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The Toll

Shusterman, Neal. Book - 2019 Teen Fiction / Shusterman, Neal, Teen Book / Fiction / Dystopian / Shusterman, Neal None on shelf 9 requests on 9 copies Community Rating: 4.8 out of 5

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In the finale to the Arc of a Scythe trilogy, dictators, prophets, and tensions rise. In a world that's conquered death, will humanity finally be torn asunder by the immortal beings it created? Citra and Rowan have disappeared. Endura is gone. It seems like nothing stands between Scythe Goddard and absolute dominion over the world scythedom. With the silence of the Thunderhead and the reverberations of the Great Resonance still shaking the earth to its core, the question remains: Is there anyone left who can stop him? The answer lies in the Tone, the Toll, and the Thunder.--adapted from publisher's description.

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Shusterman delivers again (with a bonus) submitted by mrajraspn08 on December 4, 2019, 3:33pm I was disappointed when it took 100 pages to get to the characters I cared about, and I personally felt like it ended up going in a different direction than the first two. Very full and broader, which was interesting, but not quite what I wanted. And yet I gave it four stars, because Shusterman is so good at making you think, and all his characters are developed so well. Not a single one is not fully fleshed out and doesn't inspire emotion. He's also written one of the best endings I've ever read in "Undivided", and this one might be another top five. Even when I was uncertain, the finale had me giving him a lot of credit and respect--he knew better than I did.
As a bonus, this book has a nonbinary main character, and they are one of the best representations I've ever seen. The author uses pronouns for them only once, otherwise just refers to them by name, and it is so natural to the reader and accepted among the characters, even when it's being explained. The character is well done, even besides their gender, and one of my favorite characters ever. I recommend this book just to see how LGBTQ people can be portrayed at it's best.

Ok submitted by Thor on January 5, 2020, 5:00pm The plot was a little confusing but aside from that it was good.

Long, amazing, satisfying end to the series submitted by Xris on January 20, 2020, 6:32pm Some of the scenes of killing/death were nail biting and hard to read, but I managed. So glad it wrapped up the way it did, and still there is room for a spin-off series, if he wants to. Loved it!

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SERIES
Arc of a Scythe


PUBLISHED
New York : Simon & Schuster BFYR, [2019]
Year Published: 2019
Description: 625 pages ; 22 cm
Language: English
Format: Book

ISBN/STANDARD NUMBER
9781481497060
1481497065

SUBJECTS
Immortality -- Fiction.
Dystopias -- Fiction.
Death -- Fiction.
Murder -- Fiction.
Dystopian fiction.
Fantasy fiction.
Science fiction.