A review by pejahanako
Carve the Mark by Veronica Roth

adventurous medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes


I underestimated this book so much. After not hearing a lot about it and having read the Divergent series, I didn't expect anything new or complex from this book- but I was proved very very wrong. The setting of this book is incredibly unique, with some pretty decent world building and a magic system that I can definitely get behind. It actually reminded me a lot of Dune, without the mind-numbing historical elements and overanalyzed scenery. The plot is well thought out and executed and the characters are probably the best part. I fell in love with Cyra and Akos, and their love story, even when you know it's going to occur, is one of the cutest I've read in awhile. I highly recommend it for people who are into light sci-fi and morally grey characters. 

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