Thursday, August 7, 2014

Divergent Series by Veronica Roth

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Today I’m going to be talking about the Divergent series, BUT this time I seriously need to say some things that will contain MAJOR spoilers, I’ll hide that section so anyone who wants to read it just needs to click on the button, if you haven’t read the series then stay away from that button :) don’t click it, don’t.

I think most of you already know what this series is about, since the first movie recently came out; for those of you who don’t (or those who need a reminder), it’s about a dystopian city, where people are divided into five factions: Abnegation, Amity, Candor, Dauntless and Erudite. Once a person turns 16, they have the option of choosing if they want to stay in their faction or if they want to change to another one, there’s an aptitude test they have to go through that may help them with their decision, but it’s entirely up to them what they choose to do. This series tells the story of Beatrice Prior, also known as Tris, who is an Abnegation member but doesn’t feel like she belongs there, so she struggles between having to stay in Abnegation or change factions and, with that, leave her family behind. Not just that, but Tris has a secret she can’t tell anyone… she’s divergent. Dun dun duuuun…

I have to say these books are incredibly hard to put down, you just keep turning the pages and, one thing I noticed that I found very pleasing, was that I never really got bored. Even good books have parts where you’re just like ‘yeah ok, whatever, just get to the good part’ but I never experienced that with these.

There are a lot of comparisons between Divergent and The Hunger Games and, of course, between Tris and Katniss. This is understandable and I actually agree, there are a lot of similarities, and both lead characters are strong women who apparently have half the world against them… I love them both, even if Katniss was getting on my nerves in Mockingjay and I felt like kicking her half the time… But still, with dystopian books being all the rage now, these two series are not the only ones that are so similar… So hurray! Lots of awesome post-apocalyptic books to read!

There’s also a little bit of romance in this trilogy, but no love triangle… Yay! Seriously, I love seeing two men fight for the love of a woman as much as the next girl, but I need a rest from the whole Team This and Team That thing.

So noooow, may the spoilers begin!!



OH MY GOD!!!! WHY??!! WHY IS THE WORLD SO CRUEL?! WHYYYY, VERONICA??!!!... T.T Yes yes, I read Veronica’s blog post explaining why she wanted to kill Tris, but still. 


I was reading Allegiant before going to bed and I just had to sacrifice a few more hours of sleep because HOW DARE SHE!! HOW DARE TRIS DO THAAAT!!! I would’ve let stupid Caleb get his stupid butt killed with the stupid death serum… I actually read something really good somewhere: Veronica Roth killed all the Priors, except the one who actually deserved to be killed… That is SO true! I know Tris loved her brother and all, but I felt like she put Tobias’s feelings aside, she had a whole life in front of her… with Tobias :’(… The tears just kept falling and falling, especially when they had her ashes in the little box. I just felt like hugging poor Tobias forever… You left him all alone Tris, ALONE!!!



Well, now that I let that out of my chest…

I just got myself Four: A Divergent Story Collection and I’m really looking forward to reading those stories :) I think I already had one of them, but since they all came out in one book, I thought of getting it and read them all.

Have you read any of these books? What did you think of them?


Thank you for reading! Bye-Bye!

18 comments:

  1. Its so weird how I was a huge fan of Twilight then that was over. Then I was Hunger Games came a long and now Divergent came along hehe! They are all good movies and the book I have only got up to the second book of Divergent. If you have five-min to spare could you check out my blog :)

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    1. Yes, there are now a lot of fandoms with all these sagas, but I actually like it, since it's making a lot of people read a little bit more :)

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  2. I just started divergent, I also love that there is no love triangle. So far so good, the book is an easy read and like you said you never get bored but I somehow feel that this book is lacking a climax/conflict. Take away the romance and there is nothing really substantial left. Nevertheless I like the books, who doesn't love a good romance book.

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    1. You're right, I actually thought it was very surprising, I didn't think there would be so much romance in the series at first.

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  3. Amazing post!
    Sure we can follow each other :)
    I've followed you hope you'll do the same:)

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    1. The movie is really good, I loved it too! :)

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  5. I'm not really a big fan of this whole series but I must admit I've enjoyed reading this post x
    Jess x
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    1. Haha thank you so much!! I'm glad you did ^-^

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  6. I love this post so much! These are some of my favourite books xx

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  7. Might try this series out as I really enjoyed the film:) what faction do you think you would be?

    Freya | www.freyasfindings.blogspot.co.uk
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    1. That's great, this series is amazing! :D
      Well, as much as I'd like to say I'd be Dauntless, I know that's a big lie! xD I think I may be Erudite really.

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  8. I've watched the movie yesterday and I am currently on 61% of the last book. And to be honest I am disappointed how the story turned out. I've read many, many similar books over the years and some of them are so much more better! I think Roth focuses on characters so much, on their internal struggle (which we cannot really discover because she jumps from Tris to Four all the time) that she forgets to portray the surroundings. I am in no way comparing Divergent to Hunger Games, but I think the characters there were more... relateable? Tris goes through a full on war with fighting, guns and everything and yet she's only 16 (!!!), Katnis goes through the similar things but she's somehow more mature and fragile. Tris acts like a robot to me and I don't really like her. Sorry for such long essay! ;)

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    1. Don't worry about writing a long comment, I loved it! :D I do like to see different opinions from others.
      I understand what you mean, I actually loved the series, but I wasn't such a big fan of Allegiant, I didn't really like the whole story and I also didn't like Four very much in this last book, he was like a totally different person, he was so insecure, I couldn't understand that. I didn't like having to read from his POV, although I understand why Roth wanted to do that.
      I love both Katniss and Tris but they're so different, I really like how we're having so many series now with strong female leads.
      Thank you so much for your comment!! :)

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  9. I was thinking if I should buy and read the book first or go and watch the movie before reading the book. :( Confused XD

    ~Stephie
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    1. I always like to read the book before seeing the movie, makes it more exciting! :3

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