Friday, November 15, 2013

"Divergent" (A Dauntless Ashley Review)

Happy Friday Everyone!!!!

   I got a new job today so yay, but I know that is not why you come to this blog so I will give yall what yall want. "Divergent" by Veronica Roth, is one of the best new age, sci-fi, what if books I have read. They turned this into a movie which comes out March of 2014 and from the previews it looks just as good as the book. This is the first of a three book series, which I haven't read the other books yet, but will eventually.

Here is the review of this wild adventure ride taken from Goodreads....

  "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, Tris also learns that her secret might help her save the ones she loves . . . or it might destroy her."

Veronica Roth has created a world, kind of like "Hunger Games", but way more complicated with a feel of it could really happen. Beatrice and her family belong to the Abnegation, although she doesn't feel like she belongs with that group. When she is put through a test to determine what faction she belongs to, she discovers something that could very well be the death of her. Will she stay with her family or will her sense of not belonging lead her down another path?

I am not going to tell you what faction she chooses, because that will give the whole thing away. I will tell you that there is a hot boy in her future and you will fall for him just as I did. This is a page turner and you won't want to put it down until the last page. This is such a wonderfully written book and the way Veronica describes things in such detail makes you want to visit the place she invents. This is definitely worth the time it takes to read and is a must read that shouldn't be missed.

Happy Reading


Rating: 5/5 perfect couple of Tris and Four........

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