Carve the Mark by Veronica Roth

Carve the Mark

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 revie...

Details Carve the Mark

TitleCarve the Mark
Release DateDec 26th, 2017
PublisherKatherine Tegen Books
GenreYoung Adult, Fantasy, Science Fiction

Reviews Carve the Mark

  • Emily May
    1 1/2 stars. Just.... soooo sloooowwww.Let's be honest, I actually liked Divergent for what it was - a fast-paced, exciting YA adventure that demanded very little of me. Sure, a lot of the world made absolutely no sense, and I still find that whole "I'm Dauntless so I jump off moving trains" thing so ridiculously laughable, but I found it really entertaining. In this book, though, I spent the majority of it wondering where the actual plot was.It'...
  • Raeleen Lemay
    It's release day, so I can finally talk about my dislike for this book! It's been a few months since I read it, so my feelings (and outrage) are no longer super fresh, but I'll do my best.I found this book to be SOOO boring and difficult to read, what with the ridiculous character names and dull plot. I had tons of issues with the plot and pacing when I was reading the book, and I really had to force myself to pick it up. The characters were also...
  • karen
    oooh, goodreads choice awards semifinalist for best YA fantasy! what will happen?i'm going to review this without giving too much away, which seems to be the publisher's desire, since this is the first time i have ever gotten an arc that had this across every single page. text blurred so no one yells at me. DON'T YELL AT ME!i am someone who liked the divergent trilogy. i even sort of liked those four stories: Four: A Divergent Story Collection. b...
  • Riley
    OK FINALLY I CAN TALK ABOUT THIS BOOK.Before I get into it I want to say I learned a big lesson when it comes to sponsored reviews. I was approached to do a sponsored review of this book and at the time my only thoughts were "hell yeah"I was planning on reading the book anyways so why not be paid. The contract I had to sign seemed pretty simple, don't spoil things in the book and don't give the book to anyone. Then I read the book. I contacted Ha...
  • Meg
    So, I should preface this with a few key points. I work for a bookstore and received an ARC of this book through my job. All opinions are my own. This review is not an attack on the author, the publisher, or anyone else. I am also white, and I am aware this affects my position to call something out as racist. I find that it's helpful to raise awareness of problematic representation in the media we consume.In regards to advance copies being sent ...
  • Emer
    Oh dear!! Where do I start?????Racial stereotyping and cultural misappropriations.Unflagged trigger warnings.And a romanticised depiction of chronic pain (something that is very personal to me).But let's begin with the writing. Wow talk about dull! The first half of this book was so incredibly tedious. The pace, the plotting, the world building (what world building?!?!)... It just dragged. It felt uninspired, insipid, unimaginative, take your pic...
  • Ben Alderson
  • Lauren (Shakespeare & Whisky)
    This book already has 70k reviews and ratings... fml. This book is interesting not because of it's story (which is dull) but because of the circumstances surrounding it's release. BLACK FACEEvery now and then a book comes along that presents some toxic ideas which are commonly seen in tons of books. But our GoodReads community turns into a hive mind and decides this one book is the absolute worst. I can't help but feel that this book got unlucky....
  • Chelsea ❤Peril Please❤
    I'd like to put a disclaimer for all the controversy surrounding this novel. I read this before anyone and didn't see the underlying issues everyone saw with the story until a few of my friends told me about all the explosions on social media sites I don't even have. I did still adore this story, I'd be lying if I said I didn't, but I don't want to offend anyone by liking this book. I want everyone to know I can't possibly relate to these issues,...
  • Nenia ❄ Flagrant Liberal Snowflake ❄ Campbell
    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || PinterestDivergent Wars: One Force will define you. Curious (and polite) people kept asking me if I was enjoying CARVE THE MARK while I was reading it. For the flippant response to that question, please refer to the opening of the song "Nobody But Me" by The Human Beinz. Or, you know, check out my star rating. (But my way is more fun, and you get a fun song out of it, too!)I was one of the few people ...
