This is just a fun listen if you ask me, with the right combination of poignant moments and fun, light moments. The protective charm that has kept Harry safe until now is broken, but he cannot keep hiding. The characters were whole and rounded, Tris was brave and curious, Four moody and deep, and all the requisite baddies were in force. I thought the cover looked pretty you know me so I suggested it to my friend. Like the Hunger Games, only not as graphically violent. Non the less it's a good read.
Perfect for fans of the Hunger Games and Maze Runner series, Divergent and its sequels, Insurgent and Allegiant, are the gripping story of a dystopian world transformed by courage, self-sacrifice, and love. Many people compare it to The Hunger Games and I can understand why: Strong female lead, dystopian setting, a single forced choice that changes the life of main character, combat and quarrel. The characters are very easy to identify with and you find yourself wanting to learn more about them. I know, it's fiction, and, by definition, made up as she goes along, but she didn't seem to think out the end at the beginning, so the world lacks consistancy, and overwrought scenes of heart-break and radical personality change resulting from said overwrought heartbreak are there to distract us from the knowledge that the Wizard of Oz is just a sad guy behind a curtain. Brought together by chance, and kept together by desperation, these three unlikely companions make a harrowing cross-country journey, knowing their lives hang in the balance.
In 2011, she married photographer Nelson Fitch and they currently live in the Chicago area where Divergent is also set. This is the story of that boy, Thomas, and how he built a maze that only he could tear down. A great new writer to the fantasy pantheon I welcome her to the list of fantasy and science fiction writer that I really like. This dystopian series set in a futuristic Chicago has captured the hearts of millions of teen and adult readers. ©2014 HarperCollins Publishers P 2014 Veronica Roth 5 out of 5 stars 9 Fans of the Divergent series by number-one New York Times best-selling author Veronica Roth will be thrilled by Four: A Divergent Collection, a companion volume that includes four pre-Divergent stories told from Tobias' point of view. And after the third, only the unlucky survive.
I stayed up way too late listening to this book and plowed through quickly. His voice is an integral part of Allegiant. 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. Turning her back on her family, Tris ventures out, alone, determined to find out where she truly belongs. Worse yet, it's mutating, and all evidence suggests that it will bring humanity to its knees. She must pledge the faction, and go through several rounds of training eliminations before becoming a true Dauntless. Will if it gets popular.
Cum sociis natoque penatibus et magnis dis parturient montes, nascetur ridiculus mus. In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by 12 outlying districts. Narrator, Emma Galvin is fantastic. . Very much like the Hunger Games and at the end you are left with a lot of questions for the next book to fill in.
Each brief story explores the world of the Divergent series through the eyes of the mysterious but charismatic Tobias Eaton, revealing previously unknown facets of his personality, backstory, and relationships. I always love to see a strong female lead and this book fits the bill. I love the fact that this is not a love triangle and more of a love story unfolding. His voice is an integral part of Allegiant. What other book might you compare Divergent to and why? I don't understand why the Dauntless faction was considered the brave, if all they ever did to prove their bravery is jump on trains, get tattoos and go through simulations and imaginary challenges. The main character Beatrice, later Tris, is someone you want to get to know and learn more about.
It turns out that because of her divergence, she is mentally very strong and can overcome her fears easily. Secrets and suspicion are spreading through the wizarding world, and Hogwarts itself is not safe. They do not fit into only one of five possible faction choices, so they are labeled Divergent. During The Testing, extreme psychological and physical trials pit them against one another to determine which teens have what it takes to become a leader. Can she spend the rest of her life living selflessly, never thinking about herself, and always putting the needs of others first? I've read a lot of dystopian books, but this one still manages to be unique. The absolute worst part of all of this is that the first two books were excellent and interesting and beautifully done. When Tris learns more about her mother's past and the dramatic climax no spoilers! I found her completely believable and engaging.
Born into the slums, fifteen-year-old Day is the country's most wanted criminal. Veronica Roth has built a remarkable situation with strong potential for a longevity that will remain fresher than the sum of its parts, and Emma Galvin has this bull of a new series firmly by the horns. Great world building, strong characters, excellent Dystopic voice, suspenseful plot. Now a disease of rage and lunacy races across the eastern United States, and there's something suspicious about its origin. Beatrice Prior has just turned 16 and as such will get to take part in the Choosing Day - the day that she chooses a faction to spend the rest of her life in. Listeners will find more of this charismatic character's backstory told from his own perspective in Four: A Divergent Collection. I love this book and just enough description for my taste.
The Dark Lord is breathing fear into everything Harry loves and to stop him Harry will have to find and destroy the remaining Horcruxes. Although there is violence and some of it is very cruel, I found it less disturbing than some of the Hunger Games violence, which was often sadistic and bizarre. Even though I was completely lost at the beginning, I was soon pulled in by the characters and the story line. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is - she can't have both. Definitely one of the best books I have ever read.
The movie version of Divergent, starring and Shailene Woodley is set to release in 2014. The final battle must begin - Harry must stand and face his enemy. Genres: I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this novel. I think it's the best dystopian book I've read since the Hunger Games series. Please respect each other in the comments. Download and start listening now! But, to me it seems that this, the first in a series of three, is very much an introduction to the rest.