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Monday, April 23, 2012

Book Review: Divergent by Veronica Roth

Title: Divergent (Divergent #1)
Author: Veronica Roth
Pages: 487
Publishing date: May 3rd 2011 by Katherine Tegen Books

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, she also learns that her secret might help her save those she loves . . . or it might destroy her.

Veronica Roth is the New York Times bestselling author ofDivergent, the first in a trilogy of dystopian thrillers filled with electrifying decisions, heartbreaking betrayals, stunning consequences, and unexpected romance.

Overall, Divergent was a great book to read! I rate this book readable and a 5/5!
Run to your bookstore right now and purchase this before the second one comes out in 8 days! Believe me, you will not regret it!


  1. I can't watch the video right now because I'm at school (shhh don't tell), but I think it's really cool that you're trying out a video review. I've thought about trying to do a video sometime since it looks like fun. :) Anyway, glad to see you enjoyed Divergent so much! I haven't gotten around to reading it yet myself, but everyone says it's amazing. Good to know the next book is coming gout soon though so I won't have to wait when I do read it. ;) Thanks for the review!

    1. You know, I was really considering writing a written review under the video, thinking that there may be readers who cannot not play the video (in that moment or ever...)! Haha so such a coincident that you couldn't see it as you were in school ;)

      But it's definitely a good thing that you can read the second book immediately after you're done with the first book! I'm sure you'll love it like everyone else :)

      Thanks for checking in ;)!

  2. Great review! I sometimes prefer watching video reviews rather than reading them so this is a nice change :) I really loved this book too! I'm so excited about Insurgent :D That cover looks really cool, very different than the North American version lol

    1. Yeah I agree! I think I will definitely do them more often :) The cover is indeed completely different, I couldn't find the cover that they have in NA, but in the end it really suits me hehe. I have to make sure to buy the same kind for Insurgent so they match ;)