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Publisher's Summary

Number one New York Times best seller!

In the second book of the Carve the Mark duology, globally best-selling Divergent author Veronica Roth reveals how Cyra and Akos fulfill their fates. The Fates Divide is a richly imagined tale of hope and resilience told in four stunning perspectives.

The lives of Cyra Noavek and Akos Kereseth are ruled by their fates, spoken by the oracles at their births. The fates, once determined, are inescapable.

Akos is in love with Cyra, in spite of his fate: He will die in service to Cyra’s family. And when Cyra’s father, Lazmet Noavek - a soulless tyrant, thought to be dead - reclaims the Shotet throne, Akos believes his end is closer than ever.

As Lazmet ignites a barbaric war, Cyra and Akos are desperate to stop him at any cost. For Cyra, that could mean taking the life of the man who may - or may not - be her father. For Akos, it could mean giving his own. In a stunning twist, the two will discover how fate defines their lives in ways most unexpected.

Praise for Carve the Mark:

Number one New York Times best seller * Wall Street Journal best seller * USA Today best seller * Number one IndieBound best seller

“Roth skillfully weaves the careful world-building and intricate web of characters that distinguished Divergent.” (VOYA, starred review)

“Roth offers a richly imagined, often brutal world of political intrigue and adventure, with a slow-burning romance at its core.” (ALA Booklist)

©2018 Veronica Roth (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers

Critic Reviews

"Roth skillfully weaves the careful world-building and intricate web of characters that distinguished Divergent." (VOYA)

"Roth offers a richly imagined, often brutal world of political intrigue and adventure, with a slow-burning romance at its core." (ALA Booklist)

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Needed to know

Glad to have the tale complete though a little too “happy ending.” Good YA/Adult crossover appropriate for all—vey little objectionable to younger readers.

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Love This Series

I truly enjoyed this book. It was a little slow at the beginning, but not enough to bother me at all. I love the world that Veronica Roth created in this series. The names of the people and places are beautiful. The narrators do a fabulous job. Especially the Cyra and Akos narrators. There is a part in the book where I had to pause the book and wrap my head around the information that the author dropped. My mind was blown. Haha. I highly recommend this series. It's a great listen. I will definitely give it a re-listen sometime in the future.

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Enjoyable listen!

Loved that there were multiple choice actors, and the story is entertaining. Looking forward to the next one!

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Nice Follow-up

Nice twists in the family lines but left a few characters in limbo. Not surprised with the ending.

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Enjoyed the story, many plot-holes, needs rewrite

I did enjoy the stories and some of the characters choices and complexities. Things definitely didn't happen as I expected; however, there are a number of plot holes that seem rather problematic. (spoiler alert) Why did Akos suddenly decide to go and assassinate Lozmat? Discovering his new fate hardly seemed reason enough, it was an awkward transition. Who or what was the exile leadership? In fact, the absolute lack of leadership besides the main characters seemed rather glaring. It was hard to accept the Issay was able to just run around making decisions with only Cici and Ast. The exiles were much to quick to embrace Cyra as their leader and yet there was no one organizing and running the exiles who could appropriately act or at least who should have tried to reason with Issay? It seemed entirely up to Cyra to negotiate the assassination, which seemed to meet the approval of the exiles, but she was on her own to plan it and carry it out? And Akos consistently was inconsistent with his character. There were too many flaws in this story.
Neveretheless, I found the world with current gifts interesting and creative. The world really has an imaginative idea. However, there needed to be more acknowledgement of other people's current gifts. In a world where everyone has a current gift they should have played a more primary role in how society worked, perhaps people being intentionally recruited to particular professions because of their current gifts. And by the way, did it bother no one that we never found out what Ory's gift was or what she did to Eijah/Rizak before she died? I expected some kind of twist around that, but it never came, even though it was hinted at. It seemed like the story was written in a hurry and really lacked a good editor who could have helped ensure more consistency. Honestly, I think the author should take these books and completely rewrite them, possibly splitting them into three books, the second ending with the shocking twist of fates. And then some serious development to explain Akos' new motivation. They have so much potential, but seem sloppily patched together.

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So so so good that I didn't stop listening!

So so so good that I didn't stop listening! Wonderful surprises and a perfect ending.

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Disappointing

I was looking forward to this book and was very disappointed, I could barely even finish it. It was very boring.

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Enjoyable Sci-Fi

The book up until the three quarters mark was fairly predictable. There were enough hints along the way to know where it was headed. It also follows the plot of Roth's Allegiant pretty similarly. I was worried Roth would repeat her ending of Allegiant. Even up until the last hour or so it was "please don't ruin this story by ending it the same way." Roth ended up crafting a ending which was a nice surprise.

The performance was amazing. The world creation was great. Loses a star for following the same plot build as her previous series because it was so similarly crafted that it was hard to get past it.

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Too much mushy make-out

I liked the story, but there are too many graphic make out sessions in this book. I do not want to read about lesbian make out sessions either. Also, the language is a little too vulgar for me. It seems like too many authors are going into cussing to follow a trend. Totally unnecessary, especially the random F-bomb.

Take all that out and it is a pretty entertaining book. A little too much of the depressed teenager in the main characters.

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Good book

This book was hard to follow for me. I read the first one in this series a while ago, and had to relearn names and relationships. It also skipped between female characters who all have similar names. Over all it was a good book in the end.