Jo’s Book Review – Carve The Mark By Veronica Roth

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“Soft hearts make the universe worth living in.”
― Veronica Roth, Carve the Mark
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Originally published: 17 January 2017
Page count: 480
Publisher: HarperCollins
Genres: Science Fiction, Young adult fiction
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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?

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Before I start with my review, I would like to clear that I’m not going to say anything regarding the controversy. Reason being, I don’t think I’m knowledgeable and capable enough to say anything about such a sensitive issue. 
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Carve The mark is the first book in the second series by the author who penned the bestselling series, Divergent. I did not like divergent very much but CTM is just too slow, dead and boring. While I liked some aspects of it, its slow, snail pace just turned me off.
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 The author has focused more on the development of the characters, rather than focusing on the story line. The pace is so slow that I was bored and wanted to DNF it so many times but I became little invested in the characters and the fates and just didn’t.
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The writing style is the saving grace of the book. I really liked it. It’s very very engagingThe style reminds me of pain, which is the central theme of the book.
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Because Roth left many questions unsolved, I guess I’ll read the second installment to find the answers.
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Rating- 3/5
“I am a Shotet. I am sharp as broken glass, and just as fragile. I tell lies better than I tell truths. I see all of the galaxy and never catch a glimpse of it.”
― Veronica Roth, Carve the Mark
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5 thoughts on “Jo’s Book Review – Carve The Mark By Veronica Roth”

  1. I understand so much! It took me two weeks to read that book, and I only finished it because I forced myself to. I am going to re-read it when the second one comes out in hopes that I will understand the world more. That way I can properly review the series as a whole. Great review!

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      1. It does for sure! I’m hoping the second book will pick up, and just be pure sci-fi awesomeness.

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