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5 reasons we love Veronica Roth's new Carve the Mark

Veronica Roth has been one of our fave authors ever since she released her Divergent series. It's how we fell in love with Tris and Four, and it really made us think about how societies work—not to mention all the adventure! Oh how we’ve missed getting our action-packed Veronica Roth fix. But now, the author has a brand-new book called Carve The Mark set in an all-new fantastical universe.

There are so many reasons to love this new novel, but we narrowed it down to five. See if you agree!

1. The sci-fi
Carve the Mark feels like the perfect mix of Star Wars, Shatter Me and (of course!) Divergent. It’s fresh, fun and (literally) out of this world. We get to explore another galaxy in this novel, a galaxy where violence and vengeance rule. Here, everyone is given a currentgift—a powerful magical force—that prove to be helpful and harmful for the main characters, Cyra and Akos.

2. The intense action
Cyra’s brother is a brutal tyrant ruler of the Shotet people. Akos is from the peace-loving nation of Thuvhe. Together, they must battle evil in their galaxy. As you can imagine, things get crazy.

3. The adorable friendship
Despite the feud between their people, Cyra and Akos forge a strong bond. This book will have you aww-ing at the cute friendship that develops between these two.

4. The love
Friendship isn’t the only thing between Cyra and Akos. All that cute friendship turns into something more. The love story in this book is subtle, but by the end, you’ll be shipping Cykos (or is their couple name Akyra?) just as hard as we were!

5. The kick-butt heroine
Cyra’s ability to inflict pain on others with just a brush of the skin makes her lethal to anyone she meets. Not only that, but she can take you down blindfolded and with her hands tied behind her back. She’s basically filling the warrior princess hole Divergent’s Tris left in our hearts. Of course, Cyra isn’t perfect. She feels trapped by her brother, and her journey in the book is all about finding independence—we can get behind that!

What's your favorite book by Veronica Roth? Have you read Carve the Mark yet? Sound off below.


by Emily Cavanagh | 1/21/2017