The Fates Divide is the last book in the Carve the Mark duology by Veronica Roth. This review does contain spoilers.
The lives of Cyra Noavek and Akos Kereseth are ruled by their fates, spoken by the oracles at their births. The fates, once determined, are inescapable.
Akos is in love with Cyra, in spite of his fate: he will die in service to Cyra’s family. And when Cyra’s father, Lazmet Noavek – a soulless tyrant, thought to be dead – reclaims the Shotet throne, Akos believes his end is closer than ever.
As Lazmet ignites a barbaric war, Cyra and Akos are desperate to stop him at any cost. For Cyra, that could mean taking the life of the man who may – or may not – be her father. For Akos, it could mean giving his own. In a stunning twist, the two will discover how fate defines their lives in ways most unexpected.
The Fates Divide picks up where Carve the Mark finished and the main villain is killed off which had me confused for where the story will go. I still found the book slow paced and in some spots found it difficult to continue.
There was an interesting twist that hooked me in to see how the relationship between Akos and Cyra will continue to evolve. It is a slow burn relationship that builds over the whole book.
The themes in this book relate to dystopia as well as family and romance. There is also death in the novel.
A book that deals with the theme of dystopia is the Obernewtyn Chronicles. It is a series that also have people with gifts.
I give this book 3/5 stars