The below is the description of Divergent, the first book in the series, for a description of Insurgent please click on the Goodreads link below...
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.
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.
Published: 22nd October 2013
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Series or Stand-Alone: Book 3, Divergent
What I loved about this book...
What can I say, I loved this book and loved this trilogy. A lot of what I could say I won't here because that would spoil the story but what I will say is that there is a particular characters I loved being Tris, for obvious reasons. She starts out not believing in herself and as the trilogy goes along she gets stronger but all the while keeping to her beliefs of what is right and what is wrong. I really enjoyed following her story and seeing her face challenges throughout this trilogy.
Now, I have to be honest and say that I do not really read the short stories or companion novels that usually surround series books but I am definitely going to check out the four short stories that follow the story of Four. I just don't want to leave this world just yet. For this trilogy, I am going to make an exception because I am a fully fledged Divergent addict!!!
What I was not fond of with this story...
Despite the fact that I absolutely loved this story and the trilogy as a whole there was one particular thing that I was not fond of and that was the ending. I won't go into detail of what happens to avoid spoilers but all I will say was that I understood what happened but did wish for a different ending to the one given.
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