´He´d die for her, She´d kill for him´
Title: The fates divide
Author: Veronica Roth
Page count: 443
Chapter length: ~8 pages
Series: Carve the mark #2
Rating: 3 stars
What is it about? (may contain spoilers for book 1)
In this sequel we continue to follow the Kereseth, Noavek and Benesit family and their fates. These fates were spoken by their birth and are inescapable. In Carve the mark we read about the development of these fates, but these are not fully fulfilled by the end of the book it continues. Lazmet Noavek, who is believed death after the first book, reclaims the Shotet throne. Which makes the bonds between the planets even more complicated, and a barbaric war is started. Cyra and Akos believe that the only way to stop this war is to kill Lazmet, who may or may not be Cyra´s father.
What I think:
I was one of the few people who actually liked Carve the mark. And I liked it because I thought it was quite an original story, and I liked the kinda sci-fi aspect of it. I read Carve the mark almost as soon as it came it, which means that I’ve read it a year ago. So I was actually quite disappointed that this book did not have a recap at the start of this book hahah (books that have that are the best!). So it took me a while to get into the story, after that I started to really enjoy the book. But than there just was a lot of travelling and lots of discussion, which at some part started to be repeatable. And there was this twist, which I was a not a really big fan of, made the it all a bit easier.
So this was just an okay read for me, there were some things I was not a big fan of. But I really liked the currentgifts and how these are worked into the story and I also really liked the way the world was build.
Someone who wants to read a mix of fantasy and sci-fi. Who wants to read a, in my opinion, original story. But I would advise to read these books close together, not with a year in between..