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As I was one of the few who actually liked the first book Carve the Mark I am really excited for this continuation of the story!
Edit 16th April - Thoughts
I enjoyed The Fates Divide more than the first one. This was a good continuation of the story. I felt immersed into it right away - Veronica Roth didn't take long to get right to business.
The characters and their relations felt more flashed out - it was like a game of chess and we saw every piece move across the board. It didn't feel like Cyra and Akos were the main characters at times - the rest were just as important if not more. I noticed this already in the Divergent series - sometimes the side characters are more important to Veronica Roth than her actual main characters.
I didn't have a problem with it in this case - it all played into the theme of "the fates", the invisible hand moving the pieces across the chess board.
And no side was painted evil - Thuve and Shotet may be enemies, but both sides have their good and bad people. And just because of the bad people, you can't condemn the good people aswell. This was made clear perfectly throughout the book.
Veronica Roth really has a way with titles - she always stays true to the theme. And she always comes back to the title/the theme of the title, in this case Fate. It all revolved around fate - are you the slave of your fate or can you choose your own fate
I absolutely love this about all of her books!
The twists and turnes were real! At one point I just sat there, jaw dropping and needed to take a minute to process all the information. This story kept me hooked all the way through!
And I absolutely loved this book, up until the actual ending. I think the problem was that I had Allegiant in my head and expected such an ending. I couldn't stop comparing it.
It would've been a pleasing ending, if Veronica Roth wasn't the author. I honestly absolutely loved Allegiant and its ending. (view spoiler)[ I would've loved for Cyro and Akos to die. Ok, that sounds cruel. But then they would've become martyrs, legends even. Their sacrifice would be the ultimate reminder for the rest of this solar system, a reason to keep the piece. A Kereseth and Noavek dying for each other, their people enemies at war, but their love is undying.
Ok, my little fantasy is probably getting out of hand here ... maybe the way Veronica Roth wrote it, it's better :'D (hide spoiler)]
I would love this to become a movie. Honestly, I think this could be turned into a great movie adaptation!
Edit 14th April 2018
It's here!!! I have it <3
Can't wait to read it, though I am a bit anxious hahaa
Edit 13th Dec 2017
OMG!!! The cover and title dropped at the same time! Honestly, I love the title, and the cover is aesthetically pleasing (it's gonna fit perfectly to the 1st book), I am still super excited for this book :D
Elena Rosales has busted her ass to get into a good college. She’s the only one in her family ever to attend, and expectations are high. No pressure. But Elena’s got this one in the bag, because she’s as dependable as the molecules she studies, as reliable as the chemical reactions that comfort her in their predictability – until they don’t.
Elena has always wondered why her mother abandoned her on her first birthday. It’s not until she turns 18 and her chemistry experiments go berserk that she learns the truth: Her mother wasn’t human, and the Fae are willing to harm those Elena loves if she doesn’t use her power over the elements to cure them of a deadly disease.
Derek, Elena’s brooding neighbor, isn’t the friendliest guy, but he has access to an off-hours lab and is willing to help Elena create the antivirus. He has his own secrets to keep, and this business Elena is mixed up in could blow his cover. But when Elena and Derek get together, more than chemicals spark fire – and they soon discover just how complicated attraction can get when they find themselves on the other side of the portal, fighting for survival. Lives collide and allegiance and love are tested in Fates Divided.