Waiting on Wednesday: Carve the Mark

Carve the Mark is not only one of the biggest YA book releases in January but of the year! This is the first book from Veronica Roth since her bestselling Divergent series, and I for one CANNOT WAIT to see what she does with it.

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine. Be sure to check out their blog and share the upcoming books your excited about with us each Wednesday!


Carve the Mark by Veronica Roth

img_0229On 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.


The Nitty Gritty:

  • Title: Carve the Mark
  • Author: Veronica Roth
  • Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
  • Pub Date: January 17, 2017
  • Pages: 480

The Book Trailer

I’m so thrilled that Roth will be making a stop here in Utah on her tour! She’ll be here on the 24th, and 100 lucky attendees are going to get to meet her! Crossing all my EVERYTHING that I’ll be one of the chosen few!


If you’re in the Utah area and interested in attending the event, you can get your tickets through The King’s English Bookshop!

What books are you waiting on this Wednesday? Are you looking forward to Carve the Mark?

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