Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Review of Divergent by Veronica Roth

Title: Divergent
Author: Veronica Roth
Published by: HarperCollins Children's Books
Pages: 489
Source: Won from The Book Cellar
Format: ARC
Rating: ★★★★★

Summary from Goodreads: Beatrice "Tris" Prior has reached the fateful age of sixteen, the stage at which teenagers in Veronica Roth's dystopian Chicago must select which of five factions to join for life. Each faction represents a virtue: Candor, Abnegation, Dauntless, Amity, and Erudite. To the surprise of herself and her selfless Abnegation family, she chooses Dauntless, the path of courage. Her choice exposes her to the demanding, violent initiation rites of this group, but it also threatens to expose a personal secret that could place her in mortal danger. Veronica Roth's young adult Divergent trilogy launches with a captivating adventure about love and loyalty playing out under most extreme circumstances.

Everyone has been gushing over this novel for quite a while, but I was a bit apprehensive to read it.  Everyone told me it was a lot like The Hunger Games, which I wasn't a huge fan of.  Boy, was I silly to wait so long to read this novel; it was amazing.

Tris was the heroine we all love to read about.  She's fierce, tough, completely kick-butt, yet at the same time she shows some vulnerability.  She wants to find her place in life, and she's willing to risk everything to take that chance.

Four is scary and yet completely sexy.  How come the nice boy-next-door is never the sexy one?  It's always the silent, completely deadly, mentor type that gets our blood boiling.  Well, whatever your type is Four is sure to fit it.  I loved Four's story.  You won't learn the whole picture until the end of the novel but he is one of those people who will capture your heart and make you fiercely protective of.

Veronica Roth spun a dangerous and corrupt new world.  It's intriguing, frightening and completely captivating.  I read this very long book in one sitting...yes it's that good.  The writing keeps you wanting more and more you will be wanting.  Good thing there is a sequel coming out next year.  


  1. Yay! Glad you loved it, it was definitely a captivating kind of book :)

  2. I really need to read this one soon - it sounds so brilliant.

  3. I LOOOOVEDDD THIS BOOK!!!!! It was by far one of the best I've read all year!!! I'm so glad you enjoyed it as much as I did!!

    Anna @ Literary Exploration

  4. I need to read this book. ASAP. It sounds amazing.

  5. You didn't like THG? *gasps* *throws self out window*

    Okay, sorry for being a drama queen. I haven't read this one yet, the overhype kind of turned me off. Maybe when the next book comes out.


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