Jan 31, 2014


Veronica Roth.
Publisher:Katherine Tegen Books.
Publication Date: May 3,2011.
Genre: YA Dystopian Adventure|Romance
Format|Pages: EBook|501.
Source: Goodreads|Owned.


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. 

WOW. This book was breath taking. I have gone through so many emotions while reading this book. Anger, sadness, fear, happiness. I been hearing about this series for the past year, but haven’t had a chance to check it out. Now I see why so many are talking about this series. It was the best book that I read this year. I read quite few dystopian novels in the past couple years but Divergent is my favorite. I enjoyed it more than the hunger games. This one seemed to be action packed, right from the beginning. Roth knows how to suck you into the story. When I read the storyline, I wasn’t sure if I like it, and now I am glad that I gave it a chance. There wasn’t anything in this novel that I didn’t like. 

Tris & Four: I did not see their relationship coming, not at first. I could tell that Tris was attracted to him from beginning, just by the way she acted when she was around him. Now, Four I didn’t think that he felt the same about her, to me it felt like he wasn’t her biggest fan. As book progressed, I could tell that he cared her, way that she cared about him. I loved their relationship, at times it felt sort of like hate love sort of relationship. I knew it was only because he was instructor, and in way he was protecting her because if everyone knew that there was something between them, they would assume he is favored her. More books progressed, I could tell that their feelings increased for one another, because of how they wanted protect each other. I can’t wait to see what’s in store for them next. 

I loved how action packed this novel was. There wasn’t a page where there wasn’t something going on. I loved the initiation process, to see what tasks they will have to face, and what they are willing to do, to get ahead. It’s one of reasons I dislike Peter, not only his attitude but that he go as far, as to kill someone. I kind of hoped that he would be one of people who get cut towards end. Even if this was a fantasy novel, it felt real to me. All the emotions that they were going through, especially when they were under hallucinations. Roth described everything so well; I saw everything as if it was happening in front of me.
A breath taking novel, I can’t wait till the movie comes out. If you love dystopian, adventure with romance in the mix, this is book for you. You will be hooked till the end, and even then you be craving for more.


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