Thunderhead

Thunderhead

Book - 2018 | First edition
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Rowan and Citra take opposite stances on the morality of the Scythedom, putting them at odds, and the Thunderhead is not pleased.
A year has passed since Rowan had gone off grid, becoming an urban legend, a vigilante snuffing out corrupt scythes in a trial by fire. As Scythe Anastasia, Citra gleans with compassion and openly challenges the ideals of the 'new order.' But it is clear that not everyone is open to the change. Will the Thunderhead intervene ... or simply watch the world of Scythedom unravel?
Publisher: New York, New York : Simon & Schuster BFYR, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing Division, [2018]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2018
Multiscript Copyrightdate: 018
ISBN: 9781442472457
1442472456
9781442472464
1442472464
Characteristics: 504 pages ; 22 cm

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Jul 24, 2018

Thunderhead started slow. The pacing and intrigue just wasn’t there in the first 100 pages. I thought I’d be disappointed, and was sad to see another book fall to middle book syndrome. That was, until Shusterman came back with the ferocity that was “Scythe” and I finished reading the book breathless. This dystopian breaks the standards for any other book of the genre that I will ever read. Nothing can compare to the action-packed wild ride that Thunderhead takes you on. Citra has become Scythe Anastasia and chooses to glean with compassion, under her mentor Scythe Curie. Rowan has gone off-grid, the darker side we became acquainted with at the end of book 1 taking full flight and making him an extremely challenging character. While the previous book followed a pattern of gleaning journals before every chapter, this one gave perspective to the Thunderhead, the Artificial Intelligence that controls the world. Mere words can’t express the genius that Shusterman is; I will never get over this book, the cliffhanger, and the writing. The wait for book three is physically and mentally excruciating. Rating 4.5/5 Show less @jewelreader of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

LoganLib_Kirra Jun 11, 2018

After an incredible first book in the series Citra, Rowan and the other scythes are back in Thunderhead. This book was explosive and earth-shattering. Just as I predicted, the sequel to Scythe fulfilled my expectations and went above and beyond. This was another incredible book in this unique and creative series and I definitely recommend this series to anyone who loves surprises. I loved this book and I have no idea what is going to happen in the third book after that astounding ending to this one but I'm so excited for it.

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susan_findlay
May 06, 2018

While I really enjoyed Scythe and thought it had many interesting ideas, it never managed to surprise me. Thunderhead had enough twists and turns to keep me on my toes, and I appreciated the windows into the Thunderhead's "mind" at the beginning of each chapter (filling the same role as the journal entries in Scythe).

I very much look forward to the third book in this series. (The end of this one makes it very clear that there must be a third book.)

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hannmsha
May 01, 2018

whAT. WHAT?!? I can't even comprehend this book. My mind is boggled. I did enjoy Scythe, but didn't love it, and went into this with somewhat low expectations. But this book totally blew me away! Get your hands on this book if you haven't yet!!!

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pratima6
Mar 29, 2018

It was great. It was even better than Scythe. I loved how we can hear the Thunderhead as well as the different stories of the characters that intertwine through various parts of the book. There is a third book that is supposed to come out in about a year, and I can't wait.

kirstd31 Mar 01, 2018

Loved it! This book was really exciting. I can't wait to see what happens next.

DPLsheila Feb 05, 2018

Book two in Neal Shusterman Arc of a Scythe series, is intense and enthralling. The ending leaves so many possibilities for book three!

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Jun 26, 2018

pink_pig_892 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 12 and 18

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