Veronica Roth is most certainly one of my favorite authors, so I’m totally looking forwards to her newest novel! I honestly have no idea whether I’ll like it or not though, since her only series is Divergent, and sometimes authors can be one-hit-wonders, but hopefully that is not the case here. I must admit, I already like the title and cover, but something definitely tells me I won’t like it as much as Divergent. Probably because I’m not super into sci-fi novels.
It is being released on January 17th (I know, still quite a ways away). Here is the Barnes & Noble summary, since I obviously can’t read it yet.
“On a planet where violence and vengeance rule, in a galaxy where some are favored by fate, everyone develops a currentgift, a unique power meant to shape the future. While most benefit from their currentgifts, Akos and Cyra do not—their gifts make them vulnerable to others’ control. Can they reclaim their gifts, their fates, and their lives, and reset the balance of power in this world?
Cyra is the sister of the brutal tyrant who rules the Shotet people. Cyra’s currentgift 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 from the peace-loving nation of Thuvhe, and his loyalty to his family is limitless. Though protected by his unusual currentgift, 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. When Akos is thrust into Cyra’s world, the enmity between their countries and families seems insurmountable. They must decide to help each other to survive—or to destroy one another.”
I hope I’ve convinced you to read this when it is released (or pre-order it:)), and I can’t wait to do a book review on it in January!