Author: Veronica Roth
Release Date: May 7th, 2011
Series: Divergent #1
Number of Pages: 487
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
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.
Captivating. Breathtaking. Amazing. That’s the first thing that comes to my mind when I think about Divergent.
I honestly can’t believe it took me that long to buy this book. I should have bought it the day it came out. When I picked up this book and started reading it, I just couldn’t put it down. I had to know what would happen next. There’s just always something going on. Bonus, there’s everything you need for a good book: A kick-ass world, some great action, some intrigue and some romance.
What more could I ask for? A strong main character? Check. An amazing male interest? Hell Yeah! Tris (or Beatrice) is simply fun to follow. She is strong, yet she has enough weaknesses to make her human to us. She is not perfect and it is one of the things that made me adore her. Four made me swoon all through the book. There’s just something about him that makes him unforgettable for me. The others didn’t really stood out for me as much, so I can’t say that I’m completely in love with one or totally hate an other one. Of course, I want to kick Peter’s ass way too often in the book, but there’s always one isn’t?
The world is completely amazing. It is so well constructed, so well thought. I can’t believe the places the story took me, yet never did I feel disbelief. It was always believable. I never had to stop to ask myself “Really?” No, everything flew perfectly in the story, making me believe in it. It made wish I could be part of it, even if it isn’t an easy world.
I’m already dying for the sequel, Insurgent. I can’t believe I’ll have to wait months before reading what will happen next for Tris. I’m completely in love with your world Veronica Roth.