In a perfect world, what is there left to fear? A stunning new Collector's Edition of the New York Times bestseller, with a new piece from the author. A Time Best YA Book of All Time (2021) Collector's Edition with a new author's note. Two teens must learn the "art of killing" in this, the chilling first book in the award-winning Arc of a Scythe series. In a world where disease, war and crime have been eliminated, the only way to die is to be randomly killed ("gleaned") by professional scythes. Citra and Rowan have been selected to be scythes' apprentices, and despite wanting nothing to do with the vocation, they must master the art of taking life, knowing that the consequence of failure could mean losing their own. Scythe is the first novel in a thrilling series by Neal Shusterman in which Citra and Rowan learn that a perfect world comes with a heavy price.