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Summary

In the second book of the Carve the Mark duology, globally bestselling 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.

©2018 Veronica Roth (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers

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good, but not great

I didn't find myself captivated by the story, sometimes had to force myself to read on. the least of my favourites of Roth so far.

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Brilliant

I loved the first and loved this as well the narrators were so good and I’m sad this book ended.

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Not quite 'Carve the mark'-level but enjoyable

The pacing of the Fates Divide is undoubtedly slower than the first part of the series but it is still an enjoyable read. The protagonists are all over the place sometimes but their characters had been so well established in 'Carve the mark' that, with only minor coaxing, it was easy to understand their actions and motivations.
Some parts of the plot were so masterfully left out that the reader has no other choice but to use their imagination to fill in the blanks.
What makes this book quite unique, however, is the duality in Eijeh. Never before have I encountered anything remotely like this. Moreover, the narrator's eerie rendition of Eijeh voice occasionally made my hair stand on end (in a good way).
Other three narrators' voices are equally good and add depth and richness to the characters of the protagonists.
I have no knowledge of possible third part of this series but if there is ever going to be one, I'm definitely reaching for it.