Mother. Artistic. Dreamer. Loves fiercely.
What I love most about Divergent is, much like the title, the story is definitely different from what is "in" right now. It reminds me a little bit of "Hunger Games" yet I feel like the story of Divergent is entirely in a league of its own. It takes place in a dystopian city that is separated into factions each with it's own specific roles to play in society as well as separated types of personalities. I think it's interesting to see the process in which one chooses to stay or leave that society and undergo and/or survive the "initiation process" that follows after.
Similar to "Hunger Games" because of the brutal survival of the initiate process and separation of "factions". However, "Divergent" is completely on a different level.
I think Galvin captures the performance of Beatrice exactly how I'd imagine her character to be. Galvin also isn't monotone and delivers her performance in such a way that enables the reader to differentiate dialogue between characters.
No I wasnt crazy about the writing
Her first jump off the building.
Its a great story and concept. However I really disliked the writing itself. In defense of the author I had just read an amazing book by Diane Setterfield who is eloquent and clever then dove into Divergent in its wake for book club. It felt very much like young adult fiction in every way. I'm sure I will finish the series someday, but I am in no rush.
Definitely! If you love dystopian style books as much as I do, you'll really love the way the author takes you to a different world.
I loved to unexpected variety of it. There's a surprise around every corner!
That's a secret I'll never tell...
I definitely cried at the end of the book when everyone started dying and during the scene where the power of love was the strongest force imaginable.
I am so excited to read the next book in the series and to see the movie adaptation!
I remember the first time I listened to Emma as a reader. I wasn't quite sure I liked her. This is my second time listening to this series and its smoother this time. I think because I listen to a lot of different readers, sometimes it's hard to let one go and adapt to a new one. Emma has done a GREAT job!!
I loved the main character and her shy but vicious personality.
Her narration was okay.
Nothing that I can think of. I wanted to love it. I expected to love it. Alas, I hated it. I forced myself to finish it just hoping to reach the thing that would make me say "OH!!!" That never happened. The story didn't make sense to me. Hunger Games is a far superior book.
A friend who recommended this book has read the entire series and gave me spoilers. It seems to me that what happens in subsequent books make events in this one more understandable but I don't think I will read 3 books in order to like the first one. If I don't care about the characters in the first book that's it for me.
I am an adult reading this YA genre novel, but my rating is based on my personal opinion. I think if I were in high school, I would have enjoyed the book more. My tastes have just grown too much as an adult and kept wanting more depth in the story.
Again, as a YA book it was good, but had it been an adult novel instead, I would have enjoyed it more.
I have not listened to her other performances, but this one was very good. No complaints.
I did not enjoy the Hunger Games series either, however, I did enjoy this novel more. The story was more in-depth, the world more carefully crafted and described, and the dystopic themes a little more easily to relate to. I would recommend this book to any young reader and all readers who enjoyed The Hunger Games.
From a plotline, this book seems to be a ripoff of The Hunger Games, but it is not. Totally different story, different themes, different writing style. Nothing reminiscent of The Hunger Games as I read it.
Fun, quick read.
The pace of these books is fantastic. There is so much going on and it is never boring. What made the book for me was Emma's performance! Since losing my eyesight, I've listened to a dozen or so audiobooks. But this is the first time where I got really sucked in, and felt like listening to it was as good as reading it in print for myself!
I am a Hunger Games fan and this series may be even better than that one. Looking forward to the movie.
I like that these characters believe in something and are willing to work to make their world better. So many kids these days just expect to be given everything they want. They don't have any motivation. This story shows that no matter what age people are both good and bad and can make a difference in their world. I like that both Tris and Tobias believe in selflessness and that God was mentioned in the story.
The story will hook you and the narration is so perfectly suited it captures the reader completely. Very quickly into the reading, you will question what Faction YOU belong to.
Comparable to Hunger Games. Teenage girl against a corrupt government.
Emma Galvin is the perfect narrator for this book. Her voice is young, exactly what you expect for the heroine. Her emotions perfect - vulnerable, determined, brave, courageous, scared.