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[Top Ten Tuesday] – #140 – Books Enjoyed More/Less Than Expected

Top Ten Tuesday is an original weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish.


This Week’s Theme:
Books Enjoyed More/Less
Than Expected

Initial Thoughts:

While I feel like I have done this topic before, why not do it some more and sound like a broken record?

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[Retrospective] – A Rewind Of: January 2017

Retrospective is a monthly post to rewind all of the happenings here at thoughts and afterthoughts.


A Rewind Of:
January 2017

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[Review] Carve The Mark – Veronica Roth


Book Title: Carve the Mark
Author:     Veronica Roth
Number of pages:  468


carve-the-mark-book-coverIn 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?

(re: Goodreads @ Carve the Mark by Veronica Roth)

Should this book be picked up? the tl;dr review:

– Two narrators alternating between first (Cyra) and third (Akos) POV
– World building is fragmented; lacks cohesiveness and not enough substance to support the vast world(s) this book is set in
– Conveniently written characters and plot devices
– Google articles per racism and ableism for Carve the Mark; also the triggering meaning behind the book title is related to self-harm
Currentgifts (abilities) are unoriginal if you’re familiar with X-Men etc.
– Villains, what villains?

Initial Thoughts

Here is my attempt at a conscientious review fully aware of the criticism this book has garnered.

Disclaimer: I received an ARC of Carve the Mark from Chapters Indigo.

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