Divergent by Veronica Roth

Title: Divergent
Author: Veronica Roth
Pages: 487
Release: May 3rd, 2011

Synopsis:(from Goodreads)In a future Chicago, 16-year-old Beatrice Prior must choose among five predetermined factions to define her identity for the rest of her life, a decision made more difficult when she discovers that she is an anomaly who does not fit into any one group, and that the society she lives in is not perfect after all.
My Thoughts:
I am currently slamming my head into a wall repeatedly for putting off reading this book for so long. The most important thing I could say in this review is that if you were like me and put off reading this for various, unimportant reasons you need to read it, like now!

A lot of the time when I read books set in big cities, I have trouble understanding the locations and visualizing where they are and the scenery around them. Not this time though! Chicago is one of my favorite places I have ever been so I was very excited to read a book set in a dystopian version of Chicago. It was fun imagining Navy Pier in ruins and Millennium Park being part of Erudite territory.

The characters were amazing. The connection I felt to Tris was instant and I got so swept up in the story that there were a couple times I actually shuddered for her or was grinning from ear to ear. Let me just say, that does not happen to me very often! I also loved the surprises in this book! A new surprise was revealed every couple of chapters and I was never expecting it.

The only thing about Divergent that I could say anything less that one hundred percent positive is that there was a LOT of information crammed in at the last hundred pages or so. It was really intense right at the end and a lot happened that didn’t necessarily get all of the explanation and detail it deserved.

So, needless to say, it was a great book. I opted out of doing homework, eating at a decent time, and showering(TMI!) in order to read it in one sitting. I am looking forward to reading Insurgent in a month. Hope everyone is enjoying the Choosing Ceremony events happening in the blogosphere today and just for the record…I am a CANDOR!

In Short:
Rating: 5/5
Purchase or Check Out?: Purchase
Would I read it again?: YES!


  1. I'm glad you like it! It was one of the best books of last year (at least for me ;)

  2. Gahhh I want to read this so bad! Thanks for the review!

  3. Ooh, Divergent! It was recommended to me last year and, yes, it's a great book! The world interested me and while I couldn't completely relate to Tris, I saw her as a fascinating character whose decisions were... totally befitting her current faction, to say the least. Then again, she's a mix of things, yeah? ;)

    Divergent also had me thinking about which faction I would pick. I've always related to Ravenclaw in the HP-verse and ended up being Pottermore!Sorted into Slytherin, which was cool, but during a "simulation" on the Divergent Facebook, I was recommended to join Dauntless. Um. Confusion? I mean, it felt so real, haha! I ended up choosing Erudite, but, man, the consequences of such a decision are so real and... wow. I don't know what I'm saying. Amazing world though.

    Anyway, I'm really glad you enjoyed Divergent! Insurgent will be coming out soon, so... Let's all read it together, yeah?

    Have a great week!