We have finally reached Immortality along with a Governmental Utopia. Everything is perfect and when someone gets deathly hurt they are just sent off to a recovery center to heal and be fine within a few days. But what about the population problem? If everyone is immortal then the world would be overpopulated in no time. In come the Scythes, these are humans who's job is to kill a certain amount of people each month. They have specific rules to follow but some see these as minor guidelines.
The story is told through the lives and eyes of two characters, a boy and a girl, named Rowan and Citra. These two couldn't be further apart from each other but they gain the attention of a single Scythe. Both were told a single sentence that shook their lives to the core, "you will be my Scythe apprentices and one day become a Scythe".
There is a second book to this series and I am looking forward to reading it. The plot and world kept me reading, interested, and I couldn't wait to know more of the story. After reading this novel, I do not believe I want our society to reach immortality.