10 Apr 2012

Try it Tuesday (5)

'Try it Tuesday' is a weekly meme hosted here at Bookaholics where each week me and Ninfa take turns to recommend a book we think you should try and why.

This weeks pick is

Divergent by Veronica Roth
Divergent book one.

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
Why I’m choosing this book
With the hype of the impending release of book two, Insurgent this last couple of weeks, I couldn't not recommend Divergent to you guys this week! I'm actually currently re-reading it right now and loving it as much as the first time. The first time I read it was about six months ago and I was hooked from the first pages because it's brilliant, it has great story and great characters. It is simply one of the best Dystopias I have read.
Five reasons I love this book
1. Tris is a really interesting character with a dark side, she won't let anyone bully her and can stand-up for herself.
2. Four! I've read plenty of books where I've fallen in love with the love interest right alongside the protag, but when the book is finished, I forget about them, not Four though, he still sticks with me now, he's honest and is never patronising to Tris, he's confident in her abilities and would never make her hide to protect her but would have her fighting by his side.
3. The whole book is gripping, I didn't feel bored at any moment.
4. The whole idea of the factions was great, I loved Tris' journey in her new faction and learning about her old one, seeing how different each faction is.
5. It's wonderfully written and described and so imaginative.

Who I think will love this book
Certainly fans of Dystopia should enjoy this but so should anyone who likes strong female leads and exciting plot twists! I know everything is being compared to it right now but I think fans of The hunger games should love it.

I hope this inspires you to pick up the book, and if you do
Let me know what you think!


  1. I really need to read this. I have it and did start it but at the time couldnt get into it. Need to try it again at some point. :)

  2. I absolutely loved this book and I can't wait to read Insurgent :) !! Great pick Mist ;)

  3. If I hadn't already read it you would have convinced me :) Have to say I wasn't overwhelmed with Divergent, but I know I'm in the minority with that - I'm with you on Four though, he is good


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