I read a lot. I would guess that I average about 40 books a year. It’s not uncommon that I spend a few hours on a “me day” and finish a book in one sitting. It just recharges me like nothing else can. I love getting lost in worlds that aren’t our own and experiencing things that I otherwise never would.
I love sharing that feeling. That’s what this Books in Review blog series is about. Sharing that feeling.
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The Divergent Series
Book 1 Divergent
Book 2 Insurgent
Book 3 Allegiant
Quick 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.
My Thoughts: Once I started reading, I couldn’t put it down. I finished all 3 books in 2 days. It’s similar to The Hunger Games, if you’ve read that. However, there are enough differences to set it a part. Some readers thought the ending should have been different (I’m among them), but it doesn’t change my overall opinion of the book.
My Rating: 4.5/5 Stars
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