2017 · 3 Stars · Book Reviews · Fantasy · Fiction · Science Fiction · Young Adult

Carve the Mark │ Veronica Roth

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Synopsis:

In a galaxy powered by the current, everyone has a gift.

Cyra is the sister of the brutal tyrant who rules the Shotet people. Cyra’s currentgift gives her pain and power — something her brother exploits, using her to torture his enemies. But Cyra is much more than just a blade in her brother’s hand: she is resilient, quick on her feet, and smarter than he knows.

Akos is the son of a farmer and an oracle from the frozen nation-planet of Thuvhe. Protected by his unusual currentgift, Akos is generous in spirit, and his loyalty to his family is limitless. Once Akos and his brother are captured by enemy Shotet soldiers, Akos is desperate to get this brother out alive — no matter what the cost.


The Akos is thrust into Cyra’s world, and the enmity between their countries and families seems insurmountable. Will they help each other to survive, or will they destroy one another?


Carve the Mark is Veronica Roth’s stunning portrayal of the power of friendship — and love — in a galaxy filled with unexpected gifts.


3 stars

Review:

I had a hard time getting interested in the book, and an even harder time staying invested in the story. I honestly didn’t get into the book until I was about 50 pages from the end.

The first 100 pages or so is just an overload of information. I understand why, but it is hard to find that sweet spot in fantasy novel for building up your world and moving the story along. This book just missed that mark for me.

My other biggest problem is that it was just so slow. A lot happens in the book but it didn’t feel that way.

I did like the characters (well the ones you were supposed to like haha). I also enjoyed everything surrounding the fates and how they worked in the book.

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