Goodreads Monday

Goodreads Monday is a weekly meme hosted here. In order to participate, choose a random book from your TBR and show it off!! Don’t forget to link back here!

Hey guys! I wanted to check out a link in system so that those of you who participate can linkup at the end of this post and see what everyone else is posting… BUT I was ill – again! So, I am going to have a look and get back to you guys on that next week! Anyway, this weeks pick for me is a book that has a lot of controversy surrounding it. I have heard the arguments from both sides and I do understand that the book is problematic because it has hurt readers… however, I would still like to give this book a chance.

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Carve the Mark by Veronica Roth

Published: January 17th 2017 by Katharine Tegen Books

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.

I did really enjoy Roth’s Divergent series (despite the horrific ending!!), and I have had this on my TBR since I found out about it! I am definitely excited to see what this book is like 🙂

What books are on your TBR’s? Feel free to let me know in the comments.

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6 thoughts on “Goodreads Monday

  1. Beth (Reading Every Night) says:

    Great pick for this week Lauren. I’ve heard a lot of controversy around this book as well, and given I’m not an active member of the Goodreads or Twitter bookish community that’s really saying something, but I still want t read it myself one day. Like you I want to make my own opinions on this book, good or bad, plus the cover is gorgeous and I just couldn’t resist! 🙂

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