Saturday, February 11, 2012
Divergent by Veronica Roth
Released: May 3rd 2011 (first released March 1st 2011)
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Series: Divergent, Book One
Page Amount: 487 (US Hardcover Edition)
"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."
- Information from Goodreads.com
For me Divergent is a new favorite of mine. That I never saw coming. It was definitely shocking at times, as a matter of face I haven't been this shocked to the core from a book since The Hunger Games series. Tris even with weak moments was truly a remarkable character. She is someone whom I could see being a real person. The battles she faces into trying to become Dauntless, was hard to read but even harder to put down. I was glued from the first chapter.
Veronica Roth did an amazing job in describing the world in the dystopian Chicago. I loved her writing style. She for sure one of my new favorite authors. I cannot wait to get my hands on Insurgent.
And can I saw Divergent's cover is kick ass!! If you have been debating whether or not to pick up this up. You should go for it. I didn't mention this above but there is this amazing guy named Four, and he and Tris are just so awesome together.
5/5 stars, Happy Reading, Ashley