshelf
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Almost finished this last night but I was tired. Finished it this morning and loved it. Can't wait for book 2 from the library.

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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PageTurner789
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Loved this book! I‘m so glad I decided to read it thanks to the Monthly Bookclub on Facebook! I couldn‘t put it down and I highly recommend it to anyone who is looking for an escape!

paulareadsallthetime Love this series!! 1mo
PageTurner789 Me too! I‘m currently Reading the toll! 1mo
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IheartYA
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This is exactly the type of book I like. I generally don't reread books but I had to reread Scythe and Thunderhead for the discussion we're having in MBC Book Buddies (on Facebook). I like books that borderline reality but are written and evolved so well that they feel plausible. I'm giving Scythe 5 stars, again.

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JeansBookshelf
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I just started this on my break at work this morning. I'm about 86 pages in and loving it.

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HOTPock3tt
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Probably the last book I‘ll finish for #StackAttack2019. This book had such great world building that actually felt real. Plus an exciting, intriguing and thought provoking story. Thanks so much @JoScho for such a kick-ass gift!! ♥️😃🎉
⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️

HOTPock3tt @Wife I‘ll be doing #StackAttack2020 as well 🤔 which is probably the ONLY challenge I‘m doing next year. I will not be doing another Goodreads challenge lol 1mo
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pugsnotdrugs
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Few chapters in and I‘m already hooked!

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Siosue
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A good story. Very original feeling. My one complaint was that the relationship between the two characters could have been fleshed out more. It would have made the story stronger and more emotional.

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rjsthumbelina
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I had tried reading this book once before, so my hopes weren't super high. But once I got about 100 pages in, I was hooked! I was nervous about the violence, but I don't think it got superfluous, even though it was at times hard to read. I LOVE the concept of the thunderhead! Characters weren't my favorite, but the plot made up for that in my opinion. Read for #bnyabookclub #wintergames #tbrread #thefilthyanimals @rather_be_reading @StayCurious

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Hazel2019
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A definite pick although there were parts that felt oversimplified for my taste. Read this for my #lmpbc it‘s ready for the next person to experience #Dystopia @Mogoeg @MeesesPieces @Hestapleton @suvata 😁📚📦

Hestapleton Dang you‘re fast! I still need to start my December book! 😂 1mo
MeesesPieces With Christmas and birthday I‘m still a little behind. But I‘m getting there! @Hestapleton me too! 🤣 I‘m glad you liked most of the book! 😊 1mo
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BookishGirl06
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#adventrecommends Day 8. If you haven‘t already checked out this dystopian, I recommend it. It talks about subjects like death and other such things

PaperbackReader This one is good. The second one of the trilogy is meh. Haven‘t read the last yet but my hope are high 2mo
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Purplerosiepage
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Holy crap, this was good. On to the next one!

Eggs I read the trilogy in November !! 2mo
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TheBookStacker
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So I‘ve heard wonderful things about this series and my plan for winter break is to read the trilogy start to finish along with the other books I‘m reading. Let‘s see if i can do it!

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Texreader
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Neal Shusterman spoke at my kids‘ junior & high school yesterday (sorry photo‘s crooked; you can kind of see him facing forward). Remarkably neither kid was interested in getting an autographed book by him! He‘s one of the biggest authors our school has had visit. Authors Rick Riordan went to school here and has come back to visit and Tim Tingle, a personal friend, comes to tell Native American stories and signs books at the elementary schools.

4thhouseontheleft Wow!! That‘s really neat! 2mo
Letora What awesome inspiration for kids :) 2mo
Eggs That is awesome 👏🏻 2mo
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Prairiegirl_reading Amazing!! 😲 2mo
Nute Nice! 2mo
LiteraryinLititz That‘s so cool! 2mo
LibrarianRyan That is so awesome. 2mo
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Citra182
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I cannot get over this series!! I have been holding off reading The Toll until Christmas break so I can read it in one go. It‘s such a refreshing story with some good discussion points that come up. When I worked in a school library, I pretty much recommended this book to any student who would listen!

