Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Book Review: Divergent Series by Veronica Roth

Divergent: One choice can transform you. Veronica Roth's #1 New York Times bestselling debut is a gripping dystopian tale of electrifying choices, powerful consequences, unexpected romance, and a deeply flawed "perfect society."
Insurgent: One choice can destroy you. Veronica Roth's second #1 New York Times bestseller continues the dystopian thrill ride. As war surges in the factions all around her, Tris attempts to save those she loves—and herself—while grappling with haunting questions of grief and forgiveness, identity and loyalty, politics and love.
Allegiant: The explosive conclusion to Veronica Roth's #1 New York Times bestselling Divergent trilogy reveals the secrets of the dystopian world that has captivated millions of readers.

My Review:

 I read through this books so quickly! They were very fast reads for sure. I have to say though, overall, I wasn't overly impressed, there were parts that seemed slow and I wasn't sure where the author was going with the story. The concepts in the story are interesting and kept me moving along. I wanted to know what was outside the walls, what was their society all about? You have to get to book three though to find those answers.

Tris is a typical young adult hero. At first this bothered me a little, but she had just enough spunk and some traits that I felt made her more human. Look, for a summer read these books are great. Entertaining, easy to read and great to talk to others about with.

I still haven't seen the movie that came out, but will when it's on DVD. Have you read these novels or seen the movie? What's your take?