Carve the Mark, by Veronica Roth

download (1)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.

So, wow!!! That book was amazing and it reminded me why I need to read the rest of the Divergent series and just read more of Veronica Roth in general. It was a masterpiece and I think that everyone should read it. I am serious. GO READ IT!!!! For a few reasons why read on.

The characters were perfect and I fell in love with them from page one. They were so adorable and flawed and human. It was amazing. There was also the air of mystery and scheming that each character had because you were always wondering what their motives were. It got me hooked because you know, I need to know all and be in control (that’s why I’m writing my own book). There are also a lot of character arcs that I loved to read through. 

My favorite character was Cyra (I keep thinking her name is Citra for some reason). She was really awesome and she knew what right from wrong was, which doesn’t always happen when you’re raised in an evil family. It was really amazing to watch her become a person worthy of Askos. 

The plot was very interesting and it got you hooked from the very beginning. There were quite a lot of plot twists that left your hearts in ribbons. It was very intense and it made you hate some of the characters with vengeance and it made some of the characters seem like angels in a very cruel world. There were some things that broke your heart and some that proved that love and a belief that you would die for are real. 

The setting was very detailed and it was like you were watching a movie within your mind. It was awesome. I felt like I was in the OASIS (I have not seen the movie but I intend to). It boggles me how authors do that. I don’t think that I could ever do that. Someday, I hope they will be this good.

As you can see I loved this book so much and I am very proud of myself for the minimum capitalizing. The summary came from the Library of Congress. Please read this immediately. And please remember to fill out my survey. You can find the link on my about page. Thanks for Reading!!!! Have a Great Day!!! -Annalee and Buttons

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Rating: th (14)

6 thoughts on “Carve the Mark, by Veronica Roth

  1. Okay, I’ve had this book on my tbr for ages and a friend gave me the beautiful hardcover copy so now that I’ve read your review, I really feel like giving it a go! I love Veronica Roth’s writing but I’m slightly afraid I won’t enjoy this one as much as I enjoyed Divergent because my friend kind of hated the book so I really hope I don’t end up disappointed! So glad you enjoyed it! ❤

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