Friday 17 January 2014

Bookvie: Divergent - out March 21, 2014


Who's in it:
Shailene Woodley, Theo James and Kate Winslet

What's it all about (book blurb 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 threaten to unravel her seemingly perfect society, Tris also learns that her secret might help her save the ones she loves . . . or it might destroy her.

DIVERGENT - Official Trailer

Movie Stills


Now, this is a book series I've been hearing about for quite some time yet, and I still haven't read any of the books. I read the blurb and sampled the book, but because I have read many books with similar storylines, so I haven't been too eager to pick it up.

I think I'll give it a go before the movie comes out and see how it goes.

Have you read Divergent?

1 comment:

  1. I read the first book a while ago. It wasn't the greatest but it was okay. I'm not all excited about the movie but I think I'll watch it cos I did read the book!