Waiting on Wednesday #40: Carve the Mark

Wednesday, 1 June 2016
Carve the Mark (Untitled Duology #1), by Veronica Roth
Publication: January 17, 2017, by Katherine Tegen Books
Genre: Young Adult Fiction, Science Fiction

On a planet where violence and vengeance rule, in a galaxy where some are favored by fate, everyone develops a currentgift, a unique power meant to shape the future. While most benefit from their currentgifts, Akos and Cyra do not — their gifts make them vulnerable to others’ control. Can they reclaim their gifts, their fates, and their lives, and reset the balance of power in this world?
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 from the peace-loving nation of Thuve, and his loyalty to his family is limitless. Though protected by his unusual currentgift, once Akos and his brother are captured by enemy Shotet soldiers, Akos is desperate to get his brother out alive — no matter what the cost. When Akos is thrust into Cyra’s world, the enmity between their countries and families seems insurmountable. They must decide to help each other to survive — or to destroy one another.

PEOPLE. PEOPLE. PEOPLE. I actually have a sampler of this perfection from BEA, where Veronica Roth actually signed them (I didn't get mine signed), and I'm so excited, but afraid at the same time to read it because I'll long for this more.

THIS IS BEAUTIFUL AND I THINK THE FANS ARE GOING CRAZY. I read Divergent years ago and have needed more forever. This is beautiful, I love the cover.

Do you like Veronica Roth's writing? What do you think of sci-fi these days?


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  2. I'm sure this was a popular choice this week! I'm curious as well. :)

    1. YES! I hope my inner self still likes dystopia after all these years and bad try-hard reads! :D


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