Welcome to my review, where I review books and series in ten points! (I also chuck the Goodreads description at the end, in case anyone is curious.)
The first book in the Carve the Mark duology.
Genre: Young Adult – Science Fiction
Target Audience: 13+
Goodreads Rating: 4/5
Reading Order: Carve the Mark, The Fates Divide
- Unique plot
- Very realistic characters
- Great detail
- *boom* Mind blowing
- Incredible world building
- Gets a lot of bad rep for nothing (I love a controversy!)
- Has a slow start
- I remember loving it??!
- I either love the characters or HATE THEM. (I want slit their throats and spin them over a spit.)
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 his brother out alive—no matter what the cost.
Then 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.