Book Review

REVIEW: The Toll

December 9, 2019
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The Toll Arc of a Scythe #3 Young Adult Dystopian Walker Books Paperback 631

It’s been three years since Rowan and Citra disappeared; since Scythe Goddard came into power; since the Thunderhead closed itself off to everyone but Grayson Tolliver.

In this pulse-pounding conclusion to Neal Shusterman’s Arc of a Scythe trilogy, constitutions are tested and old friends are brought back from the dead.

My Thoughts:

This was one of my most anticipated reads this spring and it honestly did not disappoint. Also, I am so happy to no longer include this book in my Dystopian novels with no Trans rep. This book we are introduced to Jerico, a new character with their own perspective who identifies as Male in cloudy and stormy weather and Female in clear skies. Like how perfect is that? Also, they are a legit great character.

We have the most perspectives in this book of any of the ones before, with Getting Citra’s Ronan’s and Greyson’s again, but also Jerico, Faraday’s, Rand’s and Goddard’s. On top of that, there are heaps of added perspectives this time around. To add to this they jump around in time a bit which takes a while to get used to.

This book is such a spectacular ride, each chapter amazed me and I wasn’t sure where it was head. A few times I guessed and I would turn out to be wrong! What a perfect ending to an absolutely perfect story.

Neal was able to wrap up all the “WHAT THE ACTUAL FRICK” that we ended the last book with add in some “NO WAY” and “SAY WHAAAAAAT” to make one of the most thrilling and satisfying conclusions to a series I have read.

I Give Toll 5 out of 5 stars

The Toll by Neal Shusterman was published on 7th November 2019 by Walker Books. You can purchase your own copy at Mighty Ape, Whitcoulls, Booktopia, Unity Books, or wherever you like to purchase books.

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1 Comment

  • Reply littlemissstar55 December 9, 2019 at 2:36 pm

    It sounds like I need to add this trilogy to my wish list!
    I’m SO glad there is finally a trans character, I know how upset you were about the lack of trans representation in the first two books. I’m just relieved there’s finally (!!) a trans character in the third book. That alone makes me want to pick up this series.
    Amazing review, Brooklynne! 💜

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