Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Me on Waiting on Wednesday (19)

Waiting on Wednesday is a bunch of weekly fun hosted every week by Jill over at Breaking the Spine. :)

Title: Divergent
Author: Veronica Roth
Release Date: May 3, 2011
Publisher:Katherine Tegen Books (HarperCollins imprint)

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.

This book had been referred to as the next Hunger Games, which worried me a little because I enjoyed the first and only mildly liked the second and third. This, however, seems a bit different. :)


  1. I've heard great things about this one - it is definitely on my must but list.

  2. I am completely with you on this one! It's on my list this week too. Everyone keeps talking about how awesome it is and I can hardly wait. I can't believe we have to wait until MAY!!!

  3. Divergent sound so awesome! I really can't wait to read it. I hope it's as good as everyone says it is!