Divergent is compared to Hungar Games because both story lines involve a changed universe, both have a teen heroine and a love story. And if you enjoyed Hungar Games, you will probably also enjoy Divergent.
It's an enjoyable story line that certainly captures one's attention but it is also fast writing. The fast writing leaves details missing and causes some jumping from one part to another part of the story without a complete resolution.
I'm a senior, not a YA, but still enjoyed the story and thought process behind it. I would prefer a more clean version that tied up loose ends, didn't hop about so much and provided more depth.
Wasn't expecting a lot but was pleasantly surprised. Interesting universe, got caught up in the story quickly and it held my interest throughout. On to the next......
I Love a great supernatural tale, a Love story, PNR, a Cool Mystery and Most Sci-Fi....if there are vampires, weres or witches in it, that's a plus! Basically I am a 40+ y/o young at heart woman rediscovering the wonderful world of books and am now addicted! Lol I LOVE AUDIBLE!!!!!
Intriguing, long, scary
I really only liked the last part of this book...this story could have been told in a shorter tale....but I bet #2 is going to be really good...
I am not fond of Emma Galvin's narration style....but its not bad...I will say Tris...
Mom to the rescue...very sad...
I wasn't sure I would want to continue on with this series until the ending 3 hours of this book...it is very drawn out...and this is a ridiculous society...if this ever really happened to us, we would be in big trouble....gave the book 4 stars, but really feel its 3.5....I do feel book 2 will be great!
Professional librarian type, amateur historian.
There are several similarities between this and the Hunger Games series, but this didn't hold me rapt and unable to put it down. It isn't bad but the storytelling and the world created isn't as fulfilling. Yes, you get a strong female character with a lot of internal struggling and doubt, but there is a lot less age diversity than HG. As a person north of 30, I like age diversity. Maybe my mistake is hoping this young adult book would have the same range as other books that appeal to a wider audience.
I love a good dystopia, however the world created for this story is too thin. I can believe that a society can live in the ruins of Chicago and rebuild and be divided into separate affinity groups. I can even believe that these groups would give up their children to join other groups and cut off most contact. What I couldn't get over was the idea if one failed to join or qualify, a person would be doomed to homelessness and substance abuse. It may be more reflective of the fears held by age group the books were written for, believing that the homeless are people with no connections or support structures and that it is a permanent state.
If you are hungering for something Hunger Games like, you'd enjoy this but keep the expectations lower.
Defender of fiction!
I was pleasantly surprised with this book. The story caught me and I listened to the whole thing within a day and a half.
about 10th or 15th
four cause he's so bipolar.
entonation and she can separate characters well
good listen and if it's gonna be a movie it's gonna be good!!!!!
I was pleasantly surprised at this book. When you read the description it seems that Divergent is just going to be yet another "been there, done that" type of novel. However, that is not the case. There was very good character developement and just enough excitement. Definitely looking forward to the rest in the series.
Huge fan of the zombie genre.
If you liked Twilights angsty chick book feel, this book is what you need. Though there are no supernaturals, there are some science fictiony ideas that hold true to the genre. Personally I found the main character to be a little too lost, not catching on to her surroundings quite as quickly as I thought she would have needed to survive. That said, I only wanted to slap her once or twice so in all it wasn't bad.
from start to finish i did not want to stop listening
dark and moody with a hint that you know he is better inside
I have not but liked her very much had to think back to remember if she performed all the characters and yes she did I usually do not like it when females do male characters but it was great.
dont be a follower
loved this one cant wait for the next ones in the series
The narrator was great - passionate, good voices, and clear. I greatly enjoyed her.
The most interesting aspect of the story was the unique plot and the intrigue around the story of Four.
No - but she's great.
Some aren't born to fit inside a faction...