Divergent (Divergent, #1)Divergent by Veronica Roth
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This month I am going with Divergent by Veronica Roth. This is an advanced YA fantasy tale similar to The Hunger Games. It features Beatrice (Tris) Prior in the role of Katniss Everdeen and surrounds her with a fascinating host of supporting characters. In this particular dystopian world, everyone belongs to one of 5 factions and even though all are born into one particular faction, they are allowed to choose among several when they turn 16. Tris goes from A to Z with her choice and begins a rigorous and very dangerous education that could result in death or being left factionless if she fails. Her efforts to succeed in her choice and her involvement with others in the same situation makes for a pretty edgy, compelling story. The writing is very good, and even though the writer was only 22 when she wrote the book, she clearly knew what she was doing. This is the first of a series, and if The Hunger Games is your thing, you will like this, as well. View all my reviews

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Written by Terry Brooks
I am the author of the Shannara, Landover, and Word/Void series, as well as Star Wars: The Phantom Menace and Street Freaks. I love to write, read, and travel. For more information about me, you can read my writing guide/memoir, Sometimes the Magic Works.