Divergent by Veronica Roth
Publisher/Year: HarperCollins May 3rd 2011
Genre: YA (EXTREMELY-COOL) Dystopian
Series: YES!!! *HAPPY DANCE*
Other Books From Author: Insurgent (Book 2)
Source: Bought with my own cash money <3
In a future Chicago, 16-year-old Beatrice Prior must choose among five predetermined factions to define her identity for the rest of her life, a decision made more difficult when she discovers that she is an anomaly who does not fit into any one group, and that the society she lives in is not perfect after all.
The futuristic Chicago is divided into 5 factions, each upholding a striking trait: Abnegation (the selfless), Amity (the peaceful), Dauntless (the brave), Erudite (the intelligent) and Candor (the honest). There is another that few know about and far too dangerous to contemplate: Divergent. Now that 16-year-old Beatrice Prior is about to take her aptitutude test to decide which faction she will spend the rest of her life in, Beatrice makes a choice that shocks everyone.
Not that I’m going to tell you!
Tris’ (Beatrice) new faction is simply – wow. The atmosphere is incredible, it’s crazy, it’s confronting and so very addictive. These factions mould their life around a single trait, one that we value and strive towards. But without healthy balance, Veronica proves how these values can turn deadly… The hard way. Intelligence morphs into a dangerous weapon, selflessness leaves no room for self-preservation, and bravery toes the line of cruelty and sadism. In her initiation days, Tris quickly learns to toughen up physically and mentally, or she’s a goner.
FOUR!!! He’s topping my favourite fictional guys list (and have I mentioned four is now my favourite number?) He may seem distant and hard, but it’s the tender moments seeping between him and Tris that send me hyperventilating. As they unearth secrets about themselves, their little touches, flirting and sexual tension build up to dazzling heights. Their love is so real and honest and filled with respect that I’ll have to kowtow whenever I see them together!
I cannot tell you how many times my jaw dropped while reading this. Especially in last 60 pages, I could not turn the pages fast enough, my heart was pounding with nervous excitement for the spectacular ending. Veronica’s fantastic debut besotted me. Hand me Insurgent, I would sort myself into Abnegation just to dote on her every need!