Author: Veronica Roth
Series: Divergent #1
Genre: YA Dystopia
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.
Alrighty then....I am jumping on the "fan girl" band wagon! I LOVED this book! I'm really glad that I paid the extra money to have it arrive at my house on release day. Best $28 I've spent in a LONG time! FAN-FREAKING-TASTIC! And just for effect I'll add a SQUEEEEEEEEE in there too!
This book has literally jumped its way to the top of my MUST READ list to all of my friends/family/co-workers. Divergent has been compared to The Hunger Games trilogy and I can honestly see a lot of similarities between the two series.
Leading up to me purchasing Divergent I hadn't heard much about it. But when I looked it up on Goodreads close to its release date I saw a plethora of "Awesome," "YOU MUST READ THIS," "It will hook you and not let go" type of reviews. I was still a little skeptical, because its sort of a natural tendency for me to be a little bit leery about purchasing an item that gets so much positive hype. Let me tell you this....Divergent DEFINITELY earned all that positive hype.
I mean look at the cover! The cover is what sold me on buying the book. I'm a sucker for a great cover! If you haven't picked up this book yet you should! What are you waiting for!?
There are so many great things about this book that I really don't even know where to start! Honestly, there isn't just one or two things that stand out to me that make this book great. It's the total package. The characters, the story itself, the world that the author creates...all great things that meshed together in a solid bond to create an UNFORGETTABLE book!
This book REALLY does have the power to suck you in and not let go. It happend to me and it has happened to others who have read Divergent. The only drawback is that we have to wait until 2012 for the next installment of the series:(