I already have! to many friends, and they have loved it too!
I've read the whole series now and it just gets better and better - it's intelligent, gripping and there's not even a hint f a love triangle!
I've only listened to the three Divergent books (I was lucky to get in before they stopped selling to Australia) and all three are excellent - I actually just bought Kresley Cole's Arcana Chronicles because of Emma Galvin's narration
Throughout the trilogy there was both laughter and tears but I won't give any spoilers
Don't go in expecting it to be the same as The Hunger Games. If, however, you like dystopian fiction like The Hunger Games and Marie Lu's Legend series you will definitely like the Divergent series.
English is not my mother tongue but I speak quite well because of the experience I have of the language.
I think I caught enough detail in one listen
Trish's fear of intimacy was funny
I don't think I have
It's a young people's book. There is a movie coming out too... It's sort of funny but so much violence I don't know...
I was disappointed in the book, even after reading many of the negative comments. Thought I would give it a try, after all, someone wants to make a movie out of it. Ah, well, live and learn. If you like teenage romance stories, you may enjoy this book. However, if you prefer books like the Hunger Game series, then this is not for you. The book lacks the level of conflict, pathos, grit & grime, and subtly that good fiction needs. The target audience is teenage girls, not thinking adults.
Emma Galvin sounds like a young girl. Maybe that is good considering this is simply a teenage romance written in the first person. But she is not the person to narrate an action story, which Divergent is trying to be (at least at some level).
Among my favorites.
Great voice. Perfect for the small girl with big heart.
Divergent: Emerging from the rubble.
I've read all three. Each is great. No one better than the other. Can't wait to see the movie in the March 2014! :)
suspenseful, thought-provoking, action-packed
She spoke clearly, not too slow, did "voices" but not overly so. Great voice! Great reading!
Being a mother of 4, a full time student and married into the Military books are my escape from my reality.
I love the start of Tris's journey with her new family.
it had to be Tris. She steps out of what is comfortable and safe for her into the exact opposite but she knows in her heart it is the right choice. not many people can do that.
Emma Galvin did an amazing job. I cannot pick out just one, all the characters came to life.
Yes it was and I did.
if you liked hunger games, this has a very similar feel. i didn't love HG and similarly, didn't love this. it wasn't bad, there just wasn't really anything "wow" or special about it.
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This book is awesome! It has romance and action mixed into one! Next to the hunger games it's hard to pick a favorite!
When four told her he knew she was Divergent.
I think Tris has to be my favorite because her voice just matched her personality enough to where I could picture everything happening to her.
In the beginning when Tris and her brother are holding hands.
This book in the sense Of action and romance isn't throwing it all in your face. It gives you time to understand what's going on while Tris is getting used to her new pace. Then it eases you into the story. Plus it's not to graphic so you can listen to it whenever, if your a person who gets nightmares like me! Furthermore, I HIGHLY recommend this book to anyone who loves action and romance fantasy book! :D <3333
Okay, WOW! This book was amazing! I've been so excited to read this book for months and I'm so glad I finally got around to reading it. There has been SO MUCH hype around this book/series and I was going crazy from hearing how amazing it was that I sat down and read the book. I LOVED this book! Everything about this book was absolutely amazing- the writing, the characters, the world, everything! If I could give a higher rating than a five, I would give it a 1,000,000,000 out of 5. I definitely recommend this to anyone.
I kept hearing that this was the next Hunger Games and I kept thinking wow, that creepy of a storyline? That intense?! My sister read this book earlier this year and loved it, but never once mentioned anything similar to The Hunger Games. The only thing that I can see similar about both series is that both our characters- Tris and Katniss are very strong and brave and will protect their families no matter the cost and fight for what they believe in. Both worlds are corrupt and the leaders are evil.
I felt that I could relate to Tris in some ways. Although I'm not going through the kinds of struggles she goes through throughout the book, I felt I could relate. She is very brave and smart and will fight for what she believes in, no matter the cost. She puts her family first before herself, which is something I can relate a lot to.
Let's talk about Four now.... :) HOLY MOLY! I now understand why everyone is so in love with him! WOW! Definitely one of my new fictional husbands! At first, when I was introduced to his character I was wondering why everyone loved him because he was rude. As the story went on and we got to see more of him, I fell in love with him. He is such an amazing male character!!
I really enjoyed the fact that there was never another love interest. Which, is very hard to find nowadays in YA. It was nice to not have a conflicting main character debating over the two love interests!
The world building and the world that Tris lives in was very interesting to read. Each person at the age of 16 will choose what faction they want to live in for the rest of their lives- Dauntless, Amity, Candor, Erudite, and Abnegation. We mostly got to look at 3 of the factions- Dauntless, Abnegation and Erudite. We didn't see much of Candor and barely any of Amity. The fact that these 16 year olds choose a faction based upon one characteristic to live in for the rest of their lives is mind-boggling!
About less than half way through I was super curious to find out what faction I belonged to. I asked my sister what faction she belonged in and she wouldn't tell me. She told me to wait to take the test until after the book. Well, I have finished the book and as soon as I did I was very eager to find out what faction I belonged in- I took the test and I belong in Candor. I was very shocked when I found out, but seeing as I'm the kind of person that likes to be told the truth, I understood why. In the books I didn't really like the people from Candor, I thought they were kind of annoying.. Well, I just called myself annoying, but I can definitely see why I would be.
Identity. Bravery. Enthralling.
The Hunger Games, Enders Game, Brave New World...
Distopian literature is one of my favorite genres. I read this book after finishing the Hunger Games trilogy and looking for more along the same lines. The pace of this book is fast and exhilarating. Never a dull moment. I was hooked from the first listen and finished over 3 days (really fast for me!)