Google+ Reading Teen: A Scythe / Thunderhead / Swatch Watch Giveaway from Neal Shusterman!

Monday, January 15, 2018

A Scythe / Thunderhead / Swatch Watch Giveaway from Neal Shusterman!

*Thanks to S&S for sending us a copy of Thunderhead and for providing this giveaway for one of you luckies!*

Dark, twisted, unique, intense, amazing: these are the words that readers are using to describe SCYTHE by Neal Shusterman. Honestly, everything Shusterman writes is just so original and fascinating, he's an auto-buy author for us. Kit read SCYTHE and loved it, and immediately gave it to me.

I didn't tell her Simon & Schuster had sent us a copy of THUNDERHEAD, and wrapped it up and gave it to her for Christmas! haha She may have squealed.

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The act of killing in the Arc of a Scythe series is called “gleaning”. Take a play on the kiss-marry-kill game, and share your kiss-marry-glean picks in the comments using YA characters! And don't miss the giveaway below!

Age Range: 12 and up
Grade Level: 7 - 9
Series: Arc of a Scythe (Book 1)
Hardcover: 448 pages
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (November 22, 2016)
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Two teens must learn the “art of killing” in this Printz Honor–winning book, 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.

Series: Arc of a Scythe (Book 2)
Hardcover: 512 pages
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (January 9, 2018)
Language: English
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Rowan and Citra take opposite stances on the morality of the Scythedom, putting them at odds, in the chilling sequel to the Printz Honor Book Scythe from New York Times bestseller Neal Shusterman, author of the Unwind dystology.

The Thunderhead cannot interfere in the affairs of the Scythedom. All it can do is observe—it does not like what it sees.

A year has passed since Rowan had gone off grid. Since then, he has become an urban legend, a vigilante snuffing out corrupt scythes in a trial by fire. His story is told in whispers across the continent. As Scythe Anastasia, Citra gleans with compassion and openly challenges the ideals of the “new order.” But when her life is threatened and her methods questioned, it becomes clear that not everyone is open to the change.

Will the Thunderhead intervene? Or will it simply watch as this perfect world begins to unravel?


The Age of Mortality
The Scythes are immortal, but here time ticks away!
Read all you can while you can. 

One (1) winner receives:

*Giveaway open to US addresses only.
*Prizing and samples provided by Simon & Schuster.

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Neal Shusterman is the New York Times bestselling author of more than thirty award-winning books for children, teens, and adults, including The Unwind Dystology, The Skinjacker trilogy, Downsiders, and Challenger Deep, which won the National Book Award. Scythe, the first book in his newest series Arc of a Scythe, is a Michael L. Printz Honor Book. He also writes screenplays for motion pictures and television shows. The father of four children, Neal lives in California. Visit him at and

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