Book Review

Carve the Mark by Veronica Roth

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Carve the Mark
Veronica Roth
Katherine Tegen Books
January 17th 2017

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 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. 

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

That is a very intriguing and engaging sentence on a blurb that makes you want to read the book but its just a façade for this book is awful.

It’s just lacking and I absolutely hated it.

I was completely bored and very, incredibly confused by the plot.

I mean what plot?

This book had no plot or well one in which I couldn’t fathom. I couldn’t figure out the plot of the book I was just reading which is annoying because I like a plot. I read to finish the book but I so desperately just didn’t want to finish it.

The only good thing about this book was the character building. It’s like the author forgot there was a plot and just wanted to put words onto a page. She built the characters up but that’s it. The lack of plot is what breaks this book.

The character in terms of development of friendship/relationship was okay. It wasn’t like you couldn’t see what was coming and that was boring.

I have no plans to continue with this story. I used to like Veronica Roth’s ability to tell stories but this just wasn’t talent, it was pure rubbish and I really didn’t like it.

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