Tuesday, December 6, 2011
The Book Addict Reviews: Divergent by Veronica Roth
Genre:Young Adult, Science Fiction, Dystopian
Order Online: Amazon.com
Author Info: Goodreads | Website
Rating: 4 stars
Picked book up in a Paperbacksawp game.
In A Nutshell:
Since the popularity of The Hunger Games Trilogy, I have seen so many dystopian books coming out that I have started getting a little hesitant to jump into another one. I kept putting off reading Divergent and now I wholeheartedly regret that decision. Divergent is one of the best books I read in 2011.
Beatrice Prior has a big decision to make--a decision that will shape the course of her life. In the society she lives in, at the age of sixteen each person has to choose a faction that best suits their nature. And it is a choice they must take very seriously because if they do not choose correctly and do not make it through the initiation into their faction they will be factionless--poor, friendless, uncared for, and considered by many to be the worst drain on society.
Veronica Roth creates an interesting cast of characters in Divergent. They feel authentic because they are struggling with some of same issues that all teens go through (finding a place to fit, identifying love) but the world Veronica Roth created makes some of those decisions so striking. Finding a place to fit in may mean leaving their family forever. Finding a place to fit may mean doing things that they do not believe in to prove their loyalty.
The reader learns and explores the society that Veronica Roth created, but it never feels boring. The story is full of twists, turns, and expected revelations. I was on the edge of my seat the whole time--and now I will not wait so long to read the next installment.
The next installment is available for pre-order here, but they do not have the cover up yet. If you want to see a picture of the cover you can see it here.