Friday, August 30, 2013

Review: Divergent by Veronica Roth

Title: Divergent
Author: Veronica Roth
Series: Divergent series book 1
Genre: YA, Dystopian

I first wanna say that this book is FREAKING AWESOME!

The book is all about Beatrice or Tris, being given the choice of changing her life or not. Tris and every 16 year old need to take a test in order to know where they belong: Amity (the peaceful), Dauntless (the insanely brave), Erudite (the smart ones), Candor (the honest) & Abnegation (the selfless). She chose to be a Dauntless because she never seems to belong in Abnegation, leaving her family behind. However, before being truly part of the faction, Tris needs to pass the initiation, testing her physically, emotionally & mentally. She struggled with the tests and new life but she found friends and a cute instructor, Four (sorry but I don't like the name Tobias) in her new home. However, as she adjusts to her new home, she is still not safe. Tris needs to keep quiet about what she truly is, a Divergent, a person with multiple traits, because they would kill her if anyone finds out. Other than that, something is stirring up in the Erudite that might bring their peaceful world to an end.

At first, I was so reluctant to read this book because they said that it's like Hunger Games. THAT IS NOT TRUE! I never expected this book to be so awesome and I'm so happy that I gave it a shot. (I'm having a hard time looking for books that are this good)

I love this book because everything is well written. Every event and scene is thrilling and organized. You won't be able to stop reading because of it. The story is consistent all through out the book. Though the last part was a little bit too fast for me (with everything that happened) but it was fine. Even the characters were all great and consistent. What I can really say about this book is that the heroine is awesome and super lovable (unlike Katniss in Hunger Games - if your going to compare it). Tris is so clear headed all the time and clear about what she wants, totally not annoying at all. Also, I like it that Tris is realistic, not like your usual heroine or hero that has hero blood flowing all over their freaking bodies. The character change was super nice too, from a weak girl to a strong witty one.

Of course you can't forget Four in this book! The cute, caring, charming instructor. I so love this guy. The love story wasn't instantaneous, like other books. (for one minute they pretend each other doesn't exist then the next thing you know, they are kissing each other -.-) The romance is so mellow and cute that you wanna know what happens next -^.^-

This is a really GOOD READ. I can't wait to start reading Insurgent.


Rating: 6/5

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