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The Works of Neal Shusterman

So over the last couple of months, everyone has been loving Scythe by Neal Shusterman. While I agreed that Scythe is a great book, Shusterman has a wonderful back catalogue of books that people just don't know about, partly because they are not published in the UK, partly because they have not been as hyped as Scythe has. 

So this blog post is designed to introduce you the reader to some of my favourite books by Neal Shusterman. So let's get started...





The Unwind Series

After Scythe, this is probably Shusterman's most famous series. This is because of how wonderful it is. Set in a dystopian world the Unwind series follows Connor who is about to get unwinded which is a process where your whole body will become parts and can be donated to other humans. It's thrilling, creeping, action-packed and everything anyone will want from a dystopian series. It is definitely worth the read.  




Bruiser


Bruiser 

So arguably Shusterman is most notably known for his dystopian reads but he writes so many different types of books so there is something for everyone. Bruiser is a completely unique story about friendship and love and it is so interesting to read about. The book is also told partly in verse so if anyone wants to read a book in this format I highly recommend it! 


Challenger Deep

Challenger Deep

Challenger Deep is also another unique contemporary storey following a character dealing with schizophrenia and it is so harrowing and beautiful. In my review of this book, I said that it was one of the best books that I have read that have dealt with mental illness and I still agree. With the help of his son who has schizophrenia, illustrates are used throughout, conveying what it is like to deal with the illness and make it a must-read. 




Scythe (Arc of a Scythe, #1)

Scythe 

So the book that everyone knows about is Scythe and its sequel Thunderhead just came out a couple of weeks ago so we can leave this for now but I am so excited for it. This follows Rowan and Citara who live in a world where death is impossible and you can only be killed by gleaning. It is an intense and thrilling book that will leave you on the edge of your seat throughout. Once you finish the book you will want to have the next one in your hands as soon as possible. It is Neal Shusterman at his best!


What is your favourite Neal Shusterman book? Are you excited to read any of these? 

See you soon, 

Amy

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