Friday, June 3, 2011

Review: Divergent (Divergent #1) by Veronica Roth


Overall Impression: 

Source: Bought

Challenges: Debut Author Challenge

Publication Date: May 3rd 2011

Short synopsis (Goodreads)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. 

My Review: Where to start with this fantastic book! While it wasn’t as close to the Hunger Games as making it feel like I was reading the same thing all over again, there were quite a few similarities. The world that Roth created is ruthless, just like the Dystopian world of the Hunger Games. Tris, the main character isn’t your normal girl, she’s a little more detached, more rational and more survival oriented than others. This also reminded me of Katniss. That being said, Divergent is it’s own book.

I was surprised by Tris’s choice of which faction she joined but at least that way she was able to grow and become her own self…and meet Four. This made me very happy. I’m very excited to see where this goes. My sister was furious with me for having her read this book and then having to wait this long for the next in the series. It’s pretty addictive!

4 comments:

  1. I absolutely agree with you! There really are a bunch of similarities between this book and The Hunger Games. Somehow, I found myself liking Tris more than Katniss and Four more than Peeta or Gale.

    I found the whole idea really original and am also dying to read the next book (whenever it's going to be released). Great review!

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  2. I can't wait to read this book, I'm sad it isn't on my shelf already. It sounds right up my alley!

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  4. I ordered this book from Amazon just the other day, as a matter of fact. I've been intrigued by it ever since I noticed how many bloggers were raving about it!

    Thanks for the review!

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