Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Book Club Review: Divergent by Veronica Roth

I just realized I never posted the Book Club review from last month since I was just starting to get sick at that time, so here it is a few days before our next book club meeting :P

Synopsis: "Beatrice "Tris" Prior has reached the fateful age of sixteen, the stage at which teenagers in Veronica Roth's dystopian Chicago must select which of five factions to join for life. Each faction represents a virtue: Candor, Abnegation, Dauntless, Amity, and Erudite. To the surprise of herself and her selfless Abnegation family, she chooses Dauntless, the path of courage. Her choice exposes her to the demanding, violent initiation rites of this group, but it also threatens to expose a personal secret that could place in mortal danger. Veronica Roth's young adult Divergent trilogy launches with a captivating adventure about love and loyalty playing out under most extreme circumstances."

My Review: WOW! What a fantastic book! I literally could not put this one down, thank goodness the boss was gone so I could read all day. I loved the intensity of the book and the characters. Tris is like an ultimate heroine, love her determination and toughness. I also loved Four, it was great to see some chinks of that strength he has. This was quite the emotional roller coaster, it gets your heart racing. I loved seeing the fears, it brings a little bit of reality to the characters, making them not so perfect, and I really enjoyed seeing Tris face her fears. I know I should be reading more into the society and how no matter how hard you try the negative human personalities will always arise, but I flat out just enjoyed the book.

My Rating:  How could I give this one anything other than Four Paws and a Stump Wag?!

Rhodie Reader Thoughts: There were only two of us this month but we both loved this book and felt it was one of the top books we have read so far this year.  Might I also add that we agreed that Four is quite possibly the hottest guy MC we have read in a while?! We agreed that this one was better than the Twilight series but hesitated to make comparisons to the Hunger Games until we read the next book, since we were both disappointed with the 2nd & 3rd books of that trilogy.


  1. I like hearing that the guy is a great guy, it makes me more anxious to read it. It's on one of my challenges in 2012. Great review! :)

  2. Four was the character that kept me reading this book. Tris was an okay heroine for me. She was definitely strong, but I couldn't connect with her for some reason.

  3. You are going to love it Jessica!! I definitely couldn't put it down and can't wait for the next book!

    Four was definitely a very strong character, but I really enjoyed Tris as well. I think those fears were an absolutely brilliant way to show the characters imperfections.