Carve The Mark By Veronica Roth

Hey World! Today, I will be doing a review on Carve The Mark by Veronica Roth (Carve The Mark #1). This is a spoiler free review! So, without further ado, let’s get into it! 

*Note: All thoughts and opinions are on my own.*

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“‘Every current carries a curse.’ He said, ‘But no gift is only a curse.'” – Carve The Mark, Veronica Roth.

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?

Writing:

Veronica’s writing style has improved. Her writing style for this book’s crisp and idiomatic. However, the pacing for this book’s so slow. The characters in this book are complex and sometimes humorous.

Characters:

Akos and Cyra: I loved both of them so much! They’re very interesting and they’re very cool.

Ryzek and Eijeh: I actually blamed Eijeh for killing [Spoiler removed]. Ryzek’s a character that you will want to slap and punch because he’s so annoying and evil. 

Overall:

I give this book a 62% rating. I liked it but I didn’t love it.

Quotes:

“‘I can’t watch you destroy yourself for someone who doesn’t want to be saved.” – Carve The Mark, Veronica Roth.

“The darkness was pain, and I was made of it, I was pain itself.” – Carve The Mark, Veronica Roth.


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Glass Sword By Victoria Aveyard

Hey Homo Sapiens! I will be doing a review on Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard today! This is a spoiler free review. Glass Sword is the second book in the Red Queen series. Link to my Red Queen booktalk and book review below: 

Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

Well, without further ado, let’s get into the review!

*Note: All thoughts and opinions are on my own.*

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LOOK AT HOW BEAUTIFUL THIS BOOK COVER IS! AHHH!

“If I am a sword, I am a sword made of glass, and I feel myself beginning to shatter.” – Glass Sword, Victoria Aveyard. 

Synopsis

Mare Barrow’s blood is red—the color of common folk—but her Silver ability, the power to control lightning, has turned her into a weapon that the royal court tries to control.

The crown calls her an impossibility, a fake, but as she makes her escape from Maven, the prince—the friend—who betrayed her, Mare uncovers something startling: she is not the only one of her kind.

Pursued by Maven, now a vindictive king, Mare sets out to find and recruit other Red-and-Silver fighters to join in the struggle against her oppressors.

But Mare finds herself on a deadly path, at risk of becoming exactly the kind of monster she is trying to defeat.

Will she shatter under the weight of the lives that are the cost of rebellion? Or have treachery and betrayal hardened her forever?

Writing:

Once again, Victoria’s writing style is poetic and articulate.This book has complex characters and the tone of this book is so wonderful. It’s fast-paced and I had a fun time reading this book!

Characters:

The characters were great in this book. Mare went through alot of things, one includes [Spoiler removed]. Maven is still the villian and really…I want to shake some sense into him. Cal, well, he went through alot as well..

*I love all of them.*

“Kneel or bleed.” – Glass Sword, Victoria Aveyard.

Overall:

I give this book an (eighty) 80% rating. Honestly, I enjoyed the first book more than the second book. But still, I love both of these books.

Dreams Of Gods And Monsters By Laini Taylor

Hey Guys! I am coming to you guys with another review! Dreams Of Gods And Monsters is the third installment in the ‘Daughter Of Smoke And Bone‘ (#3) Trilogy. Here are my reviews for the previous books: 

Daughter Of Smoke And Bone  &  Days Of Blood And Starlight  

This is a spoiler free review. So, without further ado, let’s get into the review!

*Note: All thoughts and opinions are on my own.* 

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“Once upon a time,an angel and a devil pressed their hands to their hearts and started the apocalypse.” – Dreams Of Gods And Monsters, Laini Taylor

Synopsis:

By way of a staggering deception, Karou has taken control of the chimaera rebellion and is intent on steering its course away from dead-end vengeance. The future rests on her, if there can even be a future for the chimaera in war-ravaged Eretz.

Common enemy, common cause.

When Jael’s brutal seraph army trespasses into the human world, the unthinkable becomes essential, and Karou and Akiva must ally their enemy armies against the threat. It is a twisted version of their long-ago dream, and they begin to hope that it might forge a way forward for their people.

And, perhaps, for themselves. Toward a new way of living, and maybe even love.

