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.