Saturday, December 28, 2013

Divergent by Veronica Roth

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.


A friend of mine gave me a copy of Divergent for my eReader and because a few people kept mentioning how great it was I couldn't wait to read it for the first time.   I don't usually read Dystopian YA novels but I absolutely love this book. I love it so much that I bought the trilogy boxset in hardcover and I read this book 2 times this year. It is very well written and even the second time I read it I just couldn't put it down. 

Right now I am reading Insurgent (the second book in this series) and I will write my review as soon as I am done reading that one. 

If you love Dystopian YA novels then I think you might like this one.

I give this 5 out of 5

You can now purchase this book in bookstores near you or online.


  1. I look forward to reading this ...
    thanks for sharing your review!

    1. Your welcome :)
      I will review the other two books at some point in the next few months