April 28, 2011

Divergent - Veronica Roth

Divergent (Divergent Trilogy)Young Adult
Pages: 496
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Release Date: May 3, 2011

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.


This was heart-stopping. And heart-racing. And breathtaking. And so freaking intense. And SO THRILLING. And absolutely awesome!

Best dystopia I've read since The Hunger Games. Not kidding.

When I closed the book, I felt I could breathe again. It has the perfect mix of adventure, thrill and sexiness. I'm craving more now! 

It's a story about finding who you are, challenging yourself to commit and facing your worst fears. Identity, survival and resistance. Set in a structured and complex dystopian society where you must chose a path for yourself and commit to it at sixteen. The factions were an incredibly thought-provoking concept. I love a brave and fierce heroine so I loved Tris, and her vulnerability and hesitation makes her even more real. Three-dimensional characters with depth and a plot so incredibly well-done that this might actually be one of the best books this year. Which is a lot to say since there is an outpouring of YA futuristic titles this year. Not that I'm complaining.

A brilliant debut that dystopian fans will devour it in no time. It's fast paced, adrenaline bursting from the pages, and it is absolutely unputdownable! If this is her debut, I will definitely be reading enything Veronica Roth writes.

All I can say is... read it. But be careful, you might catch my obsession because it's contagious...



  1. Knew you would love it! Ive heard tons of other raving reviews! Ahh, this makes me want to read it so bad! (Moving up on my *tobuyimmediately* list)

  2. I always like reading your reviews. They are easy to read.

  3. Your review is great. So looking forward to reading this when it released :) Donna x

  4. Wow, I think you really loved this one, which makes me want to run out today and grab it for myself. Love your passion and hope to join you soon.

  5. Everyone always says how awesome it is! Glad you liked it! I think I definitely have to read this one it comes out. It sounds amazing. Awesome review, by the way! I love your blog! :D New follower here :)
    (My Blog)

  6. Been hearing great things! Will definitely be reading as soon as I can.

  7. You review is so great! Thank you so much! I can't wait for divergent :DD

    -New Follower, Cory from Anti-Drug Reads

  8. Great review of a great book! Definitely one of the best books of the year so far. Check out my review on my blog.
    Tasha @ A Trillian Books xoxo

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