Divergent by Veronica Roth.

Hello loveliness!!
Today I'm bringing you a review, I haven't done one in a little while but The Works sent me Divergent by Veronica Roth to review so I thought I'd read it straight away and post a review for you all!
I've been meaning to jump on the Divergent bandwagon for a long time so this was a perfect opportunity to do just that!
If you want to buy this book from the works there's a link to the website in my sidebar, right at the bottom :)
I'm not going to spoil anything for you, I'm just going to go over some events in the book and tell you my opinion, but if you don't want to know any details from within the book then don't read any further! Just come back after you've read the book ;)

*P.s. My cat was sleeping so I didn't want to move the book, so say hi to Smudge!
Synopsis - In the world of Divergent, society is divided into five factions – Candor, Abnegation, Dauntless, Amity and Erudite. Every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice Prior, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is. Her choice shocks everyone, including herself.
During the initiation that follows, Tris and her fellow initiates undergo extreme physical tests of endurance and intense psychological simulations, with devastating consequences. As initiation transforms them, Tris must determine who her friends really are – and whether she can trust the man who both threatens and protects her.
Because Tris has a deadly secret. And as growing conflict threatens to unravel their seemingly perfect society, this secret might save those she loves… or it might destroy her.
When I first started reading this it took me a little while to grasp all of the different factions and what they meant, but as I understood it it goes like this;
Abnegation = selfless.
Candor = honest.
Dauntless = brave.
Amity = peaceful.
Erudite = knowledgeable.
Basically because of all the warring and discontent that goes on in our world, the government decided that the only way to combat it was to split everyone up into these different factions so that everyone knew their place and their job and they couldn't argue and cause anymore wars...in theory.
For instance, Abnegation became out government workers, because they're completely selfless and don't think of themselves enough to let the power go to their head.

This story follows Tris, who I think is a brave and strong character, I really enjoyed how kick-ass she was and she made me feel so empowered at times! I felt like I wanted to train and become a pro-fighter and beat up some boys haha.

As well as all the factions there is also the factionless, they belong to no-one and are just wanderers on the streets basically, they didn't play a massive part in this book but I have a feeling they will be featured more in the books to come!

I don't want to spoil anything but basically Tris undergoes a test to decide which faction she should be a part of, and her result shocks her and the woman who's testing her and she's sworn to secrecy about the results.
Despite her shocking result, she still has to make a decision as to which faction she's going to live with, and she chooses to leave her current one, Abnegation, which she grew up in to go and join the brave (some would say foolish) Dauntless.

She takes part in a daunting (well duh) initiation and she makes it into the faction.
And then she meets Four.....oh mama...he could definitely rival Perry from Under The Never Sky for the title of my book-boyfriend!!
I did find Tris a bit annoying during the scenes with Four though, his behaviour is so obvious, I don't know how she can't decipher his feelings for her, yet she can tell when her friend Al seems to develop feelings for her, that seemed a bit silly!

As for other characters, I really like her friendship group, they're all different characters and I felt a connection to them all, and in the same way I felt a connection with her enemies too like Peter, because I absolutely hated them!! They were some of the meanest, most vicious characters I've read in a while, people that underhand really scare me!

Also in the book are Tris' family, her mother and father are very stoic people and I didn't have much of an opinion about them at the start of the book, but by the end I'd grown so much respect and admiration for them.
Her brother Caleb is a strange character, I didn't feel much of a connection with him but I'm hoping for more from him in the next books of the trilogy.

Tris uncovers secrets, finds out things she never knew about people she loves and learns new things about herself along the way, it's a book that will keep you interested all the way through!

And there's my review! I hope you enjoyed it and I'm so looking forward to reading the second book, even though I've heard it isn't as good as this one! 
Rating - 4/5


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