Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Book I'm Keeping My Eye On: Divergent by Veronica Roth

I think I came across Divergent via Twitter, and I'm glad I did b/c it sounds awesome! What's even more amazing? Veronica Roth is only 22, and Divergent is the first book in a trilogy.

From the back: 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 threatens to unravel her seemingly-perfect society, she also learns that her secret might be what helps her save those she loves . . . or it might be what destroys her.

Divergent will be released May 3, 2011!


  1. WOW! This one looks so exciting! I find it intriguing that this world is divided into virtues - and all the secrets proclaim in this teaser does make me want to read it. Hmm, I'll have to keep a lookout for it.

  2. Right?! The one review I came across totally reaffirmed my WANT for this book. Sounds very promising.

    By the way, have you read The Hunger Games? B/c the whole "highly competitive initiation" is something I really want to read about, and it also reminds me a bit of THG.