Carve the Mark
by Veronica Roth
Four years after the best-selling Divergent trilogy, Veronica Roth is back with another science-fiction tale. Set in a galaxy in which everyone develops a gift in adolescence, the novel follows Cyra, a young woman whose gift is exploited by her tyrant brother to torture his enemies. When Cyra meets Akos, a captive from an enemy land, they must work together to reclaim their gifts and their lives.