Jill over at Breaking the Spine started this and I believe that it's awesome" This blog post is to alert those that visit about "the" book that we cannot wait to get our hands on.

This week I have selected a WOW that has me biting at the bit to read it. As I have noted Dystopian novels are clearly here to stay and some have been truly remarkable and thought provoking. DIVERGENT by Veronica Roth is an up and coming novel that will surely entice fans of The Hunger Games and Matched.



DIVERGENT May 2011

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 threatens to unravel her seemingly-perfect society, she also learns that her secret might be what helps her save those she loves . . . or it might be what destroys her.

4 comments on "Waiting on Wednesday: DIVERGENT by Veronica Roth"

4 comments:

  1. This look so interesting! Too bad it is so far away!

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  2. This sounds really different. I'm not sure if I like the cover, though.

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  3. This was my pick last week. It looks excellent! Great choice.

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  4. Oooh, this one sounds great! Lately I've been reading a lot of dystopian novels. I just added this one to my wish list. Fantastic pick, Nancy. Thank you! =)

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We would love to see what you have to say :)

Miranda wrote:
September 21, 2010 at 9:58 PM

This look so interesting! Too bad it is so far away!


4 comments:

  1. This look so interesting! Too bad it is so far away!

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  2. This sounds really different. I'm not sure if I like the cover, though.

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  3. This was my pick last week. It looks excellent! Great choice.

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  4. Oooh, this one sounds great! Lately I've been reading a lot of dystopian novels. I just added this one to my wish list. Fantastic pick, Nancy. Thank you! =)

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We would love to see what you have to say :)

So Many Books, So Little Time wrote:
September 22, 2010 at 3:04 AM

This sounds really different. I'm not sure if I like the cover, though.


4 comments:

  1. This look so interesting! Too bad it is so far away!

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  2. This sounds really different. I'm not sure if I like the cover, though.

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  3. This was my pick last week. It looks excellent! Great choice.

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  4. Oooh, this one sounds great! Lately I've been reading a lot of dystopian novels. I just added this one to my wish list. Fantastic pick, Nancy. Thank you! =)

    ReplyDelete

We would love to see what you have to say :)

anjohnston wrote:
September 22, 2010 at 8:56 AM

This was my pick last week. It looks excellent! Great choice.


4 comments:

  1. This look so interesting! Too bad it is so far away!

    ReplyDelete
  2. This sounds really different. I'm not sure if I like the cover, though.

    ReplyDelete
  3. This was my pick last week. It looks excellent! Great choice.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Oooh, this one sounds great! Lately I've been reading a lot of dystopian novels. I just added this one to my wish list. Fantastic pick, Nancy. Thank you! =)

    ReplyDelete

We would love to see what you have to say :)

Bere wrote:
September 25, 2010 at 8:43 PM

Oooh, this one sounds great! Lately I've been reading a lot of dystopian novels. I just added this one to my wish list. Fantastic pick, Nancy. Thank you! =)


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