Carve the Mark - Veronica Roth

Carve the Mark

Author: Veronica Roth

  • Publication Date: 2017-01-17
  • Category: Fantasy
4 Score: 4
(From 134 Ratings)


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!


  • The best way to get hooked on a book is to start in the middle..

    By RennaSurraya
    Said no one ever. Sample starts on Chapter 7. Enough said.
  • A game changer

    By Gabri2216
    If you expected this to be a fast paced book it wasn’t.It sort of threw me off until i became aware that you had to swallow it bit by bit to actually engulf the book and understand it. The details were there beautiful and precise. It’s a story that you have pace yourself to actually enter it’s world and understand it. It’s intricate and reminds you of our daily challenges in today’s world society because we don’t understand cultures of different regardless of how close by borders we are and yet so different even if we live and breathe the same air. Roth did a great job. Can’t wait to read the Fates Divide!
  • Blah!!!

    By grety10
    I can’t believe I’m giving this book one star!! I’m a fan of VR and was excited to read more from her. She’s shown she’s a great story teller when it comes to books, but I’m so very disappointed with this story. It was completely painful to follow. I couldn’t connect with any of the characters or the story. It was very confusing at times. I agree with others that the whole thing needed more development. This is the first book I couldn’t wait to finish because it felt more like finishing a chore. The entire time my mind wandered: “can’t wait to delete this book from my iBooks”
  • Eh

    By MercedesLicerio
    It was mostly filler and it just wasn’t as engaging enough to deserve more than three stars. The characters were bland and predictable. This is the kind of book I’d read if I turned my brain off. If that were possible, it might’ve been worth five stars.
  • Incredible

    By Sownsndhisiennd1103993
    I read this book in a matter of 2 days, because I just couldn't put it down! The whole entire storyline and plot is thought out so well, and you can easily tell how much work was put into his novel. The book touches your heart with emotion and let's you see the perspectives of two different lives. I read the divergent series previously, and loved that trilogy! I heard a lot of people were afraid to read this book because of the ending of allegiant, but don't let that stop you! The ending of allegiant was insanely depressing, but I don't think it could've ended in a better way! Carve the Mark is worth it! Veronica Roth has never disappointed me before, and continues to thrill me with her amazing novels!
  • I read it.

    By Lisaabby
    Allegiant did so many things to me, that I wasn't sure if I wanted to read Carve The Mark. But I am so glad I did. It's amazing. In all the best ways. The feelings, the pain and the tears and the life and death are so real, so full, so...there. There are books that you like, books that you love, and there are books that touch your soul. Carve The Mark is one of those books. It's absolutely, extraordinarily, without a doubt, a book that can show humanity something very important. And yes, I miss Tris. I miss her like hell.
  • Carve The Mark

    By Sstthhaadd
    I honestly loved the two main characters
  • Awesome book

    By MFormica
    Great stuff
  • Great read

    By Amynreyes
    I couldn't put it down and when it ended I was sad the next book wasn't out yet! I wanted more of this story.
  • Disappointing

    By Hershey Bar777
    I was excited and scared to read the latest book from Veronica Roth. I mean she broke my heart in Allegiant, but I loved all of the Divergent series. I truly felt I knew each and every character. However, Carve the Mark is lacking in every way. I can't even picture the characters in my head, let alone feel as if I have any connection with them. The plot is decent, but there is too much "make believe" which made it hard to follow. If Roth had written this book before Divergent, I'm quite sure she would not have developed her current fan base.