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Thursday, December 23, 2010

DIVERGENT by Veronica Roth





Really, all I can say is OMG, loved this book. It's been ages and ages a while since a book has kept me up until 2:30 in the morning to finish, but this is the one.

DIVERGENT by Veronica Roth (Katherine Tegen Books, May 3, 2011)


I've promised my ARC out elsewhere so I'm not sure when I can give it away, but if I get it back, it will be up for the population of the blog following. Because trust me, you want to read this book. You really, really want to read this book.

Not that you need to read the product description, but here it is just in case you aren't convinced:

In Beatrice Prior’s dystopian Chicago world, 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 alongside her fellow initiates to live out the choice they have made. Together they must undergo extreme physical tests of endurance and intense psychological simulations, some with devastating consequences. As initiation transforms them all, Tris must determine who her friends really are—and where, exactly, a romance with a sometimes fascinating, sometimes exasperating 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 unrest and growing conflict that threaten to unravel her seemingly perfect society, she also learns that her secret might help her save those she loves . . . or it might destroy her.

Debut author Veronica Roth bursts onto the YA scene with the first book in the Divergent series—dystopian thrillers filled with electrifying decisions, heartbreaking betrayals, stunning consequences, and unexpected romance.



And in case that isn't enough, here's the (amazing 22-year-old) author talking about the book:



Enjoy!

13 comments:

Shannon O'Donnell said...

That cover is freaking awesome! Love it. Want it. Must have it! :-)

Natalie Aguirre said...

I agree with Shannon. This is a great cover. I can't wait to read this book.

TerryLynnJohnson said...

WOW! Yay, Veronica!! Can't wait till 2011.

Shannon Whitney Messenger said...

I am DYING to read this one. I'm second on the list for the Bookanista's copy--just under Beth Revis--and OMG she better read fast or I'm flying to her house and ripping it out of her hands. :)

Hope you're having a great week!

PJ Hoover said...

Definitely rip it from her hands, Shannon!

It really is every bit as great as I say! I'll get my ARC back so I can pass it on!

Kelly H-Y said...

What a great recommendation! And, the author is only 22?! Wow!!!

PJ Hoover said...

It was a great book, Kelly!

Pam Harris said...

Such a great post! I can't wait to read this! :)

Aleetha said...

The books sounds interesting after watching the video and listening to Veronica said about the book.
I'd love to read the excerpt first
>.<

M.A.D. said...

Agreed! Amazing cover and I love this type of thing ... MUST get this book! And thanks for the heads up :D

PJ Hoover said...

Definitely get this book, M.A.D.!

gaby317 said...

This sounds so good! I hadn't heard about Divergent before. Got to read it too! Thanks for the heads up.

PJ Hoover said...

Enjoy it, Gaby!