Sunday, May 20, 2012

Divergent by Veronica Roth

Divergent by Veronica Roth

Released: May 3, 2011
Publisher: Katherine Tegen
Series: Divergent, Book 1

Followed By: Insurgent
Page Amount: 487, US Hardback
POV: 1st Person (Tris)
Buy it here: Barnes & NobleAmazon

=99/100  A+

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

I loved this book! Absolutely, positively LOVED it! I picked up this book not believing all the hype it was getting. I thought it was just a Hunger Games rip-off, but boy was I wrong! I devoured this book in a really short amount of time. It was a long book, but I tore right through it. The plot was a lot different from the Hunger Games and very unique in the dystopian genre. Everyone is divided into one of the 5 factions, which can separate them from their families. This unique concept was truly intriguing throughout the whole book. In reality, this book had something for everyone. It had romance, action, blood, sacrifice, and amazingly vivid characters. This entire book read like a movie. I really cannot stress how much I loved this book, just go out and read it for yourself!          

The characters were awesome! Roth did an amazing job at creating every type of character. Tris, the strong, tough protagonist, was super likable and enjoyable to read the book from. I really loved how much Tris loved her family. You don't see that in YA all that much. It was really realistic how she put her family before herself, even though it is "faction before blood." However, my favorite character did end up being the swoon worthy Four. There was a lot of mystery surrounding Four's history of which faction he came from. I understood Tris and Four's difficulty with being with each other. Their budding romance was a big factor of what made this book so great. The minor characters like Christina and Will were also good. Christina was a really good friend to Tris. I also liked the cut-throat competition to be #1. Peter, Molly, Drew, and even Al all had determined personalities and were quite violent. This book had a very vast array of characters.        

The ending was WOW, just plain WOW. It was surprising, but practical. It was actually kind of creepy. It was violent, but not gross. It was entertaining in a gruesome kind of way. There were some deaths, but it hit me more emotionally then anything. I felt for Tris and what she was going for. All in all, I thought it was a very creative ending that made me super excited for the sequel. I really think I'm going to buy Insurgent later today!  

My Favorite Part: The mix of action and romance, especially what Four brought to the book. 


Do I recommend this book? Yes, it's AH-MAZING!
Will I be reading the next book? ABSOLUTELY! 

Thank you for reading! 
I hope you enjoyed this book as much as I did! If you haven't read it already, check this book out now!

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Review by Macy ♥


  1. omg RIGHT? I love this book and its sequel, too. SUCH a great series. I love Four--he's such a great character.

    can't wait to see what you think of Insurgent!

    Ashelynn @ Gypsy Book Reviews.

  2. Absolutely love it too, Im reading the second book now!


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