Sunday, June 17, 2012


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. - Amazon

My Review
If you read my other reviews, you know I LOVE dystopian genre. This book seriously kept me up all night. I couldn't stop reading it. And when I actually had to stop - it was all I could think about. Tris (Beatrice) drew me into her world quickly and I enjoied every minute of it. I loved the Dauntless and I especially loved Four. I loved how daring Tris was and how she was willing to do anything. She was so brave! I actually met Veronica at an RT booklovers convention in Chicago and she was really nice, I only wish I had known and read her book before I went so I could tell her how much I love her book! I finished it a few nights ago and I'm in NEED of the next one! I'm so curious and excited to see where everything goes. The entire book is action-packed with a satisfying but not overwhelming romance, funny, and has snide remarks. It's a great book for those who love the Hunger Games. There are plenty of twists that keep you guessing and new obstacles to overcome throughout the entire book. I had read some of the Uglies series a while ago and I connected it to that with the daring people and jumping off of trains.Unique book and had my absolutely hooked from the start, and sometimes you may find Tris unlikable for walking away at times when she could've reached out, but I find it realistic that she sometimes chooses to harden herself for emotional protection. She had me all, "WHAT!? WHY!?" But it made sense. Great book, can't wait 'till I can try and get the next one!

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