Waiting on Wednesday – Spotlight on Carve the Mark by Veronica Roth

New WoW“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, which encourages fellow bloggers to spotlight upcoming releases that we’re excited about.

My “Waiting On” Wednesday selection for this week is Carve the Mark by Veronica Roth.  Okay, honestly, even though I very much enjoyed the Divergent series, especially the first two books, I have to admit that what really has me excited for Carve the Mark is because the blurb says that fans of Star Wars should love this book. I’ve been a huge Star Wars fan for most of my life, so I’m all about giving Roth’s new book a shot when it comes out in January.

Carve the Mark

by Veronica Roth


Publication Date:  January 17, 2017

From Amazon:

Fans of Star Wars and Divergent will revel in internationally bestselling author Veronica Roth’s stunning new science-fiction fantasy series.

On 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.

Check out this Advance Praise for Carve the Mark!

“Roth offers a richly imagined, often-brutal world of political intrigue and adventure, with a slow-burning romance at its core. Roth’s fans will be happily on board for the forthcoming sequel.” (Booklist)

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I’d love to hear what upcoming book releases you’re waiting on this Wednesday? Leave me your link in the comments below and I’ll stop by and check out your WoW selection for this week. 🙂

12 replies
  1. Jordan
    Jordan says:

    I really enjoyed the first Divergent book when it came out, but the last two didn’t really grab me as much, so I’ve been hesitant to read more from Veronica Rot. BUT I am really intrigued by the summary of Carve the Mark so I am definitely looking forward to it as well! I’m not even a huge Star Wars fan either, but the premise just sounds really exciting. I hope you enjoy it!

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      At first I was a little hesitant, but I’ve since read several reviews giving it high marks and stating that they too had been hesitant because of the later Divergent books. Hearing that made me much more excited to read Carve the Mark.

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