Monday, July 31

Blodeuedd's Monday Review: Carve the Mark by Veronica Roth

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. 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?

My thoughts:
I did not realise from the blurb that these two live on the same planet. I got that Akos came from a cold world, and then grass divided it from the Shoten people. Did not really get how their side looked but oh well.

It was better than a certain other series, but hey there is always second book syndrome to fear or third book ruins it all syndrome. I am such a downer today.

Akos and his brother gets kidnapped, and no one seems to do much about that ...strange. He was a calm one, but then his gift was like that. Since people in this universe has "magic".

Cyra is hated by everyone since her gift is to hurt people. She was messed up and her brother a bit of a caricature to be honest. He was the kind that would twirl his mustache and laugh.

The ending came a bit too quickly and was wrapped up way too nicely. What the second book will be about now I have no idea.

But it was good, simple, boy meets girl, they should hate each other but does not. And set in space.


Hardcover, 468 pages
Published January 17th 2017 by Katherine Tegen Books
Carve the Mark #1


Carole Rae said...

Really? I like the cover.

Anachronist said...

The cover is nice, the content though... nor for me.