Scythe by Neal Shusterman – Book Review

Scythe by Neal Shusterman – Book Review

If you don’t know by now, Neal Shusterman is high on my auto-buy authors list. I love his intriguing synopses, crazily imaginative but scarily realistic storylines, and complex characters. One of my favourite books (not just by Neal Shusterman, but of all time) is Challenger Deep. Gahhh that book is amazing and if you haven’t read it, it should definitely be on your TBR!

Today, I’m going to review another one of Shusterman’s books, Scythe. I listened to it as an audiobook and my god, I loved it. Here are my thoughts…

Scythe by Neal Shusterman - book cover

Thou shalt kill.

A world with no hunger, no disease, no war, no misery: humanity has conquered all those things, and has even conquered death. Now scythes are the only ones who can end life—and they are commanded to do so, in order to keep the size of the population under control.

Citra and Rowan are chosen to apprentice to a scythe—a role that neither wants. These teens must master the “art” of taking life, knowing that the consequence of failure could mean losing their own.

Scythe is the first novel of a thrilling new series by National Book Award-winning author Neal Shusterman in which Citra and Rowan learn that a perfect world comes only with a heavy price.

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NUS #CutTheCosts: Westminster Lobby | December 2015

NUS #CutTheCosts: Westminster Lobby | December 2015

cut the costs

Yesterday (8th December 2015), a group of students from Edge Hill University and Liverpool travelled incredibly early in the morning to London for the #CutTheCosts Westminster Lobby at the Houses of Parliament.

#CutTheCosts is a campaign run by NUS (National Union of Students) concerning an increase in student debt. This includes preventing a rise in university fees and the scrapping of maintenance grants, and instead, turning them into repayable loans. Therefore, this will land upcoming students with even more debt. Find out more about the campaign here.

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