Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Divergent by Veronica Roth

The Blurb:
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.

My Opinion:
I'm very late on the Divergent train and have only just read it. What was I waiting for? This book, damn I couldn't put it down. There was many of times where I was half tempted to not get off at my bus stop and just carry on reading this book. I watched the film before I read this book, and I must say apart from the main story line there isn't much that was 'spolit'. There is so much more detail in the book that the film misses out, it like a slightly different story all together. I felt I found Veronica Roth's writing unfaultable and found myself wanted to read more of her writing (yes I know she's only got this series, but for the future). This book is by far my favorite of the dystopian worlds, and I can't wait to know more information about the whole world and each faction. I have yet to find a person who doesn't like this series, and with the films now out I doubt I will find one.
I'm sorry this has been quite a rambly review, I just found myself getting to excited when thinking about this book and the series. I hope I got my opinions across enough ;) about this book, it's amazing and worth a read. Onto to Insurgent next.

My Rating: *****
Release Year: 2011

Book cover and blurb is from Goodreads.

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