5 Feb 2015

Book Review / Divergent by Veronica Roth

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.

During 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:     2nd February 2012
Publisher:  Harper Collins
Author Website:  Click here
Goodreads :  Click here
Series or Stand-Alone:  Book 1, Divergent
Source:  Owned Copy


My Review

What I loved about this story...
I am having such a great reading year so far for 2015.  Most of the titles I have read have been 4 or 5 stars and I am very happy to say that this title gets the full 5 stars.  I LOVED IT!!!! 

I always tend to gravitate towards books that have a love story in it as well and although it was not a large part of this book I especially enjoyed the parts which did have the starts of a love story in it.  I can't wait to see if that is something that continues throughout the trilogy...

My favourite character, by far, has to be Tris.  The way that she progresses throughout the book is inspirational.  I perceived her as the type of person who is capable of far more than what she seems or even thinks.  It is definitely going to be interesting following her story throughout the rest of the Trilogy....

About the Author
 (from Goodreads)

Veronica Roth is from a Chicago suburb. She studied creative writing at Northwestern University, and wrote DIVERGENT (Katherine Tegen Books, May 2011) and INSURGENT (May 2012). The third and final book in The Divergent Trilogy, ALLEGIANT, will come out on October 22, 2013. In the meantime she will spend endless hours browsing Wikipedia in her pajamas as she eats corn flakes. (Or some other kind of bland breakfast cereal.)