In Beatrice Prior's dystopian Chicago, 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 to determine who her friends really are—and where, exactly, a romance with a sometimes fascinating, sometimes infuriating 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 a growing conflict that threatens 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 literary scene with the first book in the Divergent series—dystopian thrillers filled with electrifying decisions, heartbreaking betrayals, stunning consequences, and unexpected romance.
I have to admit that I was worried about this series and that's why it took me so long to read it. This series was so talked about I was worried it would be a let down. Wow, was I wrong. I got sucked into this world and couldn't put it down. I read it in 2 days and stayed up well into the night just to keep reading! Dystopian novels are a new territory for me. The Hunger Games were the only other ones that I have read. Divergent was soooo different but, very thought provoking at the same time. I was drawn to the Dauntless and Abnegation groups. They seemed really interesting to me. I needed to learn more!!! Tris is a very strong female character. And being a female myself I love it! It took time for her to learn to learn skills she didn't just come out awesome. The concept of Divergence was really interesting to. I honestly had no idea what it meant. I think that's why this genre is so appealing. It's so different that you never know whats coming!
Four was probably one of my favorite characters aside from Tris. He seemed to be striving for what was right and not just being savage like Eric. My favorite part was probably Four's fear landscape with Tris. It was something so personal and more intimate then you would think.
I can't wait to see what happens in Insurgent. I have already got it for my Kindle and will start it as soon as I am done with this post!