April 2, 2012

BOOK REVIEW | Divergent by Veronica Roth


Basic information
Title: Divergent (Goodreads)
Author: Veronica Roth (Website)
Series: Divergent #1
Genre: dystopian
Published: February 2012

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, Tris also learns that her secret might help her save the ones she loves . . . or it might destroy her.


Mini-review
Flabbergasted. Mindblown. I don't even know what my emotions are doing... This is the first book that I finished within 24 hours.

I can't say enough about this book, it rocked my socks off. This book has everything you want! Action, romance, adventure,... It has these amazing twists and right when you think that everything is going great: BAM something new happens. I finally understand why everyone is raving about this book. This is my new holy grail. Insurgent better come quickly because I sure wanne know what's happening next! Damn, I'm not gonna be able to sleep tonight..

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