This week, I'm waiting on...
Carve the Mark
by Veronica Roth
Expected publication: 17th January 2016
Genres: Science Fiction; Young Adult
On a planet where violence and vengeance rule, in a galaxy where some are favored by fate, everyone develops a currentgift, a unique power meant to shape the future. While most benefit from their currentgifts, Akos and Cyra do not—their gifts make them vulnerable to others’ control. Can they reclaim their gifts, their fates, and their lives, and reset the balance of power in this world?
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 from the peace-loving nation of Thuvhe, and his loyalty to his family is limitless. Though protected by his unusual currentgift, 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. When Akos is thrust into Cyra’s world, the enmity between their countries and families seems insurmountable. They must decide to help each other to survive—or to destroy one another.
Doesn’t Carve the Mark sound so good? Also, I love how simple yet striking the cover is. I’d be lying if I said I didn’t have a few reservations about this book: I loved Divergent, but disliked Insurgent, so I really hope Carve the Mark will fall on the ‘I love it’ side of the equation! One thing that I really like is that the synopsis sounds more Sci-fi rather than dystopian oriented, so maybe that’ll be a good thing? We’ll see soon enough!
What do you think of Carve the Mark? Have you read the Divergent trilogy, oh, and have you seen the movies? What did you think of them??
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