Carve the Mark is a science fiction young adult novel from the author of the Divergent series, Veronika Roth.
CYRA and AKOS grew up in enemy countries on a vibrant yet divided planet. Cyra's ability to transfer extraordinary pain with a simple touch makes her a dangerous weapon for her tyrannical brother. When Akos Is kidnapped and forced to serve Cyra, it’s clear that their hatred is mutual. But, Akos fights for his survival, he recognises that Cyra is also fighting for hers, and that her true gift – resilience – might be what saves them both.
Their world is on the brink of political chaos, and Akos and Cyra must decide if they will fight for what’s right, even if it means betraying the families and countries.
Veronica Roth - Carve the Mark