Thursday, March 31, 2011

Review: Divergent

Beatrice lives in a world controlled by five fractions. At the age of sixteen, the entire class must take a test to determine their fraction. Beatrice's test is inconclusive - she's a Divergent. Beatrice can't tell anyone about her testing. Instead she goes home.

The next day, the ceremony takes place where the sixteen year-olds formally announce their fraction.
Beatrice takes everyone by surprise when she chooses Dauntless (the fraction for bravery) instead of her own fraction of Abnegation (who values selflessness).

At first,
Beatrice isn't sure what to expect. She doesn't expect learning how to shoot a gun, learning how to fight, fighting the other potential Dauntless initiatives, or learning how to face her fears.

While keeping her secret Tris (she renamed herself after choosing Dauntless), she learns that not everything is as it seems. As she sees more horror, she begins to question the Dauntless and other fractions. Is there something deeper happening in her world?

My Thoughts: The first book by Veronica Roth is a fast pace addicting read that pulls you in from the beginning and doesn't let go. It's a long but intense read. It's a perfect debut filled with the tension, action, danger, family disappointment, friendships, loyalty, rule breaking, and a little bit of romance. I'm already looking forward to what happens next, as it ends with you wanting more.

Cover Thoughts: I really like it, I love the flames and what they signify

Source: HarperTeen


Challenge: Debut Author Challenge


Tere Kirkland said...

I've been looking for a long and intense read, actually, now I want to read this even more.

Thanks for your great review!

Jessica said...

This one sounds so excitingly defiant. I love a girl who makes her own destiny! :)

Unknown said...

I'm really looking forward to reading this. It sounds like a fantastic story.

Unknown said...

I've been hearing quite a bit about this series what with the sequel coming up. I'd really like to get my hands on it, as I see that dystopian books are here to stay.