I've been greatly anticipating the release of the second in the Divergent trilogy. Therefore I thought it would be a good idea to repost my review of Divergent
Divergent by Veronica Roth
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I absolutely loved this book! It was awesome! It is a dystopian young adult novel set in a future Chicago after war. Society is divided up into five factions and those that don't fit are factionless. Beatrice comes of age at the begining of this novel and its time for her to choose which faction she will belong to. Will she choose the faction she is born to or will she choose a different faction and forsake her family? We see how the forming of the factions was an attempt at peace, each faction taking care of a section of society in their own way. But things have changed and revolution is never peaceful. The human race has a tendency to revert back to an ugly side even under the best of conditions.
This book will grab you from the begining and when its over you want more. And its definitely one that I plan to re-read. My only problem with this book was the time-line. It wasn't clear how long they spent in each stage of the initiation. It seemed like it was only a few days for each stage, but was it really? I don't see someone learning to fight or shoot like a marksman in only a few days. But putting this point aside, I loved the book and look forward to the next one.
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I can't wait to continue the story in Insurgent
One choice can transform you—or it can destroy you. But every choice has consequences, and as unrest surges in the factions all around her, Tris Prior must continue trying to save those she loves—and herself—while grappling with haunting questions of grief and forgiveness, identity and loyalty, politics and love.
Tris's initiation day should have been marked by celebration and victory with her chosen faction; instead, the day ended with unspeakable horrors. War now looms as conflict between the factions and their ideologies grows. And in times of war, sides must be chosen, secrets will emerge, and choices will become even more irrevocable—and even more powerful. Transformed by her own decisions but also by haunting grief and guilt, radical new discoveries, and shifting relationships, Tris must fully embrace her Divergence, even if she does not know what she may lose by doing so.
New York Times bestselling author Veronica Roth's much-anticipated second book of the dystopian Divergent series is another intoxicating thrill ride of a story, rich with hallmark twists, heartbreaks, romance, and powerful insights about human nature.