DNF Mini Review | Carve The Mark by Veronica Roth


Carve the Mark


Title: Carve The Mark

Author: Veronica Roth

Genre: YA Science-Fiction

My Rating: DNF



Goodreads Synopsis

In a galaxy powered by the current, everyone has a gift.

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 the son of a farmer and an oracle from the frozen nation-planet of Thuvhe. Protected by his unusual currentgift, Akos is generous in spirit, and his loyalty to his family is limitless. Once Akos and his brother are captured by enemy Shotet soldiers, Akos is desperate to get this brother out alive — no matter what the cost.
The Akos is thrust into Cyra’s world, and the enmity between their countries and families seems insurmountable. Will they help each other to survive, or will they destroy one another?
Carve the Mark is Veronica Roth’s stunning portrayal of the power of friendship — and love — in a galaxy filled with unexpected gifts.

My Review

So like the title says this is going to be a mini review of a book I didn’t finish. I picked this book up from my library because I had heard nothing but good things about it on booktube and after I read the synopsis is sounded like a book I would like. Right from the start there is a lot of info dumping and there wasn’t really anything going on. When I started this book I think I read the first 30 pages and then put it down because I was so bored. After that I was forcing myself to read it because I am one of those people who if I start a book I want to finish it. I wanted it to count toward all of my goals that I have set for myself this year. After forcing myself to read 165 pages I finally decided to DNF it. I am sitting here trying to think about what else I can say about it but I can’t even remember what I read it was that boring. I wasn’t connecting to any of the characters and the plot was non existent to me. Maybe if I would have read on it might have gotten better but you shouldn’t have to read half of a book before you start seeing the point.

Have you read this book? Do you want to read this book? What did you think of it? Were you as bored as me? Did you manage to read the entire book? I would love to hear your thoughts on this book in the comments below.

15 thoughts on “DNF Mini Review | Carve The Mark by Veronica Roth

  1. I was thinking about picking it up when I first saw it but a lot of people felt like you have and there’s been a harmful racist trope pointed out, Veronica Roth wrote a post where I thought she was going to apologies and she just made a heap of excuses so I lost some respect for her 😞😒 tbh it doesn’t really sound like something I’m going to enjoy anyway so I’m not that fussed with it, great mini review 😊

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  2. Great mini review! 🙂
    Not only have I heard a lot of racial problems with this book but also a lot of the same problems you had with it like the info dumping and slow pacing. I’ve really been on the edge about reading it with all of those things so maybe I won’t waste my time with it. Sorry this wasn’t a good one for you!

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