I very much wanted to enjoy Scythe, but in addition to all of the tropes that are eagerly fed into that I do not usually enjoy, the story isn't paced well which made it a chore for me to continue reading. There is also the problem of how rigid Shusterman made the characters. There doesn't seem to be much room for moral grey areas. Morality isn't always black or white/right or wrong and Citra and Rowan are so busy being righteous that they didn't want to see anything outside of what their vast 16 years of life experience has shown them.
I am simply not the target audience for this one and I made a bit of a mistake veering into this very YA lane.