A review by ryleebunton
Carve the Mark by Veronica Roth

adventurous dark slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? No


I didn't mind this book it was just underwhelming. It didn't feel like we got any character development and not much changed with the characters. I didn't feel as attached as I wanted or expected to. It's also so so slow. I haven't read book 2 and I can already say they could have both been shortened and been one book. I liked Akos' chapters much more but was confused as to why they weren't in 1st person if half the book is supposed to be from his perspective. I also kept for getting this book was set in space ??? It feels like it would have been better as a shorter, more condensed fantasy (rather than sci-fi). It could have been much better if so much was cut out because at the end of the book we're not much further along from where we started. eh.

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