Friday 4 May 2012

A Review for Divergent (Divergent #1) by Veronica Roth

Divergent (Divergent #1)Posted by Jess
Release Date:  May 3rd, 2011
Finished Date: April 30th, 2012
Publishers: HarperCollins
Source: Bought
Format: Paperback
Pages: 487
Buy : Amazon UK / Amazon US / The Book Depo

Beatrice "Tris" Prior has reached the fateful age of sixteen, the stage at which teenagers in Veronica Roth's dystopian Chicago must select which of five factions to join for life. 
Each faction represents a virtue: Candor, Abnegation, Dauntless, Amity, and Erudite. To the surprise of herself and her selfless Abnegation family, she chooses Dauntless, the path of courage. 
Her choice exposes her to the demanding, violent initiation rites of this group, but it also threatens to expose a personal secret that could place in mortal danger. 
Veronica Roth's young adult Divergent trilogy launches with a captivating adventure about love and loyalty playing out under most extreme circumstances.

The Review: “I might be in love with you." He smiles a little. "I'm waiting until I'm sure to tell you, though.” -Four
I actually can't believe it took me so long to read this book. What was I thinking?! Man! I LOVE Dystopian, and I loved everything about this book. Although it didn't grab it straight away like The Hunger Games, it was still absolutely amazing and I couldn't get enough of it. I found myself whizzing through it, I don't think I came up for breath! It's a shame I had to work, cut into 8 hours of good reading time.
Anyway, I loved the whole story. Dystopian is really hard genre to write about. And Roth manages to pull it off and she's the same age as me! It's a fantastic read that kept me on edge for a very long time. Tris was incredibly likable from the start, and I loved her character development. She went from and unsure Abnegation girl, to a strong-I-don't-take-no-crap-from-no-body-Dauntless girl! She was super kick ass and I loved her. Four was just...sigh. He has a piece of my heart now. I hope he's careful with it.
There's a lot of world build up in this, and I always feel Dystopians work better that way. As a reader I want to know about the chaos that surrounds this Dystopian future. I want to soak in every little detail. And that I did! It was simply wonderful.
There isn't a lot more I can say, except that it's definitely a book you should go into not knowing much about, that's what makes everything a little more epic.
Overall, a fabulous read and I look forward to reading Insurgent. When I get my stinking hands on it! 


Jenn@OwlReadIt said...

Haha, I was wondering the same thing when I read it, why the heck did I wait so long?! It was absolutely amazing. <3 Four!
Glad you enjoyed it!

Jasprit @ The Readers Den said...

Great review! It took me ages to pick this book up too! I have no idea why I put it off for so long! I finished Insurgent last night and it was epic! Hope you get a copy soon! :)

Erin W. said...

I don't think I've ever read a negative review for this book . . . which is a good thing because it's definitely a fun read. Just want the sequel ASAP! Great review!

YearningtoRead said...

Oh my goodness you just read this?  Okok, I admit, I read it in January, but it still feels like it's been a part of my life since I was a wee child, so I kind of can't believe when I hear people are JUST reading it.  It BLOWS MY MIND.   Because it's so good and should be read by every single person in this entire world. ;)

Great review!  Man...Four must have a lot of pieces of lots of girls' hearts, cuz he definitely has stolen some of mine!  But I trust him...he's too wonderful to not trust. ;)

Tris is wonderful, the story is wonderful.  EVERYTHING.

Thanks so much for reviewing this! :D
Sierra  @ Yearning to Read

Jess & Kat said...

I was freakd out to find Veronica Roth was the same age as me and she had managed to write such an amazing book. It was a pleasant read. I just read it a month ago, so you aren't the only one late to the party !

- Jess

Elodie RASO said...

YAY I loved this book too and I'm actually planning to re-read it before reading Insurgent :) !! 

Johannah Doll said...

Hey New Follower here! I can not wait to read this book! It's in my TBR Pile!

Ca4ole said...

was wondering whether you would be happy to put up a link in my brand new
monthly series called “Books You Love”. 
The idea is for people to link up posts about a book they loved – it
doesn’t have to be one they just posted about. 
It could be an old fave.  I am
hoping we will end up with a nice collection of books that can go on our
reading lists.  Here is the link
Books You Loved May Edition

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