Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Book Review: Thunderhead by Neal Shusterman

Book: Thunderhead by Neal Shusterman

Genre: YA dystopian
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★

AH, this series though! So crazy and disturbing and good and thought provoking!

This is the second in the Scythe series. If you'll remember, I was hoping to finally, once and for all, meet Neal Shusterman this month. He was scheduled first last December, but had to postpone to April. And now of course, he is postponing again. To who knows when. I really hope it still happens sometime! One of my all time favorite authors for sure!

So this is the continuation of the story of Citra and Rowan... our heroes from the first book. Citra has settled into her role as Scythe Anastasia, trying to make sure the the "new order" scythes don't take over. Rowan is also doing his part in this effort, in a totally and completely off the grid unethical way. (Um... killing all the bad guys shall we say.)

We get glimpses throughout of the Thunderhead's viewpoint of this situation and the way it thinks the world is progressing, or not. The Thunderhead is the future of what we now know as The Cloud. It's the AI system that basically rules this future world. It's a fascinating look at how things could actually progress. Fascinating... and scary!

Also, we are introduced to a new and intriguing character named Grayson who appears to have a very crucial role in all this, though it seems we won't really know what that is until we read book three. The Toll, which luckily I have on head to jump right into!

Except I have some other books to read first for book clubs and such! AH!

I'm really enjoying this series, disturbing though it is. (Yeah, beware the violence people!) And it will be interesting to see what happens next.

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