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Hazel2019
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My first December read...so excited! 😃 Reading this as part of #LMPBC #GroupD with @Hestapleton @MeesesPieces @Mogoeg

juliegumdrop I am considering reading this book with my library book club. 2mo
silkcaramel Read Scythe and LOVED IT, can't wait to pick up the rest of the trilogy! 1mo
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MellieAntoinette
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Stellar. That is all. #RTB 🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤

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PageTurner789
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Decided to take a break from Harry Potter and read this one! It‘s very gripping and intriguing so far! About 60 pages in! I‘m reading it to hopefully participate in the Young Adult Barnes and Noble Book Club! I have until December 12th to finish it on time!

#MonthlyBookClub

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“my greatest wish for humanity is not for peace or comfort or joy. 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. there‘s no version of god that can help us if we ever lose that.“

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Today‘s doctor appointment audio accompaniment. Interesting so far...

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Hazel2019
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@MeesesPieces got my December read in the mail today 😁 can‘t wait! And candy much appreciated 😀! @Mogoeg @Hestapleton #Dystopia #LMPBC @suvata

Lucy_Anywhere I loved this book - enjoy! 2mo
MeesesPieces I hope you love it as much as I do!! I‘m reading book 3 in the trilogy. 2mo
AMohamed Thanks for all the great information you post about books you read 1mo
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TamTracy
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I didn‘t think I was going to enjoy this book after learning a bit about it. I was wrong! This book was excellent and totally sucked me in from the very beginning. I can‘t wait to read the others in the series. I hope the momentum keeps going! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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I loved it!

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Coffee_house_booknook
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I am really enjoying this book I‘m hoping to finish it tomorrow! Also, I‘m obsessed with this book sleeve!

You can follow me on Bookstagram: https://www.instagram.com/coffeehouse_booknook/

You can also subscribe to my booktube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUqBS67XaUq1fwid6wmzUSw

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Eggs
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Literary.Gem37 I've been skeptical about this book 2mo
OriginalCyn620 👍🏻📚❤️ 2mo
Eggs @Literary.Gem37 I‘m 1/3 through the 2nd one Thunderhead, a slow burn but I plan to read all 3. Anyone else have thoughts about this trilogy? 2mo
Eggs @OriginalCyn620 💗💗💗 2mo
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Nerdy_Bookworm
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Working on this now!!!!!

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rkeo
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I can't even put my thoughts together to review this one. My review on Goodreads is simply "Holy s#!&," and that's all I've got. If you haven't read this yet, what are you waiting for?

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MellieAntoinette
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Ooooooh boy. Part III better rewind, reverse, scratch that, forget Part II. Totally (*ahem* unacceptable) plot twist 😮 😯 😲

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paulareadsallthetime
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Love this book!!! Excited to read Book 2!!!

PageTurner789 I've seen this book a lot lately! I hope to read it soon! 2mo
paulareadsallthetime @PageTurner789 It is soooo good!! 2mo
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ChasingOm
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I spent all day packing and getting ready for a trip to visit my sister in NJ tomorrow, only for the trip to get cancelled due to my mom getting sick. 👎

However, that means I now have no plans here at home for the weekend, which means I get to join in on the readathon! 👍

Here‘s my stack for #MrBook1inaMillion #LitsyPartyofOne #24B4Monday. 🙌

Lynnsoprano Glad you can join the party 🎉 🎉🎉 2mo
MrBook Aww, well, I love everything about this pic, and that you‘re joining us 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻!!! Where in NJ (I live right across the river in PA.) 2mo
ChasingOm @mrbook She lives in Lindenwold and works in Philly. 😄 (edited) 2mo
MrBook Ah, down a ways. 👍🏻👍🏻 2mo
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MellieAntoinette
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Not gonna lie, I‘m totally reading GoT‘s Jaquen H‘ghar as Scythe Faraday!!!

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