Book Review: Divergent by Veronica Roth (+ giveaway)

Divergent #1
Author: Veronica Roth
Pages: 487 pgs
Reading Level: YA
Pubislhed: May 3rd 2011
Review Source: Pitch Dark Books
Available: Amazon / Barnes & Noble / Borders

Summary: (from goodreads) 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.

This book is a PERFECT example of a keeper. Veronica delivered a power-house of a story. Dystopian books have taken the forefront with my taste after finishing Divergent. Paranormal was my forte but just in the last year or so, My 5 ratings have been dominated by Dystopian novels. One more thing that should be noted as well, these books have pretty much been written by Debut Authors, which is Ama-Zing! If you haven't or don't know to much about Dystopian. Ill give you a short explanation. Pretty much its set in our world in a different time and what we know to be as normal no longer exist, with some misery or disease involved. Sounds depressing, well its is but they are written so there is that positive that makes its out of all the negative.

Be ready to read this book without stopping, or at least reading till 4am. The plot grabs you and doesn't release you until the last word is read. Veronica put so much creativeness with every word, sentence and paragraph in this world she build. The intensity literally makes you jump while you read. What emotions will you encounter in this novel: Surprise, Sadness, Joy, Fear, Anticipation, Love and Hope. The ending which was not a ending more of a beginning was Phenomenal, you don't anticipate it at all. Its one of those ending that you close the book and go "Oh My God, I need the next book now." I really can;t stress how much I loved this book more, I even went and bought a extra copy so I could giveaway with this review. I must share the love for this new favorite. You can count on Divergent being featured at the end of the year for Best I've Read 2011.

The story is about Beatrice that lives in Chicago when the society is divided into factions. You have Abnegation, Amity, Candor, Dauntless and Erudite. Beatrice was born into Abnegation because that is what her parents are. At sixteen though Beatrice and others her age have to select what faction they want to be as adults. Beatrice is not sure if she will go with what she knows or what she feels, then comes the day of choosing and her own brothers picks a different faction. You can say that helped her decided to chose Dauntless instead of Abnegation. When you choose a different faction then the one you were born into, you are considered a traitor. What follow now is the initiation that Beatrice must pass with flying colors or she will become faction-less which is your equivalent to homeless. Beatrice which now becomes Tris begins her new journey into the dauntless society she wants to call home. Will Tris survive initiation and will she survived something completely new to her which is FOUR. Read or Listen this book Today if you haven't yet. I don't think I lead anyone in the wrong direction yet with books that I swear by. Veronica Roth will be going down in my list of Favorite Authors of all time. One more word for this book: Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious

Here comes the fun part, The Giveaway! I will be giving one lucky winner a brand spanking new Hardcover of Divergent. 

To Enter:
  • Must be a follower (its just makes me all happy inside)
  • Fill in the FORM
  • Which Faction would you choose?
  • Ends 5/30 at Midnight
I would say I would be Divergent! 


  1. The quiz told me I am Amity and i have to agree. i have heard so many great things about this book! I can't wait to read it. Thank you for the chance to win!!

  2. I too was enthralled by this book. Can not wait for next one! I have about 6 dystopian novels next, delerium, wither and the dark and hallow places! Happy reading!

  3. I'd prefer Candor since people today aren't as honest as I'd like them to be. And the book sounds so intriguing to read! A great review. (:

  4. Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious is correct! I absolutely LOVED Divergent! One of the best books this year so far! The plot was captivating, the characters were all believable and the end was just OMG. I did the facebook quiz and I got Amity. I think it fits perfectly with me!

  5. I would definitely choose the Dauntless. The quiz on facebook told me so, LOL! And I think it describes me more than any of the other ones :)


  6. The quiz told me I am Candor and I agree. Honesty is a big deal to me. Thank you for this awesome giveaway, I am dying to get my hands on this book!

  7. I'm pretty sure I would hail from Candor :]

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

    NoraBell, The Bookery

  8. For now, I'd say Candor, but that might change after I read the book. It's on my list of must reads, even if I don't win a copy, though I hope i do!



