Waiting on Wednesday| Carve the Mark

Waiting On Wednesday is a book meme set up Breaking the Spine where all those who participate share weekly those book releases we are dying to get our hand on as soon as they are released.

This week's WoW post is:
Carve the Mark (Carve the Mark #1)
Veronica Roth

HarperCollins
17th Jan, 2016

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Synopsis:

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.

Thoughts:

Slowly I am falling into the pit of putting Veronica Roth on Auto-buy-ship. I really didn't like the ending of Allegiant and am hesitant to trust Roth with my heart again. BUT, I would really like to remove the two images of Divergent = V.Roth.

This book has been likened to Star Wars. And for that alone, that raises some expectations because STAR WARS?!

I want to see how she pushed herself as a writing who has become rather successful as a woman writer.

So, for that Carve the Mark has earned its place on this week's Waiting on Wednesday post.


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