Friday, May 16, 2014

Book Review: Divergent

Divergent by Veronica Roth

Available at Amazon
Genre: Young Adult, Dystopia Romance
Book Description:    

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, 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 YA scene with the first book in the Divergent series—dystopian thrillers filled with electrifying decisions, heartbreaking betrayals, stunning consequences, and unexpected romance.
My Review:
     Divergent written by Veronica Roth takes place in future Dystopia Chicago. It's a story about selfless sixteen year old Beatrice Prior who decides to leave her family and choose a new life for herself. But Dauntless (one of the city's faction) is not as it seems. Beatrice starts her soon to be “new” life, but everything changes as she gets closer to her trainer, Four. Not only does Beatrice soon finds out Four's darkest secret, she also finds out that the city beholds a darker one.

     Divergent is a well written story and I admire Veronica Roth's writing. I love how she gave Beatrice the power to become a noble and brave girl, making her more confidante as the book evolves. One of the things that I enjoyed most about the book was the humor she used and the amazing characters she made. Roth really made a new type of Dystopia Romance, one that has everything it needs, love, death, tragedy, and most important secrets.

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