  10. Facebook test says Im Amity the Peaceful one. I agree I am peaceful, but I have a little bit of other factions thats why I have to say Divergent. I like to be out of the box,lol

  11. I completed the quiz on facebook and I am Erudite (the intelligent). Had I chosen for myself, I likely would have chosen Dauntless.

    I reside in Canada, though, so I am not entering to win a copy. :(

  12. I can't answer because I haven't read it - which would be why I'm I have it to read.. :D

    *silly Amber*

  13. I would chose candor, I am usually really honest.

  14. I took the faction quiz online, and I got Amity. :) Except, truthfully, I think I'd be Divergent too. :D

    Great giveaway! :D

  15. I have been dying to read this book for a while now and I think this giveaway is fantastic. Thanks for sharing with! :)

    I'll come back and read the review and answer the question once I've gotten a chance to read the book, once again thank you for sharing.

    Happy reading.

    Suz @ A Soul Unsung

  16. I think I would choose Candor.


  17. Filled out the form and took the test:
    I choose and Am a Candor =D

    GFC Follower: SpadesHigh

    TValeros18 @ gmail [dot] com

  18. I joined Facebook so I could take the quiz and that makes me Dauntless! :)

  19. I have to say I would choose Candor.

    Thanks for the giveaway!!!

  20. WOW!
    Your review make it sounds really good! I even can't resist myself to read this book NOW!

    unfortunately, I can't join the giveaway. I hope this book will be published in Indonesia soon! :)

  21. Erudite..... cause i'm smart like that :)

  22. Oh my, I keep hearing so wonderful things about this book! Really have to get to it soon.

    Rebecca @ kindle fever

  23. I did a quiz once and It said I was Candor! :)

  24. Dauntless for sure!!! Great giveaway!! Thanks!!!

  25. I want to read this book so bad!! LOL1 I would say Candor if I had to pick one. Thank you for the awesome giveaway! I filled out your form too.

  26. I would probably be Candor.

    seriousreader at live dot com

  27. I'd probably pick Divergent also.

    I just got done reading this book yesterday and I absolutely loved it! I couldn't stop thinking about it all day. It's definitely one of my favorite YA books I've read since The Hunger Games.

  28. Been hearing a lot about this book. Thanks for the giveaway!

    I would pick Erudite.

  29. I'm pretty sure I would choose erudite.

  30. Dauntless was my quiz answer.

  31. Dauntless because Facebook told me so.

  32. My quiz gave me to the Erudite.
    Divergent has sounded amazing since i first stared hearing about it last year! Thank you so much for the giveaway.

  33. I loved Divergent too! I told my mom and sister to buy it the second after I finished. It's definitely one that I will read again and again. I think I'm at the same stage as you, too, with dystopians replacing paranormals as my favorite books to read. Great review!
    Read my thoughts here: Book Review of "Divergent" by Veronica Roth

  34. Apparently I'm Dauntless but I don't agree with that. I'm actually a coward lol!

    If I had to choose, it'd be either Amity, Candor, or Erudite.

  35. The faction I would choose would be Amity.

    Thanks for the giveaway :)

  36. Took the quiz and I'm Erudite.

  37. This book sounds wonderful! I've been seeing it in all the bookstores. I'd chose Dauntless I suppose. If it's good enough for Beatrice...

  38. Great review! I would choose Candor. Thanks for the giveaway!

  39. The quiz said that I was dauntless, so I guess that I pick dauntless.

  40. I'd be Amity, thanks for this great giveaway

  41. I haven't read the book yet...but the quiz told me Candor. I will have to read the book to see!

    Thank you!

  42. Still getting our tattoo's right lol?

    I love this book!

  43. I'm still trying to figure out which one I'd be in.. honestly Id probably be divergent also. I felt like a few of my personalities could go into either Dauntless or Candor. LOL.

    Divergent is an amazing book. Your review was spectacular.


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