A friend of mine recommended this book, and as soon I read the description I knew I had to get it! I was most defiantly not disappointed, and its shot up on my 'books I adore' list! This book is like a cross of THE HUNGER GAMES, DELIRIUM and MATCHED. Also, I was SO happy to get a book that comes in at just under 500 pages!!
What's it about?
"One choice decides your friends, defines your beliefs and determines your loyalties ... forever." *
Society is divided into five sections; each holding a different value as the most important. Dauntless believe in bravery; Candor in honesty; Amity in peace; Erudite in knowledge and Abnegation in selflessness.
Tris has been born and raised in Abnegation ; but now she's sixteen and she, along with everyone in her year, must make the choice that will determine the rest of their lives - which faction will they choose? Will they stay will their families, or will they leave, and transfer to a new way of life forever?
Thoughts and opinions
This is a complete 'read-through-the-night-because-it's-impossible-to-put-down' book!
Firstly, the way the different fractions are portrayed show how different people hold different things in the highest esteem. It shows how we're brought up, does make us act in a certain way, even though to us, it's completely normal, to others it seems strange.
Tris is an amazing character. I found I related to her really easily, and I was completely swept up in her feelings and the changes she goes through from the beginning to the end.
The 'bad-guy/s' (-I'm not going to name them, as I always prefer to find out who said 'bad-guys' are for myself when I read!-), are written brilliantly - I really did want to reach in and kill them myself! Fury and jealousy are portrayed perfectly, and the fight scenes are full of fast moving action.
Now, the romance! I'm not going to name 'him', but the relationship between the two, progresses at a perfect rate, but the love triangle is there enough for you to start second guessing yourself over who Tris will end up with. Saying that, it's not an frustrating triangle where you feel the girl is playing them both, Tris follows how she really feels the whole way.
Thrilling, breath taking and get-your-heart-racing ,I recommend this books to everyone!
About the author
DIVERGENT is the first book by Veronica Roth, with its sequel INSURGENT having been released recently. The third book is currently due out in the Autumn of 2013.
You can visit her blog at: http://veronicarothbooks.blogspot.co.uk/
Follow her on twitter: @veronicaroth
Or buy the book from amazon here!
* The indicated quote is taken from the blurb of DIVERGENT