By Veronica Roth
Katherine Tegen Books, 487 pages
3rd May, 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.
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.
- GoodReads.com description
Best. Dystopian. Ever.
I mean, really.
If you haven't read it well... you really should. It's so dang awesome I could die!
Divergent is if filled with bloodshed, bravery, betrayal, suspense and of course... who could forget the romance? Definitely The Hunger Games factor. I love a tough chick character. But I couldn't imagine myself living in Tris's world. I mean, I dream of a world of adventures and all but to be Dauntless? I couldn't be as tough as Dauntless. I guess I could settle for Abnegation but that is such a boring life.
And Four! Let's not forget Four. *sigh* I guess I just really have to swoon over tough guys huh? I prefer to call him Four rather than Tobias. I don't know... I mean, after knowing him as Four in the beginning of the book it's just weird calling him Tobias. And to why people call him Four... for you readers who haven't read it yet should find out. I'm not going to spoil it here ;)
And thanks to Divergent, I met a frieeeennnnnddd :) Oh, Tiff D, I am so lucky I stumbled upon you. I just wish we could talk about this book without telling spoilers to people:(. No worries, many more books to talk about the next time we meet on Twitter. Oh, and you guys could visit her blog here at Book Cover Justice. It's awesome!
Let's just wrap all of this up in 2 words, shall we? Unputdownable and Unforgetful. This stays in my mind as long as I shall live. And obviously, I couldn't wait for Insurgent and so does everybody else. Need I say more?