Recensie: Scythe


Auteur: Neal Shusterman
Titel: Scythe
Genre: Young Adult, dystope
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 2016
ISBN: 9781442472433
Aantal pagina’s: 435
Gelezen: Januari 2022

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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Recensie: Dry


Auteur: Neal Shusterman & Jarrod Shusterman
Titel: Dry
Genre: YA Dystopie
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 2018
ISBN: 9781481481960
Aantal pagina’s: 390
Gelezen: September 2020

When the California drought escalates to catastrophic proportions, one teen is forced to make life and death decisions for her family in this harrowing story of survival,

The drought—or the Tap-Out, as everyone calls it—has been going on for a while now. Everyone’s lives have become an endless list of don’ts: don’t water the lawn, don’t fill up your pool, don’t take long showers.

Until the taps run dry.

Suddenly, Alyssa’s quiet suburban street spirals into a warzone of desperation; neighbors and families turned against each other on the hunt for water. And when her parents don’t return and her life—and the life of her brother—is threatened, Alyssa has to make impossible choices if she’s going to survive.

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