Carve the Mark by Veronica Roth


It seems like it took me ages to finish the story. I understand what everyone talked about in the review, the story is slow, but I didn't see it as a bad thing. I thoroughly enjoyed reading it! :)

The story is set in a galaxy, where current flows through everything, planets and people alike. It powers everything, some observe it, some worship it. It gives people special gifts as they grow up, like superpowers, that are very unique to the individual and their life.

On the planet Thuvhe, Akos is a son of a farmer and an oracle. He has a sister and a brother. Oracles are very important, they see futures and fates. When a child is born with fate, every future with lead to the same outcome. 

They are not the only ones living on the planet, Shotet used to be a nomadic nation, scavenging for discarded treasured, but now stationed on the same planet, the two nations are anything but friendly. I love the relationship between the two, how it was portraited, especially when we see the history retold from a different perspective.

One day Shotet comes for the oracle, but their mother is nowhere to be found, so they take Akos and his brother, who is fated to be the next Oracle. While his brother is kept close, Akos is sent away to train and when he returns, he is assigned to Cyra, the sister of the ruler of Shotet. Akos is determined to escape and to save his brother, but with a horrible ruler taking his memories, there might not be much to save after. 

My favorite storyline was Cyra's. The way she dealt with her gift and how she was being used for so long, it made me feel for her and root for her from the start. I love her personality, she is a straightforward, no-nonsense kind of girl. :)

I love the writing and the storyline and can't wait to read more. :) 


Carve the Mark #1
January 18th, 2017 by HarperCollins
ya, sci-fi, fantasy
number of pages

happy reading,


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