A review by kazbrekkercore
Carve the Mark by Veronica Roth

adventurous dark tense slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? It's complicated
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No



The current flows through everyone, and every living thing, bestowing each human with a unique gift. On one side of the planet, in Thuvhe, lives Akos not yet with a currentgift, fated child of one of the three oracles. On the other side, Shotet, lives Cyra, whos currentgift brings her only pain, fated sister of her country's brutal sovereign. They live separate lives until Akos is captured by the Shotet, and joins forces with Cyra. 

This book was really close to a DNF for me. The concept was intriguing, but this book had almost no action, and what little it did seemed to pass in slow motion because of the writing style. I’m also still not entirely sure what the details of Cyra’s currentgift were, it wasn’t explained very well. Finally, because I don't like leaving all negative reviews, I really liked Akos's character, he seemed pretty relatable. I would not read this book again. 

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