Okay, it took me W A Y too long to read this book.
My review for Carve the Mark was mostly opinion. Actually, I don't think I even gave you guys a plot, just what the planets were called and the main gist of the premise. So I kind of think I'm going to write another review like that for The Fates Divide.
It's not that I don't love being in this little galaxy that Veronica Roth has created, because I absolutely love it and she definitely develops the planets even more in this book. It's just not a series I would sit down and devour. I mean, it is only a duology and I think that's good for this type of book. However, I wish that the soujourn was the basis of the books instead of the currentgifts. Sure the currentgifts are super interesting and when you tie them in with the fated families, it makes for some interesting reading. But I think the soujourn would be more interesting. We'd get to see the main characters visiting all the planets and finding a way to combine or trade resources (kind of like in Divergent where each faction is responsible for one aspect).
Now that being said, there's not near as much action in this book as there was in the first, BUT the scenes with action are written so much better. Not to mention character development!! Oh boy, in Carve the Mark we only got to read from Cyra and Akos point of view, whereas in The Fates Divide we get to read from Cyra, Akos, Cisi, A N D Eijah! The dynamic of switching from each character made the story so well rounded and honestly may be the only reason I kept reading.
All in all, this book wasn't great but it also wasn't terrible.
If you made it through the first one, you'll like this one better.
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