Monday, April 15, 2013

Five Heels for Dystopian series!!!

                         Divergent (Divergent, #1)            Insurgent (Divergent, #2)
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
Divergent Series: Holy moly, am I looking forward to the final installment. I can’t remember the last time I enjoyed a series so much. I know there have been a lot of complaints about Divergent based on how vague the author had been on how the world had ended up the way it did. Yes, there were a lot of questions left to be answered, and the establishment of this dystopian world was cut up like Swiss cheese, but the characters themselves don’t know much about their history! How are we (the readers) to know more details than they understand.

Insurgent opened up a lot of new questions, but with the addition of this part of the story, I’m able to understand why the author has left so many holes open for us to ponder on. And in my opinion, that is absolute genius. I LOVE it when a story can make me think, and let me tell you, my mind was working on this one, trying to see the hidden plot beneath all of the action. Brilliance!!! Those books that make me think are the ones that stick with me and crave more.

This series did that and more.

And I have to talk about the female lead here. She is inspiring – strong and fierce, she’s not afraid to admit her weak moments and excels on her strengths. She smart and cunning, thoughtful and caring. I just want there to be more well-rounded women in literature, and Roth did that so well in this series.

2014 cannot come soon enough!!!


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