"Cyra is the sister of the brutal tyrant who rules the Shotet people. Cyra's current gift 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 current gift, 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 his brother out alive—no matter what the cost. Then 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?
Carve the Mark is Veronica Roth's stunning portrayal of the power of friendship—and love—in a galaxy filled with unexpected gifts." 31/2 stars out of 4 on Good Reads
The student book club will host its first meeting this Thursday from 8 to 8:45 in the library's conference room. This month, we are reading and will discuss Veronica Roth's Carve the Mark. Roth is the author of the popular Divergent series. Breakfast (pancakes this month) will be served with some great conversation to follow breakfast. Club members will also choose our October book. Copies of the book are still available for checkout.
All are welcome. Come; check it out. No registration is required.