About the book
The Akos is thrust into Cyra's world, and the enmity between their countries and families seems insurmountable. Will they help each other to survive, or will they destroy one another?
Carve the Mark is Veronica Roth's stunning portrayal of the power of friendship — and love — in a galaxy filled with unexpected gifts.
You want to see people as extremes. Bad or good, trustworthy or not. I understand. It's easier that way. But that isn't how people work.
Okay, so the story concept is pretty fascinating, but it's too similar to many other books I've already read this year and so I found myself more disappointed than anything. Also, there's just so much going on that I had to reread many parts just in case I missed anything. Although I still feel like I did.
It's been about a week since I read the book and I honestly thought I'd forgotten everything about it. I had to go through the synopsis before anything was jogged up in my mind. That's how forgettable this story was. I think there's just too many characters with too much going on, and the author didn't give enough time for anyone to have a connection.
The best thing about all of this was the fictional worlds that were created. I love getting to experience the type of planets and whatnot that authors create. And even though I wasn't really a fan of the characters, the setting of the story was pretty cool.
I enjoyed it while I was reading it, but not as much as I'd have hoped. I might continue the series, but I haven't decided yet if it'll be worth it to have to reread this book before starting the next one.