The Fates Divide

The Fates Divide

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When Cyra's father Lazmet Noavek, a soulless tyrant thought to be dead, reclaims the throne, Cyra Noavek and Akos Kereseth are desperate to stop him from igniting a barbaric war.
Publisher: New York, NY : Katherine Tegen Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, ©2018.
Edition: First Edition.
ISBN: 9780062426956
0062426958
9780062842381
0062842382
Characteristics: x, 443 pages :,map ;,24 cm
Additional Contributors: Allyn, Virginia - Illustrator

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PimaLib_ChristineR Aug 24, 2018

As I came late to the Veronica Roth party, I began with Carve the Mark, which I enjoyed immensely, and then started on the Divergent series while waiting for Fates' release. I think this duology is much stronger writing than Divergent. Fans of that may not care for these books as much because while Divergent is a clear-cut dystopian YA, these books are flirting with, if not clearly jumping into the sci-fi genre.

Fates is, at heart, the story of Akos and Cyra, but many new or secondary characters step forward here to ask some of the big questions about revenge, mercy, and sacrifice. The choices that Akos, in particular, has to make, would seem to lead him to a clearer understanding of his mother, yet don't. It's another example of Roth not going for the easy answers. An engrossing book told from many perspectives that stitch together an amazing universe that feels like something brand new.

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JHope24601
Jun 25, 2018

I much preferred Carve the Mark over The Fates Divide. This was a much slower read and didn't have the same "oomph" to it CTM did. While it does wrap up nicely and presents new character perspectives, it felt boring by comparison. I guessed the big plot twist a few chapters into the book which made the reveal anticlimactic since I had already figured it out. Going into this book I had really high expectations and felt a little let down with the book.
While not exactly a "bad" book, it took me a while to finish, (and I'm a fairly fast reader) and it just didn't hold the same appeal as the last one.

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Jun 23, 2018

I love this author, and she almost never disappoints her audience! (only twice for me personally). Jumping back into this series was a bit of a shock at first, with all the terminology and names. It is a completely different universe, which is actually quite refreshing once you understand it. The plot gets more interesting as it continues on, and I would definitely recommend sticking with it. (The plot twist(s) was awesome, I sort of alluded to it before but only by chance). Personally I found the first book better written, but this is still good!!
- @Siri of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

MelifluousView Apr 20, 2018

A satisfying end to the duology, but it didn't read as quickly as her Divergent series. I definitely didn't anticipate the big twist about Akos and Cyra's fates. I preferred their storylines to the one with Cisi, but her ability was an interesting one. The galactic politics dragged a little. Eijeh's perspective added a unique touch.

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