Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Divergent - Veronica Roth

$5.22 on Kindle

$5.69 on Nook

In Beatrice Prior's dystopian Chicago world, 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 alongside her fellow initiates to live out the choice they have made. Together they must undergo extreme physical tests of endurance and intense psychological simulations, some with devastating consequences. As initiation transforms them all, Tris must determine who her friends really are--and where, exactly, a romance with a sometimes fascinating, sometimes exasperating 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 unrest and growing conflict that threaten to unravel her seemingly perfect society, she also learns that her secret might help her save those she loves . . . or it might destroy her.

First thoughts after....
I need to go buy Insurgent now.....

How distracted did I get???
Divergent gripped me from the beginning and didn't let go til I finished the book in less than 24 hours.  Poor Tris doesn't know where she fits in.  Who does at 16 but it's worse when you become an adult so soon and have to choose a faction.  I loved every second of her story and am dying to jump into the next!  Don't forget Tobias....(I'm not impartial but I like him)  :)  Divergent is a nonstop thrill ride I highly recommend!

I give Divergent......

5 Baskets

1 comment:

  1. Such an awesome book! Loved it and read Insurgent, also. Highly recommend, and I'm not a huge dystopian reader. The kick-butt protagonist reminded me a bit of the Katniss spunk in the Hunger Games.

    xx, Lauren