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Review: Divergent by Veronica Roth

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Divergent by Veronica Roth
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Series: Divergent #1
Publisher: Katherine Tegan Books
Release Date: May 3, 2011
Format: Signed Hardback
Source: The Dark Days of Supernatural Tour

In Beatrice Prior's dystopian Chicago, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue—Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is—she can't have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself.

During the highly competitive initiation that follows, Beatrice renames herself Tris and struggles to determine who her friends really are—and where, exactly, a romance with a sometimes fascinating, sometimes infuriating boy fits into the life she's chosen. But Tris also has a secret, one she's kept hidden from everyone because she's been warned it can mean death. And as she discovers a growing conflict that threatens to unravel her seemingly perfect society, she also learns that her secret might help her save those she loves . . . or it might destroy her.

Debut author Veronica Roth bursts onto the literary scene with the first book in the Divergent series—dystopian thrillers filled with electrifying decisions, heartbreaking betrayals, stunning consequences, and unexpected romance.

I had the chance to read this weeks ago but never had the chance to review it. This was too great of a book for me to just let slip without having the chance to say how much I loved this.

When I heard, "Hunger Games fans would like this", I became kind of wary. Lately there has been a lot of books being labeled that and sometimes they're not. In this case it is most definitely true. I'll have to say that it's up there in my favorite books with The Hunger Games.

Veronica Roth writes of the future of Chicago where people are separated into factions. This was a very fresh idea that I found very interesting. Beatrice, who is later on known as Trice, isn't like others. Unlike others, Trice doesn't fall into ONE category. She grew up as an Abnegation, but she is Divergent. Which is something that is too dangerous to be spoken out loud. Instead she must chose a different faction, Dauntless (Brave).

Beatrice is super fierce, tough, and someone who can take on anything. Trice has to be one of the coolest characters ever. When she's put into Dauntless she meets Four, who happens to be her instructor. Four is Dauntless, not what Dauntless is now which is brutal, but Dauntless as in brave. He starts off being very distint, but when Trice gets through that defense he's vulnerable. (LOVE FOUR!!!)

Divergent has everything from the intense action, to the natural romance and everything in between. This is definitely a book to read!

Overall Rating: 5 out of 5


  1. I just started reading this and can't wait to see what all the hype is about! Great review.

  2. Glad you liked this! I'm really excited to read it.

  3. I can't wait to read this! I have it on my shelf, and I'm hoping to get to it soon. So glad you enjoyed it! Great review!

  4. I agree, a lot of books get recommended for fans of THG that shouldn't be -- but this one SO SHOULD. It is definitely 2nd only the THG in my book =)

  5. I loved loved this book and can't wait for the next one!


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