Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Review: Divergent by Veronica Roth

Title: Divergent
Author: Veronica Roth
Series: Divergent, #1
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Publication Date: May 3, 2011

Synopsis: 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.

Verdict: This was an ahhhh-mazing book!!! And I can't wait for the sequel!!! I loved every page and couldn't put it down!!! Veronica Roth is an author to watch and Divergent is a series to obsess over.
Now that the gushing part is out of the way, we can get down to business. Everything about this book was awesome. The characters were well-rounded, as was the dystopian world they were set in. This book ended in a kind of cliff-hanger, so it is seriously making me desperate for the sequel. One thing (out of many)I can applaud Veronica for, is the fact that even when I wasn't reading this book, I was thinking about it and asking myself "Hmmmmmmm, what would I do?" She definitely made you feel whatever the characters were feeling! There was a good bit of heart-break and betrayel. But there was also romance and the determination to stand up for what's right. It truly was a great read (I'm seriously not just saying that!). :))

Rating: 5/5 Stars

-Kristen ♥

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