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Waiting on Wednesday: Divergent by Veronica Roth

“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!

Divergent by Veronica Roth

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? 🙂

About Lisa Parkin

I'm a hardcore lover of young adult fiction and have been reviewing books since 2011. Other interests include Downton Abbey, heat lightning storms, Harry Potter land and (begrudingly) one orange tabby.
  • I am about to preorder Divergent from Amazon. This book has so much great buzz about it, I can’t wait to read it plus with the movie coming out, the buzz is just going to get louder! My WoW is another awesome dystopian book as well, love the genre. BTW, congrats on your anniversary! A great year is a blessing and I wish you many, many more!
    Truly Bookish

  • I’ve noticed this one popping up in a few blogs and it does sound good. I also really like the cover.

    Great pick! 🙂

    I picked a Dystopian one as well 🙂


    I am a new follower

  • Divergent is very high on my list of books that I’m looking forward to reading this year. I’ve just ordered for work and can’t wait to read it and share it with the teens.

  • I’m not a big dystopian fan but I’m hoping this one might change my mind.

  • I’ve already preordered this one! I cannot wait to read it! I’ve been very jealous of anyone whose gotten their hands on an ARC! Great pick for this week!

  • I have to say I’m intrigued by this one as well. And what I’m reading from reviews sound great. 🙂

  • I already read DIVERGENT, best book I’ve read in 2011 so far!!! Read it as soon as possible, this dystopian novel is really really good

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