Divergent Trilogy : ★★★★☆
FACTION BEFORE BLOOD. – Veronica roth
Do I really need an introduction ? LOL This trilogy is one of the most popular, hyped trilogies among The Hunger Games and Twilight. The first movie alone, made 56 millions $ at the opening weekend box office. And like most of movies, there’s a book behind it 😉 So, what is all this hype about? Divergent introduces us to the story of Tris, a normal teenager living in a dystopian Chicago where there are 5 factions : Abnegation, Erudite, Dauntless, Amity, and Candor. Each faction reflects virtues of their own. All children at their 16 birthdays must chose which of the fraction they want to be in for the rest of their lives.
The first volume, Divergent, deserves 5 stars straight up! I loved it so much. Like..you have no idea ! It has everything I look forward to in a young adult book: funny lines, great action, a new recruit in a new world kind of vibe, new friendship, and an awesome ending. And it shows how girls can also kick ass ( smirk).
But as the story goes, I lost interest in the other books to be honest. They were still good but not as good as the first one. That’s the thing with distopian trilogy, they follow the same pattern. The second one has an epic ending but the storyline, it was meeh for me (maybe that’s the reason why I didn’t watch the Insurgent movie yet ahah) . The last one, Allegiant, hmm.. THAT ending though didn’t expect it at all. In fact, bravo to the author for taking that kind of risk! Overall, I thought it was more for younger audience than The Hunger Games trilogy. The concept of Divergent was really good and I expected the author to take it to a whole new level but she stays really simple, with actions that are entertaining enough for me to not wanting to put the book down for one second haha. This is why it’s 4 stars rating overall.
Here’s the trailer for Divergent if you are interested ( this might spoil you so.. #READTHEBOOK 8D) :https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aw7Eln_xuWc
Did you read the books too ? Or saw the movie ? What did you think ? 🙂