29 March 2016

Divergent by Veronica Roth

Title: Divergent
Author: Veronica Roth
Pages: 496
Genre: Young Adult, Dystopian, Romance, Science Fiction
Book Description:
For sixteen-year-old Tris, the world changes in a heartbeat when she is forced to make a terrible choice. Turning her back on her family, Tris ventures out, alone, determined to find out where she truly belongs.
Shocked by the brutality of her new life, Tris can trust no one. And yet she is drawn to a boy who seems to both threaten and protect her. The hardest choices may yet lie ahead….

My Opinion:
I'm finally joining the hype that is this trilogy and I really don't know why I waited so long because this book was awesome!
Set in a dystopian world where everyone is divided into factions, we follow Tris as she discovers who she is and where she belongs, as well as the fight between what is right and wrong.

This message is one of the first things I liked about the novel. I thought that the struggle between choosing right and wrong, between good and evil was really interesting and thought provoking as I found myself constantly asking what I would do if I was her. I'm very glad that the message wasn't about choosing between two guys and I'm so glad there wasn't a love triangle because they're cliched and boring!

Which brings me onto my next point about the romance. Although it was really predictable, I did enjoy it. I completely ship Four and Tris and I love how the two of them discover things about each other. These realisations were powerful and connected the characters further, which added a more unexpected twist onto something that I predicted from the beginning. Their individual character development and development as a couple was well written and I felt connected to them.

The entire plot was fantastically written and gripping. I was hooked and read this book in a matter of days. Just when I thought everything had calmed down something new and dramatic occurred and this was a really effective feature. I can't wait to read the next two novels in the trilogy and hope they're of the same fast pace and full of intrigue like this one.

Overall this was a really enjoyable read. I'm so glad to have jumped on the bandwagon after procrastinating reading this series for so long - what's wrong with me?! I recommend this to everyone even though it's predominantly aimed at young adults because it had me hooked the entire way through and caused me to dive straight into the second book already!

Favourite Quotes:

Becoming fearless isn't the point. That's impossible. It's learning how to control your fear, and how to be free from it.


Politeness is deception in pretty packaging.


Sometimes, the best way to help someone is just to be near them.


That is death - shifting from "is" to "was"

Rating ★
5 out of 5 stars 

 Next book I'm going to review:
Insurgent by Veronica Roth

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