Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Review: 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.

Well, it definitely took me a while to hop on this bandwagon, but I am glad I did! I read so many great reviews on this book before reading it. That is what made me hesitate to start because I felt like my expectations were too high. I am happy to report that my expectations were met and exceeded. This book is full of a little bit of everything: action, adventure, romance, and more! I just wanted to let you all know that I enjoyed it, but am keeping this review short because there are so many reviews out there already.

I could not put this book down! I lost some sleep reading it, but it was worth it. I cannot wait to get my hands on the next book.

Rating: 5/5

Swords are for fighting,

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