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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday (39)

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Divergent by Veronica Roth
HarperTeen (Katherine Tegen Books)/5.2011
Description (from GoodReads):
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 threatens to unravel her seemingly-perfect society, she also learns that her secret might be what helps her save those she loves . . . or it might be what destroys her.

I think Roth's debut has the potential to be fantastically epic. It's set in Chicago!  I wasn't sure if I liked the cover at first, but, the more I look at it, the more it grows on me. I'm really loving the skyline and I'm hoping the symbol and flames will be embossed...


  1. Incredible. Love the cover. Love the blurb. I'll be hunting this book down the second it's released. Thanks for a great WOW :)

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  2. Wow. That sounds like an incredible read. I haven't heard about this one, but it's going on my to-be-read list now!! Amazing cover, as well!

  3. I haven't heard of this one before. I'm so glad that I clicked to open up your post. Hehe. I can always depend on you to introduce me to new books. :)

  4. New follower here! I'm surprised I haven't found your blog yet, it's absolutely wonderful!

    Mmmm, that sounds like an awesome book, what a pretty cover!...Thanks for spotlighting it. My WoW is in the link below... :)

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  5. Wow this sound amazing. I would agree it does have the potential to be epic and I am loving the cover. Thanks for turning me on to this I will be pre-ordering this one today.

  6. Hi! I'm a new follower! :) I haven't heard of this book before so thanks for sharing! I will be watching for it!
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  7. The blurb sounded excellent and the cover immediately drew me in. Thanks for sharing :)

  8. This could be an interesting read, there have been a lot of dystopian society type books showing up lately... It will be interesting to see this ones take on it.

    Here are my picks:

  9. Oh! I love a good Dystopian book and this one sounds great! I haven't heard of it before so thanks for sharing, it's now on my list!

  10. Cover is definitely an eye grabber. Good find, enjoy it's release.

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  11. Beautiful cover. This is definitely on my TBR pile now.

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  12. I can't find it on amazon...weird. I'll try again later. Thanks for the heads-up; this looks like a great read!

  13. OMG, a dystopia I've never heard of and it sounds amazing! Awesome pick - this is exactly the kind of premise I love.

  14. I love the synopsis! I can't wait for it. Thanks for sharing!

  15. Cool cover and blurb. I hope you get your book and that you enjoy it. Check out what I am Waiting on Wednesday for.

  16. hmm..I will need to look into this one more when it comes out (sadly Amazon does not even list it yet). I can see why you were unsure of the cover at first, I love the firey eye, but for me I'm still debating the city below it, though I'm leaning towards liking it.

    what I'm waiting for can be found here.


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