[Review] Divergent by Veronica Roth

~ Divergent by Veronica Roth ~

(Divergent #1)
Genre: Young Adult, Dystopian
Date of Publication: April 25th 2011 by Katherine Tegen Books
Source: Borrowed (Audio Book, ~6 hrs)

Purchase: Amazon US | Amazon DE

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Synopsis:

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 threaten to unravel her seemingly perfect society, she also learns that her secret might help her save those she loves . . . or it might destroy her.

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Last Ten Books That Came Into My Possession 07/14/15

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 Last Ten Books That Came Into My Possession

(bought, library, review copies)

All these books are the ones I got from the library recently, either as audio books or physical books. If you want to see what I bought recently, check out my haul from June.

All the covers are linked to Goodreads.

 

What books came into your possession in the last days/weeks?

Top Ten Books I’ve Read So Far In 2015 06/30/15

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Top Ten Books I’ve Read So Far In 2015

A Sorceress Of His Own by Dianne Duvall

Deal With The Devil by Cynthia Eden

Burn For Me by Ilona Andrews

In The Air Tonight by Lori Handeland

Game Changer by Melissa Cutler

Divergent by Veronica Roth

The Bad Boy, Cupid & Me by Hasti Williams

The Selection by Kiera Cass

Obsession by Jennifer L. Armentrout

The Return by Jennifer L. Armentrout

I could do this the whole day. LOL. But I can also say just check out my 2015 shelf on Goodreads ;).

Also I was feeling lazy, so I just linked to the books on Goodreads without a reason for loving them. I just did, what more to say?

What are some of your favourite of the year 2015 so far? Leave your link in the comment section below 🙂

Ten Books I Will Probably Never Read 05/05/15

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Ten books I will probably never read

Ok, I know I will probably earn a lot of hate with this list, but whatever. Also this post was way harder to write than I thought. It’s just that usually I think about what books I want to read and not which I don’t want to read. Anyway, let’s start.

  1. Divergent by Veronica Roth: Just no.
  2. Anything by Nicholas Sparks: I just hate 100% romances, they are just way to cheesy for me and I’ve tried to read one Sparks novel and let me tell you something. I through it after a rough 20% across my room (and I usually don’t do that with books), but it deserved it. I think afterwards I gave it to the welfare.
  3. The Host by Stephenie Meyer: Can I repeat myself? Just no.
  4. Through The Never Sky by Veronica Rossi: I hated the first novel in the series, so why should I bother picked up the second one?
  5. Unraveled by Gena Showalter: Loved her Lords Of The Underworld series, but the first books of this series wasn’t it for me, so I won’t bother with reading Unraveled.
  6. Marked by P.C. & Kristin Cast: Never!
  7. The Dead Girls’ Dance by Rachel Caine: Glasses Houses, the first in series, was just bad – no other way to describe it – so nope, won’t pick this up.
  8. Rosemarie and Rue by Seanan McGuire: I tried a sample of this, but it constains fae. Fae and me do not mix, so no.
  9. Kindling Moon by Jenn Bennett: Kind of the same problem like with Rosemarie and Rue, only this time it’s about magician.
  10. Claimed by Rebecca Zanetti: I tried Fated and I just did not like it. It made absolutely no sense, so why should I care for Claimed?

Here is was my “No”-list. What books will you never pick up? Leave your link in the comment section below.