Monday, 21 April 2014

Divergent by Veronica Roth | Book Review

The first I heard of Divergent a little while back was about the film, I had no idea that it was actually a book. I loved the story for the film so as soon as I heard about the books I knew I wanted to read them. It seemed like the kind of thing I'd rather read than watch, if anyone knows what I mean? I've heard so much about it in the blogosphere, about how good the book is but I didn't know much about it before I read it. I wasn't sure what to expect so I just went straight into it, finishing it within a couple of days!


The Blurb:

In a society divided into factions all are forced to choose where they belong. And the choice Beatrice Prior makes shocks everyone, including herself. During extreme initiation tests, Tris must determine who her friends are and whether she can trust the man who both threatens and protects her. Because Tris has a deadly secret. One that save those she loves... or destroy her.

I really can't say more about what it's about other than what has already been said otherwise it would ruin it for you. What I can say is that I absolutely loved this book, it's now up there with my top favourites. It doesn't start off slowly, which I quite liked, you are really thrown into the story/situation and you learn a lot about people very quickly. I hate it when books have chapters and chapters of waffle at the start of books! I really like the main character, Tris, especially the relationships she has with the people around her. Character wise there isn't anyone that I particularly don't like at the moment either which is great as someone usually gets on my nerves!

I'm really happy there is a second and third book because it does seem like the kind of story that couldn't be condensed down into 500 pages. It means you see the characters experience more emotion and you get a lot more detail as well which is always good. I wouldn't say it is really fast paced but it certainly isn't a slow book, it's slow enough for you to be able to keep up with what's going on and you can work out who is who very quickly.

I'm not sure really what else to say without ruining it for you! Overall I really would recommend this book and I think everyone should read the trilogy, I'm already patiently waiting to order the next book.

Have you read Divergent and did you like it? Or have you seen film, again did you like it?

Thanks for reading,
Shona x

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  1. I've just ordered a set of all 3 novels. I have the same movie copy of Divergent as you but hate the cover, so I've got ones with pretty covers.

    I enjoyed the story, but I don't really think it's going to be one of my favourites, just because there are so many similar ones. If you read Matched by Ally Condie you'll see what I mean. x

    Beth Tinkerbell

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    1. I wish I'd gotten the one with the nice cover and not the movie picture but I think it was cheaper! I've heard a lot of people compare it to other books, I personally haven't read anything like it though x

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    2. I originally picked up the movie cover because it was cheaper, however I wanted the other two and needed all matching covers.

      I think it's very easy to find books which are very similar, like quite a few vampire books are similar to Twilight. It's still different enough to be able to enjoy it, and not be thinking of other similar books x

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    3. I've seen so many books that are exactly like Twilight, I loved the series when the films came out haha :) xx

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  2. i love it, the movie was not as good as i was expecting though. Looking forward to the maze runner film as that book is so good too.

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    1. I doubt I'll see the movie whilst its in the cinema, I'll probably wait until it comes onto Sky! x

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  3. All three books are £9.99 at the works. The film is fantastic, quite close in comparison to the books compared to some books to movies. And it helps that Theo is a complete hottie xx

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    1. I really should have bought all 3 books from there! Will definitely watch the film when it goes onto Sky, probably in the Autumn xx

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  4. I finished reading Divergent yesterday and loved it, I'm already half way through the second book :-) I hope I get to see it in the cinema but I might have to wait for it to come on DVD. xx

    rosyblossom.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I can't wait to order the second book! x

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  5. I'm glad you posted this as I was looking at the book on Amazon the other day! For £3.50 I'm definitely getting it! xx

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    1. Fab! It is such a good read, can't wait to hear what you think about it! xx

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