Saturday, 19 January 2013

Divergent, Veronica Roth

Divergent by Veronica Roth, reviewed by Bronte

Firstly, I would like you, after you have read this book, to comment, in the comment box, what factor you would most like to be in as I am curious as to which is most popular. For myself, I would love to be in Amity and would go even if I was born into another factor.

What's this book about?

In the world of Beatrice, the world is split into 5 factions, each one having a specific personality type, allowing you to be a part of it. At the age of 16 you must pick which faction you will belong to. The choice splits up families and friends alike.

Who should read this book?
Any person, child (well 12ish +) and adult, who is loving a bit of dystopian, fantasy tied in with a thrilling romance.

How long is this book?
487 pages, an average to long book.

Story Line:  9/10
Well written:  4/5
Enjoyability:  4/5
Overall:  18/20

Star Rating:
5 Stars

Question 1. What character would you most like to have tea with?
I would most like to have tea with Four, also known as Tobias, why? Why would Roth even make that his name, such a girly, posh, snotty, 'unstrong' sounding name! Four is perfect for me which is why for me he will be Four, forever and always. So, Four, such a lovely person, good personality, rough past but in some way that just makes you like him more because you feel sorry for him. I just love Four and wish he was real, I often find myself wishing for characters to be real...

Question 2. What character would you most like to throw tea at?
Caleb. This is because I don't know how you could be so selfless and lovely to your family and then just leave and appear to show no emotion about it. It just annoyed me. Tris showed emotion over the fact that it meant a lot to her to leave her family but from Caleb nothing, nothing. He would get a pot of tea, not just a cup over his head from me.

Question 3. What do you think of the cover?
I like this cover, not a lot but I don't dislike it. It is effective in catching your eye and sort of showing what the books setting is, without giving to much to away.

Question 4. What do you think of the title do you think there is an alternative?
Well, I'm not entirely sure what to say about this title, actually being honest I'm not sure what it means. Okay, after googling it, for those of us in the same boat as me it means 'tending to be different or develop in different directions'. After reading this I think that it is perfect because in the book, that is basically what a Divergent is, a sneaky title, unless you knew what it meant of course!

Question 5. Favourite quote!
Oh my gosh, this is tricky, but...
'It must require bravery to be honest all the time'
But I have to say there are many other quotes I loved but would involve to much dialogue to put in my review!

I really liked this book. It was different, imaginative and new. It wasn't a normal dystopian read and for that I commend Roth for coming up with new ideas, but then I guess that is what makes a good author! I would encourage anyone to read this, including adults as I believe anyone can enjoy this humorous, romantic thrilling book.

What did you think of this book? What would you like us to review next?


  1. Great review!! The tea questions are hilarious!! LOL
    I only partly agree with you. This book was enjoyable, that's for sure, but it was very not original. It was a typical dystopian read, very much like the Hunger Games...
    Your blog is really pretty. I'm a new follower!

    Please check out my new blog too and follow back. Thanks (:
    Sapir @ Diary of a Wimpy Teen Girl

    1. Thanks :) and yeah, we like the ones about tea!! :D
      I thought it was very different to The Hunger Games and I though that it wasn't that origional compared to the many other dystopian, I love dystopian books!!
      Thanks :) I will cheak it out :D
      What factor would you be in if you were in the Divergent 'world'??
      -Bronte :)

    2. I'm not sure. I don't see myself fit into any of the factors... Maybe I am divergent? lol

      Thank you very much for stopping by my blog and following (:

    3. No problem :) and haha! Divergent would be cool but I think that I would be Amity :)
      -Bronte (:

  2. Actually saw a recommendation for this book on GoodReads based on your review. I am now your newest follower. I really like the detail you put into your reviews. Interested in poetry? Take a look at my blog ( if you get a chance and let me know what you think. I will be reading your reviews frequently.

    1. Thanks, glad you like it! I love poetry, so much. I am the only one in my class of 20 that says 'yes' when we study poetry. I really want to write some of my own but I find it hard to know where to start, so I will check out you blog

  3. I can't wait for you to read it! I'll be interested to see what you think, especially since we had similar thoughts about Gone Girl. LOL. Although, I think the two books can't even be compared to one another!

    micky of Automotive Body Shops

    1. I'm not a fan of Gone but love Divergent. They can only be compared on a dystopian level rather than a literacy level.
      - Izzy x

  4. I loved the book personally but I agree with you about Caleb. He was supposed to be the picture perfect son but he just leaves and loses all thoughts for his family....whats up with that. Also Four is a much better name the Tobias, and he is such a great well developed character, he always cared for Tris no matter what.

    1. Caleb was so annoying, who could ever leave their family 'just like that'. And Four is so much better than Tobias - I mean Tobias, its verging on stupid! Its so cute that he had always cared for Tris, he is one of my favourite book boyfriends just because of his caring and protective (but not over-protective) nature.