Friday, June 17, 2011

Divergent - Review

Divergent (Divergent #1)
by Veronica Roth
Rating: 4,5/5

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In Beatrice Prior's dystopian Chicago, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue. 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.

This is one of the books that I've been the most excited for this year. I've read review after review in which people have been calling this book one of the best dystopians and telling me to read it right away. And when I received my copy in late May, I did. And here's my review, telling you that this is one of the best dystopians out there and that you have to go and read this book now! 

In the dystopian world that Veronica Roth has created for us, all of the people have been divided into one of five factions Based on your personality you'll have to choose which faction to live the rest of your life in. Tris has a though decision  to make, deciding whether to stay with her family or being who she really is.

Now, I don't want to spoil anything for you guys, but there's a great deal of action and romance in this book. The romance might've been a little rushed and it was obvious that something would happen between the two of them even from the beginning. But otherwise the romance was really heartwarming. Plus, there was some pretty hot make out scenes in Divergent. Thank you Veronica for that.

Divergent is a interesting dystopian with a very likely society. You're seriously missing out on something if you don't pick this one up.


  1. I recently read and reviewed this book and must say it will be one of the best books I have read this year. Maybe a bit over-hyped in our enthusiastic book blogosphere but definitely a great read :)

  2. Divergent blew me away, and let me just point out that I read this after I finished Shatter Me, and while I was having a conversation with someone I actually said "I feel sorry to whatever book I pick up after Shatter Me". Veronica Roth is a genius!! with so many dystopian books coming out, people might feel that the theme is becoming repetitive, with the corrupted government, etc etc, but Roth exceeded my expectations!
    Our protagonist, Beatrice, known as Tris ends up changing factions, however initiation begins and the struggle to stay on top, keep a secret that could end her life, and stay true to herself begins. I loved how most of the book centers around the initiation. It brought out the true colors of everyone, including Tris.

  3. Love love love this book!

    By the way, I tagged you in my Liebster post!