Mini Book Review: Divergent

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Divergent Divergent by
Series: Divergent #1
Published by in 2012
Genres: , ,
Pages: 487

Beatrice "Tris" Prior has reached the fateful age of sixteen, the stage at which teenagers in Veronica Roth's dystopian Chicago must select which of five factions to join for life. Each faction represents a virtue: Candor, Abnegation, Dauntless, Amity, and Erudite. To the surprise of herself and her selfless Abnegation family, she chooses Dauntless, the path of courage. Her choice exposes her to the demanding, violent initiation rites of this group, but it also threatens to expose a personal secret that could place in mortal danger. Veronica Roth's young adult Divergent trilogy launches with a captivating adventure about love and loyalty playing out under most extreme circumstances.

My Review:

There certainly are a lot of dystopian novels coming out recently! I have wanted to get my hands on this one for quite a while, especially after all the hype around its release! There was a time whe it seemed like everyone in the blogosphere had either read and loved this one or was desperate to get their hands on a copy.

Even though the hype has pretty much died down by now I am glad to say I found Divergent deserving of everything said about it. The plot was engaging and the world was detailed. The book seemed like the perfect mixture of The Hunger Games, Ender’s Game, and Harry Potter. My only concern is how very long the book is. I think the length is necessary and the plot is fast-paced enough to keep the reader interested, but some readers might be put off. I’m telling you now, don’t be! It is well worth it!

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4 Responses to “Mini Book Review: Divergent”

  1. Nina @ Death Books and Tea says:

    I find hype so annoying, and so disappointing when it doesn't live up to it. But looks like Divergent did. Glad you liked it!

  2. Kate says:

    Divergent is definitely a book which lives up to the hype. So glad you enjoyed it :) Can't wait for the sequel… next year?

  3. Anne says:

    @Nina – Hype is really annoying, especially when you only get hype on the one side. Then it's really difficult to have an opposing opinion – you go into it feeling guilty if you don't like it and everyone else does etc. Luckily this one didn't have to be that way =)

    @Kate – I'm not sure when the sequel comes out, but probably next year yes. *runs off to GoodReads to find out*

  4. Julie says:

    I like that it's a combination of two of my fave books. Haven't read Ender's Game but heard great things about it. I've been looking forward to reading this but have been waiting for the hype to die down. I feel like sometimes there's often times reviews of the same books posted at the same time….so it's nice to read that someone genuinely likes a book and not just because they feel they need to give it good buzz.

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