Carve The Mark by Veronica RothCarve The Mark by Veronica Roth

Carve The Mark

byVeronica Roth

Paperback | December 26, 2017

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Globally bestselling Divergent author Veronica Roth delivers a breathtaking fantasy featuring an unusual friendship, an epic love story, and a galaxy-sweeping adventure.

#1 New York Times bestseller * Wall Street Journal bestseller * USA Today bestseller * #1 IndieBound bestseller

Praise for Carve the Mark:

“Roth skillfully weaves the careful world-building and intricate web of characters that distinguished Divergent.” —VOYA (starred review)

“Roth offers a richly imagined, often brutal world of political intrigue and adventure, with a slow-burning romance at its core.” —ALA Booklist

Cyra Noavek and Akos Kereseth have grown up in enemy countries locked in a long-standing fight for dominance over their shared planet. When Akos and his brother are kidnapped by the ruling Noavek family, Akos is forced to serve Cyra, the sister of a dictator who governs with violence and fear. Cyra is known for her deadly power of transferring extraordinary pain unto others with simple touch, and her tyrant brother uses her as a weapon against those who challenge him. But as Akos fights for his own survival, he recognizes that Cyra is also fighting for hers, and that her true gift—resilience—might be what saves them both.

When Akos and Cyra are caught in the middle of a raging rebellion, everything they’ve been led to believe about their world and themselves must be called into question. But fighting for what’s right might mean betraying their countries, their families, and each other.

When the time comes, will they choose loyalty or love?

And don't miss The Fates Divide, Veronica Roth's powerful follow-up novel!

Veronica Roth is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Divergent, Insurgent, Allegiant, and Four: A Divergent Collection. Ms. Roth and her husband live in Chicago. You can visit her online at
Title:Carve The MarkFormat:PaperbackDimensions:512 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 1.15 inPublished:December 26, 2017Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0062348647

