Things in this story felt a little strange straight from the beginning, but not enough that you could put your finger on exactly what was wrong. There was obviously something peculiar going on, but the author did a great job of hinting enough that things became questionable, without giving anything away too early.
I came out of Thunderhead feeling a bit burnt out on this world and the story, but also hopeful for a satisfying conclusion and some fresh surprises to be found in The Toll.
I wasn’t sure exactly what to expect from this book; I learned from reading reviews that a lot of people went into this book thinking it was going to be one thing and realizing it was something completely different.
As the title suggests, this book focuses a lot more on the Thunderhead- the all knowing technology that replaced government and that takes care of keeping everything running smoothly. Everything except matters of the Scythedom, that is.
What a great start to a series that looks very promising! The futuristic world that is explored in this novel was one of my favorite things about it.