Watch the book trailer for Neal Shusterman’s SCYTHE

Unwind Dystology author Neal Shusterman has a new series coming and we have the trailer for its first book, SCYTHE.

National Book Award winner Neal Shusterman has a new series and the first book, Scythe, was released today! Check out the trailer below to see what it’s about if you haven’t pre-ordered it already!

About the book:

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.

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.


When Shusterman spoke to Entertainment Weekly about Scythe, he stated that he wanted to kind of flip teen dystopia “upside down.” He continued, saying this:

“Rather than a tale of a dystopian world, I thought ‘What would be the consequences of a truly perfect world?’ A world without war, poverty, crime, or disease. A world where we’ve found solutions to all our problems, to the point of even conquering death  Then I realized that once we stole death from nature, we would be obliged to be it’s sole distributor. I envisioned a world where a Jedi-like order – highly moral and ethical – was responsible for thinning the population.”

Order your copy of Scythe on Amazon now!

By Molly

Molly is a proud Canadian who is currently attending university in Scotland. She loves to read, write, watch films, and talk about Sarah J. Maas books. If not snuggled up with a book, Molly can usually be found tapping at the dance studio, or writing yet another essay.

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