Author(s): Neal Shusterman
The dark and thrilling sequel to Scythe, the New York Times sci-fi bestseller.
The stakes are high in this chilling sci-fi thriller, in which professional scythes control who dies. Everything else is out of human control, managed by the Thunderhead. It's a perfect system - until it isn't.
It's been a year since Rowan went off-grid. Hunted by the Scythedom, he has become an urban legend, a vigilante snuffing out corrupt scythes in a trial by fire. Citra, meanwhile, is forging her path as Scythe Anastasia, gleaning with compassion. However, conflict within the Scythedom is growing by the day, and when Citra's life is threatened, it becomes clear that there is a truly terrifying plot afoot.
The Thunderhead observes everything, and it does not like what it sees. Will it intervene? Or will it simply watch as this perfect world begins to unravel?
The sequel to New York Times bestseller Scythe, which was a Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2016. Scythe has received five starred reviews in the US and is also the winner of a Michael L. Printz Honor. Universal has optioned the film rights. Thunderhead has already received three starred reviews in the US, with Booklist praising Neal Shusterman for achieving "that most difficult of feats: a sequel that surpasses its predecessor".
"[...] a genuinely original and chilling dystopian thriller posing some big, thought-provoking questions" - The Bookseller on Scythe.