Typically I am a big fan of dystopia books, so I thought I would try this one.
As a 21 year old, I may just be older than the target market, but generally I enjoy young adult titles. The first half of the book was very slow going for me, and I had to really push myself to finish it.
About sometime midpoint through the story I did start getting more into it, but I dont think Roth does that good of a job of character development. The main character is very predictable and you don't really get a true feel for any of the other ones.
While I would like to know what ends up happening in the next book, unfortunately I don't think I will be continuing the series.
While this particular dystopia story was unique.. it was almost too reminiscent of Hunger Games (which are similar, but better books) and The Giver-- kind of mixed together.
Personally I like to read books that intrigue me on a deep level, make me question my surroundings, help me grow or see a new perspective. I can't really say this book did any of those for me.
However, as I said before, it could just be that this book is too juvenile for my age, and that given the correct reader it would be a hit!
I am a self-proclaimed nerd and I love books. Tall books, short books, skinny books and fat books....as long as it's a captivating story with interesting characters I'm in. And whenever I hear the Audible guy go "This is Audible" I get excited for my next adventure! See? Total nerd. :)
I'm always very tentative when it comes to purchasing new audiobooks or starting a new series, but good lord I'm glad I downloaded this one! After reading The Hunger Games I thought that Divergent would be "just ok" and "a good copy" and that I'd listen to it and that would be it, but I've listened to it multiple times....and recommend it to anyone who is looking for a great audiobook!
I've been an audiobook listener for years, I won't say how many but let's just say they were on cassette tapes when I started. Divergent is one of the best books I've listened to in years.
Beatrice is a strong interesting character who I found myself rooting for. The supporting characters are just as good and keep the sub plot moving along.
Emma Galvin brings all the excitement and emotion to the story that is necessary to drag you into and never let you up for air.
This is an amazing trilogy and I can't wait for the third and final Divergent book to come out this fall.
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.