Saturday, June 11, 2011

Review: Divergent

Book: Divergent
Author: Veronica Roth
Release Date: May 3, 2011
Publisher: Katherine Tegan Books
Pages: 487
Source: bought from Chapters
Stars: 5/5
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.

(summary taken from Goodreads)

Oh. My. GOSH!

I can't tell you how much I loved Divergent! It's no secret that dystopian fiction is one of my favourite genres of the moment, but this book literally sets the standard over the top! People have been comparing this to The Hunger Games (one of my favourite series of all time) which I found ridiculous at first, but Divergent truly and honestly deserves every praise it gets.

It's a fast-paced novel that sucks me in from page one with a heroine that I can't help but fear and adore. And I absolutely adored Four! His chemistry with Tris is breathtaking. Everything about him makes me want to swoon because he's such a strong character. Four is no weaker than Tris is.

I don't want to spoil this book for anyone who hasn't read it yet, but let me just say this: Divergent is an amazing book filled with thrilling challenges, lovable characters, unexpected turns and just enough romance to satisfy the cravings of a reader.

This is a novel that I definitely recommend!  

BUY or BORROW?: Buy it!!! Divergent is a must have for your literary shelf!



  1. I loved this book as well! It was so intense and action-packed. The different factions were really interesting, but it would have been nice to see how some of the other factions work. I think I would choose Dauntless or Candor :p The romance was very well done as well. I agree, you definitely need to but this book! Great review!

  2. I've heard a lot about this book and recently received it, so thanks to you, I'm reading it soon!

  3. I want this book so badly! I'm going to get it soon. Maybe tomorrow. I really like your reviews! New follower.

  4. Mimi I finished it 10 minutes ago and OH my gosh!! !!! !!! AAAAAAAAAA I am still wooow! I love it! this book is AMAZING! I feel so stupid I've waited more than a month to start reading it!


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