Review: Divergent by Veronica Roth

imageTitle: Divergent
Author:  Veronica Roth
Format Read: 
Series: Divergent #1 
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Genre:  Young Adult, Dystopia
Release date: May 3rd 2011
Formats Available:  hardcover, kindle, ebook, paperback
Number of pages: 487



Book Blurb:

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.

My Thoughts:

I have Divergent sitting on my Bookshelf for quite some time and also heard great things about it, so when the end of 2011 came and almost every blog was nominating this as one of the Best, I had to read it ASAP.
And guys I’m so regretting not reading it sooner, but at the same time it comes for the best because honestly don’t think I could manage it to wait so long for Insurgent.

The book was amazing and I’m loving’ Dystopia right now. Since Hunger Games I haven’t really touched anything from this genre and it isn’t one my favorites. I love stories with a happy ending or even in a different reality, but this idea of a world on a brick of ending, it gives me some bad thoughts.

Divergent has a great story; Beatrice Prior is a girl living in a society that for me is a bully thing, divided in five factions that struggled every day to live without war. Beatrice is having problems with her choice. Her family is from Abnegation and lives to help other people before thinking about themselves, but she is not as selfless as it should, so when the time comes for her to choose her faction, strange things happen and she discovers herself named Divergent, problem she doesn’t have any idea what that means and can’t discuss with anyone.

So Beatrice has a situation and after she choose her faction(I’m not saying with one), she has to dealt with training and more drama, she’s the only one who can save the world as they know from a rebellion, crazy right? But the book is fast paced, so I didn’t even stop reading it, it has 487 pages one of the biggest on my shelf and still kept me hooked.

A plus side there’s a little romance starting on this one that I believe will be more talked about on Insurgent.

Purchase information:


Books in this Series:

Divergent (Divergent, #1)Insurgent (Divergent, #2)

Cover Reveal #1

The second book of Veronica Roth’s Divergent Trilogy’s cover has been released yesterday. The book will be hitting shelves in May 2012. A antagonizing wait for this!
I have yet to start this series, just like others waiting. Hope to do this before the next book.
This is not a meme, but I’ll make posts like this whenever a cover is revealed, from series that I like.

See ya next post!