Scythe by Neal Shusterman
Scythe is described as the successor to The Hunger Games by powerhouse YA author Maggie Stiefvater, and Fox has already snapped up movie rights to what will no doubt be the international YA of 2018. In a perfect world, what is there left to fear? Disease, war and crime have been eliminated, and the only way to die is to be randomly killed ('gleaned") by professional scythes.
Thunderhead by Neal Shusterman
It's been a year since Rowan went off-grid. Hunted by the Scythedom, he has become an urban legend, a vigilante snuffing out corrupt scythes in a trial by fire. Citra, meanwhile, is forging her path as Scythe Anastasia, gleaning with compassion. However, conflict within the Scythedom is growing by the day, and when Citra's life is threatened, it becomes clear that there is a truly terrifying plot afoot. The Thunderhead observes everything, and it does not like what it sees. Will it intervene?
Out June 1st 2018.
RRP: $16.99 each
Available through www.walkerbooks.com.au