Friday, 18 May 2012
Divergent by Veronica Roth
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This is another book I've been meaning to read for a while. It was recommended to me by the same person who recommended The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare and The Iron Fey by Julie Kagawa, so I was pretty sure I'd enjoy it, I just had a lot of other books I wanted to get through first.
The story is set in Chicago after a devastating war. The survivors decided to set up five factions - Candor, Erudite, Dauntless, Amity and Abnegation. The members of each faction exhibit and uphold the qualities of their faction. At 16 all young people sit an aptitude test to tell them in which faction they'd best fit, then they get to choose for themselves.
This is where we meet Beatrice and her brother Caleb. It's the day of the test, and the day before they select the faction they'll belong to for life
Things might get a bit spoilery after the jump - be warned. If you want to avoid any spoilers, just know that it's great and you should go read it now. If you don't mind mild spoilers and you want to know more, then read on...