In this futuristic novel the could is called the Thunderhead and everyone is immortal. Well, technically everyone was immortal. There were people called scythes who had the job to take life. Citra and Rowan are chosen to be scythes when they grow up. They to not want to do it but they have to. In the end the one who fails has to kill the other.
I had mixed feelings about this book. Some parts were better then others. I had really high hopes for this book but it did not meet them. I think that I will read the next book and see what happens.
Citra was my favorite main character in the book. She was solid, strong, and determined. She knew what she wanted to do and achieved it. I thought that Citra should have been smarter though. She did not see things that were obvious to me. Citra could have been better. Now, for Rowan. Rowan was a mystery to me. After the middle of the book, where Rowan changed scythes, he said he hated what he was doing but he was clearly enjoying himself. I mean really Rowan. Get your life together. My favorite character in this whole book was Scythe Marie Curie. She was nice, had her priorities together, and was compassionate to everyone. Everybody else in the book was not as good as what I had hoped.
The plot was also odd. I was confused half the time because the characters were going on errands that had no relevance to the story and some things were just thrown in for the shock. I enjoy reading futuristic novels but this seemed like on of those post Hunger Games books during the fad. Most of the books during that were not that good. Some parts were really fast paced and others were not as fast. The mixed pacing confused me and I hated that. But on the bright side everything was vivid and realistic. I am hope that some people liked this book. It was just not for me.
So this book confused me. I did not like it as much as I had hoped that I would. I hope that anyone who has read this book liked it. Please remember to fill out my survey. You can find the link on my about page. Thanks for Reading!!!!! Have a Great Day!!!! -Annalee and Buttons