This book was incredible. The characters were really well-written and the idea of this kind of utopia was really intriguing-- one where there was so little problems that people did previously unforeseen and radical acts for fun. For example, here one can escape aging and death because of the advanced medical technology, which means that there is only one way to control the population-- scythes. Scythes are reapers who "glean" the population and is considered the most honorable and rewarding job. One day, Scythe Faraday chooses Rowan and Citra to become his scythe apprentices. The reason why they're so surprised is that they both agree on the same thing: "I will never become a scythe". They believe that killing people is inhumane and absolutely refuse to join him. However, when they realise what's at stake and what it really means to be a scythe, who will receive the title in the end?