Veronica Roth Reveals CARVE THE MARK Secrets

Author of the bestselling Divergent series, Veronica Roth, sits down with Epic Reads to tell us a few secrets about her upcoming book, Carve the Mark.

While there’s been some pretty shocking Divergent news recently, Veronica Roth fans should be excited about her upcoming book, Carve the Mark, the first book in a science fiction duology.

Veronica Roth tells us a few interesting secrets in her video with Epic Reads. First of all, the book is written in dual perspectives.  Only one of those perspectives is in first person. Additionally, she says that the novel “has a lower body count” than other books that she has written. In other words, Roth’s promising that she’s not killing off as many characters as she did in the Divergent series; specifically, she’s not killing off as many as she did in Allegiant. Lastly, and perhaps surprisingly, the book has a few Divergent Easter Eggs.

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About the Book:

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.

Carve the Mark hits shelves on January 17, 2017.


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