Wednesday, February 2, 2011

New on My Shelf

Divergent
By: Veronica Roth
Published by: Harper Collins/Katherine Tegen Books
Publication date: May 3, 2011
496 pages

I was so excited to find this in my mailbox today, it sounds AWESOME!!

from Amazon...

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.

Debut author Veronica Roth bursts onto the YA scene with the first book in the Divergent series—dystopian thrillers filled with electrifying decisions, heartbreaking betrayals, stunning consequences, and unexpected romance.



**Personal Update**
Borrowed a charger from a friend at work and I am back online, whoo hoo!! Now that I know it's a charger problem for sure, I plan to go pick up a new one this weekend.
Oh....and thanks to a dear DEAR friend, I now have my 4 day pass for this year's San Diego Comic Con!!!!!!!!!!!! Are any of you planning on going???

11 comments:

Leanna (Daisy Chain Book Reviews) said...

Divergent sounds really good! Hope you enjoy!

Have Mercy! Killer Reviews said...

That sounds like a really awesome book! And thank you for the add. I loved your page layout and name!

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

I am SO jealous :D

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Comic Con? Now I'm really jealous!

Midnyte Reader said...

I'm not sure if I would read this book, so I'm interested to hear what you think.

My friend is going to SD Comic Con and wants me to go. I'll definitely have to think about it.

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Mrs. DeRaps said...

I cannot even wait to hear what you think about this book...I need to talk about it with someone. SO, I kinda need you to love it. K?

Cafe Fashionista said...

Ooh, this really sounds fantastic. I'm currently reading the third book in Melissa de la Cruz's BLUE BLOODS series. :)

cj said...

I found you from a comment you left over at Book Worm's blog and I'm glad I did.

So, I have a question. How dystopian is this? Are we talking end-of-the-world ala The Road or more something bad has happened and society has changed? I know it seems like the second but I've learned to ask. I'm not big on the depressing The Road sort of stories...

cjh

Jenny said...

LUCKY YOU! I can't wait to read this one, looking forward to your thoughts on it:)

Missie said...

OMG! OMG! Comic Con! *dies*

You are going to have a blast!

Hope you enjoy Divergent!