Did you read and love The Hunger Games?
Are you looking for another trilogy to reel you in?
Look no further!
Divergent and Insurgent by Veronica Roth
Similar to The Hunger Games triology, the Divergent series follows a female lead character and is set in a dystopian society. And also similar to The Hunger Games, I sailed through both books in less an a week and loved them. Roth has yet to come out with the final book in the Divergent series. Hopefully, I won’t have to wait too long! According to IMDB, the Divergent movie is tentatively slated for 2015.
Divergent is set in a future society based in the former city of Chicago. There are different factions of society: Erudite (intellectuals), Dauntless (adrenaline junkies), Candor (truth speakers), Amity (polite, happy go lucky), and Abnegation (selfless). At the age of 16, each youth takes a test to tell you which faction you are best suited for. Each youth then has the decision to make: stay with your family in the faction you’ve grown up in….or switch factions and never see your family again.
Divergent follows the path that 16 year Beatrice (born into Abnegation) aka Tris makes. During Tris’ test, she finds out she has an equal aptitude for a few factors which makes her “divergent”.
I found Roth’s two books to be so interesting! I kept thinking what faction would I be in if I lived in this dystopian world. If you know me at all, it would be Candor hands down…for good or bad. :) There’s even a quiz at the end of the book to find your faction.
I can’t wait for Roth to realize the final book!
5 out of 5 stars