“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that bloggers are eagerly anticipating.
Before I launch into my Waiting on Wednesday pick, I wanted to let everyone know you can still enter to win the GIVEAWAY I’m hosting of Wither by Lauren DeStefano! All entries must be submitted by Monday, April 18th!
Title & Author: Divergent by Veronica Roth
Genre: YA, Fantasy
Publication Date: May 3, 2011
Description: “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.
Debut author Veronica Roth bursts onto the literary scene with the first book in the Divergent series—dystopian thrillers filled with electrifying decisions, heartbreaking betrayals, stunning consequences, and unexpected romance.”
Why I’m Stoked: I’ve been on a serious dystopian kick lately and can’t get enough!! (Cue the Black Eyed Peas song) I think Divergent takes a really interesting turn with the end-of-the-world shtick by including factions with special virtues. I love all the hidden family secrets aspect, which reminds me of the book I just reviewed, Coronets and Steel.
What book is tickling your fancy this week?