Arc of a Scythe


Author: Neal Shusterman


The Thunderhead — the vast artificial intelligence that keeps the world in order — cannot interfere in the affairs of the Scythedom. All it can do is observe — even if it doesn’t like what it sees. A year has passed since Rowan went off grid, becoming an urban legend, a vigilante snuffing out corrupt scythes. As Scythe Anastasia, Citra gleans with compassion and openly challenges the ideals of the “new order” that preaches of gleaning with joy. But when her life is threatened and her methods questioned, it becomes clear that the “new order” is willing to use violence to bring change. Will the Thunderhead intervene? Or will it simply watch as our perfect world begins to unravel?