Divergent was a great read. Unable to put it down I sped through it and loved every second. I had heard a lot of positive hype about it and it didn't disappoint!
The dystopian world is very well formed (though... a bit too fantasy), and I really liked both main characters and side kicks. I especially liked the mind set of Beatrice and following her struggles to adapt to her choice. The romance felt very real (and steamy!). I did have a few annoyances along the way and am never a fan of open endings with very little, if any, closure, but the writing style and the general story still earned it 5 stars and I look forward to reading book 2 - Insurgent (despite the somewhat bad reviews that one is getting).
|487 pages / published in 2011
Review by Iben Jakobsen, BoB, 2012