Hey Everyone! I'm excited to say that today I will be reviewing the amazing new book by Veronica Roth, Carve the Mark! Be sure to pick it up January 17th!
Number of Pages: 480
My rating: OMG YAS 5/5
In Veronica Roth’s new book, Carve the Mark, Roth combines fantastic space travel and beautiful new planets, with magical powers with a dark twist. Akos is a teenage boy living in a world where a magical light path called the current, gives everyone incredible gifts. He lives with his mom, one of the planets oracles, and his family in the harsh cold city of Hessa. Life isn’t that bad; until he is kidnapped by a dangerous group of men who belong to the Shoet people, a deadly group of people obsessed with killing and conquering, and is forced to serve them. Crya is one of them. She lives with her brother, the leader of the Shoet, and is forced to use her deadly death to cause pain and suffering to those who defy them. But one day she decides to stop.
Carve the Mark follows the story of these two people, who are fighting for peace, in a world obsessed with death and suffering. I really enjoyed this book. Veronica Roth’s writing style really makes you fear for the characters and wonder what will happen next. By using oracles, she makes it so she is actually telling how the book will end; but at the same time, she makes us wonder how exactly she will do that. I loved the contrast of the one nice and caring civilization, fighting against this other brutal and cruel one, she is able to show us what each group thinks of each other and how the differences and similarities between them. This book is all about defying boundaries, and escaping your future. In the novel, she shows us that everything is not what it seems, and even if it seems to be set in stone, you will always be able to change it. When I first heard about this book I wasn't sure if it would be something that I would like to read. But boy, was I wrong. This book is amazing and really surprised me. I encourage everyone to try it out, I'm sure you won't regret it!
So that's it for my review! If you enjoyed it, please comment below and tell me what book you would like me to review next! Until next time,
Original review on: http://teenreaderscouncil.blogspot.com/2017/01/review-carve-mark.html
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