Saturday, July 12, 2014

Review: Divergent

Veronica Roth
5/5 Stars

A book about a world gone terribly awry, a strong female lead and situations beyond her control. Explaining this book to someone whom hasn't read it is harder than it may seem – I don't want to give ANYTHING away.

This very quickly moved its way up to my list of favourite books. To begin with, I've always been a fan of Dystopian movies, so naturally I decided to delve into the world of Dystopian fiction as well, and was certainly not disappointed.

Having said that, I have NOT yet seen the movie, but will when it becomes available on DVD. I'm sure I'll be disappointed, but – hey – I'm a glutton for punishment.

I could not put this book down and finished it in a day. I don't often do that. The world it was set in was absolutely fascinating. The characters and story were gripping and I actually cared about what happened to them – and certainly hated some of them (as I was meant to).

The book is about one long trial our heroine must face while joining a new faction in her futuristic Chicago. The one thing about this I didn't care for was the major change in direction 3/4 of the way through the book. I was far too involved with the trials and everything going on with that one particular situation and I didn't want it to change. Nuh uh. Give me back my trial situation. * pout *

I've only read a handful of Dystopian fiction so far, and Divergent has definitely opened the gate for me to read even MORE of it. There's just something about a future world – a world we've turned it into – that's so completelt bizare and unlike how we currently live that gets me. I just love it.

I actually enjoyed Divergent more than Hunger Games (possibly not a popular opinion). I'm totally in it for the Dystopian world itself. Divergent went way more “in depth” into what this future was like than Hunger Games did.

If you're a fan of Dystopian worlds – read Divergent. I don't think you'll be disappointed

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