Tuesday, April 30, 2013

The Divergent Series -Veronica Roth

Divergent Series...

Book Summary


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.
Debut author Veronica Roth bursts onto the YA scene with the first book in the Divergent series—dystopian thrillers filled with electrifying decisions, heartbreaking betrayals, stunning consequences, and unexpected romance.


One choice can transform you—or it can destroy you. But every choice has consequences, and as unrest surges in the factions all around her, Tris Prior must continue trying to save those she loves—and herself—while grappling with haunting questions of grief and forgiveness, identity and loyalty, politics and love.
Tris's initiation day should have been marked by celebration and victory with her chosen faction; instead, the day ended with unspeakable horrors. War now looms as conflict between the factions and their ideologies grows. And in times of war, sides must be chosen, secrets will emerge, and choices will become even more irrevocable—and even more powerful. Transformed by her own decisions but also by haunting grief and guilt, radical new discoveries, and shifting relationships, Tris must fully embrace her Divergence, even if she does not know what she may lose by doing so.

Un-Named Last book:

What if your whole world was a lie?
What if a single revelation—like a single choice—changed everything?
What if love and loyalty made you do things you never expected?
The explosive conclusion to Veronica Roth's #1 New York Times bestselling Divergent trilogy reveals the secrets of the dystopian world that has captivated millions of readers in Divergent and Insurgent.

My Thoughts:

I LOVE this series! I am not what one would call a feminist by any stretch of the imagination but I love that there are some really awesome books with some really kick ass female lead characters lately! I must say that I do love a good dystopian (is a community or society, usually fictional, that is in some important way undesirable or frightening) setting. This book was extra fun for me because I visited Chicago for the first time last fall (right before starting this series) so I could easily envision the different places. Roth does a wonderful job of mixing your emotions toward the characters; you hate some (Al, Mr Prior [Tris' Dad]) but then see them showing some endearing qualities and then there are some (Tris, Four) who you love for the most part but sometimes they just make you SO mad!! I also loved that Roth was so descriptive. You can really envision the scenes. This book was one of those books that you just can't put down. One where you may or may not buy the second book when you are less than halfway through the first just in case you finish it at a time when you can't run to the bookstore like at 3 in the morning  because you love it that much! I would HIGHLY recommend this book and series. 

And OF COURSE there is a movie coming out... 

Expected March 21st, 2014... I'd be lying if I didn't say I was PUMPED!!! You can check that out here!

Happy Reading, Sugars


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