Thunder Head - Neal Shusterman Review


The dark and thrilling sequel to Scythe, the New York Times sci-fi bestseller. The stakes are high in this chilling sci-fi thriller, in which professional scythes control who dies. Everything else is out of human control, managed by the Thunderhead. It's a perfect system - until it isn't. It's been a year since Rowan went off-grid. Hunted by the Scythedom, he has become an urban legend, a vigilante snuffing out corrupt scythes in a trial by fire. Citra, meanwhile, is forging her path as Scythe Anastasia, gleaning with compassion. However, conflict within the Scythedom is growing by the day, and when Citra's life is threatened, it becomes clear that there is a truly terrifying plot afoot. The Thunderhead observes everything, and it does not like what it sees. Will it intervene? Or will it simply watch as this perfect world begins to unravel? Toon minder

I was really completely sold on Scythe. This book was so wonderful to read. I had devoured this book in no time. I was therefore very curious to see how it continued.

I must honestly confess that I liked the first book much better than the second part. I found this part rather long-winded and chaotic. For example, I found it more difficult to tell the characters apart and I found that the story jumped from heel to heel at times.

I certainly didn't think the story itself was bad, but my expectations were higher after reading the first book.

Neal Shusterman does have a smooth writing style , which does make you fly through the book. But I was left with a feeling that there was something missing in this book. 

About the book: 

- Author: Neal Shusterman

- Genre: YA 

- Themes: immortality, trust, betrayal

- Publisher: GARDNERS 

- Published: 28/02/2018 

- Number of pages: 514

- ISBN-Code: 9781406379532

- Rating: * * * *