Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Wish List Wednesday 34



by Veronica Roth
Pub. date: May 2011
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.
Debut author Veronica Roth bursts onto the YA scene with the first book in the Divergent series—dystopian thrillers filled with electrifying decisions, heartbreaking betrayals, stunning consequences, and unexpected romance.

I've loved dystopians ever since I discovered the genre, so I knew I had to have this as soon as I saw it. Look at that cover! So awesome! And the synopsis! I have to read it! May seems sooo far away! T_T


Zombie Girrrl said...

I really want to read this, too. The thing that caught my attention, regarding this book, was Roth's stance on book banning. She has similar beliefs to me, I think, so I'm looking forward to reading what she has to say through this dystopian work.

Orchid said...

I really NEED to read Divergent. Love the cover!!! ^_^