I am a big fan of Veronica Roth. The Divergent Series were so addicting, I literally couln’t stop reading. So my expectations from her newest book, Carve The Mark, were pretty high.
About the book
First of all, the cover of the book looks amazing. I think it’s one of the most beautiful bookcovers I have ever seen! So that is a good start. The story is about Cyra Noavek, a young Shotet girl from the planet Thuvhe. She has a ‘currentgift’ that makes her feel pain all day. Whenever she touches somebody, she gives her pain to that person.
Except for Akos Kereseth, a young boy from the same planet, but he lives in a different society. He can touch Cyra without feeling her pain, and Cyra is released from her pain also whenever they touch. Cyra’s brother Ryzek, the sovereign of Shotet, wants Akos to keep Cyra company and help her with the pain.
What made The Divergent Series so addictive, was the fact that the tempo was high. I can’t really say that I felt that too while reading Carve The Mark. The build up in this story is slow and everything is very detailled. Of course you need details in a story, but sometimes I drifted off while reading a page.
I did really like the characters in this book. Cyra is a strong female lead, who rebels against her brothers regime. Akos on the other hand, has a soft heart, but looks and acts like a soldier.
There are a lot of unfamiliar names in this story. Although I always like it when people have original names, I sometimes felt that it was too much. Because I couldn’t remember who was who.
The galaxy setting, the original storyline and the beautiful cover makes Carve The Mark a book to add to your collection. The second book of this duology is set to be released in 2018.
Title: Carve The Mark
Author: Veronica Roth
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Have you read the book? What do you think about it? Let me know!