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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday: Divergent by Veronica Roth


"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:

Description

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.

About the Author

Veronica Roth is a twenty-two-year-old debut author and a recent graduate of Northwestern University's creative writing program. While a student, she often chose to work on the story that would become Divergent instead of doing her homework. Now a full-time writer, Ms. Roth lives near Chicago.

 Details

  • Reading level: Young Adult
  • Hardcover: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books (May 3, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0062024027
  • ISBN-13: 978-0062024022
This one looks like it has great promise.  Another one on my "must read" list!

9 comments:

  1. Great pick ! The plot sounds really good !! =)

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  2. Another dystopian nove. that I am dying to read.
    Again they give us a creepy one

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  3. I'm dying to read this one! I picked it as my WoW a couple of weeks ago, so I'm with ya...excellent pick!

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  4. Divergent is on my TBR list also... it sounds great!

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  5. This was my pick last week! I am soooooo excited for this book!

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  6. This has been a popular one , I want to read this one as well.

    My WOW

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  7. 2nd or 3rd time have seen this debut book, want to read it too... Good pick Mary hope you get to read it and it is as good as it sounds...

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  8. I'm waiting for this book too!

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