Friday, June 20, 2014

Divergent by Veronica Roth

13335037Genre: Dystopian
Paperback: 487 Pages
Published: February 28, 2012
Series: Divergent
            1. Divergent
            2. Insurgent
            3. Allegiant

Goodreads Synopsis:

 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.

My Review:

Wow. Breathe, Sammy. Breathe.

This. Was. Good. It seems like all Dystopian novels recently are being compared to The Hunger Games and are very similar in some aspects. However, after reading Hunger Games I honestly didn't think any other novel could top such creativity and character development, but Divergent did. In my book, these two series have been an amazing roller coaster ride and I enjoyed every minute of it. To those of you who didn't like this book:

I just have to ask, "Did we even read the same book!?"

Anyways the plot was mind blowing. I loved the idea of the factions which was similar to the districts in Hunger Games, but I'll let that slide because of Tobias. 

OHHH! Tobias. You sexy man you! Speaking of characters...

Tobias was an awesome male lead. He has his ups and downs at times, but over all I actually liked his attitude and behavior. He didn't want to be just one faction, instead he wanted to have a little bit of all of the qualities. Tris, on the other hand, was an okay character. At first I didn't have any reaction to her character at all; She seemed dull and boring. However, I started to like her when she choose the Dauntless and proved  that she could do anything. She became a strong independent woman who didn't back down from a fight. I instantly hated Tris's brother and Eric (the training leader at Dauntless) and I don't even know why. Overall, the character development was good and I enjoyed reading from Tris's point of view. This was a quick read with lots of action, drama, and suspense. 

Movie Review:

So it's always exciting to find out that one of your favorite books is going to be turned into a movie. When I found out Divergent was going to be played on the big screen I literally screamed with joy. I absolutely couldn't wait for the movie to come out and get to see the characters. I am so happy with the cast of Divergent because all the characters fit the descriptions and they are smoking hot. And by smoking hot I mean Tobias. A.K.A Theo James.

(You are a very sexy man Mr. James *fans herself*)

Your cute too Shailene. 

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