Book Title: Carve the Mark
Author: Veronica Roth
Number of pages: 468
In 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?
– 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?
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.
The original challenge was called “An Invitation to Tea” where you assemble people from the community and authors to sit around and drink tea and talk and stuff. That’s cool and all…but let me just take a different route with this prompt by saying this is an invitation to save the world.
You can call me that wise matchmaking seer who sets these heroes on their journey…yes, that’s it.
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