We Can Be Mended Review (SPOILER WARNING)
When I had first heard that Veronica Roth was releasing a new book, Carve the Mark, a little over a year ago I was so excited because I was such a huge fan of the Divergent series. It ended up being that I didn't like Carve the Mark very much, but that's not what we're here to discuss today.
When I preordered Carve the Mark I was able to send in a copy of my receipt so that I could receive an exclusive epilogue to the Divergent series. I was so excited because Divergent was one of my favorite series, so I waited for the epilogue to arrive. And I waited some more. And I waited some more. But it just never showed up.
To my delight, a user on Goodreads sent me a link to a PDF of it online and I got so excited and read it immediately... and my excitement quickly shrunk.
Is it possible to give a book negative stars? Because that's what I really feel about this one. To be completely honest it's one of the worst things that I've ever read in my life.
The story takes place 5 years after the events of Allegiant and focuses on Four/Tobias. At first, I wasn't really into it but I figured it was just me getting used to her writing style again, but the feeling never went away.
The whole thing is 33 pages and almost all of it was Tobias still being depressed about the death of Tris while every now and then you get a glimpse of how the world has changed. Now if it had just been that I would've probably liked it a little, but that wasn't the case.
Throughout the story, Christina shows up again and tells Tobias how he needs to get over the death of Tris but the entire time he just sulks about it and says he'll never get over it. Spoiler alert: he does. Very quickly in fact.
Before you know it he's hooking up with Christina, and that's basically all there was too it. All that happened was Tobias complaining about Tris dying and how he'll never get over it and then magically he does and he's with Christina.
In my opinion, it's a terrible epilogue, the worst way to end a series ever, and overall just really unnecessary. I know that some people loved it for being back in the world and seeing their favorite characters get together and heal, but to me, it was just a useless ending to a series.