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Saturday, 23 April 2011

Review: Divergent by Veronica Roth

    Divergent (Divergent, #1)      
Title: Divergent
Author: Veronica Roth
Pages: 487
Publisher: HarperCollins
Release Date: 28th April 2011
Source:  Review

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.
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.
Debut author Veronica Roth bursts onto the literary scene with the first book in the Divergent series—dystopian thrillers filled with electrifying decisions, heartbreaking betrayals, stunning consequences, and unexpected romance.

This book kicks mighty butt. It is awesome. Definitely the best dystopian I have read this year, if not ever. It is way up there with The Hunger Games. It was nearly 500 pages but I was so addicted I didn't even notice. It was devoured in two days!

The plot was fantastic. I don't want to give too much away as the summary is very vague but it is full of ass-kicking, action packed awesomeness. It is jam packed and there isn't a dull moment anywhere. There are plenty of secrets, twists and turns.

I loved Tris. She was a great heroine and a wonderful character to look into the mind of. She was headstrong, courageous and powerful and I loved how gutsy she was.

Lets move onto Four. I adored Four. He is my ideal man. Strong, kind but not without fault or fears. I shan't give too much away but I am 99% sure you will all love him too!

The ending is a whirlwind of excitement, thrill and horror. It is action packed and full of shocking revelations. It shocked me, saddened me, made me ecstatic. I was full of so many feelings when the evening came around.

I can tell this book is going to be a huge hit and if you like dystopians you are going to LOVE this. I guarantee it! I cannot wait for the sequel. 


  1. Loved your review. I am on the edge of my seat waiting on this one to come out! I love Dystopian reads!

  2. I've wanted to read this novel badly. And you're review makes me want it even more!

  3. Divergent is the best book I've read in 2011! Wow and I loved Four, he could be my all time 2nd favourite male protagonist(1st Jace Wayland- TMI)!

  4. Divergent is for sure one of the best YA debuts this year. I LOVED it, I was hooked right from the start and I'm recommending it to everyone I know!!!

  5. -I want to read this book so bad! It sounds so addictive and a great read! Plus, I want to know why everybody's raving about Four! :D



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