  • Matthew
    Three things:1. This book tries to YA too hard2. This book tries to Sci-fi too hard3. This book tries to world build too hardI do give it 3 stars because overall I found it enjoyable, but the the things above distracted me so much. (Note: Lowered to two stars on 10/17/2017 because I thought I already gave it too and I keep thinking back to how much I didn't care for it . . . so, I had to drop it!)YA - There is a general YA formula, but if you mix...
  • sana °¤°
    BR with the evil little pie. <3Dnf @ page 88This book is putting Maggie and I in a slump, not to mention extremely boring and slow.
  • Rose
    Long review for a rather long read. I'm still struggling to figure what words are appropriate to describe the mediocrity and utter pointlessness of this book. My thoughts about it aren't as concise as this review will turn out being, because I only have so many words to fit in my review space and I want to illustrate why this book ended up being such a horrible experience. It's my worst read of 2017 thus far, though I considered giving it credit ...
  •  maggie
    DNF @ 22% Sana and I are bored and are being put in a reading slump reading this. It's extremely slow and boring and nothing interesting has happened. We encountered some of the issues going on and asked each other if it was triggering for either of us and since it wasn't, we continued. I do agree that this does have issues that can be triggering for people, so I suggest watching out for that before starting it. We also have read like 2 more page...
  • Simona Bartolotta
    EDIT 11/02/2017/: Lowering my rating to two stars because holy moley, I already don't remember a thing of what happened in this book. And I read it, like, a month ago. This is Lady Midnight happening to me all over again. Is it my memory's fault or these run-of-the-mill-yet-super-popular books'?---“Growing up here really has warped you, hasn’t it?”“Growing up here,” I clarified, “has made me see the truth about people.”•I feel tha...
  • Sh3lly ✨ hates the holidays - bah humbug! ✨
    2.5 stars, rounding down because WTF kind of ending was that?I'll just get this out of the way: I hated Allegiant, but I really liked Divergent and Insurgent. This is a very different kind of book. It's sci-fi. Set in space and on other planets. The people are basically human and look and act the same as us (except for some hard to pronounce names). In this world, there is a current that runs through everything. Some people worship it, some view ...
  • Joshua Gabriel (Ever Bookish Josh)
    What a person did when they were in pain said a lot about them. —AkosYey, I finally finished reading this controversial book. Before I even picked it up, I did some extensive research just because so many people were ranting about it. I watched reviews on YouTube, which were rarely positive in tone. Heck, I even saw a video wherein the BookTuber burst into tears because of all the stress this book had been giving her. Of course, I was quite mov...
  • Alyssa
    I liked the story overall! But there a few things that might seem minor, but are actually really detracting from the story, and I took issue with them. It was a good story, don't get me wrong. But I have some things to explore in my review that I just didn't like.***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog***Carve the Mark by Veronica RothBook One of the Carve the Mark seriesPublisher: Katherine Tegen BooksPublication Date: January 17, 2017Ratin...
  • Frankie Lovely
    2 starsUncensored review as alwaysAnd spoiler-freeOh boy. This is not going to be pretty. I’m sure you have seen all the upchucked Haterade that the “controversy brigade” so generously spewed about this book before and after it’s release. So obviously, I wanted to love this book SO HARD if only to shove a raving review in the face of absurdity! Unfortunately, I can’t do that here.*sulks*On the other hand … I honestly did not see ANY o...
  • AleJandra
    2 En una galaxia No muy lejana… STARS "The darkness was pain, and I was made of it, I was pain itself." Tenía tantas cosas que quería debatir con ustedes, que termine sobrecargándome, y al final ya no soy capaz de expresarme coherentemente referente a todo lo que quería decir de este libro. Sorry amigos les he fallado, esta reseña es un big fat mess, al menos encaja a la perfección con el mess que es este libro. Empezare esta reseña c...