This is my favorite ever series, and Insurgent has made to the top of my favorite books list! In my opinion, this series is a definite must read, especially if you like action and adventure or dystopian fiction. These books were made into good movies, but as always, the books are better, so read them first. On the other hand, be sure to watch out for Ascendant, hitting theaters June 9, 2017!
4 3/4 Flowers
Yes, this series deserves 5 stars! I do have to admit, the first 50 pages of Divergent does start off not so fascinating, because this is when our main character, Beatrice (or Tris) is explaining how her society works and her life in the sector of Chicago called Abnegation. In this sector (or Faction) everyone is supposed to be selfless, which doesn’t happen to be very exciting or action filled obviously.
I think that all of Insurgent and Allegiant make up for that though, and I think you’ll agree once you’ve read them. Then there is the conclusion of the series, in Allegiant, which in most people’s opinions is the worst possible ending anyone could think of. (The earth may as well had blown up in the end.) Although I clearly wasn’t a fan of the out-tro, and the intro was just okay, I still have to say that all the parts in the middle are more than amazing!!! The author, Veronica, did a great job with the dystopian theme, and main characters.
Tris Prior lives in the dystopian Chicago, where the society is broken up into five factions. There are Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), Erudite (the intelligent), Abnegation (the selfless), and Candor (the honest). Tris has grown up in Abnegation with her family, but when she turns sixteen the choosing ceremony arrives. At this event, she must choose whether she wants to remain in her current faction, Abnegation, or change factions.
To help decide what faction to choose, she takes the aptitude test, which determines which faction she is most cut out for. However, when Tris takes it, she discovers she is Divergent: a combination of three of the factions. When you’re different, others fear you, and the government wants you killed. To save herself from a lethal fate, Tris must hide herself, because different is dangerous.