Waiting on Wednesday #82: Carve the Mark by Veronica Roth

 

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Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

This week’s book:

Book cover for Carve the Mark by Veronica Roth
Title: 
Carve the Mark
Author: Veronica Roth
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Publication Date: January 17, 2017

Summary (from Goodreads): Fans of Star Wars and Divergent will revel in internationally bestselling author Veronica Roth’s stunning new science-fiction fantasy series.

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 Thuvhe, 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.

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Thoughts:

I may or may not have squealed when I heard the news about this book… Of course, it’s a new Veronica Roth, already on my auto-buy list, but I am very interested in the space setting. I have read a pretty limited amount of books set on different planets, but I seem to enjoy every one I read. I am super excited for this book and can’t wait until January!

17 thoughts on “Waiting on Wednesday #82: Carve the Mark by Veronica Roth

  1. alilovesbooks says:

    I randomly spotted this on Amazon a couple of days ago and got extremely excited. It seems to have been kept very quiet (or maybe it’s just me). Also spotted a Stephanie Meyer coming out next month which really caught me by surprise. How have I not been hearing about these books???

    • Candid Cover says:

      I haven’t heard a lot about this one since they first announced she was writing it. I guess because no ARCs are available, there is less buzz. I am excited to find out if it is as good as her Divergent series! 🙂

  2. BeanCountingBookworm says:

    I only every read Divergent due to things I heard about continuing on but I enjoyed it. Dystopians aren’t really my thing so this seems a lot more up my street and I had no clue it this was even coming out. Onto my release calendar ti goes!

  3. Jaime Lynn says:

    I don’t even care what the book is about because the author can do no writerly wrongs. Luckily, the book sounds FANTASTIC and the cover kicks some serious arse!

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