Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday: Divergent by Veronica Roth

Waiting on Wednesday is hosting by Jill at Breaking the Spine.


Book: Divergent (Veronica Roth)
Release Date: May 3rd, 2011
Genre: Young Adult / Dystopian
Publisher: Harper Collins
Description from Goodreads: 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.

I dare you to tell me this doesn't sound amazing. I mean, come on, it's a dystopian YA novel (yes!) that takes place in the fabulous city of Chicago :) From the description, it sounds like an exciting plotline with perhaps a forbidden romance? Everyone who has reviewed an ARC of it says that it is  AWESOME - so here's to hoping they are right!

18 comments:

Cheree said...

Great pick. I can't wait for this one to come out.

June G said...

Oh yeah. Definitely waiting for this one. An excellent choice!

Skye (In The Good Books) said...

Nice pick! I can't wait for this to come out.

Lady Reader said...

Yeah! Super fantastic choice. I'ma new follower by the way.
Come by and check out my WOW if you getta minute.

Have a great week and happy reading!
Amy

http://ladysbookstuff.blogspot.com/2011/01/waiting-on-wednesday-dark-beginnings.html

BLHmistress said...

Oh I am so waiting for this one, great pick!


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Kai @ Amaterasureads said...

I think every single blogger friend I know is waiting for this, including me! Some people are just lucky to have read this first, but I'll wait! really awesome WoW pick here!

Anyway, if you're interested, here are my WoW picks for this week

Julie said...

I can't wait for this one! I'm from Chicago and looking forward to what kind of futuristic Chicago Veronica Roth created. I like your new look! Here's my WoW

Aleetha said...

I have seen this book in some blog. As you said in your post, most of them enjoy reading it.

I also wants to read this

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Stephanie said...

Yes! This is my WoW pick this week as well. I'm excited to get wrapped up in another dystopian world!

Rachel said...

Umm, this sounds awesome! I can't believe I haven't heard of it before now. Thanks for bringing this to my attention!

Here's my pick: http://crackaspinebookreviews.blogspot.com/2011/01/waiting-on-wednesday-2-return-midnight.html

Jan von Harz said...

This id a much anticipated novel. I have it on my wish list too.

Leanna (Daisy Chain Book Reviews) said...

Great pick! I've heard good things about this one!

My WoW is up on my blog if you'd like to check it out! :)

Savannah said...

I think a lot of people are waiting for this one. I have heard lots and I want to read this one as well. Nice pick.

Mia said...

I'm very exited for this books as well! Thanks for sharing ;) Here's my WoW for this week.

Joy said...

Sounds like another good YA series.
Have fun reading!
Joy at Books and Life

Cialina at Muggle-Born.net said...

I can't wait for this one! I hope that the book lives up to all of our expectations.

GREYZ said...

I don't read a lot of dystopia but this certainly looks amazing! :)

Here's my pick.

Tribute Books Mama said...

here's mine http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2011/01/waiting-on-wednesday_19.html

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