Friday, 15 June 2018

Review: The Fates Divide by Veronica Roth

I got sent this by Harper Collins for an honest review, which will follow.

I adored the first book in this series, and re-reading it before this book just brought back my love of this series, and my excitement that this second book in the duology is finally out. Here it is:


Fate brought them together. Now it will divide them.

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.

With the addition of two powerful new voices, Veronica Roth's sequel to Carve the Mark is a chorus of hope, humor, faith, and resilience.

I will admit now, I was quite scared to read the conclusion of this series because of Veronica Roth's past endings - I heard about the end of Divergent series and that made me worried about this one. However, I still got stuck right in, and ended up loving the book - so much so that I read it in a day.

This book was slightly different to the first - in that instead of just Cyra's and Akos' POV, you also heard from Akos' sister, Cisi, and Akos' brother, Eijeh, too. I definitely liked the inclusion of Eijeh's voice, as even though it did confuse me as the first chapter, it definitely made things so much more interesting throughout, and as you got further into the book you started to understand what Eijeh may have been talking about.

My favourite part of this book though, was Cyra - her development was amazing. She became so much stronger, and came into herself even more than I thought she would in this book, and at one point it really hit how much she had changed throughout both books and some of the quotes really stuck with me because they were so thought provoking.

I'll mention now, that this book had so many twists and turns it was so hard to keep up - and at one part of the book I think my mouth actually dropped in shock at one of the twists.  That was a new thing for me, I can be shocked but it's different when it's jaw-dropping shock.

I give this book: 5 cats

I adored the ending of this book. Have you read it or plan to read it? Comment below!

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