Writing:

As usual, Laini’s has such a beautiful yet mysterious writing style. Her writing style’s so crisp and poetic. There were some points that we really needed explanation on, but when you get deeper into the story, you will get all the answers that you have in your brain. 

Characters:

Our Karou and Akiva went through the biggest character developments ever! Their plan was ‘WOOO-HMM-HOOO‘. It was great! I love them so much! 

Liraz and Ziri: They are as awesome as ever! *Ship!*

Zuzana and Mik: Professional legends (Stormhunters)! Just, “Woo-Hoo!” 

Eliza: She’s a new character in this book and OMG! She’s awesome! She had such an amazing personality and a dark past.. But still, She’s awesome! 

Rating:

Overall, I give this book a 100% rating. I highly recommend you to read this trilogy! Such a beautiful trilogy and a beautiful writing. 

Pretty Quotes: 

“We haven’t been introduced. Not really.” – Dreams Of Gods And Monsters, Laini Taylor

This sentence in the book made me laugh out loud. It’s so funny.

“Be a Samurai. Because you just never know what’s behind the freaking sky.” – Dreams Of Gods And Monsters, Laini Taylor

Oh. Yes. This sentence in the book as well. 


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Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

Hey Humans! I will be doing both spoiler free and spoilery review on Red Queen today! So, without further ado, let’s get into it!

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“The truth is what I make it. I could set this world on fire and call it rain.” – Red Queen, Victoria Aveyard.

Synopsis:

This is a world divided by blood – red or silver.

The Reds are commoners, ruled by a Silver elite in possession of god-like superpowers. And to Mare Barrow, a seventeen-year-old Red girl from the poverty-stricken Stilts, it seems like nothing will ever change.

That is, until she finds herself working in the Silver Palace. Here, surrounded by the people she hates the most, Mare discovers that, despite her red blood, she possesses a deadly power of her own. One that threatens to destroy the balance of power.

Fearful of Mare’s potential, the Silvers hide her in plain view, declaring her a long-lost Silver princess, now engaged to a Silver prince. Despite knowing that one misstep would mean her death, Mare works silently to help the Red Guard, a militant resistance group, and bring down the Silver regime.

Writing:

The writing style for this book was so mysterious and rich. I was utterly shocked that this is her debut novel/series because the writing style for this book was marvelous and the plot of this book kept me wanting for more.

Characters:

The characters are A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! The characters developments in this book was massive. It’s hard to actually differentiate who is good and who is bad until you reach the end of the book.

Overall:

I love this book and I can’t wait to read King’s Cage! I gave this book a 91% rating. 


Spoiler Section:

“Anyone can betray anyone.” – Red Queen, Victoria Aveyard.

Well, that betrayal scene. My mind was completely blown away. I trusted him -Maven- and now, he left me there, speechless. I have no words to describe how that betrayal…just UGH!

And Maven’s mother… just… such an a… yeah, I cannot even form a proper sentence. That rage in my heart and that plot twist ruined me. It destroyed me. *Tears* 

“I told you to hide your heart once. You should have listened.” – Red Queen, Victoria Aveyard


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Epic Reads Book Tag

Hey Guys! I will be doing a fun book tag today and that is the Epic Reads Book Tag! So, without further ado, let’s get into it! 

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1) If you could invite one author and one of their fictional characters to tea, who would you invite and what would you serve them?

I would invite Laini Taylor and Karou to tea and I would serve them garlic breads to eat and chocolate milk to drink. 

2) What book would you like a prequel for?

I actually have a few for this question but for now, I really wish for ‘The Hunger Games’ prequel. I want to know about the world before ‘The Hunger Games’ started. About President Snow on how he came to be the person he was in the book.

3) Which two characters (not from the same book) do you think would make a good couple?

Well, Akiva from the (Daughter Of Smoke And Bone Trilogy) and Mare from the (Red Queen Series). I think they will make a great couple. 

4)  If you ran into your favourite author on the train and could only say one sentence to them, who would it be and what would you say?


I would say, “Thank you Laini for the beautiful books you wrote.” 

5)  What book made you a reader and why?

