Friday, September 2, 2011

Divergent by Veronica Roth

Title: Divergent
Author: Veronica Roth
Pages: 489
Published: May 3, 2011
Publisher: HarperCollins Children's Books
Goodreads Summary:
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.

I know there are already like a million superlative reviews on this book.. but I guess I have to say it for myself as well.


But seriously, if you haven't, I repeat, HAVEN'T read this book yet, GO DO IT. NOW.
Because, personally, it out did the Hunger Games. By faaaaarrrr. I actually didn't even like the Hunger Games that much.
So you can see how much I like it now. Let's talk about why. Well, first, it's a dystopian. Everybody loves a good dystopian. Second, the creativity of the factions was astounding. Veronica Roth put everything together so it fit perfectly like a puzzle. Third, the CHARACTERS. Ohmygod, the characters. Tris was so brave! Well, I guess that's why she's in the Dauntless faction.. but she had every part of a faction inside of her, I think. She was one heck of a special bunny. But her friends were also so very lovable and you didn't want them to leave her side for one second. And ohhhhh boy. Four. The hottie. Gaaah. Veronica did the most fantastic job of making them really connecting with each other, and their romance was just unbelievable. I LOVE love that is secret and forbidden. Because Four was basically her trainer.. awkward. I still loved it!
The plot, seriously, couldn't have been done better. I wouldn't have changed a word. It was perfect for me! There was the right amount of everything: action, friendship, and description. Well, I could have used a little more romance between Four and Tris, but that's just me. I just love them so much! I don't even have enough words to describe it. Frankly, I could go on all day just raving about this book.
So obviouuussslyyy, it's my favorite book. MY FAVORITE. I might just die if the next freaking book doesn't come out already. If Insurgent is just as good or better... I don't even know what I'd do.

1 comment:

  1. Awesome review, heard waaaay too many good things about this book and yet I haven't read it! Next time I'm out, I don't care, I'm bringing this baby home with me.. *realises she can order online.. smiles* haha great review :) and welcome to book blogging world! :D