Divergent by Veronica Roth {Book Review}

I usually try to steer clear of trilogies because it’s always my luck not being able to find all the books in the series.

I’m currently still trying to complete eight different trilogies.

I’ve read the books that I already have and still hunting for the rest. Sure, I can purchase all the books brand new and pay a crapload for each one BUT I don’t roll that way though. I prefer buying my books second-hand and supporting small businesses where I can.

A few years back, the Divergent series made headlines with the books and pretty awesome movies. I’ve reread the series a few times, and I’ve watched the movies a couple of times too, and I still can’t get enough.

This is definitely one of my series recommendations for those that love action-packed dystopian futures.

I love dystopian books because it always raises the ‘what if’ thoughts about how humanity would survive should anything like this ever have to happen.

DISCLAIMER: This review could contain possible spoilers based on my opinions. All opinions and views are my own.

Book review: Divergent by Veronica Roth #bookreview


In a dystopian version of Chicago, Beatrice ‘Tris’ Prior is about to make the biggest decision of her life: deciding where she is going to belong.

Society is divided into factions, each dedicate to the growth of a certain virtue.

On an appointed day each year, sixteen-year-olds must choose the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives.

It’s a difficult choice for Beatrice, she needs to choose between staying with her family and being who she is. Her choice surprises everyone, including her.

The initiation is competitive and deadly, and it’s hard to distinguish between who she can trust and who isn’t looking out for her best interests.

Beatrice has a secret, one that she was warned could result in her death. She soon discovers a conflict that will destroy factions, destroy lives of those she cares for.

The secret she is keeping could help save those lives, or end hers.

My Opinion: Positive Thoughts

I enjoyed the short chapters and navigating through them at a quick pace. At 487 pages, I didn’t really feel the length of the book as the plot kept me intrigued and glued to the book.

The last quarter of the book was a definite adrenaline rush when secrets started spilling out and there was suspense with every turn of a page.

I love Tris as the underdog character where no one expects anything from her or roots for her success and she proves them wrong over and over again. Go, Tris!

Number 4’s character takes a while to grow on you; along with his secrecy and moods. His identity reveal is mind-blowing good and then his behaviour makes sense when you know who he really is and what his backstory is.

I’m glad any soppy romance was skipped, instead it was an intense attraction which I loved seeing develop with the plot.

There’s no sex in the book, no foul language, but there is violence, though not overly graphic-clean enough for young adults to enjoy.

My Opinion: Negative Thoughts

If you like dystopian fiction to make some real sense, this might not be for you. There are some far-fetched concepts that won’t necessarily work and you might be put off from reading the complete series.


Most of the book was action packed, the pace was reasonable but the curiosity was pumping hard and I couldn’t put the book down.

There wasn’t one specific thing that made the book awesome-it was the perfect mix of everything.

Yay for no love triangles!

My Rating:

The book has a rating of 4.18 on GoodReads. I gave it a 4.

Divergent by Veronica Roth {Book Review} #bookreview

Have you read Divergent?

You can purchase it here.

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Insurgent – Veronica Roth
Allegiant-Veronica Roth

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