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Review: Sword of Deaths (The Scythe Wielder’s Secret #2) – Christopher Mannino

Sword of Deaths (The Scythe Wielder’s Secret #2) – Christopher Mannino

Sword of Deaths (The Scythe Wielder's Secret, #2)

Title: Sword of Deaths (Scythe Wielder’s Secret #2)

Author: Christopher Mannino

Release Date: January 20, 2015

Publisher: Muse It Up Publishing

Format: Paperback

Page Number: 268

Source: Author


Susan Sarnio made a choice, and will spend the rest of her life as the only female Death. Last year she was bullied and ostracized. Now, to her complete bewilderment, four Deaths vie for her affection. Yet, something is terribly wrong at the College of Deaths. When a ship carrying scythe metal is attacked, many blame the newly-freed Elementals, but Susan knows the Elementals are innocent.

Shadows from the distant past come to light. Dragons circle the horizon, blood spills, and nothing is what it seems. Susan and her friends struggle to stop a war. They search for the fabled First Scythe, hoping to sway the balance, but who is the true enemy?

3 out of 5 stars

Huge thank you to Christopher Mannino for sending me this book!

This being the second in the series, I don’t want to give too much away, but I enjoyed this book. This more a 3.5/5 stars, but I don’t usually do half stars. Anyway, I love the idea behind this series. It’s unique and unlike anything I’ve read before. Suzie gets thrust into this world of male deaths in her early teenage years, and she doesn’t know what to do, but takes it day by day. In the first book Suzie becomes friends with Billy and Frank, and their friendship continues throughout the second book. Suzie, being the first female in a very long time, of course has to find a boyfriend, and she chooses Billy, so I’m happy with that. I kind of knew they were going to be a thing since the beginning of the first book, but it was nice to see them together.

This book was a transition book, so it was just leading to the big point in the next story. We did get to learn a little more about Boskery in this book; Boskery is the soccer/football-esque sport in the world of Deaths. Suzie, or Susan, also finds a bracelet in her special library that holds secrets from the past. She is intrigued by the bracelet, so she holds onto it and mysterious things begin to happen.

Near the end, Susan and Billy, or Will, get taken on a trek to find more material that the weapons are made of. Things go down, and years are taken, dragons appear, and people are taken. This book ends in a nice cliffhanger, so I’m anxious to read the next one!


School of Deaths (The Scythe Wielder’s Secret #1)

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This Week in Books #1

I saw this on ChrissiReads, and I think I would like to start doing these weekly. Now, if I am currently reading multiple books, I will only put the one I read most recently during my day in each post to keep it condensed. In theses posts I will be talking about what I read then, now, and what I will read next!

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THEN: I recently finished School of Deaths by Christopher Mannino, and I really enjoyed it! Like I say all the time, I love when authors or publishers ask me to read their books. The main premise of this book is that a teenage girl gets thrown into a world of male Grim Reapers, and has to learn how to become a Death alongside them. She’s the first girl in centuries, and she has to figure out why things are working the way that they are. Its a very interesting book!

NOW: I am currently 37% of the way done with Lady Midnight on my iPad, and I’M LOVING IT! My goal is to have it finished by Sunday when I get to meet Cassandra Clare, but I’m also going to purchase the hardcover of the book when I get there. If you don’t know who Cassandra Clare is, get out from under that rock! Pick up one of her books, you won’t regret it! This book follows Emma Carstairs and Julian Blackthorn and their adventures while living at the Los Angeles Institute. I don’t want to talk too much about these books because they’re all tied closely together, but the two teenagers are Shadowhunters, and Shadowhunters hunt demons in the Mundane world. I have been waiting for so long to read this book, and I’m so glad I finally have it!

NEXT: Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard is next up on my list! I’m reading it for book club with my friends, and cannot wait to continue on with the series! I really enjoyed the first book, and am very excited to start this one. I’ve read the first novella and not the second one, but I can’t wait to read that, too!

What books are on your list of then, now, and next?

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