Review: Divergent by Veronica Roth

Title: Divergent
Author: Veronica Roth
Series: Divergent, #1
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release Date: May 3, 2011
Pages: 487

In Beatrice Prior's dystopian Chicago, 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 to determine who her friends really are—and where, exactly, a romance with a sometimes fascinating, sometimes infuriating 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 a growing conflict that threatens 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 literary scene with the first book in the Divergent series—dystopian thrillers filled with electrifying decisions, heartbreaking betrayals, stunning consequences, and unexpected romance.

In the world of  DIVERGENT people are to speak in one language, the language of their class. The royalty have one language they speak and the servants have one they speak and so on. There are some rules as well, You have to carry a passport at all times and if someone speaks another language keep your head down, because you are not suppose to understand them. If you do, you are sentenced to death.

DIVERGENT was breathtaking. Read just the first chapter and you will keep going and going and going until you realize you are halfway done with the book. You won't even want to put the book down, because then you will be thinking about it ever second of everyday. This whole novel was an adventure you wish yourself to be apart of and all you wished for is that it would never end.

What I loved about DIVERGENT was Veronica Roth's writing flows nicely where you are just turning the pages just like that and also the character development. Tris our heroine, makes quite the transformation by the end of the book and turns into a warrior. We have characters you will love and characters you will despise and the characters you despise I just wanted jump into the novel and smack them. They frustrate me too much.

"Do the elevators work?" I ask Uriah, as quietly as I can.
"Sure they do." says Zeke, rolling his eyes, "You think I'm stupid enough not to come here early and turn on the emergency generator?" "Yeah," says Uriah. "I kinda do." 

I know by now all of you must have heard of our beloved, Four. When Four first appears and still soon after I didn't adore him like he should've been but I kept reading and reading and reading and BAM!  I LOVE FOUR! ALL MINE! Four surprised me because he isn't a total bad ass like all those other beloved heroes and I really liked that this time. We do learn more about Four's character and a few secrets about him. I loved Tris and Four. They are so cute together and I look forward to see what they conquer in the sequel.

"I might be in love with you." He smiles a little. "I'm waiting until I'm sure to tell you, though." 

DIVERGENT was mind-blowing and I have never read a book like this one before. It was so actions-packed and adventurous and all you wanted was MORE.  DIVERGENT is a  MUST-READ. You will not be disappointed. The wait is going to tear me apart and I hope I will make it by the time the sequel comes out.


  1. Alrighty then! I have to pick this up! You wrote a great review.

  2. yeah me and my convincing review skills =DDDDDD

  3. I still have to wait till next month to grab this book into my book shelf. Just like another book blogger, your review told me about that Tris is a great character. Also the way Veronica wrote the story was amazing. Cant hardly wait to read every chapter of this book >.<

  4. Amazing review, I agree with everything you said. This one was truly a mind-blowing story with great characters. :)

  5. I liked Divergent. I really did, but I felt as if it was a mix of harry potter and hunger games instead of an original story. Like it was too close to the books we have out now.

    *SPOILER ALERT* (sorry)

    The factions being the houses (raven claw etc) harry gets to pick from. The aptitude test as the hat. Then once she is in dauntless it changes completely into Hunger Games.

    Like Katniss, Tris has to go through training and then towards the very end fights. Even Four's kind of frustrated me because his transformation was eerily close to Peeta's transformation. You know, that whole let-me-kill-my-girlfriend moment. I liked the book, but I wish the differences where a little more widespread.

    Tris's mom totally blew my mind when she broke the tank and shot people. Kind of reminded my of Sarah Conner (in a good refreshing way.)

    It was hard to put down once I started reading (lol nothing got done that day). I liked it but not as much as I think I could have. Did anyone else feel the same way?