Monday, November 11, 2013
Publication Date: February 28, 2012
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Keywords: dystopia, rebellion, society
Format Read: paperback
I honestly have no idea what took me so long to get around to reading this. But about a week before Allegiant came out, I found out there were signed copies at my local bookstore, and I thought, "Yep, I need one of those, so I need to get on this." And I'm pretty sure I didn't put Divergent down until I finished it.
I don't really know what to talk about because everybody and their mother has already read this book, but here's why I liked it:
1. Dystopian society you know the main character's going to fight? Check.
2. Mysterious people who do crazy things for fun? Check.
3. Mysterious guy who you know you're going to love even though he's super secret? Check.
4. Bad-ass MC who gets tattoos!? Check.
And that's some of the things I really enjoyed. I also just appreciated Roth's writing in general, there were some beautifully crafted lines, I marked a ton but I'm sitting in class now without the book, so I can't put any in. It also never felt like she did an info dump, but we still weren't confused about what was going on, and I never felt lost. Suspense still existed, though, and in the perfect amount. I only wanted to throw the book a few times but I was just so desperate to find out what happened, and I was mad classes were getting in the way.
I'm flying through Insurgent now, and I'm avoiding Internet as much as possible because I'm terrified I'll stumble onto a spoiler for Allegiant. So NONE OF THAT HERE!
Read When: All the time. Really. It's just great. So if you haven't read it, seriously, what are you waiting for?