ISBN - 13:9780062348647


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Wow This book took my awhile to get into it because I had just finished school, but once I did, I fell in love. I wont lie some parts were predictable and some names were confusing; however overall a beautiful story of strength and love
Date published: 2018-08-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from pretty good I picked up this book because it was on sale and I had enjoyed the Divergence series'. I have to say that I was a bit confused at first and was happy I started reading this book without expecting anything because I was pleasantly surprised. The characters are good and strong. You kind of figure out what the mom (oracle is up to early on). Not always easy - so if you're expecting a love story without any dark sides you won't enjoy. I have to say that I was expecting more out of the Vas character. I guess I was hoping something could develop differently but other then that pretty good.
Date published: 2018-07-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I enjoyed it I enjoyed this book a lot. It seems only fair to say that I kinda-maybe got a little bit disappointed of this book because I had such incredible high hopes for it because of the Divergent series that had been one of my favourite book series of all time but when I got over the fact that it wasn't going to be as extraordinary as Divergent I was able to really discover every characters and I really liked them. The only down side would be that it really started off slow for me but once you reach the half of the book it gets really good.
Date published: 2018-07-09
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Disappointed I had extremely high hopes for this one and was let down. I just don't understand the hype around this book.
Date published: 2018-07-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from It started off slow It took me a bit of time to get into this book, the world and the characters. I did finish it and am hopping the second book will be a good read.
Date published: 2018-06-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome book I love all the characters and it had a great mix of sci-fi and fantasy
Date published: 2018-06-09
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Interesting The story was interesting, but it was hard for me to read it all. I found that the story has nice foundation, but it builds quite slowly and although it is not a bad novel, I just wasn't hooked up in it...
Date published: 2018-06-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Quite good I enjoyed this much more than Divergent, and it has an excellent sci-fi genre.
Date published: 2018-06-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Enjoyable book Really enjoyed this book, fun and fast paced with a lot of wolrd(s) building and fantastic characters.
Date published: 2018-05-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from good read unique story that is quite interesting. can't wait to read the next in this series
Date published: 2018-05-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exceptional This book kept me hooked from the first chapter, and did not let me go until the very end.
Date published: 2018-05-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Interesting read although it was difficult to follow, was a very unique and interesting story. Excited for the next one
Date published: 2018-05-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It's Amazing I read it constantly wanting to know more, and what would happen. The characters were amazing, it made you feel part of it. How people can't know what others are thinking and have to act on our on thoughts and knowledge and the way everything is told one can picture it very clearly
Date published: 2018-04-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved this book! It is definitely a unique idea for a book, nothing like it that I've seen before! I would definitely recommend this to anyone who liked the Divergent series! #plumreview
Date published: 2018-04-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So In Love! I fell in love with the book and its characters. I don't want to give any spoilers but this book will definitely be worth your time.
Date published: 2018-04-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Book to Sink Into I loved this book. I was sad to finish because as far as I know it will not have any sequels. It was a beautiful story, well written, and an interesting world to 'visit'. I thoroughly enjoyed it all the way through.
Date published: 2018-03-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Book! Unlike her previous series I had no issues getting into the book and keeping up with the plot. A great Science Fiction novel with lots of twists and turns and great characters
Date published: 2018-03-16
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not my Favourite. Could have been better. Was expecting better. Honestly don't know if I will pick up the seconded book.
Date published: 2018-02-13
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Better than expected I've been putting off reading this book for a long time, but I finally caved in and read it. I'm happy I gave it a chance, because it was pretty good. At first I was a bit put off by all the characters being introduced all at the same time in the first chapter, which left me a bit confused for a few chapters trying to figure out who was the brother of who, and who was who's sister and who was who's parents. But after I figured it out, the book read smoothly, although predictably.
Date published: 2018-02-09
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Nope It's really hard to follow and the plotline is everywhere
Date published: 2018-02-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great book I don't know why there is so much criticism around this book. I thought it was a good read. People are constantly comparing this book to the Divergent series, when I don't think they should be compared. They're both different and have different story lines and concepts. Would definitely recommend.
Date published: 2018-02-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from It was okay Being a Divergent fan, this book was a little disappointing. The plot itself was not bad, but the extra bit from Divergent was to die for... no spoilers. Over all it was an okay book, but a little confusing in some parts
Date published: 2018-02-04
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Slow I pushed myself to read it all the way through, something that shouldn't happen if the book is really good. So, it was really slow and a little boring.
Date published: 2018-01-31
Rated 3 out of 5 by from alright it was okay but not as good as her previous books
Date published: 2018-01-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Easy Read This was a very easy read, and I loved it from start to finish! #plumreview
Date published: 2018-01-19
Rated 3 out of 5 by from yes The story flows so effortlessly and it has so much originality
Date published: 2018-01-15
Rated 3 out of 5 by from ok A friend recommended this to me, and it was wonderful!
Date published: 2018-01-10
Rated 3 out of 5 by from ok everyone had been telling me to pick this book up, and I had super high expectations. However, when I actually read it, I realized it was NOT worth it
Date published: 2018-01-07
Rated 3 out of 5 by from pretty good This was pretty good, decent plot. Could have moved faster though.
Date published: 2018-01-02
Rated 2 out of 5 by from pretty bad i felt it was worse than divergent, i dont know why i even bothered to buy it. not only was the story really hard to get through, but there was low-key racism that wasnt addressed. bad model for progressive books
Date published: 2017-12-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Good Read I enjoy the writing style of this author. The characters are interesting, with the story told from various viewpoints. It comes together by the end of the book and makes you wish for the next one.
Date published: 2017-12-27
Rated 3 out of 5 by from ok This book has made me want to read more contemporary! What a GREAT story.
Date published: 2017-12-12
Rated 3 out of 5 by from It Ended up Being a Great Book....Eventually When I bought this book I was very excited to read it because I loved the Divergent series. However, this book starts off very slow and I found the characters difficult to distinguish because of their similar and confusing names. Once I made it about half way, I felt that the story started to become much more intense and interesting. By the end of the book I loved it, but it was just difficult to get into. I will definitely be buying the second book This book isn't for everyone, if you aren't willing to stick it out in the beginning learn the basic facts about the characters and plot you shouldn't buy this book. But if you allow yourself to be drawn in and stick it out till the end you will enjoy this book immensely.
Date published: 2017-12-10
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Alright My boyfriend picked this book for me, was not up my ally what so ever. Had a really hard time getting into it. Great thrill and good read, just wasn't for me.
Date published: 2017-11-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from GREAT BOOK!!! I wasn't so sure about this one keeping in mind how Roth ended Allegiance but still I was intrigued enough to pick it up! And I have to say that I greatly enjoyed how Cyra and Akos and their friendship grew over time! Absolutely thrilled and can't wait for the next book (is there a second book???) I would so recommend this to people who read Divergent, even though the story line is quite different! Also a great read for Red Queen, Throne of Glass and A Court of Thorns and Roses fans!
Date published: 2017-09-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good I enjoyed this book. I hope there will be more following this one as it didn't feel totally wrapped up at the end. It was creative and I enjoyed the main characters.
Date published: 2017-04-15
Rated 1 out of 5 by from NO Horrible book, people have found this book to be very offensive as the white people are the 'good guys' and darker characters are the 'bad guys'. we dont live in the 1800s anymore, racism should be abolished.
Date published: 2017-01-18

Editorial Reviews

“Roth’s worldbuilding is commendable; each nation is distinct, interacting with the current in ways that give insight into her characters’ motivations. Readers will eagerly await a second installment.”