In my top 5! Just buy the books, listen and then cry. ...since the 3rd book isn't out yet.
Divergent series goes quite along in the line of The Hunger Games and Delirium, post apocaliptic society with a strong female character telling the story, pretty much those are all the similarities those 3 series have. But at least for me, a 33 year old that did not have this kind of books in my teens, is all I need to take the leap and try it, I have to say had no regrest from getting it and as I have done with The Hunger Game series, I will listed more than once, because every time there's new things to find in it.
Emma Galving is amazing in transmiting the emotions and feelings the book builds with the story. I have always love reading becauses of how my imagination creates images from the text, and both Veronica with the story and Emma narrating it made me feel those images even more real.
I listened this book and the second one, Insurgent, in about two days each, every moment I had both at home and at work, just wanted to know what came next and now I'm waiting for the 3th, supposedly to be release on October this year.
I highly recommend the book for all of those who like a good and new story, with all the hand-holding and love story in it, makes a great entertainment and enjoyable time.
The characterizations should have been more consistent (particularly the protagonist Tris). Her personality seemed to change several times throughout the novel. This was not a gradual progressive type of change that is often part of a protagonists journey (although that was there as well) but seemed as if the author did not have a strong conception of who she wanted her main character to be.
The plot was unique and fast-paced making the book fly by.
Her performance makes it more obvious that the protagonist is still a teenager. Many times the actions of teenage characters unreasonable, but this is because I am reading it as an adult. Her performance brought me closer to the mind set I had as a teenager. Her performance was engaging and I really enjoyed listening to her voice.
It seemed as if the plot moved too slowly at the beginning and far too quickly near the end. I feel that the arc of this book should have been slightly changed allowing for a smoother transition to another book. There should be a follow up book because Veronica Roth created a very interesting world which leaves a lot to be explored.
Great line that stuck with me : "Those that seek peace above all else will deceive to keep the water calm."
Ah... A dystopian novel with a female teenaged protagonist, told in the first person. Surely a "Hunger Games" copy-cat knockoff, right? Nope. Fresh and original. Great story and Emma Gavin performs her first person narrator heroin beautifully.
I would absolutely recommend this book. The story is captivating and the theme compelling. This book offers the thrill of the Hunger Games with the depth of The Giver. Excellent.
I am always a fan of futuristic science fiction/fantasy. I found the story fluid and unpredictable in many points. The characters are very archetypical, which makes it really fun and easy for the reader to love and identify with them.
YES! If you can say that you can't put down a recording in the same way you can for a book, then I couldn't put it down.
For parents screening material for adolescent children, this book is written with many mature themes. And the content has references to sex and depictions of violence. It is my understanding that the movie version is intended for release in spring of 2014 and your child may want to read the book first. But in my opinion, this book is not suitable for younger readers. Definitely best for 14+ (not that some younger kiddos couldn't handle the content ). I would recommend that you read/listen first and make an informed decision. For parents of teens, I would definitely recommend the read. This book is not only exciting and adventurous, it's a though provoker.
The best so far
My favorite moment was on the ferris wheel with four and you start to realise what is going on
Made me laugh, cry and stop breathing in anticipation
This is the best book i have read in years and now i am listening to it for the third time and loving every second!
This is a good book, and the premise of the dystopia makes for a really interesting story. However, it feels a little like this book was written to replicate the Hunger Games' success and although it's good, I didn't find it quite as engaging in terms of the caliber of the story. I won't be listening to others in the series, though the book was enjoyable.
I enjoyed this book. The writer really paints a picture of this different world they live in. Very interesting idea about dividing people from their personalities. Good fun book! A little dark at times.
All of it
I didn't think i would like this book at first but now it's better than twilight. And the hunger games books