Monday, October 3, 2011
This book had so much going on in it, that instead of trying to summarize it and not doing it any justice, here is the blurb from inside the book:
"In Beatrice Prior's dystopian Chicago, 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 to determine who her friends really are - and where, exactly, a romance with a sometimes fascinating, sometimes infuriating 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 a growing conflict that threatens to unravel her seemingly perfect society, she also learns that her secret might help her save those she loves...or it might destroy her."
I had so been looking forward to this book, because of all the wonderful reviews I had read about it. And I was not disappointed. I am a HUGE fan of The Hunger Games trilogy, and this book really reminded me of it. The nail-biting action is fast paced, and will keep you turning the pages. The romance is sweet but not mushy...(think Peeta and Katniss). If you are looking for a really exciting read, this is for you! I gave it 5 out of 5 stars! How am I going to wait for Insurgent to be released?