I got into reading when I was 12. All thanks to ‘The Hunger Games’. That trilogy got me into Young Adult Dystopian.

6) Your book shelf just caught on fire! What book would you save and why?


All of them! Because I love each and every one of them. 

7) What dystopian world would you want to live in if you had to choose one and why?

Divergent? Because the world’s so interesting and it’s set in the future!

8)  What is your most epic read of all time?

Hmm… Too many.


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Days Of Blood And Starlight By Laini Taylor

Hey Guys! I am coming to you with another book review today! Days Of Blood And Starlight is the second book in the Daughter Of Smoke And Bone Trilogy (Daughter Of Smoke And Bone #2). So, without further ado, let’s get into the review!

*Mark: This is a spoiler free review!*

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*Mark: All thoughts and opinions are on my own.*

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“Once upon a time, a girl lived in a sandcastle, making monsters to send through a hole in the sky.” – Days Of Blood And Starlight, Laini Taylor.

Synopsis:

Art student and monster’s apprentice Karou finally has the answers she has always sought. She knows who she is—and what she is. But with this knowledge comes another truth she would give anything to undo: She loved the enemy and he betrayed her, and a world suffered for it.

Writing:

Laini’s writing is so different from the other authors I have read. The writing style for this book was so beautiful, lyrical and mysterious in its own way. Also, I loved how she switched the POVs between Karou, Akiva, Seeva, etc.

For example, a click on your thumb and the POV changes and everything makes sense.

Characters:

All the characters in this book are important. You will care about all of these  characters because they are lovable characters. (And when a character dies, you will cry because it shatters your heart into pieces).

Rating:

Overall, I gave this book a 99.5% rating. If you have not read Days Of Blood And Starlight, please go and read it now! It’s so good! Highly recommend you to read it. But, read Daughter Of Smoke And Bone before reading Days Of Blood And Starlight.

Favorite Quotes:

“A dream dirty and bruised is better than no dream at all.”

AWWWWWW! I loved this quote so much! 

“Once upon a time, an angel and a devil fell in love and dared to imagine a new way of living—one without massacres and torn throats and bonfires of the fallen, without revenants or bastard armies or children ripped from their mothers’ arms to take their turn in the killing and dying.

Once, the lovers lay entwined in the moon’s secret temple and dreamed of a world that was a like a jewel-box without a jewel—a paradise waiting for them to find it and fill it with their happiness.

This was not that world.”

This too!


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February TBR: ‘To-Be-Read’

Hey humans! Welcome to my February ‘TBR’. I will be doing a monthly TBR from now onward, to show what I will be reading this month and whether I will wrap it all up in a month. I will probably not, but I will try! So, without further ado, let’s get into it:

1. The Fire Sermon

Four hundred years in the future, the Earth has turned primitive following a nuclear fire that laid waste to civilization and nature. Though the radiation fallout has ended, for some unknowable reason every person is born with a twin. Of each pair one is an Alpha – physically perfect in every way – and the other an Omega burdened with deformity, small or large.

Cass is a rare Omega, one burdened with psychic foresight. While her twin, Zach, gains power on the Alpha Council, she dares to dream the most dangerous dream of all: equality.”

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I can’t wait to read this book! It sounds so interesting and unique. Looking forward on reading this book!

2. Carve The Mark

“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?”

 

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I heard controversial reviews on this book, but I will still read it and give my own opinions and thoughts on it.

3. Twilight

About three things I was absolutely positive.

First, Edward was a vampire.

Second, there was a part of him—and I didn’t know how dominant that part might be—that thirsted for my blood.

And third, I was unconditionally and irrevocably in love with him.”

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Yes. I have not read the ‘Twilight’ Series yet. But I will be reading it soon! That’s why I am adding it into my February TBR list!

4. The Bane Chronicles

“This collection of eleven short stories illuminates the life of the enigmatic Magnus Bane, whose alluring personality, flamboyant style, and sharp wit populate the pages of Mortal Instruments and The Infernal Devices.”

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I can’t wait to read this! I loved the world Cassandra Clare created! The world is so unique, beautiful and interesting! 


*This is the end of my February TBR! Thanks for reading and I hope you all enjoyed this review! Bye for now!*