Divergent (Divergent, #1)Divergent by Veronica Roth
First book in Divergent series
Published February 28th 2012 by Katherine Tegen Books

(first published April 28th 2011) 
ISBN:
0062024035 (ISBN13: 9780062024039)
literary awards
One choice can transform you
In Beatrice Prior’s dystopian Chicago world, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue–Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is–she can’t have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself.

During the highly competitive initiation that follows, Beatrice renames herself Tris and struggles alongside her fellow initiates to live out the choice they have made. Together they must undergo extreme physical tests of endurance and intense psychological simulations, some with devastating consequences. As initiation transforms them all, Tris must determine who her friends really are–and where, exactly, a romance with a sometimes fascinating, sometimes exasperating boy fits into the life she’s chosen. But Tris also has a secret, one she’s kept hidden from everyone because she’s been warned it can mean death. And as she discovers unrest and growing conflict that threaten to unravel her seemingly perfect society, she also learns that her secret might help her save those she loves . . . or it might destroy her.   

One choice …..decides your friends
One choice…..defines your belifs
One choice…..determines your loyalties, forever
One choice can transform you
My Rating: 3.5 Stars
Okay everybody, before you get your pitchforks and hunt me down listen to my reasons. 
I love the dystopian kind of theme and this was just spot on with the images I kind of think of when I think ‘dystopian.’ The book was amazingly written and everything was in perfect sequence, but I just couldn’t get into it. The author is extremely talented and is good at the visuals, but I think she needs to work on conjuring emotions a bit more.
When people die in book that I really like I usually have a bit of waterworks going, but in this book there was none. Nada. Zip. Zero. 
I think Four (Tobias) is the freaking best person ever. Oh. And by the way, I so called it in like chapter 6.
  Dude. Their relationship isn’t perfect and I LOVED IT!!!
“I might be in love with you,” He says smiling a little, “but I’m waiting until I’m sure to tell you.”
Best. Line. Ever. (Seriously. Love it.)
  But the thing was, Four was a super cold brained jerk in the beginning. And, I don’t know, sarcasm. I just love it guys. Love it.
“I thought I would only have trouble with the Candor asking questions,” he says coldly, “Now I’ve got Stiffs too?”
“It must be because you’re so approachable.” I say flatly. “You know. Like a bed of nails.”
So yeah. three and a half stars.
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  This book is perfect. I have read this one, like, a billion times. Rating:4 *

Delirium by Lauren Oliver: Before scientists found the cure, people thought love was a good thing. They didn’t understand that once love — the deliria — blooms in your blood, there is no escaping its hold. Things are different now. Scientists are able to eradicate love, and the government demands that all citizens receive the cure upon turning eighteen. Lena Holoway has always looked forward to the day when she’ll be cured. A life without love is a life without pain: safe, measured, predictable, and happy.

But with ninety-five days left until her treatment, Lena does the unthinkable: She falls in love.

Shatter Me (Shatter Me, #1)
Rating 4 *

 Juliette hasn’t touched anyone in exactly 264 days.

The last time she did, it was an accident, but The Reestablishment locked her up for murder. No one knows why Juliette’s touch is fatal. As long as she doesn’t hurt anyone else, no one really cares. The world is too busy crumbling to pieces to pay attention to a 17-year-old girl. Diseases are destroying the population, food is hard to find, birds don’t fly anymore, and the clouds are the wrong color.

The Reestablishment said their way was the only way to fix things, so they threw Juliette in a cell. Now so many people are dead that the survivors are whispering war– and The Reestablishment has changed its mind. Maybe Juliette is more than a tortured soul stuffed into a poisonous body. Maybe she’s exactly what they need right now.

Juliette has to make a choice: Be a weapon. Or be a warrior.

Jackie

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